Life is a constant opportunity to learn.
Coaching can synthesize the learning into a plan. Without coaching, emerging leaders can become confused and frustrated about how to bring their best self to their career or college life.
My coaching approach starts with a discovery session to understand and clarify your values and your challenges as you move forward. This understanding often creates subject matter and stories for college interviews, essays and job interviews. Every session also includes an assessment of what is needed to move your goals forward. I use a combination of tools from co-active coaching, neuroscience coaching and Stanford design thinking. My program works for individuals and groups, with particular success in small group development. I also use the Seven Levels of Personal Effectiveness to form a foundation of wisdom that gets you connected, and stay connected to what matters most to you and your organization. But many people can’t do it alone. Or they don’t want to do it alone. That’s why I’m here. For you. I’m your coach.
My focus is Emerging Leadership Coaching (ELC). I work with students-before, during and after college. They are our future leaders. And coaching helps them create a plan based in personal and professional priorities and vision. This is an interesting time, as technology is giving us so many new opportunities to explore. In fact, over half of the jobs that these generations will get do not even exist today. I keep an open mind with each client, but I have been successful with each person when it comes to reaching their goals.
My experience and background is varied, starting with a degree from the University of Texas at Austin in advertising and 19 years as a SVP/group creative director at several multi-national agencies. After a year in recruiting and agency coordination, I joined the faculty at the University of Minnesota, teaching brand strategy and advertising portfolio development. In addition to teaching, I am a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC) through the ICF accredited, Coach Training Institute. I am also certifying in Neuro-Transformational Coaching (CNTC). This combination has provided new tools and an even more straightforward approach to serving clients.