The most common question I am asked about my practice as a Coach is which work and life challenges I focus on. Prospective clients naturally want to know if the challenges and desires they are grappling with are a good fit with my areas of expertise. Here are the three main focus areas of my coaching practice.
Everyone wants to move forward. My experience, personally and with clients, is that the two biggest impediments to making progress are
being unclear about your goals/motivations and failing to be diligent in executing actions (aka accountability). I love helping people get it together in terms of their goals and progress, and I am constantly amazed by how far people can go when their focus and motivations are clear.
Life is full of transitions big and small: new job, career change, new boss, unexpected personal challenges. I have terrific tools for helping clients navigate the often daunting process of change, which is where we ultimately find the most meaningful times of transformation. I am particularly focused on helping clients keep their values front and center as the foundation for change. I find that when values guide us, we are more likely to be satisfied with the result of the changes we're making happen. I am also keenly interested in how we tell our stories, both about where we've been and where we're going. Storytelling is an important focus of my work with clients who are seeking transformative changes.
I was an entrepreneur for almost 20 years, and I have worked in or with many small, mid-sized and large companies and organizations. So I am very interested in how entrepreneurs and executive leaders tackle the diverse challenges they face in today's workplace. No leader is great at everything, but most are skilled at identifying their own gaps. I help passionate leaders and entrepreneurs identify the best path to mastering areas requiring new growth or new approaches. I focus heavily on communications skills in my work with leaders, supporting their building of alignment and understanding among teams.