Coaching is a powerful relationship for people who are making changes in their working lives.
Executive coaching may address; navigating workplace change, development of specific leadership skills, becoming a better communicator, the art of delegation, improving self-awareness, crafting a realistic and customized work/life balance plan, managing stress, developing effective time management, the ability to prioritize and more.
Coaching plays a valuable role in organizations. More and more companies are enlisting the services of a coach to support their valued and high-potential employees grow personally and professionally within the organization.
In some cases, coaching is offered and paid for by the organization. In other cases the client themselves pay the coach directly as an investment in their own professional development. The frequency and length of the executive coaching agreement is customized to fit each client’s needs. Most often it’s either a six-month or a one-year commitment, with an open and flexible session schedule, with the option to renew.
There are many reasons why people chose to have some career coaching, but they all stem from a desire for some kind of change. It could be changing jobs, changing sectors, changing one’s attitudes, finding coping skills to better manage a difficult workplace, shifting work/life balance, changing performance levels, increasing self awareness, and more.
Imagine working with someone who helps you get clear on your core values and holds you accountable to them, who listens to you without judgment, is totally curious about your dreams and goals. Someone who listens to what is behind your words, who will reflect back to you, who brings your attention to your strengths and will always hold that big picture for you.
That’s what working with a good coach is like.
“Wendy’s coaching has helped me take my career to the next level. Where Wendy has helped me most is by allowing me 60 minutes every couple of weeks to think deeply on any given topic that I might be wrestling with at that time. She has a great talent to help pull solutions out of you from deep within. We’ve had many ‘aha’ moments. Every time I work with her I learn something new about myself”
Atlantic Regional Vice President of Sales
“Wendy created a safe and supportive space for me to talk about how I was really feeling about my job. I had been stuck on what I SHOULD do and what other people expected me to do. Wendy helped me focus on what I WANT to do. Together we came up with concrete steps towards making the change that I had been wanting to make for three years. Slowly, I gained courage and eventually quit my job. I now work in a much more positive and balanced environment, which makes me a much happier and healthier person.”
Ex-corporate lawyer now in private practice