Who do you work with?

I coach incredible women (and a few men) who already achieved a great deal in life, and despite a track record of success, they are ready for support to achieve a goal that feels impossible right now. I coach people in what is challenging them or what opportunity is not being realized.

Some examples of clients are…

  • Entrepreneurs who are starting or growing their business and building a brand

  • Leaders developing their high-performance team

  • Emerging leaders learning to manage people and processes

  • People feeling stuck in their current endeavor and unsure what to do next

I work with clients 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 also work with leaders to design custom workshops to develop their team. Teams learn how to handle internal conflict better, create alignment towards a shared vision, identify strategic initiatives, do rapid brainstorming, or solve a problem.

What is your coaching process?

I meet my clients where they are in their development. This is how it works:

  1. Define what they want and where they might be stuck.

  2. Talk about their strengths, resources, and motivations and what has gotten them where they are today.

  3. 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.

  4. 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 believe leadership is using your unique strengths to positivity impact the world in some way. We are all leading and following. Leadership is showing up with integrity, empathy, fairness, and courage. It is also about knowing that as a leader, you are an example for others to show up the same way.

A lot of people have an antiquated idea of leadership, thinking that a leader must have all the answers. Modern leaders and changemakers have the skills to influence, collaborate, and help their team or organization discover the answers themselves.

I use a wide variety of behavioral techniques and methods to help clients improve their leadership skills. 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. I coach the whole person. Clients grow in self-awareness, creativity, coaching ability, active listening, open-mindedness, and critical thinking. Clients discover these 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.

What topics do you coach individuals on?

I meet clients where they are. Together, we discover the gaps and blindspots that are preventing them from showing up fully in their lives. We brainstorm skills or resources that may be needed to make more impact in their lives. Below are some examples of topics I’ve helped people with.

Interpersonal Skills

  • Building Relationships by Communicating Supportively

  • Oral Communication and Listening

  • Gaining Power and Influence

  • Motivating Others

  • Managing Conflict

  • Collaboration

Group Skills

  • Empowering and Delegating

  • Building Effective Teams and Teamwork

  • Leading Positive Change

Human Skills

  • Creativity, Originality, and Initiative

  • Critical Thinking

  • Negotiation

  • Attention to Detail

  • Adaptability

  • Complex Problem-solving

  • Emotional Intelligence

  • Service Orientation

Personal Skills

  • Developing Self-Awareness

  • Managing Personal Stress

  • Active Learning and Learning Strategies

  • Solving Problems Analytically and Creatively

  • Time and Energy Management

How does it work?

You have to want to be coached and want to change, knowing you need support to stay focused and reach your potential. Change happens with people not to them. You will let go of old patterns and create your new story. It is work to observe and take ownership of your life and actions. In the long run, this will save time and stress. You will feel supported and encouraged within our coaching relationship. Change happens when we become open to new ideas, reflection, and feedback from others. It reveals blind spots. This feels uncomfortable at times. My job is to show up with deep listening, kindness and curiosity, asking questions that encourage you to take small steps and the big leaps. If coaching isn’t challenging your thinking, it’s not working. We won’t forget to have fun and celebrate accomplishments along the way!

What is the return on investment 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 angela@earnestjourney.com or schedule your complimentary discovery session.