FOR INDIVIDUALS AND ORGANIZATIONS
DEDICATED TO ELEVATING LEADERSHIP AGILITY,
CREATIVITY AND EFFECTIVENESS.
"With utmost professionalism and superb humor, Susan helped me put into effect situational leadership in the nonprofit world to detect and overcome dysfunctions in management spheres, set the course to design and implement problem-solving strategies, foster team building, and facilitate teamwork to efficiently achieve organizational goals. Susan’s coaching also allowed me to stay focused in the midst of unsettling organizational change and to develop mindfulness to be present, safeguard work-life balance, and continue thriving along my career journey. Susan's coaching couldn't be any more holistic and comprehensive."
Pablo Granados, Ph.D.
Fisheries Advisor and Consultant
Are you a “leader?”
Do you take conscious responsibility for influencing the purposeful behavior of others towards achieving a shared goal? If so, regardless of your title or where you are located in the hierarchy (if any), you are a leader by Susan’s definition.
What is “leadership coaching?”
Leadership coaching is a series of structured, co-created conversations about the leader's growth.* The process is designed to help a leader increase his or her capacities to communicate effectively, take decisive action, and propel positive change by combining inner work (reflection) with outer work (skills acquisition) that is in alignment with the leader’s mission.
Coaching conversations are driven entirely by the client’s goals, and intentionally build on the client’s strengths. The coaching process – which mostly consists of exploring open, curious and clarifying questions – supports a leader’s ability to listen more efficiently to his or her natural wisdom about how to make powerful, potentially transformational choices.
Coaching topics are determined by the client and might include: strategic thinking; strengthening decision-making agility; creating and implementing action plans; improving communication skills; deepening self-awareness, confidence and authenticity; cultivating leadership “presence;” mapping next career steps towards a higher-impact position; increasing job satisfaction by enjoying a well-balanced life; and developing, personally, into a more spacious and visionary leader.
* Coaching is not: mentoring, consulting, counseling, health care of any kind, nor a therapeutic relationship concerned with exploring or healing issues from the past. (The therapeutic process is very important – and can go hand-in-hand with coaching simultaneously – but it is a very different process from coaching.) Coaching starts with who you are and where you are today, and taps into your inherent ability to see new possibilities and generate more options for yourself as you move forward.