Inspiring Leaders: Executive Coaching

It feels lonely at the top. Our clients are senior executives who are yearning for a personal advisor, a trusted thought-partner, a confidant who can help them purposefully navigate the complexities of their world. They are ready to get off the infamous treadmill of personal achievements and start doing the “real” impact work: defining their personal leadership brand, inspiring their teams and organization, finding meaning and purpose in their work, and moving others to unleash their greatness.

Executive coaching is a powerful, forward-looking, and action-focused partnership between an executive and coach. The goal of the coaching engagement can be anything from developing more effective communication to successfully on-boarding into a new role. Beyond the surface of the stated “goal”, however, is a rich opportunity for clients to dig deep within themselves and uncover truths that have been silenced over time.

By exploring, addressing, and ultimately removing deep-rooted patterns and blocks, clients are able to align their professional aspirations with their personal passions and values. Once all of the components are in sync, coaching helps propel the client through deep and sustainable transformation, not just surface change.

Our role as coachs is to listen, extract, make connections, synthesize, hold accountable, give tough love, and guide my clients right back to their source of wisdom and power: themselves. We take clients through a 4-Phase Inspired Leadership Approach:

Development Approach

Excavation

Deep-dive into the current state – what’s working, what’s not, what needs to change. This phase includes development assessments such as Myers Briggs and Energy Leadership Index, 360 evaluations, observation, and deep personal reflection.

Foundation

Create possibilities for what’s next. This phase uncovers strengths, values, and deeper consciousness and includes the creation of a development plan as well as any organizational alignment that’s necessary.

Development

Bridge the gap between current patterns and optimal leadership. This phase is focused on real-time action and application–clients try on new patterns, behaviors, and ways of being to drive success.

Transformation

Unleash a seamless integration between leadership theory and day-to-day experience. This phase feels like the ultimate flow–clients have a new sense of self-mastery and are fully engaged in their new leadership brand.

Client Focus

  • High-Potentials who are ready to make the shift from functionally excellent individual contributors to high-impact leaders of people
  • Senior Executives who are on-boarding from an individual contributor or management-focused role into a visible / leadership role
  • Senior Executives who are looking to develop their personal brand in order to create greater impact on their teams and organization
  • Senior Leaders who are seeking a trusted advisor to navigate the complexities of their personal and professional worlds

Content Focus

  • Self-Mastery/ Brand Development
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Managing Up for Impact
  • Transforming a Team
  • Building Alignment & Advocacy
  • Navigating Courageous Conversations
  • Communication & Impact
  • Managing Personal Energy & Time
  • Developing Leadership Presence
  • Inspiring & Driving Success in Others

Engagement Details

  • 6-12 Month Coaching Engagement
  • Bi-monthly Coaching Sessions
  • Personal Exploration Assessments
  • 360 Customized Interviews + Full Debrief
  • Brand Development Plan
  • Regular Check-Ins with Engagement Sponsor
  • Development & Reflection Tools
  • Unlimited Access to Coach

Inspiring Audiences: Speaking & Events

Leadership transcends a set of skills, behaviors, and personalities; it is so much more than the CEO of an organization or public figures in the media. True leadership is a state of mind, it’s a way of being, it’s an intention imbued with passion and purpose. It is accessible to anyone who has the courage to seek it out. The paradox of leadership is that it comes from within and can only be accessed from the inside-out. My personal mission is to teach people how to revel in their own paradoxes in order to lead their most inspired life.

Inspiring. High-Frequency Energy. Old Soul. Presence. Limitless Possibility. True Connection. Transformative. Just a few of the words that audiences use again and again to describe how they feel during one of my talks. I completely customize my teachings to make them relevant, inspiring, and meaningful for each and every audience. Lessons from the world of coaching are at the heart of the presentations so that everyone can benefit from the privilege of a select few. The work is holistic, thus impacting everything in people’s personal and professional lives: from productivity and efficiency to communication and alignment to fulfillment, motivation, inspiration… and even happiness.

It is my sincere honor and privilege to work with a wide array of audiences and organizations–from Fortune 500 companies and industry conferences to entrepreneur symposiums, non-profit organizations, universities, and women’s groups. To learn more, please download my Speaker Bio.


