“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

You’ve chosen leadership. Perhaps you lead a team. Perhaps you’re focused on leading a powerful life. Whatever the case, getting clear on who you are, how you want to lead, and what matters most, are essential to your success and fulfillment and that of your team.

Leadership is an inside-out job. We can only lead and unlock the potential in others when we know ourselves. Becoming aware of our strengths and our blind spots allows us to create a powerful vision and roadmap that align with our highest ideals and goals, and enlist our team to bring their authentic strengths, skills and gifts to the realization of that vision.

We do not do this in a vacuum. None of us can do this alone. That’s the truth, and that’s a good thing! Engaging with others in a worthy endeavor is one of the most rewarding and fun things we will do! Knowing how to do this is the opportunity ahead of us as leaders.

Coaching is your key to leading with genuine meaning, purpose and clear-minded action. You have no doubt set a high bar and multiple expectations for yourself and your team. Engaging a coach will make all the difference in reaching that bar and those expectations!

Consider these three top reasons from the Harvard Business Review for engaging a coach:

  • Develop high potentials or facilitate transition – 48%
  • Act as a sounding board – 26%
  • Address derailing behavior – 12%

There is no doubt that coaching helps a leader excel. As quoted in the Harvard Business Review:

  • Companies that offer training alone experience 22.4% increase in productivity, but when combined with coaching that figure rises to 88%. Gerald Olivero, Denise Bane & Richard Kopelman, Public Personnel Management.
  • A conservative estimate of the monetary payoff from coaching, according to Fortune magazine, is that managers describe an average return of more than six times the cost of coaching.
  • Companies who combine coaching with training increase employee productivity over 80%. Bureau of Justice statistics, June 2001.
  • A Manchester, Inc. study in 2001 demonstrated a 7-fold return on investment from coaching.

“I don’t know where to start when it comes to what I’ve gained from coaching with Andrea. Practically speaking, tools! She’d ask me questions and listen deeply to my answers, and to what I wasn’t saying. We’d explore the issue, and then she’d share a tool — that worked. I developed a deep trust in her that enabled me to be open about my concerns and challenges and focus on the things I can have an impact on. This decreased my stress level exponentially. What I’ve learned has changed my approach to leadership and how I function. I highly recommend working with Andrea.”

Dominic Mumolo
Director, Philanthropy
Providence Mission Hospital Foundation

“I went into coaching intending to work on my public speaking, but it turned into so much more. In the end, I needed and wanted leadership development. It meant thinking of myself in a different light, and also seeing how those around me contribute to my success and the success of the company. I have become more self aware and more confident. I now have the ability to speak in front of large groups – not sure exactly what made the shift happen, but it did!”

Cara Frank
Chief of Staff
Simpleview

You will bring greater self-awareness and skill to your leadership practices, based on these core ideas:

  • Authentic leadership involves supporting an organization you believe in – an organization that holds high value for you and for which you are willing to share your time, treasure and talent.
  • Authentic leadership embraces the qualities of cooperation, collaboration, and compassion – these are our natural human qualities. This is about listening to our rational brain and our hearts when it comes to what we do and how we do it, and bring this to others.
  • Authentic leadership brings with it the value of discovery. It’s involves being curious about others and what will best serve them.

Areas of focus:

  • Challenges in relationships, personal or professional
  • Need for clarity and direction
  • Work/life balance and harmony
  • Team leadership
  • Communication and conflict resolution
  • Speaking from your authentic voice from the stage, in meetings and interpersonally

Tools:

  • Observation and Reflection
  • Visioning and Goal Setting
  • Positive Intelligence® Mental Fitness Coaching
  • Core Values Assessment
  • Work/Life Balance Review
  • Communication and Listening Tools
  • Via Character Strengths Assessment
  • Nonviolent Communication

Coaching outcomes:

  • Create a vision of what is possible for you
  • Gain insight and self-awareness
  • Develop a more positive mindset and inspire others
  • Explore and remove blocks and obstacles to your success
  • Obtain greater clarity
  • Feel a sense of aliveness and possibility
  • Become authentic, transparent, and congruent
  • Encourage trust and loyalty
  • Communicate intentionally with respect and regard
  • Learn how to engage your team
  • Unleash