are her enthusiasm for the art and science of coaching;
having a wealth of resources that she can bring to the picture
as job aids; reflecting back what is being shared, but doing
it in a way that expands my own interpretation of things;
and offering up alternative scenarios—helping me to
figure out how to get to those alternative scenarios.
— NN, NGO Director
Coaching provided me with a set of tools
to assist in my professional goals. It will definitely make
a difference. I have seen progression toward my goals. I
feel it will not only help in my current position but for
the rest of my career. Amy really helped me with self-awareness
and to use a coaching term, "presence."
— JC, Technology Director,
Leadership Coaching — Leadership Coaching is a Game Changer
Coaching Game Plan
We work with all levels of leadership from emerging
leaders to the “C” suite. What do they all have in
common? They are interested in moving forward—they want
to move away from confusion and towards clarity and the next level
Coaching is about being fully present with our
clients, hearing their needs and aspirations, and partnering with
them to achieve their professional development goals. Our clients
have a coach who is unconditionally on their team, with the single
focus of guiding them to meet challenges and build their arsenal
of strengths with confidence.
Leadership coaching is a personal development
process, whatever the level, to help you be more successful in
your current role and move forward in your organization.
The General Coaching Game Plan
Have you ever committed to a workout plan only
to find yourself sore after the first workout? Were you disappointed
that you did not see results right away? Did you stick with it
and start to see results? Those results motivated you to keep
at it, rearrange your routine, and see even greater results, until
you couldn’t believe you had been transformed. That’s
coaching! The ahh-hahs are the first step, then it’s the
daily workouts that keep you in the game. Coaches help you develop
your individual playbook and keep you in the game.
Leadership Coaching Game Plan
- Partner with the client to understand the
current situation through intake,active listening, staying curious,
and powerful questions.
- Determine coaching and development goals, both
in the short- and long-term.
- Help the client gain greater awareness of
what has kept them from reaching their goals “up until
now.” Help the client understand their unique lens, beliefs,
strengths, and blind spots.
- Use tools when warranted to help build awareness
such as 360 feedback, emotional intelligence, personality and
- Encourage the development of a leadership
- Create new behaviors for the client to practice
and hone associated with their personal development goals.
- Coaching tools are like video replays to help
clients see themselves better. The main tool is the art and
science of asking great questions—questions that stimulate
a client’s thinking and feelings so that they learn something
new. The other tools I use are assessments and frameworks to
help clients deepen self-awareness and change the focus of their
- 360 Instruments (Leadership Circle 360). Obtain
feedback from those you work with about how you achieve results
and lead, and understand the relationship between patterns of
action and the internal assumptions that drive behavior.
- Emotional Intelligence Assessment (EQ-i).
Explore your strengths and development areas around leadership
intelligence (versus IQ).
- Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI). Assess
how your personality helps define how you like to work and drives
how you lead and communicate with others.
- DiSC and Social Styles: Learn how your behaviors
offer a unique value to your team.
- Values Clarification. Understand what’s
important to you about work and life, and how they are satisfied
in the workplace.
- Strengths Analysis. It’s easier to strengthen
a strength than fix a flaw. Authentic leadership style capitalizes
on your strengths.
- Cognitive/Behavioral Techniques. Learn how
your thinking, beliefs and feelings affect your actions and
outcomes. Conquer self-limiting thoughts and beliefs.
- Interpersonal/Communication Skills Development.
Build your communication arsenal whether for individual crucial
conversations or for motivating the team.
The unexamined life is not worth living