Leadership and Executive Coaching
A comprehensive needs assessment will help determine what type of coaching would benefit you most in your individual situation. We focus on developing the mind set and the skill set to bring out your best. Most coaching engagements take place over a 6 to 12-month period, with meetings taking place by phone or in person 1-3 hours a month.
Coaching for Skills: Are there certain skills you need to learn, like how to give someone direct and constructive feedback, how to feel more comfortable with public speaking, or how to lead with emotional intelligence? We have a variety of resources and techniques that can help you develop the skills you need to succeed.
Coaching for Performance: How can you become the best you can be in the current role that you have? Understanding your personality characteristics, strengths and skills and how to apply them to your daily routine, special projects or role as a leader can maximize your success. Making a self-care plan can also help you be a top performer.
Coach as Confidential Thought Partner: Many CEOs and executives find that an objective thought partner – a confidant with whom to talk through strategies, ideas and concerns – can give honest and direct feedback and recommendations not offered by others in a leader’s professional circles. Having an unbiased professional to provide valuable, honest feedback can have a tremendously positive impact on an executive’s success.
Coach the Coach. Coaches are diverse and bring with them many skills and areas of expertise. For example, coaches who come from the world of business have extensive expertise in working with teams of people and organizations to enhance and maximize their productivity. Many coaches, however, may have less experience working individually addressing the thoughts and feelings of others. Coaches without specific training in counseling may need additional support in asking powerful questions, being an empathic listener or making an appropriate referral. A clinical psychologist by training, Gloria has over 20 years of supervisory experience and can provide support and guidance for coaches who wish to better their work and relationships with all of their coaching clients.
“I was lucky enough to have an hour session with Gloria related to my results on the Strengths Finder test, and now I know exactly what my strengths are! Knowing them now and applying them to my coaching and social media marketing business has enriched me personally. I feel more confident and empowered as a woman and as a leader.”
Laurie Hurley – The Social Networking Navigator
“Gloria is professional, creative and knows how to tap into a person’s strengths. She gave me helpful recommendations on how to transfer my skills and attributes. Gloria is upbeat and extremely personable. I highly recommend her services.”
Laura Harris – Marketing and Sales
“Gloria helped me focus on the steps I needed to increase my revenues. She helped me identify some immediate and longer-term changes I could make to raise my fees and collect my billings. Within weeks of starting the coaching process, I made significant changes in my business practices that led to more money coming in. The support and accountability of coaching with Gloria really helped me move toward reaching my goals.”
Patricia B. – Small Business Owner
Paul Plamondon – Owner, Custom Training Design