A partner to support you in determining and creating your best life
Structure and focus needed for you to stay in action
Purpose, direction and clarity
Meaning and fulfillment
Less stress and worry
Better, healthier relationships
Maximizing your personal and professional potential
Support in the actions that you will take to determine and achieve your goals. Often these actions are relatively small, but make a tremendous impact
Strengthen your leadership presence and effectiveness
Access to state-of-the-art coaching techniques, tools, and resources
What do clients say about working with you?
I get feedback both from my clients and often their bosses. Clients experience less stress; they build more capacity for their work and lives; they become more engaged in their jobs; they are happier, more peaceful; they feel able to meet their goals. They have more confidence, and some find their voice. Bosses report positive changes in relationships, communication, leadership presence, increased confidence; easier to work with, and more. Typically, the client and I create an action plan, approved by the boss, and the coaching is targeted to that action plan. We meet together at the end of the engagement to discuss and celebrate the results.
What is your coaching philosophy?
I partner with clients to get them unstuck and moving again. As your coach, I work with you to figure out and articulate your goals and then, together, we work to achieve them. I move you from where you are to where you want to be. I help you spend your time and precious energy on what matters to you. I help you get aligned with your values which truly enhance your life. We can even work on and determine your true life purpose.
What strengths do you have as a coach?
A solid career in association management so I know the association world
Intuitive, insightful, excellent listener, can hear what's being said between the lines
Excellent coach training and possess state-of-the-art coaching tools
Quickly build trust with client to help them achieve goals
Easy to talk to, great sense of humor
What types of clients do you work with?
I can coach all types of people and can coach anyone who wants to gain the benefits of working with a coach, including:
Executives, leaders, managers and professionals
Organizations that invest in their people's professional development
What is your professional background?
Prior to becoming an executive coach, I was a senior executive within major associations, such as the American College of Healthcare Executives, the National Association of Realtors, and the National Safety Council. I am a successful executive experienced in general management, product development, marketing, and sales with P&L accountability. I grew a business from $1.6 million in sales to over $6 million. Under my leadership, the organization developed new product lines including print and digital products. I have positively worked through numerous business issues in the constantly changing and increasingly demanding workplace.
Throughout my 30-year career, I have effectively worked with Boards, reporting business results to Board members through reports, interactions, and presentations. I served on the Board of Directors of the Association Media & Publishing (formerly the Society of National Association Publications). I have also served on the Board of Directors and committee leadership roles of the Association Forum of Chicagoland. I am a skilled public speaker and have presented at numerous state-wide association meetings.
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Three 30-Minute Coaching Sessions
The Career Coaching service matches individuals with a personal coach--a confidant, champion, and challenger who will help you:
Gain personalized guidance through job transitions
Prepare and navigate through your annual reviews
Leverage your behavioral and professional strengths effectively
Diagnose reasons for career dissatisfaction
Learn how to take action in networking, interviewing, and taking on new opportunities
With Career Coaching you can:
Learn how your behavioral style affects those you work with
Build a compelling value proposition for a potential employer
Manage change more effectively
Overcome hurdles that impede success
Sustain professional success and maintain balance
Get ongoing support through all phases of your career