It’s not the good old days anymore.
Business and organizational challenges come at you fast and furious. You may feel overwhelmed or ineffective. If you are committed to being an extraordinary leader, you may need guidance to a new awareness and understanding of your situation. This newfound consciousness results in thoughtful, well-reasoned actions. You are likely to find a place of calm wisdom you had forgotten you have.
Great performers of music and sports always have coaches, because they are committed to learning and know they cannot accurately see themselves in action.
As your coach, I lead you to increase awareness. We do that together by critically reflecting on:
Your role: What is it REALLY, regardless of title and job description?
Your history in current and previous roles: What has worked, what has been a challenge?
Your surroundings: What’s going on around you, why it is changing?
Other players: Who is around you? What is your relationship? What do you think of their work?
The future: What do you see? What do you want? How will you get there?
Balance: What will it take for you to be sound in body, mind, and spirit so you can do your best?
Once we have the lay of the land, I guide you to take responsibility.
Action: What should you focus on, what are you sufficiently committed to that might not be popular, but may be necessary? What is easy, now that you see it?
Review: We build a plan for staying on top of your work and results and fine tune activities as the future emerges.
Distinctions: What is truly your responsibility? What really belongs to others? How can you generate enough clarity and commitment so they do their jobs?
NOTE: I am not the coach for you if you are seeking quick answers from someone who thinks he or she knows your job better than you do. There may be some quick wins working that way, but it’s you who has to do the heavy lifting. I’ll be at your side, but I won’t do your work for you.
What an individual coaching engagement looks like:
- A preliminary meeting to identify coaching objectives and see if we want to work together.
- In-person coaching sessions that last one to two hours (generally).
- Sessions booked as far in advance and as far into the future as possible.
- Six-month agreement at the beginning—always with the possibility of rethinking or terminating the agreement.
- Periodic review of progress and satisfaction with the coaching relationship.
- Payment in two parts—half at the beginning, half at the end.
- Missed appointments are considered held and charged unless rescheduled within 24 hours.
- Other options we invent together.
If you are interested in Executive or Leadership Coaching, I invite you to click through to my Getting Started with Executive or Leadership Coaching page.