Now more than ever.
We need more great leaders. (Yes you!)
I expect you’re here because leadership is important to you.
So what distinguishes outstanding leaders - the ones that consistently deliver great results without sacrificing themselves or their people? Current research points to emotional intelligence as a crucial factor. And the foundation of emotional intelligence is self-awareness. Without that, you’re lost as a leader in today’s VUCA – volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous – world.
Self-awareness is the foundation.
In today's complex, fast-moving, information-rich world, leaders need a tremendous degree of self-awareness to be effective. It's vital to have an accurate picture of what you do really well... as well as what you don't. And it's even more important to know where you may be harming yourself and/or others with your behavior. Self-awareness includes having a deep connection to your soul – to the essence of who you are. And if that sounds airy-fairy or New Agey to you, I understand. It sounds that way to me too sometimes. But I know that connecting deeply to your essence – to the core of who you are – and leading from that deep place, is the most powerful way to generate change and achieve the success you want, even if that success currently feels out of reach.
When you’re clear on your motivation to lead as well as the future you want to create as a leader, and you combine that with a high degree of ongoing self-awareness, you’ll have a much easier time delivering the results you want, consistently.
The idea is simple; the process of getting there can be challenging.
Leadership is learned.
No one is "born a leader." Leadership is a combination of mindsets and skills that are learned and practiced until they're well-developed and reliable. That means you'll be able to function effectively even under high stress, when the stakes are high.
Everyone has the potential to become an extraordinary leader. Some have the advantage of innate talent, but that’s not required. What IS required is a deep commitment to personal growth and change – having the courage and determination to become the best possible version of yourself.
My role as a coach is to help you uncover your personal motivation for leadership – your “leadership soul” – and then support you to become that best version of yourself.
Not everyone wants to do the work needed to become a great leader, a conscious leader, a leader that others want to work hard for. And not everyone wants to work to make things better. But if you're one of the few who do, let's talk.
Through leadership coaching that focuses on developing Emotional Intelligence (EQ) and transforming outdated ways of thinking – thinking that “used to work,” or seemed to work, but is no longer effective. I help leaders get the honest feedback they need to identify personal blind spots, raise their self-awareness, and become conscious of the real impact of their behavior. And then I provide individualized tools for ongoing learning and development so that growth continues throughout, and well beyond, the coaching engagement.
Most teams are mildly to severely dysfunctional, which means they often operate well below their potential. I talk with team members and observe them interacting to identify what’s getting in the way. Then we work together to improve their ability to collaborate and leverage the best from everyone.
Single- and multi-day retreats are another way to bring a team together to address issues or to launch into a new phase of development. A well-designed and facilitated retreat is also a wonderful way to take time to slow down, step back and take a higher-level, more strategic view of current reality and future needs. When you're able to step away from the day-to-day distractions, you can focus on what's most important, not simply most urgent.
Together with a select group of strategic partners, we design and deliver world-class organization-wide training and development programs. These programs are typically tied to a strategic goal that requires a significant shift in the behavior of leaders throughout the organization.