Who do you work with?
I coach women (and a few men) who are….starting a new business, growing their business, moving into a leadership position, expanding their influence, retiring and using their skill in new ways, finding their creative voice, bringing their calling to fruition, building a brand, or raising their pricing. I work with women who want to set better boundaries, negotiate and communicate with power and grace, unhook from praise and criticism, overcome fears or take a big leap!
I design custom workshops for organizations that want to develop their leadership team, learn how to better handle internal conflict, create alignment towards a shared vision, identify strategic initiatives, do rapid brainstorming, or solve a problem.
What is your coaching process?
Here’s what I do with my clients:
Define what they want and where they might be stuck.
Talk about their strengths, resources, and motivations and what has gotten them where they are today.
Look at what is getting in the way of what they want now. We’ll look at where they might feel hesitant or uncertain while stretching into a new challenge and how they can specifically address it.
Talk about mindset and brainstorm habits or systems that they can implement to achieve their goals. We’ll create a specific action plan with bite-sized steps.
I’m there along the way as they’re implementing these new ideas and support them in the actions they are taking. My job as their coach is to encourage them, challenge them and hold them accountable for the goals they set.
What is leadership coaching?
I use a wide variety of behavioral techniques and methods to help clients. We focus on an agenda that respects the client’s goals and challenges in a particular time frame. As a leadership coach, I integrate learning that explores the mindset of leadership and develop clients from the inside out. Clients grow in self-awareness, creativity, active listening, and critical thinking. Clients discover these leadership skills are applicable in most areas of life. I believe that everyone is a leader when they are listening to a friend, helping in the community or standing up for their values. Leadership is about using your unique strengths to positivity impact the world in some way. We are all leading and following.
What topics do you coach individuals on?
Creativity, Originality, and Initiative
Persuasion and Negotiation
Attention to Detail
Managing Personal Stress
Active Learning and Learning Strategies
Solving Problems Analytically and Creatively
Building Relationships by Communicating Supportively
Oral Communication and Listening
Gaining Power and Influence
Empowering and Delegating
Building Effective Teams and Teamwork
Leading Positive Change
How does it work?
You have to want to be coached and want to change, knowing you need support and accountability to stay focused and reach your potential. Change happens with people not to them. You have to put in the time and do the work to take ownership of your life and actions. In the long run, this will save time and stress. You will feel supported and encouraged along the way. Change happens when we recognize our natural defensiveness and become open to new ideas and feedback from others. This feels uncomfortable at times. It reveals blind spots. My job is to push you to take the small steps and the big leaps. If coaching isn’t challenging, it’s not working.
What is the return on investment when hiring a coach for my employees?
In the past, leadership coaching has been reserved for executives. Today, coaching is about developing high potential leaders. Investing in that development goes beyond ROI because it echoes in the entire organization to improve trust and team effectiveness.
Approximately 6 out of 10 (59%) organizations currently offer coaching or other developmental counseling to their leaders, according to a nationwide survey of more than 300 companies by Manchester, a human capital consulting firm. Another 20% of organizations said they plan to offer coaching within the next year.
Organizations that encourage learning and development are rewarded in ways that go straight to the bottom line by lowering the high costs associated with turnover and sourcing new talent. Investing in the professional development of employees also spurs innovation, plus brings fresh ideas and points of view into play.
Here is the ROI in numbers:
$4-8 for every $1 invested - International Coach Federation (ICF)
7x the initial investment with over a quarter reporting an ROI of 10 to 49 times - PriceWaterhouseCoopers and the Association Resource Center
Training alone equals a 22.4% increase in productivity. When combined with coaching productivity rises to 88% - Gerald Olivero, Denise Bane & Richard Kopelman, Public Personnel Management
An average return of more than 6x the cost of coaching - Fortune Magazine
If you have other questions, email me at email@example.com or schedule a call.