Is this you?
“My CFO [my board, my employees, my mother], drives me crazy, and dramatically decreases the quality of my life.”
“I know I am good at what I do. I get a ton done. Getting stuff done is easy, but humans are hard. I want better relationships, and I want to be able to inspire my team.”
“What used to feel right – work, relationships, and life in general – doesn’t any more. I need a major life re-haul.”
“I live in a constant state of overwhelm. There is too much to do, not enough time to do it, and not enough time left over for the things I know in my heart are most important.”
Here’s what we can do together:
- Visioning and goal setting. Thinking big picture about where you are, what you are doing, how you are feeling, and where you want to be, what you want to do, how you want to feel instead. Creating a plan for how to get there.
- Growing through and transforming difficult relationships. People you experience as difficult are your greatest teachers. First they’ll drive you crazy, and then they’ll enlighten you.
- Planning and practicing difficult conversations. Learning to communicate with kindness and candor, and to listen well. Creating teams and organizational cultures where kindness, candor, and listening well is the standard.
- Knowing and living your values no matter what. Making your life a stand for what you most believe, especially in times of adversity.
- Learning to manage stress and avoid burnout. There is such a thing as simplicity on the other side of complexity. Finding it, and making your home there. Creating teams and cultures where individuals know how to manage stress and avoid burnout.
- Stopping bad habits, developing good habits. That thing you say you are going to start doing and make a habit? It really will change your life. (Examples: Sleeping 7-8 hours a night, eating well, exercising, setting aside time for focused attention, setting aside designated email time (rather than answering email all day) practicing gratitude, regularly expressing appreciation, and using your calendar to schedule time for what is most important, at work and outside of work.)
- Shining a light on your blind spots. Do you know what the people closest to you would say about your leadership? Why not find out?
- Learning to manage your mood no matter what. Freedom from the misconception that bad events must cause bad moods. You chose your mood regardless of outer circumstances.
- Applying the 80/20 Principle to business + life. What 20% of your business + life is creating 80% of the results + joy? How to do more of that, less of the other.
- Discovering your “type.” Examining the glasses through which you see the world, and understanding how others see the world differently. All types have range. Learn what yours is at its best (and worst). (Myers Briggs, Hogan, the Enneagram)
- In a nutshell: Building and designing a life and business YOU LOVE.
My ideal client:
- You are a CEO or senior executive.
- You value independence and freedom, and are considered by others to be somewhat unconventional.
- You have a strong interest in personal development.
- You have spiritual inclinations. More questions than answers, but have experienced real awe and wonder.
- You are the same person at home and work, or want to be. You value authenticity.
- You are willing to spill your guts. As in, talk about how you are really doing, what bugs the sh*t out of you, what you really, really care about and what you really, really want.
What does it look like?
6 month engagement:
- Personal assessment: 50 question bio form
- 360 degree feedback: Interviews with those closest to you to discover strengths and weaknesses
- Debrief and plan for strategy and outcomes
- 2 day retreat in Boulder, CO
- 6 months of bi-weekly coaching with email support in between