Some of the Many Reasons Why Teams and Companies Hire a Coach
There’s role confusion –
There’s been a shift in corporate identity –
There’s competition or tension between different departments; some people are avoiding, sabotaging and/or blaming each other.
What Are Some Outcomes I Can Expect?
Does a Coach Need to Be an Expert in Your Industry?
Judy came to us at a critical juncture in our team’s working relationship. The three of us had been working together as colleagues for a cumulative total of 15 years in different roles and configurations. Despite our strong personal ties we felt that our professional relationship had hit a brick wall and was preventing us from delivering maximum value to the broader organization. Initially, each of us had a different level of comfort with the idea of coaching. Judy was able to meet each of us where we were, bring us into conversation about the behaviors that had been causing friction on our team and give us tools to continue the work outside of her sessions. Our professional working relationship has improved dramatically in a few months, which is not only noticeable to us but to our colleagues in other departments as well. We have seen immediate gains in our own individual level of energy, our focus and our belief that, as a well functioning team, we can remove the other barriers to success in our department and in the organization as a whole.
Vice President of Financial Planning and Analysis
In the workplace I help executives create the culture and professional relationships needed to retain and grow successful and productive employees, manage competition and cross departmental/functional conflict, while leading from a position of strength and confidence rather than fear or defensiveness. I drive teams to have greater awareness of the roles they each play and can play in the group and help create greater alignment among its members. I teach teams to become more skilled in managing through conflict in a constructive way that strengthens the overall working relationship rather than threatening it. I also work one-on-one with employees looking to get beyond personal and professional obstacles, improve their performance and see themselves as vital to the operation, regardless of their position in the organization. I work with employees at all levels to create plans, which help the employee achieve their highest potential for both themselves and the company – and hold them accountable for getting there. Most of all, I help each member of the organization find greater enjoyment and pride in the work they do, which links directly to bottom line results and success.
Click here to read how I helped an organization navigate a transition in executive leadership.