Creativity is the super skill that creates legendary leaders.
It’s time to turn your day job into your life’s work.
For most of us, the creativity we recognized in ourselves as children is asleep and may be beginning to disappear. When we re-connect ourselves with our innate creativity we reconnect to the things we really need for our lives and in our work.
Being a leader in today’s business landscape is extremely difficult – I know. I have climbed the same mountains time and time again just like you have. I have learned the same lessons I now work to teach. The change in how I faced things needed to start with me.
- I am the only one who can seize and own my potential.
- I need to find and use my voice.
- I need the connection with autonomy, mastery, and purpose.
- I recognize the need to be more confident.
- I see the value in building my resilience.
- I know my life can be different. Better. More complete.
Cognitive psychologists, behaviorists, futurists, and masterful business strategists agree – creativity is the foundation from which our core behavioral skills spring, and it’s the key to advanced leadership development. And creativity is the primary force that drives me and the safety net that always catches me and saves me. So it became my mission to design a set of programs for individual leaders and teams to help them awaken the super skill of native creativity.
Now I use this system to help others, taking leaders in a state of growth through the exact same process I used. For each segment I have outlined references from well-known researchers, psychologists, and business strategists whose work underscores what we’re talking about.
I use a detailed 360 process to give you a comprehensive and unbiased view of where you are, backed with data, validity, and depth for long term leadership development and learning.
After we have worked together, you will have used my process to play, create, develop, design, and compose a strategic plan with timeline and milestones with all of the details for what comes next. And you will have a process you can re-examine and repeat you need to.
You’ll be yourself. Only better.
Here are ways we can work together.
STAGE 1: THE QUICK FIX
When people need to jump start their creativity or support a big change, this is a good option. We begin with a start state business analysis, do a 360 review of you in your work environment, and do a 3 session debrief to catalyze your creative transformation, outlining the ways it balances with your work and your life.
STAGE 2: THE ONE-on-ONE
When I meet someone who need consistent support in the form of a monthly call and individualized plan for implementation of personal leadership via creativity. We start with the elements from The Quick Fix and then for 12 months we work together, co-creating and honing your process and transforming you into a creative professional with a masterful ability to pivot and a keen eye on improvements to the bottom line. By the end of the 12 months, you have a strategy and you know how to remaster it when new changes come around.
STAGE 3: REST and RETREAT
For graduates of my other two programs, through the lens of creative tension, together as a group we workshop issues like innovation, change management, diversity, global team communication, and emotional intelligence and leave you with templates to share with your team and a tight-knit community of fellow creative leaders. These retreats are exclusive and limited and are only offered to my community of clients.
Here are some answers to questions I am asked most frequently about my coaching.
Q: WHAT MAKES CREATIVITY SUCH AN IMPORTANT SKILL FOR LEADERS?
A: Creativity informs our ability to put novel solutions together during times of crisis, and to operate our best while letting other members of our team do the same, leading to better delegation and a safer, healthier team experience. Recent studies by psychologists, major corporations, and federal organizations show that managers who are more creative are more highly functioning in their ability to lead and their ability to support a team, and that teams with safe psychology create better ROI for the companies they work for.
Q: WHY DO I NEED A COACH TO HELP WITH THAT?
A: Most leaders haven’t had the opportunity to nurture their creativity personally or professionally. Often, it’s a skill that’s buried deep beneath layers of judgement and societal pressure and it’s harder to uncover and recover than most skills.
Without practice using creativity, a majority of our modern leadership struggles with the idea of applying innovation to practical use and leveraging innate creativity as the driver for positive, healthy organizational and personal change.
Q: WHAT KIND OF OUTCOMES SHOULD I EXPECT AFTER I HAVE BEEN THROUGH YOUR COACHING?
A: After someone goes through a coaching program they start to uncover truths about their innate nature – behaviorally, cognitively, motivationally, and creatively. With this new information they can exercise practical emotional intelligence in their relationships with others and can be better advocates for themselves, explaining to others how they work and what they need.
It takes some time to move people from rusty to ready, but once they learn these skills they can be practiced on everything from personal leadership to cascading mentorship on teams. Departmental and organizational strategic approaches will naturally shift with the sea-change for individual leaders and team members.
Q: HOW IS YOUR COACHING DIFFERENT FROM THERAPY?
A: Coaching isn’t therapy and it doesn’t take the place of therapy. The thing that coaching has in common with therapy is that it is a focused time and space to work on yourself, your thinking, your listening, and your pursuit of new thinking and a healthier way of processing.
If I ever believe you need help from a clinical therapist, I will make a referral and make sure you get the additional support you need.
Q: WILL MY COMPANY SUPPORT YOUR COACHING? HOW WILL IT BENEFIT ME AT WORK IF I HAVE TO PAY FOR IT MYSELF?
A: Often, organizations will make an investment in leaders with high potential, or in leaders who need to fill a leadership role above what they are prepared for. In many cases, an organization will see the technical potential in a leader and understand they need help with soft skills, development, and management techniques.
If you end up deciding to invest in coaching yourself, I offer some “micro” programs to give you a taste without a huge financial investment. Most are 4 sessions long, or are a series of sessions offered in a small peer group. In addition to these methods, I offer coaching engagements of 12-18 months for fundamental behavioral change.