It’s about the next generation of talent. You own or manage either a small – mid-size company or a business unit at a larger firm. You are under pressure to get results, but you can’t afford to buy the talent, you need to develop it. Whether that’s up and coming talent or existing leaders who would benefit from fine-tuning their skills, you know you have talent in your organization that with a little nurturing, could accomplish even more. The problem is your bandwidth is limited, so you need an outside partner to help you develop that next tier of talent that is going to be crucial to the success and sustainability of your organization.
- Existing leaders who need an upgrade – getting the job done, but not with ease.
- You have talent you have switched into new roles – they are stretched and need an outside partner to work on their areas of personal development.
- You have identified up and coming leaders in your organization. You want them to be successful as emerging leaders, especially underrepresented minorities or underserved groups. Inclusiveness is part of your Company brand and you want to send these folk into battle with the right equipment, knowledge, skills and training.
Frequently Asked Questions
What types of clients do you work with?
I work companies who are serious about investing in the development of their current and up and coming leaders. Companies who recognize that the most valuable investment they can make is in the continuous development of their talent, but often don’t have "in-house" resources. The majority of the companies I work with are financial service and professional service firms, but I enjoy working also with tech companies and other organizations undergoing dramatic growth.
What types of things do you coach on?
Personal strategic planning, personal effectiveness, delegation, time management, emotional intelligence, leadership, stress management, effective networking, and coaching others.
Leadership development is often tasked to managers who are too caught up in the day-to-day challenges of managing the organization. That’s where I come in. I help the organization identify the gaps in their internal leadership and then I take them to the side and work with them on a structured plan to get them where they need to be.
How does the process work?
We have a conversation with the coachee and their key stakeholders e.g. manager, HR etc., so that we have a 360-degree view and are all clear about what the desired outcome through coaching might be. We are clear on including a process to track monthly milestones. Engagements typically involve a weekly one-hour session with the coachee for at least a six-month period. Ultimately, programs are tailored to fit organizational needs, budget, and resources.
How do I know if it will work for our company?
Hiring a coach is not a recipe for instant success, but a step in the right direction. I am very selective in who I will work with, as I too have to consider the return I want to get from my time and energy. I will only work with those who are committed to taking action to improve, who are open to an outside perspective, and are willing to do the work. To ensure the engagement is accomplishing the desired results, we check-in regularly with the engagement sponsor.
What are the benefits of working with a coach?
Better results, faster and with greater impact than if you are relying on your already stretched internal resources. While there are many options for developing existing and upcoming leaders, I have found one-to-one coaching, to be the most effective and least risky method, as it is tightly tied to agreed-upon outcomes.
How are you different?
I’m a certified business and executive coach. This is my full-time job. I’ve built and led successful teams and companies internationally. I have spent my career driving superior business performance through people, processes, and planning. At some point in my 25-year corporate career, I have likely sat in the same spot as most of your senior talent, but today I help optimize your internal leadership talent so they can accomplish your organizational goals.
I leverage FocalPoint’s training and coaching materials, their process, tools that have been used with thousands of individuals, businesses, and corporations all over the world. In addition to leveraging the resources of the FocalPoint team here in New England, I also provide access to an extensive professional network of trusted advisors that I willingly share with my clients.