I began my executive coaching career in 2007 with a strong belief in the power of choice to transform lives, and consequently, the world. Whether we recognize it or not, we all make choices about how we see, value and interact with others. I work with leaders who strive for continuous improvement and are ready to own their choices and take the next steps in their high performance journey.
Recent coachees have improved in practical skills like team development, expanding influence, delegation, coaching others, dealing with conflict and running effective meetings. A recent coachee said, “I can't begin to tell you how much the coaching helped me. It was very easy to open up and recognize the reasons I was struggling.”
My methods combine both structure and flexibility to adjust to each person’s unique needs and goals. I’ve experienced the power of involving others, like the coachee’s boss, in some of the coaching process for enhanced accountability, and I also recognize that there are times when the coaching partnership is completely confidential experience. Regardless of the structure of the experience, the coachee is in the driver’s seat, and I’ll work with him/her to create a process that works.
I am a former social worker and family counselor and supported personal growth and development for fifteen years before entering the professional coaching and training field. This has enhanced my ability to understand individual and group dynamics and how best to help people develop and capitalize on their strengths.