I was hired to coach a Director of Analytics at a Communications Infrastructure provider. Our goal was to increase his leadership effectiveness by first regaining his own mojo and seeking inner growth.
Initially, we explored ways to leverage his natural strengths, manage his mindset by setting the tone for the day, chunking tasks & incorporating variety in his work during the day.
For motivating his team, my client empowered his team for self-actualization and gaining mastery, extended them flexibility and contextual authority to decide how to complete their tasks; and inspired them accountable to the common objectives & purpose.
Then we delved deeper to find the right way to hold his team accountable. We partnered in developing a customized approach on clear expectations, right capability, specific measurement, receiving feedback, and providing feedforward.
This started yielding a higher productivity, self-satisfaction, and an increase in the level of engagement.
A prominent Medical Sciences Institute engaged me to conduct workshops for their faculty members for their in-service training requirements. I led a few workshops on communication, understanding & adapting to behavioral styles, etc. The faculty members were very engaged and participated in the discussions and the role-play practice. This led to more such engagements and trainings in-person and on-line.
The CEO and their leaders collaborated with me in finding other areas for my involvement such as creating a great student experience, enabling a higher placement success rate for graduates, teaching effectiveness, enhancing student’s self-esteem, digital learning, etc.
My presentation style and the use of examples & stories were well received by the participants. They appreciated my approach of using role-play for facilitating participants to immediately practice the topic and go deeper into the subject matter.
Through feedback and continuous interactions, we are enhancing the productivity and forging ahead with innovative approaches in blended learning.
I worked with a professional in the Tech industry. He was seeking to grow from his current level as a Product Manager to a role that would entail leading and managing product managers.
He wanted to improve his leadership skills and personal discipline.
Together we developed the structured plan to explore various areas and delve deeper in specific tactical steps. To begin with we assessed his strengths to see how we could leverage them to achieve his goals. And we evaluated some of his development areas that could be blocking his growth.
Then we started to work on a few traits for becoming a better product leader such as communicating the vision, evaluating what to prioritize & what to let go, delegating effectively, becoming a decision facilitator, etc.
I helped him specifically for amplifying his leadership skills. We delved deeper into areas such as: understanding the behavioral styles of people and adapting his communication, providing autonomy and holding people accountable on the purpose, presenting his POV persuasively, being agile to change based on the situation.
I worked with a professional in the Financial services industry. She was seeking to grow from a Senior Manager to a role of leader owning the operations of a vertical line of the business.
She wanted to increase her visibility in the organization.
I helped her develop a customized 360 evaluation for self-assessment, and by co-workers, supervisors, and direct reports. By exploring deeper in the 360 evaluation, specific elements and challenges were uncovered. For growing to the next level, she needed to becoming a vision setter instead of implementer, she needed to communicate effectively to increase her influence, and she needed to provide meaningful feedback to her direct reports.
She focused too much on her own execution strength. I helped her realize that she needs to do less of the functional work herself and let her team to more & self-manage themselves. This led her to use delegation by providing contextual authority to her team while holding them accountable for the results.
By improving her ability to motivate her team and delegate effectively, she improved on her leadership effectiveness. By focusing on things that her bosses were doing, she improved her visibility.
I coached a Director in the Life Sciences industry whose goals were to manage stress amidst tight deadlines on projects and improving communication with people from other departments. Together, we discussed his goals and tailored a list of coaching sessions for achieving his goals.
He was facing some issues when dealing with people who at times had unreasonable expectations. We leveraged his strengths of authenticity and open dialogue to establish a trusted environment and reduce conflicts. Due to his strong planning and process management skills, he made progress on taking decisions clearly even though in stressful situations and upholding his team’s morale & his leadership impact.
Through our discussions and simulated role plays he became more confident when communicating with different personalities, enhanced his professional relationships, and become more productive at work as well as in his personal life.
We explored on how to conduct effective meetings between his team members and the project sponsoring team, negotiating timelines & deliverables, and handling scope-changes during the project.