Coaching

Coaching Leverages Your Leadership

Coaching Leverages Your Leadership

Finding Leadership Inspiration I enjoy coaching leaders like Maor. He wasn’t at a crisis point in his career.  In fact, he’s at the top of his game. He didn’t ‘need’ a coach, he wanted one. He was interested in how coaching could develop his insight, broaden his perspective, and clarify his focus for next career…

To Be a Better Leader — Talk Less, Listen More!

To Be a Better Leader — Talk Less, Listen More!

Great leaders listen. They listen to understand where their team members are at and what sort of obstacles they are facing. Great leaders use this information to craft personal strategies that work specifically for each team member, rather than squeeze everyone into a one‐size‐fits‐all approach.  John, a Fortune 500 Sales Director, recently went through leadership…

Re‐framing Perspective

Re‐framing Perspective

Kelly started coaching with me as part of a multi‐year, company‐wide leadership development program for senior‐level leaders. The program included individual coaching to bring everyone to a higher level of professional performance and to strengthen collaboration within and between departments. A key element of the program included building emotional intelligence (EQ) for individuals and teams.…

Get The Most Out of Your Coaching Sessions

Get The Most Out of Your Coaching Sessions

After years of coaching both nonprofit and for‐profit leaders, I’ve witnessed what successful individuals do to get the most out of working with a coach. Perhaps the most important element to your success is the attitude you bring. Coaching is an investment in you – either by your board of directors, boss, or yourself. It’s primarily…

Coaching Aligns Personal and Professional Goals

Coaching Aligns Personal and Professional Goals

Lynne Taddeo Kjolso had many reasons for pursuing leadership coaching. She manages a global team and works remotely. She often communicates and make decisions while traveling. Lynne puts her leadership skills to work in a complex environment and receives positive feedback on her abilities. Yet, she wanted a deeper understanding of her personal strengths so that she could…

Coaching Gives Your Leadership Some ‘Ooomph!’

Coaching Gives Your Leadership Some ‘Ooomph!’

I decided to hire a leadership coach because I’m executive director for Westside Baby, a non‐profit company that is rapidly expanding. I’m trained in law, not business management. I found that my background helped me be an excellent boss, but I could learn to be a better manager. I decided that leadership coaching would help…

Transitioning with Grace

Transitioning with Grace

I was transitioning out of my position as executive director of Groundwire when my board hired Amanda as a transition coach. I had resigned my position, and planned to spend my last six weeks as executive director working to position the organization for success in moving forward. I wanted to do it as professionally as…

Spring Inspiration: Leadership Lessons from My Horses

Spring Inspiration: Leadership Lessons from My Horses

  What and who inspires you as a leader? Do you remember the last time you inspired someone to do something great? We have all been inspired by someone who has made us stop and reconsider, or who has pushed us beyond what we imagined was possible. My horses are a source of inspiration for…

What horses can teach you about leadership

Several coaching clients spent time this summer with the equine coaches of Epona Meadows as part of their coaching experience.  Whether they were a first‐time or returning client, they all experienced how working with horses can help you improve your leadership abilities by: Deepening you capacity for authentic engagement with others. Creating an inspiring leadership presence. Understanding how you are perceived…

Bringing Forward Natural Leadership Talents

I started executive coaching with Amanda because things felt a little out of sync for me professionally.  As a senior‐level Business Manager for a global technology corporation, my job was to bring together teams to solve complex problems across business lines.  After endless meetings, during which it often seemed the only thing we did was…

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