Be open to what's Possible
Finding patterns and reassembling parts of your life takes patience and persistence.
Here are some transitions and transformations of very talented people that I've mentored recently:
- Arby mapped out a financial & tactical plan to resign from senior HP management and open a successful real estate practice
- Susan planned and executed a career shift from Senior Attorney at Oracle to Associate Dean at Stanford University
- John after a 25 year career with a Fortune 100 company, negotiated early retirement, injecting funding into a pilot writing career
- Charles, newly minted PhD., mapped out practice development plan, including website, book publishing, and speaking opportunities
- Maura revived decades old dream of becoming an international activist/writer & business owner
- David felt he was being overlooked for his contributions, and wanted a raise, promotion, and more visibility, increasing his compensation by $75,000!
- Cat's a visionary activist, and young solo traveler. She's passionate about running her own company but wondered if a graduate degree was needed.
- Mark managed the risk of leaping from second in command of a family-owned business to captain of his own successful enterprise.
- Michelle wanted a raise, promotion, and more visibility for her work, and accomplished all three, increasing her compensation by $22,000.
- Jensine, award winning activist and journalist, looked inward to create balance and harmony within a hectic travel and speaking schedule.
- Maggie, hospital chaplain, negotiated a job change, salary increase, and better benefits, and landed a job in her area of specialty.
- Margje moved to another country for love, and still wanted to be independent and make her own money. Found a job within three weeks.
- Heather's an artist at heart and wanted a W-2 job that would pay the bills and allow her to paint. In 3 weeks, she landed the job, negotiated the highest pay and more vacation.
- And Pam, Jenni, Mindy, Navin, Joe...
Hire the Best!
I work with creatives, professionals and entrepreneurs.
I am one of the best at what I do. It's not the education that makes it so. I do have a master's degree in coaching and counseling from Johns Hopkins, and an MBA from Columbia University. I also have one year of PhD.-level instruction in East West Psychology from CIIS. I do have the experience as well - I've been doing this for 14 years. I think what makes me one of the best is a never-ending desire to focus on you and what will assist you toward achievement. I read, read, read. I take classes in personality assessments and other approaches to personal discovery, I've travelled and worked all over the world; current count is 19 countries. I've immersed myself in many emerging modalities, from Solo Wilderness Therapy to IFS to Breathwork, and I use a little bit of all of this when I work with you.
UNDERSTAND THE PROCESS
My approach to mentoring is simple - focus on the basic four questions that are essential for any change to happen.
What's working and what's not working?
Whatever you want to change, we'll work together to develop a plan, understand what it'll take to get there, and what's missing from your personal tool-kit.
Do you have the Talent, Strengths, and Knowledge?
I use real time feedback tools and assessments, and chunk the data into smaller pieces that can be more readily integrated. Specifically I have been using the Enneagram in my practice for almost 8 years. I combine this assessment with the Strengthsfinder2.0 and tailor the feedback to each client. If you haven't heard of the Enneagram, you're in for a treat - get ready to finally understand your colleagues and laugh at your own idiosyncrasies. It's that accurate! And, it's just made it into the business sphere with this Forbes article dated March 6, 2017: Here's How Your Personality Type Affects your Decisions At Work.
Who supports you?
Friends, connections, and mentors help us make the moves that will make an impact. We'll mobilize yours. (PS. I'm one of them!)
How well do you know yourself? (AKA, what if success hinges more on who you really are, and not about learning some technical skill or about how to fit in with others?)
I used to call this section 'character' - not anymore. This is about identity - not social identity, but a far more lasting sense of who and what you are, and exactly what and how you can integrate that into your life.
The hardest part about knowing yourself is knowing HOW you 'break into jail!' We all do it, whatever ego-based fear or block we have, it will and does get us into trouble, and it takes consistent work to break back out. Having a co-pilot means someone else is looking where you aren't. Very helpful! :)
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