Leadership coaching

As a manager, you need to get the most out of your team while keeping engagement and retention high. Today’s workplace is complex, and it seems to be getting even more complicated with generational differences, advancements in technology, and the growth of remote and hybrid work.

Success means being authentic, clear, courageous, knowledgeable, vulnerable, and so much more… all while managing your own mental health. Some days you have all the answers; other days you have only questions.

This is why every leader needs a coach. And why every company should invest in high-level, one-on-one professional coaching for all their leaders.

Picking the right coach matters. I have built and led highly engaged and highly effective teams for over 30 years in startups, Fortune 100 companies, and nonprofits, in several different industries. Visit my LinkedIn profile for my professional background, and read my article about how to choose a good coach for you. You may also have workplace benefits you can use to pay for coaching.

If you’re an HR or business representative looking for an external coach for your leaders, please set up a half-hour introductory call or just drop me a note by email.

My areas of specialty

My professional background and coaching certification cover virtually every situation for both one-on-one leadership coaching and group facilitation. The skills and mastery of the process are much the same across industries, environments, and cultures. That said, here are some of the areas I am especially effective:

  • Team effectiveness and cohesion
  • Strengths-based leadership
  • Leading with authenticity, empathy, and vulnerability
  • Leading through organizational change
  • Managing up as well as managing down
  • Career growth and career planning
  • Leading remote and hybrid teams
  • Personal wellness, time management, and work-life balance
  • Learning to mentor and cultivate emerging leaders
  • Planning for family leaves (e.g. maternity and paternity leave)
  • Should I stay or should I go—setting and enforcing your boundaries
  • Powerful, clear communication

My approach

I got my coaching education at University of California, Davis and hold an ACC certification from the International Coaching Federation (ICF).

I use ICF techniques and coaching approaches, and I adhere to the ICF Code of Ethics. I also serve on the board of directors of my local ICF chapter. Some of the highlights of my personal approach within this framework are

  • Strict confidentiality. Everything my coachee and I discuss is confidential from my perspective. The coachee can talk about it with anyone else, but I won’t.
  • Curiosity and inquisitiveness. I am genuinely interested in my coachee and their success. I ask the questions they never thought to ask themselves, challenge views they’ve never explored, and give them insights they might not be able to get on their own.
  • Focus on your core values. You can’t be on the right path if you’re not aligned with your core values. And that means a deep exploration of who you are as a leader, what your leadership style is, and how you want to grow as a leader.
  • Strengths-based approach. Every leader should know their strengths profile as well as the combined strengths profile of their team. Putting people in position to use their strengths will get you to your goals faster and with more team loyalty.
  • Respectful of your autonomy. All of my rich life and work experiences have given me a rare wisdom and perspective, but you are you and your career is your career. You are strong and capable and ready to lead in your own way.
  • Keep it real, keep it fun. Humor can defuse tension and can shine a new light on difficult situations. I like to laugh with my clients, even about serious and profoundly difficult topics.

Benefits of leadership coaching

Leadership coaching is a positive and forward-thinking way for people to reach their full potential as leaders and make their teams and themselves as effective as possible. One-on-one leadership coaching provides a place of trust and authenticity where the leader can safely explore new ideas, learn about themselves, and build action plans for self-improvement and for getting past any obstacle.

  • Increased self-awareness: Gain a deeper understanding of yourself and how you show up with others. Self-awareness leads to greater confidence, self-acceptance, clarity, and effectiveness.
  • Improved decision-making: Develop better decision-making skills. Learn tools and techniques to dump the clutter and see clearer paths to your goals.
  • Greater motivation and resilience: Get motivated and stay focused on your goals, even during the tough times. With the confidence coaching provides, bounce back quicker from adversity.
  • Enhanced relationships: Improve relationships with colleagues, family, and friends by learning to build trust, embrace vulnerability, and set and honor personal boundaries.

Coaching packages

Many employers have wellness budgets or learning & development budgets you can tap into for leadership and life coaching. I’m happy to work within those budgets; please contact me to discuss.

Each engagement is unique, so I do not have “standard” pricing for my corporate leadership coaching engagements. When I quote a price with a proposal, that price will be itemized and transparent according to a clear and understandable Statement of Work we both agree to. Although I have my own template contract, I am happy to work with your company’s standard paper or become a vendor in your system.

These are some of the services I have provided for companies, teams, and leaders in addition to my rich background in executive leadership:

Coaching services

  • Facilitated team strategic planning
  • Individual one-on-one leadership coaching
  • Coaching for CEOs and C-Suite leaders
  • Coaching for new managers
  • Strengths assessments
  • Values assessments
  • Custom 360 degree assessments and analysis

Business services

  • Branding and marketing
  • Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) consulting
  • Marketing and PR writing, editing, and video production
  • Website design, development, and maintenance
  • Community management
  • Social media management
  • Technical writing and editing
  • Review and editing of business documents, presentations, plans, etc.