Coaching For Leaders & Teams

Is My Kind of Leadership Coaching For You?

One day you finally knew / what you had to do, and began…

–Mary Oliver

Ask yourself these five questions: 

  1. Are there goals for yourself and your team that are not being fully addressed?
  2. Are you experiencing changes that are throwing you and your team off balance?
  3. Would you like effective tools to make communication easier and better?
  4. Is your organizational culture helping or hurting your future dreams and plans?
  5. Do you have a major transition in your future that you want help addressing?

If you said yes to any or all of these questions then perhaps we should talk.

I believe leadership is one part plumbing and one part poetry. The plumbing part is the technical, logical, rational, linear side. Of course this part of leadership is critical. But quite frankly, just about any coach can support this part of a leader’s job. It’s about logistics, setting goals and encouraging you to stay focused. Truth is, most of the people I coach are already quite developed and good at this part of their work and leadership.

The second part of leadership (and, of course coaching leaders) is the poetry part and can often be as different as it is difficult. This part of leadership is about building strong relationships and having clear, effective communication. It’s about trust and staying true. It’s the creative, intuitive, non-linear side of a leaders work. To help leaders develop this part of themselves, takes far more than basic coaching processes, questions and reciting back to-do lists.

In fact, it takes a special kind of skill, passion and experience to integrate both the plumbing and poetry parts of being a leader. This is the approach for leaders who want to more fully access and accentuate both their intellectual and emotional growth and learning. This is where excellence is born. This is precisely what my kind of coaching supports.

My promise to clients: I will use every tool, process, hack and skillful shortcut in my executive coach’s tool kit to support your success. In addition to some of the best traditional tools available, my tool kit also includes some of the most insightful, engaging and yes even inspiring poems and stories you can imagine. Together, we will use any and all tools in smart, strategic ways to ensure your success.

Lastly, if you haven’t looked at my brief TEDx speech, then you might want to check it out. It tells a story of how I used a powerful poem by William Stafford to help a very successful executive get even more successful, happy and fulfilled.

Write me: Or call me on my personal line if you want to talk: (415) 381-2858.
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