What to Expect When Working with Me
For the uninitiated, the resistance to working with a coach is often rooted in not knowing what to expect. So, what should you expect as we work together? I will play one or more of the following roles, depending on your needs.
I use a strengths-based approach when coaching
We all have strengths. I believe that helping you leverage and develop your strengths is the best way to help you rapidly improve as a leader. I have found there are four areas of strength or points of leverage for executives - purpose, situational awareness, mindset, and core skills and habits.
I use a variety of coaching roles
I will play one or more of the following roles, depending on your needs.
I give executives a confidential partner to talk things through with. Leaders and executives often feel alone. They don't have someone who "get's it" to share their challenges with and talk things through. As a CEO for nine years, I know what it feels like. I will help you unpack the unique issues you face and determine what actions to take.
I help clients see things as they really are. Many executives never get straight feedback from their teams. With every client, I tell things like I see them. Direct, data-driven input on how they show up as a leader combined with constructive advice for overcoming those issues that hold them back. For some clients, this involves identifying what is essential and how to align your mindsets and actions accordingly. Knowing who we really are, warts and all is the foundation on which great leaders thrive. It's the basis for living and leading with excellence.
I help leaders get from point A and point B. The roadblocks and pitfalls between where you are and where you want to be are often complex. I have helped leaders step into a role as a senior executive or CEO with a compelling transition plan and the candid feedback we all need. I have coached leaders through complex issues with partners, reducing their stress and increasing their effectiveness.
I help clients see the big picture, the context of a situation, and to improve their overall awareness. Sometimes our most significant challenges as leaders are our relationships. There is a lot of drama at work. I help my clients to see their part and the parts of others in a situation and to take the steps necessary to improve their relationships. I also help clients become more aware by taking a step back to see the big picture of their business and become more aware of the opportunities and challenges that exist down the road.
I help people identify and bridge skill gaps. Many of us can talk about our strengths and weaknesses, but as a coach, I can help you quickly determine where to focus to make the biggest improvements to experience massive leverage. Critical skills for executives include presentation skills, meeting organization, holding others accountable, building trust, and giving feedback to others. I will help you develop these skills or find people that can complement your skills.
Are you ready to take the next step?
My availability is limited and I only work with those that are truly hungry to live with excellence and take their game to the next level. To start the application process, click on the button below.