For Executives

Coaching and Leadership development for Executives

I collaborate with executives. We clarify issues, some internal, others external. I support their ongoing thoughtful self-exploration. This leads to behavior change and growth of their skills and talents in order to maximize leadership impact and personal satisfaction. Stress reduction is almost always a factor in the work. For the executive and leader, I am a thoughtful, wise listener, offering well-delivered, straightforward feedback, a confidante, witness, and accountability partner.

Have you ever thought:

  • I’m stuck. It’s hard to admit but I need to change certain behaviors and habits.
  • I procrastinate; always need to be right; and I’m afraid to take risks, to stretch myself and my team. 
  • People tell me that I need to relax – be authentic – be straight with them. I thought I was!  
  • I have problems communicating.
  • How can I stop being so emotionally reactive or at least channel it better?
  • I avoid conflict. How can I learn to work with it?
  • I want a better career path in my specialty area.
  • I’m unhappy in my job, I need a better fit for me. 

I am the Director of a busy not-for-profit social service agency, and I reached out to Andrea after my husband suffered a serious medical event. Between a very demanding job, many professional commitments and the tasks that I needed to attend to in order to support my husband's recovery, I felt completely overwhelmed and in need of support and focus. I am generally a very organized and diligent professional who has extremely high standards for my work. Andrea has a very thoughtful, focused, stepwise approach to creating a path forward. She is a deep listener and a sensitive and attentive thought-partner. She did a marvelous job helping me to clear my thoughts, identify priorities and concrete steps to achieve them and to track my progress week by week. I am very grateful to her for her support at a time when I truly needed it. Presently, I feel far more comfortable, in control and optimistic that I can continue my successful path forward.

Julia Jean-Francois, PhD, LCSW | Director, Center for Family Life

Clients Gain:

  • Clarity of purpose.
  • Seeing how increasing self-awareness becomes a strength that leads to the creation of more meaningful work relationships and results.
  • Broadened, clearer leadership presence.
  • Greater confidence – from decision-making to authentic communication.
  • Deepened sense of mindful awareness; paying attention on purpose.
  • Greater understanding about the importance of demonstrating genuine concern for others.
  • Ability to cut through confusion and help your team understand not only their specific work, but how it fits into the overall big picture of the organization.
  • Freedom from worrying about how you “show up”.

I was at a cross-roads. I didn’t know whether to stay with my company or find a new job. I was deeply unhappy; I felt trapped, and lost. I came to Andrea with the question of finding my career path, but I ended up finding myself. With Andrea’s support and encouragement, I stepped back, looked at my life, and I didn’t like what I saw. I was suffering from near-constant migraines and high stress. Andrea helped me untangle the knots, which included my career path and what I ultimately wanted to do. We worked on better health habits. Those changes caused my migraines to diminish. We worked on setting better boundaries at work. My focus and productivity increased while my stress level decreased. I worked fewer hours, but accomplished much more. I stopped trying to please everybody. I am more grounded, content and happier. My problem wasn’t with the job itself, it was with how I was living. I could not have done any of this without Andrea’s expert coaching. I needed that objective, thoughtful, and kind outside observer who could help get me unstuck. She asked strong questions and gave honest feedback. Everyone needs an Andrea, someone who unconditionally supports them yet challenges and helps them find and take action on solutions. I always felt Andrea in my corner, even at my worst. She never judged and always supported me. The cornerstone for me is being clear about my values and living those every day, including the decisions I need to make on the job. The choice to receive coaching was the best investment in my life. I benefited far more than I ever thought and it has brought me lasting positive change. Right person, right time!

Tammy Klein, Consultant & Strategic Advisor, Providing Analysis & Intelligence on Transportation Fuels

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