Because ... "everyone needs a coach." That's the opening line of TED Talk by Bill Gates. There's no shortage of TED Talks or Google searches that will describe why everyone needs a coach. Having a trustworthy, skilled person to champion you through challenges and change will help you learn and grow.
The International Coaching Federation (ICF) defines coaching as partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential.
According to the Society for Human Resource Management, coaching can lead to:
Because ... I love helping people, and I believe personal and professional fulfillment are intertwined. This is why I coach the "whole person," with resilience and longevity in mind.
My perspectives and approaches are rooted in my experience and training in neuroscience, executive leadership, and acceptance commitment training (ACT). As a neuroscientist, I understand our brain's capacity, and our potential, to flourish across a lifetime. My approach encourages psychological flexibility during times of challenge and change. I help clients build resilience so they can work through mental blocks and organizational barriers to achieve their version of professional success and personal fulfillment. Without resilience, we burnout. And when we burnout, there is no longevity.
I value longevity, and I help people accomplish the many short- and long-term goals to help achieve it. We're living and working in the time of longevity and if you only have one long life ahead of you - what do you want to do with it? Many people are used to creating one-dimensional five-year plans, I inspire you to think in multi-dimensional terms by setting longer-term, value-based goals. By creating a long-term vision of who and where you want to be, it becomes possible to reverse engineer and also identify 10-, 20-, and 30-year purpose filled plans. I encourage you to view your life as a trajectory so each step forward unlocks purpose and potential.
Because ... "everyone needs a coach."
You may be the person in charge of people, the brains behind the business, or the scientist behind the science. Your title isn't what's important, it's your commitment to people and to yourself that matters. You want to become a better leader.
You are a mid- or late-career high achiever who is ready to take inventory of a situation or vision to make sure your actions align with your goals and core values.
You are committed to learning and earning longer so you achieve long-lasting changes and behaviors that will enhance the quality of your 100-year life.