Who I work with
My clients are generally smart, fast-moving executives who are masters in their technical fields, but who want to extend their mastery to the non-technical aspects of leadership. Usually, this means helping leaders to develop the high-leverage intangibles that differentiate the great leaders from the rest. These high-impact capacities include:
- purpose: a strong internal compass of what matters and why
- integrity: actions that consistently line up with stated values
- focus: the ability to direct time and effort to what is critically important
- connection and resonance: the ability to understand, reach and inspire an increasingly diverse set of stakeholders
- strategy: the skill to think and act from a broader, longer-term perspective
- steadfastness: the ability to effectively navigate through conflict and emotion
- presence: the blend of confidence and humility that commands attention and creates trust and
- well-being: the ability to care for oneself for sustained excellent performance
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I am a Master Certified Integral Coach™ through Integral Coaching Canada. A more rigorous approach than most, this method:
- is rooted in extensive research on human development
- provides structured and systematic process for helping people develop
- elicits a depth of insight and regard for the person being coached and
- pays attention to the client’s whole self and whole life
This powerful approach contributes more to my clients’ success than perhaps any other factor in my coaching.
I believe that a leader’s real-life experience is the best classroom, so I use what’s already happening in clients’ lives as the ground for learning. I use models and methods that are both business-relevant and personally transformative. Thus, most of my clients make significant change that reaches beyond the workplace and “sticks” long past the coaching engagement.
Stylistically, my clients say that I am direct, down-to-earth, kind, funny and that I “get them.”
The structure of an engagement
A typical coaching engagement lasts between six months and one year, during which you will receive:
- assistance in clarifying your coaching goals
- an in-depth initial assessment
- a customized “coaching blueprint” which guides and focuses our work
- regular coaching sessions to deepen your learning and sustain momentum
- exercises that we create together, designed to help you build new leadership “muscles” that eventually become embedded in your muscle memory.
- guidance on building mechanisms to sustain change after the coaching ends
- ad-hoc consulting after the formal program has ended
If you’re like most clients, you want to know how we’ll know we’re ‘done’ and it’s time to close. Since I believe that meaningful, sustainable change is the goal of coaching, then I define success as the point at which you:
- have shifted in some way that is meaningful to you and to your organization
- are consistently taking new, more effective action
- have started to experience new competencies as second nature and
- can sustain the new behavior independently over time