Take Charge of Your Career and Cultivate Your Strengths with Private Coaching by Managing Your Career Instead of Just Reacting to it.
In my private coaching practice, I can be hired by the corporation or by the individual to help clients-many of them women managers-to strengthen their management and leadership skills.
My strengths as a career management and transition coach are my diverse experience working in various corporate sectors, as well as my extensive coaching training through the Coaches Certification Institute and the International Coach Federation. I also have a background in leadership program design plus a lifelong passion for helping people recognize their unique talents and style, move through their barriers to meet their current objectives, as well as enable them to advance in their careers.
The International Coach Federation describes their Philosophy as a form of coaching that honors the client as the expert in his/her personal and professional life and believes that every client is creative, resourceful, and whole. Standing on this foundation, the coach's responsibility is to:
- Discover, clarify, and align with what the client wants to achieve
- Encourage client self-discovery
- Elicit client-generated solutions and strategies
- Hold the client as responsible and accountable
The following are some of the subjects I am qualified to coach on:
- Self assessment
- Becoming politically savvy
- Strengthening relationships at your organization
- Conflict management
- negotiation skills
- Influencing skills
- Risk taking
- Conducting effective meetings
- Emotional intelligence
- Problem solving and decision making
- Managing change
- Coaching skills for managers
- Professional presence
- Balancing work and home life
Recent success stories include:
- An assignment coaching a woman manager in the Corporate Governance Division of a large financial organization where all the eyes of the world were focused due to the experiences of companies like Enron and Worldcom. Some of the areas we worked on were Emotional Intelligence, Teambuilding, Conflict Management, and Professional Presence. One of the rewarding results of the coaching was the attainment of the primary goal-her promotion to senior level manager. At the completion of the coaching, she wrote me a letter stating how much she enjoyed the coaching and that she would love it if more people in the firm had the opportunity to take advantage of this type of service.
- A team coaching assignment I worked on at a high profile financial institution that involved both training and coaching for its Communications Division. I coached the Managers of the Web Team, TV Production, Media Relations, and Special Events to help them work together more as a team and communicate better with each other on their numerous projects.