Leading change is tough enough--why go it alone?
Nothing is more critical to the success of organizational change than the leader who is in charge of it. And nothing has a bigger impact on a leader’s professional and personal success than a powerful coaching conversation.
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Can you relate to any of these statements?
- After another day of putting out fires and responding to other people’s priorities, you finish your day exhausted, unsure of what you accomplished, and wondering how you will fit it all in tomorrow.
- You finish yet another conversation with the “change resister” on your team and you leave feeling frustrated and disappointed. You know you didn’t handle it as well as you could have, but you aren’t sure what you would do differently next time.
- Meetings with your peers are starting to feel like Groundhog’s Day–discussing the same issues over and over, without a clear strategy to move your priorities forward.
- You pushed your latest change program over the finish line, but barely remember what else you did outside of work these past six months. It feels like you’ve been hit by a truck.
- There was a time when you could rely on strong personal relationships with your employees to get you through stressful times, but change fatigue has set in and so have signs of burnout. Goodwill is wearing thin.
- You are starting to feel like your current role is a waste of your time and talent, and debating whether the time has come to move on.
This is where I come in…
As an executive coach, my job is to help you:
- Stop struggling to fit it all in, and instead become a master prioritizer, delegator, and boundary-setter
- Handle “change resisters” with power, self-possession, and compassion
- Stop focusing on making your case and, instead, start having open conversations that lead to real change
- Find ease along the way of your toughest change challenges
- Sustain high levels of energy and engagement in your team at all stages of your change program
- Reach clarity on how or whether your current role is serving your career in the long run.
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Imagine our work together is complete…
As you wake up in the morning, you have the energy and enthusiasm to go after your highest priorities. No more feeling exhausted before you even log on to your computer!
As you lay your head on the pillow at night, you are proud of how you approached a tough conversation about your change program, and feel like a critical relationship with one of your stakeholders has turned an important corner.
You have no doubt about the value of your contribution to your organization, and neither do those around you.
You have discovered the secret to taming your inbox and focusing on the priorities that matter most to you.
You are totally present with family and friends, and they haven’t seen you laugh like this in a long time.
Your team is the model of teamwork, customer centricity, and the envy of other managers.
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"My coaching time with Wendy was extraordinarily helpful, giving me direction and clarity during a pivotal time of my career. As I was shifting from a senior business leader in a corporate environment to an executive and leadership entrepreneur, I was feeling burned out and in need of recharging. Wendy assisted me in honing my focus to act in a more conscious and present manner and move toward positive action. It was a gratifying experience having someone who I respect to provide insightful feedback and observations from a lens different from my own. Speaking both personally and professionally, Wendy is an absolute pleasure to work with; she has a good sense of humor and a down-to-earth style. I'm grateful to have met Wendy and am delighted to stay connected with her."
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"Wendy assisted me with coming up with a plan to prioritize what would be most beneficial to me, and more importantly to me, what would be most impactful for my team. What was great about working with Wendy was that she tailored the sessions with how I wanted to work and how I learn best by creating a psychologically safe environment to discuss issues I was having. When I was struggling to come up with solutions and what should be the next steps, Wendy was there to guide me, and help put me back on the right path. Through our sessions, I grew more confident that I could succeed in making this transition in my career, helping to build a stronger team, delegate, and be more at ease with having difficult conversations. My team has also seen the benefits because of my increased confidence, but moreover, I have picked up ways that I can better help my team grow by using some of the methodologies and coaching behaviors that Wendy taught me. Thank you, Wendy, for all that you have done to help me on my new career trajectory."
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