My signature talks:

The Quintessential Leader: Mastering Mindset Transformation

A crash course in leadership development. This talk breaks down a 6-month Executive Coaching engagement to its nuts and bolts and absolute musts. Intended for high-potentials looking to bridge the gap between management mindset and leadership mindset, this talk focuses on shifting from the day-to-day “doing” to the more conscious “being” of a leader. In exploring of “how’s” of leadership development, The Quintessential Leader unravels the nuances that true leaders embody: from actively choosing thoughts and knowing what they stand for to focusing on strengths and exploring self-mastery.

The Power & Paradox of “Nice”: Building Distinguished Relationships

This talk takes a hard look at a seemingly innocent yet potentially catastrophic type of culture: Nice. What can be one of the most powerful forms of emotional intelligence has been thwarted in many organizations due to lack of transparency, insecurity, and perpetual change. If “Nice” is not channeled in a productive and powerful way, it becomes toxic by preventing courageous conversations, true alignment, honest feedback, and genuine collaboration. This talk is a deep dive into the world of emotional intelligence and how to proactively transform any relationship from a place of courage, vulnerability, and trust.

The Spirit of Leadership: Beyond the Five Senses

What were once taboo words in business—consciousness, intuition, spirit—are now at the forefront of what distinguishes those who professionally thrive from those who simply survive. Beyond the tools, skills, and mindset of leadership lives something far greater—access to a world of infinite potential and ceaseless creativity. It takes courage to access this world and the only entry point is from within. This talk is an advanced leadership development conversation for those individuals and organizations looking to stretch beyond ordinary success—to learn how to harness intuition, to capture the meaning of flow, to find clarity through silence and meditation. And this is only the beginning…

Additional Talks:

  • Is It Just Me?: Breaking Free From Imposter Syndrome
  • The Power of Vulnerability: Connection Redefined
  • Branding From The Inside-Out: An Intuitive Approach
  • Inspiring Organizations: Training & Development

    The most high-impact organizational trainings are hands-on and interactive where participants can learn and apply lessons real-time. Topics range across the spectrum of leadership work—from giving feedback and delivering effective performance reviews to developing enhanced communication and inspiring others through the power of listening. No matter what the topic, the common denominator is the thread of personal leadership development through courageous self-awareness and openness for change.

    The leadership development trainings feature highlights from one-on-one executive coaching engagements so that individuals at all levels of the organization can benefit from the coaching experience. We create customized trainings—no off-the-shelf products—in partnership with my clients to ensure that the specific business objectives and context remain paramount. Team coaching varies in length and style depending on the specific needs of the organization or team leader–anything from a two-hour targeted topic training to a development series over the course of several months.

    Regardless of the company scope and engagement specifics, participants proactively gain both a new understanding of personal leadership as well as tangible tools and methodologies for immediate application. Group coaching and trainings follow the 4 pillars of the Inspired Leadership Approach:

    Excavation

    Uncover expired habits, beliefs, and blocks around the given topic or issue. This phase typically feels the most “uncomfortable” because participants are asked to speak candidly and assertively while their teammates engage in active listening followed by honest dialogue.

    Foundation

    Delve into new patterns and behaviors. This phase allows for the individual team members to draw on their strengths and embrace their shortfalls so that the entire group can investigate what it means to truly operate as a unit–one that values accountability and capacity, not dependency.

    Development

    Bridge the gap between “what was” and “what could be”. This phase often experiences the strongest camaraderie. After participants let down their guard and reveal insights through conscious vulnerability, they are eager to collaborate in finding a ideal vision of what their team is capable of being, doing, and achieving.

    Transformation

    Discover tangible ways to not only execute solutions and deliver results but also inspire others in the process. This final phase triggers the ripple effect beyond the classroom. The team walks away with concrete next steps as well as ways of recalibrating when necessary and evaluating success.

    Sample Focus Areas

    • Building Team Connection
    • New Team On-Boarding
    • Defining Team Vision & Values
    • Myers Briggs Team Communication Dynamics
    • Bridging Team Gaps
    • Shift from IQ Focus to Emotionally Intelligent Dynamics
    • Shift from Management to Leadership Mindset
    • Navigating Courageous Conversations
    • Giving & Receiving Feedback for Growth

    Sample Engagement Types

    • Leadership Team Offistes & Onsites
    • Corporate Retreats
    • Team Trainings
    • Team Meeting Facilitations
    • Organizational Level / Divisional Training
    • Training Series (+ Coaching)
    • On-Boarding Trainings
    • “Brown Bag” Sessions