I provide Leadership Coaching for entrepreneurs and Executives in North America and Europe from multiple cultures and backgrounds. I work with technology and high-growth companies where excellence in leadership is especially crucial. I help clients develop confidence and build on their communication, conflict resolution, delegation and team development skills. I also work with teams to identify the cause of their dysfunction, develop their mission, purpose and values, and succeed as a cohesive unit.
Coached the President of a Scientific Institute
Coaching Focus: Improve communication and leadership style with his direct reports emphasizing clear direction, enhanced accountability and direct feedback.
Outcomes: The leader greatly improved his self-awareness through use of assessment instruments and a 360 interview process. He gained more tools to methodically assist in setting expectations and accountability on a practical level and learned ways to overcome his reluctance to address conflict. We used role playing to help him develop better skills at giving feedback and being more fully self-expressed.
Coached the EVP of Global Consulting and Research Organization
Coaching Focus: Understand his overuse of analytical skills when dealing with some colleagues and mitigate his tendency to have to win every argument and to interact with certain stake holders in a more formal way.
Outcomes: The leader improved his self-awareness through use of assessments and a 360 degree interview process. He gained insight into how he was perceived by all players in the company, toned down his approach and intensity of engagement and began to adapt his behavior appropriate to his audience.
I have worked with organizations that range from Fortune 50 companies to small start-ups. My experience includes experience with companies as diverse as The Walt Disney Company, Ernst and Young Consulting to an internet incubator and a number of startup companies in the tech field. My consulting work includes a wide variety of projects in human capital deployment, alignment and utilization. My combined skills in talent acquisition, leadership development and succession planning enable me to work with individuals who want to make a personal shift in their capacity to lead. Additionally, I have worked with career transition and redeployment issues and have been part of and led large change management efforts at a variety of companies.
I gained my Advanced Certified Personal and Executive Coach (ACPEC) certification from the College of Executive Coaching in California and am a PCC accredited coach with the International Coaching Federation (ICF). I am a member of the National Speaker’s Association and am active in ICFLA and other coaching network groups. I hold a certification in mediation from the Los Angeles Bar Association and am certified in the use and interpretation of the EQ-i and EQ-i 360 assessment instruments as well as with CoreClarity which builds on and enhances the interpretation of the Clifton Strengths top 5 Talents for both individuals and teams.
I believe in building strong rapport with my clients and ensuring there is alignment between their goals and those of the client sponsor. I challenge assumptions, ask powerful questions and listen carefully while encouraging mindset shifts where necessary. Focusing on short term goals and even goals for each coaching session is just as important as the long term and I encourage my clients to recognize and celebrate progress along the way. I recommend they complete a development plan and take ownership of their own change process.