Leaders come to me with their big ideas and big problems, their successes and their failures. I understand their challenges and issues because I’ve sat in the same chair. Not once or twice – but 17 times as an interim CEO
, for businesses small and large. I know just how difficult and rewarding leadership can be. I’ve had my wins and made my share of mistakes. Some of them I can laugh at now. Some of them, well… I still wince. And I have a pretty good take on what leaders face every day.
Whether you’re an accomplished leader or new to your role, you have one, giant force to reckon with – yourself. You know to be at your best requires some undivided attention to what you need now to be a more effective leader, regardless of how much experience you have.
When you work with me, we get down to business and the heart of the matter. I’m tough and supportive. Direct and understanding. I hold your feet to the fire while giving you a safe environment to be yourself and speak your truth.
I help you:
- Lead with excellence by strengthening your emotional intelligence (EQ).
- Develop your authentic leadership style and strengths.
- Gain greater leadership presence and personal authority.
- Uncover your leadership blind spots and turn them into strengths you can leverage.
- Help you see that system problems are people problems.
My coaching is grounded in EQ principles and practices that help you translate skills into EQ competency. EQ is that elusive and often missing piece of leadership that unlocks the power of your personal presence and credibility, as well as your ability to inspire and motivate others, collaborate effectively, and unleash your leadership creativity.
Typically, we work together for six months.
Many leaders return for a 90-day reset if they take a new position or increased responsibilities in their current role.
Others schedule periodic check-ins after the first six months when they face a time-sensitive challenge or just need a refresh.
And many of my clients spend some of their coaching sessions one-on-one in an arena with horses, who have a thing or two to teach you about your leadership.