Are you leading with trust? In spite of the fact that high-trust organizations outperform others, few leaders focus on building trust with stakeholders. The leaders I work with are, for the most part, trustworthy. Yet, almost everyone could do more to create and reinforce an environment of high trust. There is no doubt in my mind […]
As a certified professional coach, I serve as a catalyst for people reaching their highest potential. I work with people who are seeking more fulfillment in their success, deeper meaning and purpose in life and work, and ways to make more meaningful contributions. If this sounds like what you yearn for, we would make a good team.
When you choose to work with me, you will develop habits and practices to get more satisfaction out of day-to-day life and how to build your resilience, avoiding that burnout stage we all fear.
“Your playing small doesn’t serve the world*,” is a motto I truly believe in. When you learn how to be your best self you are able to make bigger contributions to the world and feel at peace with your successes while being in alignment with what matters most to you, something I assist my clients in achieving.
During our one-on-one coaching sessions, I will assist you in developing greater confidence, becoming more effective and living your best life. I will ask insightful questions to help you discover your core values, gifts, talents and purpose, helping you find ways to expand your personal and professional life.
I also work with entire teams, helping them become more engaged, cohesive and powerful as a group. I help deepen their culture of trust and accountability, which strengthens the team and makes it more productive and effective.
Coaching sessions, combined with workshops and retreats, can guide you through the process of aligning your goals, visions and strengths, so that your team can accomplish big things. Things you can only accomplish when your group is focused, driven and completely unified.
*Marianne Williamson, in “A Return to Love.”
There are many books on executive presence that offer models for developing presence, albeit with some overlap. Three of the best books I recommend are: Leadership Presence: Dramatic Techniques to Reach Out, Motivate and Inspire, by Kathy Lubar and Belle Linda Halpern (Penguin Group, 2004) The Power of Presence: Unlock Your Potential to Influence and Engage Others, […]
In the work I do coaching executives, when it comes to developing one’s executive presence, I usually start with identifying your core values, strengths and purpose and move into discussing intentions. What are the core values, strengths and purposes that drive you and your leadership? Then we move into and work on connection skills. […]
Speaking about executive presence as how one looks, acts and how others perceive you is only scratching the surface, to have true impact you must look within. Otherwise, you are creating a superficial window dressing, which others can see right through and will not build trust. Authentic leadership requires more than a display of the trappings of […]
It seems “executive presence” is the new thing to have, but most people I ask in my professional practice give me wide and varying definitions. No one seems to be real clear about what it is – so what is it, exactly? Presence: Often referred to as “bearing,” presence incorporates a range of verbal and nonverbal […]
Whether you call it charisma, confidence or compelling leadership, executive presence is in the spotlight. So what is it anyway? I am talking about more than making a great first impression. Presence is multifaceted, builds over time, and is reflected in everything you say, feel and do. It is grounded in who we are and […]