To help executive achieve maximum effectiveness, I provide more than models and theories. I develop a partnership with my clients. Often executives don’t get honest feedback about their behavior from those surrounding them. I help executives to solicit and to hear the truth, especially in times of crisis, and develop strategies for maximum effectiveness.
A major part of being a leader is being able to successfully coach subordinates around performance and effectiveness issues. This can have a profound effect on the productivity of the enterprise. I help executives ensure that they are developing and properly utilizing the skills necessary to ensure maximum success.
In this space, I work with executive teams to ensure that the appropriate environment has been created to get the best out of each team member. I use a model that I call the “Congruence Model” that helps the team focus not just upon environment, but expectations of team members, communication styles and interpersonal relationships.
Currently, 55% of our current leaders in Corporate America are 55 years of age or older. This population faces one of the greatest transitions of their life. They are in need of making sound decisions regarding what to do with the next chapter of their lives. Marc Freedman states in his book Prime Time, “Our enormous and rapidly growing older population-commonly portrayed as a burden to the nation and a drain on future generations- is a vast, untapped social resource. If we can engage these individuals in ways that fill urgent gaps in our society, the result would be a windfall for American civic life in the twenty-first century. We might just accomplish something else along the way: bring greater fulfillment and purpose to the post-mid-life years and transform what it means to age in this century”.
This is what Transition Coaching is about-assisting individuals who find themselves at this crossroads, to choose the best path to the future.
In a world as complex as ours, each of us is shaped by many factors, and culture by which it me is one of the powerful forces that acts on us. Anthropologists Kevin Avruch and Peter Black explain the importance of culture this way: “One’s own culture provides the “lens” through which we view the world; the “logic” by which we order it; the “grammar” by which it makes sense. (Avruch and Black, 1993) In other words, culture is central to what we see, how we make sense of what we see, and how we express ourselves. I provide coaching in this arena to help managers and executives ensure that cultural issues are not impeding communications with employees base upon ethnicity and/or gender.