Coaching for More Effective Leadership
Instead of taking shortcuts, my clients learn how to clarify their values, take risks, see mistakes as opportunities. They discover ways to experiment with doing things differently until they find the right approach. I help them work through the overwhelming anxiety that can come along with stretching into new territory. Some of the most exciting breakthroughs come when clients shift the way they see that anxiety so that the stress is defused but the elements that help them excel can still be accessed. Leadership coaching creates space for planning, action, and reflection. It lets leaders explore their values, defuse anxiety, find blind spots, develop strategies for meeting and managing to high standards, and ensure that they are effective leaders who support diversity and create an inclusive work culture.
Leadership Blog Posts
- When public heartbreak is the tip of a very ugly iceberg.
- Guest Blog – The new segregation: How can we have racial harmony when our kids go to segregated schools?
- Segregation and The Best San Francisco Schools You’ve Never Heard Of.
- But would you send your kids there…?
- Don’t Leave Money On The Table. How Wonder Woman can help you negotiate a raise.
- Leveling Up, or Leadership Lessons From Some Lucky Pitches.
- What’s Next? Job search hacks from the backpack of privilege.
- What’s Next? When you get stuck.
- 2014 “She Can” Coaching Scholarship Winners!
- When is fear your friend?
Leadership Coaching Testimonials
“These are important steps toward being the leader that I want to be.”
“There were three main things that I learned in coaching with Julie. First, that I can choose a different frame for looking at things that I perceive to be mistakes. I can capture the learning versus wallowing in angst. Second, I’ve done some important thinking about just being myself and not trying to fill the shoes or be someone else. And third, that I really need to and want to listen to my instincts rather than ignoring them. Together these things will hopefully make me a more confident leader. I still have some more work to do, but these are important steps toward being the leader that I want to be.” – S.
“All the power is already within me.”
“When I started coaching, I was really focused on harnessing the power of my various roles, and figuring out how to be as effective and as impactful as possible. Coming out of coaching, I’ve learned to be more gentle with myself and the changes that come from playing at a higher level. I realized all the power is already within me, I just need to understand when to use it, how & when to be vulnerable, how to be accepting, how to seek balance, how & when to take risks, and how & when to be content with my accomplishments.” – Jahmese