I began coaching for two reasons. First, I went through a pain point in my life that led me to get clear about who I was, what I was uniquely gifted for, and how I was put on this earth serve others. As is true in all of our stories, so often our pain points reveal our purpose.
The second catalyst for becoming a coach was experiencing the transformative power of a coaching relationship myself. I knew what teaching was, mentoring, counseling and consulting, but I had never experienced the nuances of coaching. For me, it was a powerful combination of structure, focus and aligning my motivation zone with my vision and goals. The growth I experienced being coached ignited a desire within me to sharpen my own coaching skills and serve others.
I have had the blessing of coaching leaders across the private, public, and social sectors. Most are either aspiring high potential leaders or are in senior management. I take a holistic approach in my coaching from a biblical worldview, partnering with leaders so they:
- Live their Legacy
- Lead from their Uniqueness
- Elevate their Performance
One of the greatest returns for me personally as a coach is the text message that comes after a leader has made significant progress, overcame an obstacle or are living their desired legacy in a way they have never experienced. Getting to celebrate with clients is a privilege that never grows old.
I am selective in my coaching because of my work as the director of a leadership institute at a private equity and philanthropic firm. Though I primarily express coaching now through my work there, I still maintain a selective private practice. I would love to chat further to discuss how coaching may help you accomplish your goals.