People seek coaching when they need a navigator for their journey. They recognize that bringing in another perspective will lead them to be more effective — both in times of significant change and in times of stagnation. They seek out coaches who can guide them into the future and to make smart decisions.
I cannot give you the answers but I can help you discover the answers. I will provide you with the guidance and tools to help you figure out how to address your challenges and grow as a leader, and then I will offer continuous support as you are on that journey.
Who do I coach?
I coach individuals across diverse industries and in a variety of roles who want to thrive as authentic, empathetic, and visionary leaders. You bring your authentic self and a commitment to growth mindset, and throughout our coaching partnership, you will develop the confidence to learn, develop, and grow as a leader.
I believe everyone has the potential to be a leader – regardless of your role or title. If you want to re/discover your purpose, invest in your strengths, and be confident and authentic in your work – then coaching can help you!
My coaching methodology
As an Academy of Creative Leadership Certified Leadership and Life Coach and a member of the International Coach Federation, I utilize proven coaching methodologies, which allow us to explore your whole, authentic self and guide you towards transformational self-awareness and impact-driven change. These methodologies draw upon ground-breaking, award-winning, and neuroscience-backed work in brain research to examine how to utilize intelligence, inspiration, and innovation to facilitate positive change.
Strengths-based coaching supports people’s greatest talents — how they most naturally think, feel and behave — and represents their innate power and potential. When people can capitalize on their talents, they are more capable, confident, happy, hopeful and authentic. But too often, people take their talents for granted. They assume everybody has what they have. Or, perhaps worse, they are not aware of their talents or their potential. Coaching allows people to see life with a new perspective — a new way to view who they are, their work and the world around them. It is based on an understanding that a person’s greatest potential for success lies in taking action that is consistent with their unique nature.
Strengths-based development is about more than just identifying strengths. It’s about helping people recognize and develop their talents and strengths — and appreciate others’ strengths too.
Culturally competent coaching helps leaders at all levels of an organization to strengthen their understanding of their cultural identity and its impact on their professional environments, community, and the world.
Culturally competent coaching seeks to build a supportive environment while motivating leaders to engage fully in difficult conversations around identity, justice, diversity, inclusion, and human dignity.
Coaching Engagements and Measuring Success
Coaching engagements vary, but average three to twelve months, depending on the transformation you are looking to make. We’ll spend the first session getting to know one another and help me understand what brought you to where you are. We’ll discuss your goals and the transformations you want to make going forward. We will gain clarity on what success looks like for our partnership and develop a plan to reach your goals.
My approach is focused and flexible – intentional while remaining open to what comes up along the way. While coaching is not a linear process, our coaching agreement and regular check-ins and review will ensure we’re moving toward the intended outcomes. Depending on the client and the goals, various tools may be utilized including 360 stakeholder feedback, assessments, reflective practices, and more.
We will utilize various pre- and post assessments, stakeholder engagement, and ensure we can track and measure change aligned to your coaching goals.
Goals that I have discussed with past clients include:
- Cultivating executive presence
- Growing as an authentic and empathetic leader
- Building your cultural competence as a leader
- Using strength-based talents to improve team or individual performance
- Differentiating between the role of a manager versus that of a leader
- Building capacity to communicate vision and strategic priorities
- Managing conflict and not shying away from difficult conversations
If you are interested in coaching or want to learn more, schedule a complementary consultation with me!