Our lives are a collection of practices. What are you practicing today? Do those practices serve you? the world? Below you’ll find a number of practices and downloads that can assist you in looking at your current practices, developing new ones.
From our perspective, it’s all about practice. We are what we practice. In fact, how we live our daily lives, how we live out our values & beliefs, what actions we choose to take at any given moment all depend upon what we’ve been practicing.
Knowing just what we’re practicing allows us to pro-actively choose and thus bring about opportunities for freedom in the way we lead our lives.
The following practices are for you to begin to look at just what you’re practicing and to actively choose the practices you’d like to be in inside of your life. We’ll update these periodically so be sure to check back.
Video & Audio
We love films & videos, podcasts & audio recordings. Using various forms of media aids & expands our learning in powerful ways.
Creating new outcomes takes awareness and the commitment to build on strengths and close identified gaps. Assessments provide a current snapshot that allows you to see where you are in your development, to build self awareness, to gain baseline data and measure growth, and create action plans that align with your organizational goals.
We use a blended approach to embodied learning that includes assessments, practices & training, and coaching to forward change and create sustainable results.
Understanding Behavior Styles can provide a strong foundation for building more effective communications, reducing tension and developing more productive work relationships.
Each Behavior Style, or style combination, has unique strengths and blindspots; no one style is “best.” Comparing and contrasting Behavior Styles can create more effective communication and interaction between the different styles. This tool measures the strengths and challenges of four primary Behavior Styles: Controller, Stabilizer, Analyzer, Persuader.
Behavior style shows up in the way you talk, gesture, choose words, make decisions, solve problems, face challenges and interact with others in consistent patterns. Discovering your behavior style is the first step in building stronger relationships, both at work and at home.
The FEBI provides insight into one’s preferences around four patterns – Driver, Organizer, Collaborator and Visionary. Patterns are determined by measuring nervous-system functions observed in movement, thoughts, feelings and everyday work behaviors. From the FEBI, you will learn:
- A deeper way to understand yourself, the people you work with, your significant relationships, clients and customers.
- An integrated mind-body view into your own use of the four patterns, comprising a whole and balanced leader.
- An individually designed way to further develop as an integrated leader.
- A powerful way of reading the energy of teams and organizations.
The Emotional Competence Inventory (ECI) is a scientifically-validated and reliable 360 tool designed to assess the emotional and social competencies of individuals in organizations. It is based on the seminal work of Dr. Richard Boyatzis and Dr. Daniel Goleman, and builds on the HayGroup’s 35 years of competency research. The model includes 18 emotional competencies organized into four clusters: Self-Awareness, Self-Management, Social Awareness, and Relationship Management.
- Self-Awareness concerns knowing one’s internal states, preferences, resources, and intuitions.
- Self-Management refers to managing ones’ internal states, impulses, and resources.
- Social Awareness refers to how people handle relationships and awareness of others’ feelings, needs, and concerns.
- Relationship Management concerns the skill or adeptness at inducing desirable responses in others.
The Leadership Circle Profile (TLCP)
TLCP is the only competency-based 360 assessment to simultaneously measure two primary leadership domains – Creative Competencies and Reactive Tendencies—that draw on beliefs and assumptions the underlie the leadership behaviors.
The Leadership Circle Profile is designed to measure leadership behavior at multiple stages of adult development consistent with the groundbreaking research of Kegan, Gilligan, Cook-Grueter, Beck, Wilber, and others.
It’s the only leadership assessment tool linking an executive’s leadership competencies to core beliefs that govern behavior. The Leadership Circle Profile instantly reveals key opportunities for development with its rich theoretical underpinnings providing a pathway to transformation.
A Mindful Course™
Below you’ll find the all the documents and files you’ll need when you sign up for A Mindful Course™. And, I’d recommend the Mindfulness App as a useful tool on your mindfulness path.
Why did you become an executive & leadership coach?
The honest answer is that I’ve learned so much from having had one (four to be exact) over the years) that it’s hard to believe where my professional life would be today without one! That said, with my background as a psychologist, interested in learning and performance, and with my training in mindfulness, which is all about awareness, adaptability and resilience, becoming a coach was as natural as breathing.
What are your qualifications to coach me or my team?
When working with clients, I’m certified to use a number of professional assessments including The Leadership Circle Profile (TLCP), Emotional Competence (EQ), Focused Energy Balance Indicator (FEBI), Lominger’s Talent Suite.
Who are your ideal clients?
In our work, leaders and their team members uplevel their awareness, mindsets, strategies and skills to take leadership and team collaboration and performance from functional to excellent.
Who do you work best with?
Hard-working, responsible, and successful people who want to up their game in life, while having fun and learning will benefit most for our work together.
Who do you NOT work well with?
How do you work? What can I expect?
I use an embodied learning approach as the starting point. Working in this way promotes catalytic shifts in awareness, mindset and the skills needed to be successful.
Since I work with only a few clients at a time, you can look for a lot of personalized attention and challenge (even a push when needed) that will result in clarity, accountability, and celebration.
Can I just sign up for one session with you?
That said, sign up for a Discovery call so I can learn more about your concerns. What I can say is that I’m 100 % all in for those I do work with, and would certainly bring that commitment to working with you
How does a coach differ from a therapist, counselor or other type of helping professional?
If you imagine a cross between a hard-driving sports coach, a strategic thinking partner, a good old-fashioned and trusted friend, you’ll find an effective coach–one who will work you hard.
As your coach, I’ll ask powerful questions that have you look inside yourself for answers. I’ll challenge you, and “hold” you to your vision for yourself. I’ll give you practices to stretch towards your future, and opportunities to develop the skills, strategies, and mindsets to fulfill on what’s most important to you.
As a psychologist, do you still see therapy clients?
Why do I need you? Can’t I just do this on my own?
All of us can benefit from alternative perspectives since they sharpen our awareness, and open possibilities. Top athletes rely on their coaches to bring out their strengths, improve on their weaknesses, and push their best performance. The same is true in life and work.
I’m super busy and overwhelmed these days. How much time will it take before I get results?
Being busy can deplete all your energies, those you really need to make a difference. Learning to pause will help, and here I’ll be your biggest supporter. Yet, truth be told, your own level of your engagement and commitment will drive how fast you see results.
I’ve never invested in myself like this before. How can I justify this expense?
I’m not quite ready to get started, is there a way to sample your work?
I still have a few questions for you. Can I talk with you on the phone?