COACHING

What Are "Power Skills?"

Power skills (also known as soft skills) are communication and behavioral expertise that give leaders and employees real "power" in the workplace. They are complex, difficult to learn, and in high demand. They are also critical to organizational success. Power skills include:

  • Communication

  • Leadership

  • Employee development

  • Emotional intelligence

  • Cultural intelligence

  • Creativity and innovation​

  • Critical thinking

  • Persuasion

  • Adaptability

  • Problem solving

Research on Power Skills

Power Skills Are Critical for You and Your Company Because They:

  • Aid in creating and growing a succession pipeline

  • Cannot be automated by artificial intelligence

  • Increase your company's agility and adaptability

  • Help your company attract and retain top talent

  • Are essential for organizational development and process improvement

Does Your Company Need a Power Skills Coach?

  • Every interaction with teams, peers, clients, and superiors is a leadership moment. Are these opportunities being capitalized?

  • How would enhanced speed and clarity of instructions, reports, and feedback affect your bottom line?

  • How deep is your leadership bench? Are tomorrow’s executives and managers ready to step up?

  • In what areas do your employees need the most upskilling?

  • What are the common deficiencies identified on your employees’ performance reviews?

  • How can you strengthen your company’s culture and employee engagement?

EXPERTISE

 

I have trained and coached client services staff at Global 500 corporations. I have coached MBA candidates on business communication and taught coursework in professional communication skills at one of the nation’s top universities. Throughout my career I have acquired a repertoire of impactful coaching and training techniques in the following general areas:

  • Professional Networking

  • Presentations

  • Hearing vs. Listening

  • Pitching to Persuade

  • Storytelling

  • Reducing Communication Fear

  • Writing for Impact

  • Nonverbal Communication

  • Communication Technology

  • Communicating Across Cultures

I presently research and teach multiple courses in organizational, corporate, and managerial communication. Access to cutting edge research in these areas coupled with over a decade of corporate experience equip me to provide upper echelon coaching and training in these specialties:

  • Leading to Inspire

  • Exhibiting Emotional Intelligence

  • Imparting Culture

  • Making Decisions

  • Managing Conflict 

  • Embracing Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

  • Planning/Running Meetings

  • Mentoring and Coaching

  • Breaking Silos

  • Providing Feedback

  • Fostering Change/Innovation

  • Courageous Conversations

SERVICES

 

Needs Assessment

Let's find out where the obstacles and opportunities lie. Trained in organizational data collection and analysis at one of the world's top universities, my unique research skill set is at your disposal. I am qualified to administer and interpret Extended DISC® as well as a host of other validated behavioral science assessments.

Intensive Team Training

Intensive team training is an efficient way to upskill an entire department or office in a single setting. It is the next logical step in addressing your development needs. Virtual delivery is available.

  • ½ day intensive team training

  • Full day intensive team training

45-60 Minute Coaching Sessions

Coaching helps the content covered during a training session stick. 

Coaching also customizes professional and personal development, and provides pivotal objective feedback from an external authority. 

  • One-on-one

  • Small group (2-4 participants)

  • 4 session package
     

Independent Representative 

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