As the VP of a growing technology/manufacturing company, I am pulled in a lot of directions where everything seems to be urgent, but not always important, and it’s easy to lose sight of my personal and professional development.

The big value that Kathy brings is making me think about being an executive - unfrazzled, above the fray, distinguished - in the midst of pushing hard to get things done. She serves as my sounding board…we talk through challenges; she gives me a different perspective; holds me accountable; and most importantly she tells me the truth in a way I can hear it. I value our partnership.

Kathy has worked with our organization from top to bottom for the last several years. She has been instrumental in helping to guide and shape everything from our strategic vision to sharpening our skills as a team to perform at a higher level.

Kathy doesn’t just stand there and hold a mirror in front of you; she is a true coach who invests the time and her years of expertise to pull out the best of your potential for the greater good of the organization. I wouldn’t make a final mission-critical team decision without input from Kathy.

I have worked with Kathy for several years and her insight and expertise was invaluable to me as I transitioned into executive management. I relied quite a bit on her expertise in developing strategic plans for the organization.

I particularly value being able to bounce things off of her and how she was helps me think through issues without emotion, and then develop a strategy to effectively manage these issues. She has helped me grow both personally and professionally.

Going into coaching, I was prepared to face some hard truths about myself professionally. I had no idea how enlightening this would be for me personally also. Those two worlds are so closely linked and are now both benefiting from my time with Kathy.

From our very first meeting, I knew Kathy would be an integral force in my life. She continues to be so even after our coaching has ended, and I will be forever indebted to her.

Kathy facilitated the implementation of our organization's Leadership Development Program five years ago. Her talent and insight helped steer us in the right direction and led to the realization of a successful, long-term program that continues to produce insurmountable benefits.

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About executive and team coaching

Coaching is about facilitating positive change. It's about helping you move from where you are, to where you want to go. People who are coached are usually passionate people who want more from their professional and personal lives. A coach helps them set larger, more rewarding goals; develops a strategy to achieve them; and provides support throughout the process. While the direction of the coaching is unique to each client, the achievement of goals is something that comes more quickly as a result of the partnership.

Organizations have found coaches to be valuable resources for developing individuals and teams. Examples of how organizations use coaches include:

  • Working with managers and leaders to make successful transitions to a new position
  • Working with key employees who are dealing with specific developmental challenges or issues
  • Providing ongoing support to teams that are looking to achieve ambitious goals and objectives for the organization
  • Acting as a confidential partner who provides a sounding board with no political or internal agenda
  • Helping key employees and top talent with career decisions and career path guidance
  • Assisting and supporting a manager who is working on a major project or initiative

 

My coaching style

I focus on coaching “leaders of leaders”, leadership teams, and top talent to accelerate their professional and personal development. I help them leverage their strengths, improve performance, and challenge themselves to higher levels of personal and professional fulfillment.

My coaching style is straight talk with lightness and humor. I create a safe space for my clients to explore possibilities, be vulnerable, and say what they need to say. I ask the not-so-obvious questions and offer a different perspective on situations. I am known for my ability to help clients find language for sensitive and/or emotional conversations. I work with each person to become more self-aware, and to help them become a more effective leader in a way that aligns with their values and strengths, and honors their uniqueness.

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