“I would arrive to our coaching sessions with a concern I couldn’t necessarily even put into words. Andrea would ask critical, clarifying questions and offer solid techniques to deal with whatever that concern might be. I now have a better toolkit to get into the flow of my sage brain and handle the volume of things I need to deal with personally and professionally.”
– Rita Marko
President and CEO
Phoenix Sister Cities
As a leader, you set the tone, the direction, and the strategy. Others look to you for their marching orders. It is imperative you have the information and support you need to do your personal best, and enable others to do theirs.
It certainly can be lonely at the top. When you’re in charge of your organization, your department, or your business, sometimes it just feels like the world is sitting on your shoulders. You don’t feel you can go to your boss, your employees or your board because then they might think you aren’t being the leader you have been hired to be.
Sometimes it seems as if there is no one to listen, to run ideas by, or to get some objective advice from, let alone offer perspective, ideas and understanding. Without this support, thoughts of insecurity, flawed judgments and cynical thinking can sneak in and disrupt your ability to accomplish your goals and plans.
It doesn’t have to be this way. You just have to make the decision to take the first step — get skillful, positive guidance.