The What and the Why of Coaching
Coaching as “conversations with purpose,” provides a chance to hear yourself think out loud, to get more curious about how you’re showing up, and to get specific about what you want to do next. Coaching works because it combines consistency, candor and practice. My role is to come alongside you to notice what’s occurring, to ask the next question and to collaborate on next steps. It’s a fun process and a challenging one. It’s weighty without being too serious and it’s forward looking, which assumes a sense of purpose and initiative. There’s nothing more satisfying to me than working with a leader who is hungry for a bigger conversation about who they are and the impact they want to have. If that’s you, let’s go!
Does this sound like you?
I work with early career professionals who aspire to lead and more seasoned leaders who are ready for a new level of impact. My clients are:
- Hungry for change
- Frustrated by “good enough”
- Seeking meaningful connection in their professional lives
- Highly motivated to help others be successful
- Ready to play a bigger role in building human-centered organizations
- Willing to put in the work required to lead well
My approach is energetically thoughtful and reflective. I value humor as essential to insight and discipline as essential to progress. My coaching is grounded in the integration of head (rational understanding and competence) and heart (emotional literacy and connection) that makes change possible and I challenge myself and my clients to live into that integration in all facets of life.
In working with clients, I seek to facilitate a high level of self-understanding – including values, strengths, gifts, challenges, and aspirations; a clear perspective of what he or she wants to change; the emotional and cognitive resources necessary to make change a reality; and a focus on the relationships that will ensure sustainable change and continuous learning.
Core Elements of the Coaching Relationship
While every coaching relationship has a unique focus and feeling, all coaching relationships share some common elements. During our work together, you will be invited to participate in most if not all of the following activities:
- Complete a brief personal and professional biography.
- Participate in a pre-coaching conversation to lay the groundwork for the coaching relationship.
- Complete a values identification and clarification exercise.
- Complete a strengths identification and definition exercise.
- Complete a goal-setting exercise.
- Provide a list of 4-6 key stakeholders for an interview-based assessment of your core leadership strengths and key opportunities.
- Engage in a review of stakeholder feedback and participate in the co-creation of an individual development plan.
- Collaborate in the design of key actions that will move you closer to your personal aspirations while also addressing the expectations of your stakeholders.
- Prepare and deliver updates of your coaching focus areas and progress to key stakeholders and team members.
You’re ready to grow
Thrive in a human-centered approach to leadership. Let’s work together and realize your leadership potential.