Leadership & Executive Coaching.
Women in leadership roles can be particularly hard on ourselves. Shouldn’t we be able to do it all, be it all, have it all? The truth is, even leaders need help.
As your certified Gallup strengths coach, we will mine for the opportunities that can deliver extraordinary results. We will challenge the mediocrity or status quo that lives on your team. We will comb through the complexity that is daunting solo. I will be the unbiased audience needed to provoke your thought process. It’s not just for CEOs, it’s for executives who aspire to excellence. It’s for leaders who lead teams of teams and want to reach their base. Whether you’re seasoned in role or taking additional responsibility, executive coaching can provide you with the breakthrough you desire.
The executive coaching process will reveal what you intuitively know…
You are meant to be extraordinary.
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How can you maximize the talents of the people you lead? How can you ensure your message delivered as intended? How can you facilitate more productive collaborations? How do you lead a culture shift? How can you cultivate a meaningful leadership legacy?
These questions are critical for the businesses who want to move into the future. As a strengths-based coach I can help you navigate a path.
My years of experience in business environment has enabled me to study the impact of leadership on company success. Leadership trickles down and informs the culture and performance of a company. Make no mistake, as a leader every single action and interaction, intentional or not, informs the culture and therefore the results. The responsibility of leaders today is staggering and multiplies at every level. What questions are you asking yourself now? How can you get the truthful answers?
As your executive coach, I will listen powerfully, with empathy and objectivity. I will learn your goals and understand your perspective. I will bring courage to the conversation, ensuring we get to the root of what should be driving your direction. I will help you map the individualized career path leading to a lucrative career and personal fulfillment.
Strengths-based coaching for leaders will focus on your strengths instead of your weaknesses. Awareness and intentional focus on your strengths enables you to perform at your potential.
It’s based on decades of research by American psychologist Don Clifton, recognized by the American Psychological Association as the Father of Strengths-based Psychology and Grandfather of Positive Psychology.
The strengths-based approach also has proven results.
According to Gallup, organizations and teams that receive strengths-based coaching increase profits by 14 to 29 percent…increase sales by 10 to 19 percent…and lower turnover by 6 to 72 percent.
Strengths-based executive leadership coaching can:
It’s a partnership between you and me. I will be a trusted advisor, fierce advocate as well as open, honest and direct with my observations. It can be challenging work, but with challenges come breakthrough moments.
What you’ll get in our starter package:
Use CliftonStrengths assessment (formerly Clifton StrengthsFinder) to identify your top five themes, or talents
Lean in to you top themes and explore how they have resulted in your success
Identify where your themes has challenged or hindered success.
Explore the talents of the people you lead
Assess team dynamic through the lens of Strengths.
Make an individualized recommendation on best path forward.Schedule Now
This package has the Starter plus team intensive around Strengths:
Needs assessment on team performance objectives.
Individual coaching sessions for your direct reports
Team meeting to accelerate Strengths learning and how to incorporate into practice.
Team tools to encourage the continuation of strengths practice.
This package can be individualized to meet short or long term goals.
Here are some ideas of customized packages:
Strengths 101 workshop for team or company. Great for conferences or investment learning programs.
Objective setting and measurement workshop for team collaboration. Great for a large project or a cross functional team.
New leader assimilation. This workshop helps to a new leader to their team and vice versa. Setting expectations, learning each other and accelerating their formation.
What you and I bring to the leadership coaching process will depend largely on each of our top five traits. These are mine:
Relator, Adaptability, Strategic, Individualization, Self-Assurance
My coaching style is – authentic, free-flowing conversation that will inform our strategy for empowering you to do your best at what you love. These top traits of mine, combined with yours (which we’ll discover in this process), will make for a unique coaching experience.
But there’s one thing we already know: our overarching goal.
That is, connecting on both a personal and professional level, developing your leadership qualities with a holistic approach. Your professional goals and strategies should complement your personal happiness and growth.
What’s standing in the way of your progress? It may not be what you think. In fact, what I’ve found through my own strengths-based work is that the same leadership traits that make me successful are the same traits that can lead to my downfall. I know it’s counterintuitive, but it’s true.
Maybe you’re using one strength when you should be using another. Maybe you’re using the right strength, it just needs to be more fully developed. Or maybe what the challenge calls for is a strength you consider a weakness, common among women in leadership roles.
Learning to shift from one strength to another – or use them in tandem – is especially important when you’re managing people. Different personalities, behaviors, and motivations require different approaches.
Or, what we may discover is that overcoming the obstacles holding you back is simply a matter of bringing your professional and personal life into balance.
In any case, awareness of what’s blocking you is key to informing the adjustments you need to succeed.
Most of the time, executives are managers of people. In fact, that is how I would define an executive.
Consequently, business leadership coaching usually requires some form of team coaching. We may want to do team sessions that include you and your team members. We may also want to do coaching sessions with team members individually. In my experience, this team work serves as an invaluable, eye-opening experience.
Even under the best of circumstances, an executive is not going to have a full 360-degree view of everything that’s going on within a team dynamic. But bring in an unbiased presence – someone such as myself, trained to know what to ask, and what to watch and listen for – and the insights can be game-changing.
Alternatively, we can work through your top five traits and identify how they’re influencing your current interactions with the team. This knowledge combined with your team’s behavior and performance should give us a good idea of how you can tweak your style for more effective leadership.
The further you move up the corporate ladder, the lonelier it gets. Isolation often creeps in for sole-proprietors, too, as they spend so much of their time working alone at home.
Either way, it is important you establish a strong foundation of camaraderie with your peers.
As your Gallup strengths coach, I can help you identify:
This work will have the duel benefit of improving both your professional and personal life.
I’m a results-driven person, every goal you set will include a measurement of effectiveness.
We’ll start by setting you up for success, identifying your leadership traits and establishing clear steps toward attainable objectives within each goal. We’ll track progress as we go and make necessary adjustments accordingly. Finally, we’ll gauge effectiveness using qualitative or quantitative measurements, depending on the nature of the goal.
Ohhh, great questions! Who needs executive coaching? Why is executive coaching important? Why does executive coaching work? Why does executive coaching fail? Well, we have some answers for your executive coaching questions, so have a look. And as always, feel free to contact us if you have more.