Are you a minority (woman, person of color, Millennial, LGBT) struggling to bring your best self to work? Do you lead the diversity efforts in your organization? Do you lead a diverse team? Then you have workplace challenges others don’t! Coaching is one of the best ways to identify and hone your strengths, develop your weaknesses and create clear goals and action plans. There’s nothing better than a coach who “gets” you and your unique challenges to provide you the support, safety and skills you need to step into your brilliance (and help others achieve excellence).
I shift my clients to clarity, confidence, direction and success in important work they care about plus personal joy and fulfillment. (Yes, you can have both!) I’ll help you grow into a more awakened, authentic version of yourself, empowered to also move human evolution by changing the systems around you!
I enjoy working with younger leaders, women, people of color, LGBTQI and anyone focused on creating positive change in their workplace or community. Coaching is also highly effective as follow up to my trainings, allowing you to practice new skills, work through personal barriers and deepen your learning. Learn more about coaching and my style in my coaching FAQs, learn more about me in my bio, and read on!
I’m the rare coach that does diversity and leadership coaching. I specialize in equipping managers to be more effective leading “diverse” reports and teams, and communicating effectively across differences. I’m also skilled at facilitating excellence and effectiveness in those leading D&I (diversity and inclusiveness) efforts in their organizations, and also in employees or managers who are members of historically marginalized groups like women, people of color and younger professionals. Not only am I a Certified Professional Coach (learn more about that below) I’ve been there — I’ve lead teams of diverse individuals myself, and headed the D&I initiative at a major state organization. Read my bio for more information about my background related to diversity and leadership coaching.
Whether in the “diversity” field or not, I love to coach “Change Agents” — leaders and creative folks who are out to make the world a better place! I believe we all have superpowers. I help superheroes (like you!) identify and hone those superpowers and overcome their “Personal Kryptonite,” leading to greater effectiveness and happiness. Eager to learn more? Sign up below to receive a copy of my free guide “5 Reasons You’re Not Changing Things (Enough!)”:
I am a Certified Professional Coach (CPC) through Leadership that Works’ Accredited Coach Training Program and an Associate Certified Coach (ACC), credentialed by the International Coach Federation (ICF). According to the 2014 ICF Global Consumer Awareness Study, clients who worked with an ICF Credential-holder were more likely to be satisfied with their coaching experience and recommend coaching to others, and 83% of coaching clients reported that it was important for coaches to hold a credential. Leadership That Works’ Coaching for Transformation program was an excellent fit for me, since it’s the only major coach training program that includes diversity and social change in its curriculum and core values. Discerning clients prefer to work with CPCs because we undergo extensive training and evaluation to be certified, and are held to the professional standards of the International Coach Federation (ICF) Code of Ethics. I’m also a member of the highly active New Mexico chapter of the ICF. Finally, I’m a licensed practitioner/coach in PRINT®, a breakthrough model of human motivation and behavior that was developed by The Paul Hertz Group. PRINT® is the best tool I’ve found to help clients understand what they truly want and why, identify their core strengths and weaknesses, and take action to create situations where they thrive.
I’m now leading the way I always envisioned, because of the tools I learned from working with you. My team has gelled and I’m confident in their ability to handle our high-stakes projects while I’m out on leave. I even look forward to our staff meetings!
I moved from feeling alone and sorry for myself to ignited and inspired – you are incredible at doing this! Instead of pity for myself and ‘being stuck’ I’m determined to fail quickly and not make it mean anything about who I am or my abilities.
I used to worry about my every move and what people thought. Now I’m confident and don’t let bad behavior or my own frustration prevail. Before, I was too polite and the team suffered.
Your keen and supportive conversation has shifted mountains for me! Your ability to see what’s needed to be said in the moment not only provided deep insight but I am now in action and miles away from the struggles I felt.
I now own more of the conversation with my boss and take the initiative with my peers in my areas of expertise – even though I’m the youngest leader. You coaching me has benefitted them in ways they’ll never know!
I view conflict management in a whole new way now. You diffused me and bought me some time. I shifted from seeing it as “a problem to fix” to “a situation to investigate”!
You drew me out and got at the root of my issue immediately! — I didn’t want to say it, but you drew it out indirectly, and got me to go deeper. You nailed it!
That was so powerful! I felt a lot of trust, which is so important for these issues. You provided a great container. You were genuine in your celebration and acknowledgements.
You brought me back to what’s important in a nice way. You listened, were curious, and were there with me the whole time. I was mostly judging myself, but I didn’t feel judgment from you. You’re calm but energetic — a great balance!
Watch video testimonies from one organization about how coaching is making all the difference! Also read this short article on Coaching in Organizations about how leaders like you are investing in coaching and reaping the rewards, as well as the Building a Coaching Culture, a research report showing how organizations that offer coaching see enhanced productivity, employee engagement and revenue growth.