DEVELOP yourself and your team into world-class leaders
There Are Few Natural-Born Leaders.
Many people believe that leaders are born, but the truth is, very few world-class leaders are born that way. Great leaders are created, through the deep work of introspection, character development, personal growth, and skills training.
Our clients come to us for a variety of reasons. Whatever your reason, you’ll find the guidance and support you need to develop into a world-class leader.
Reasons Leaders Seek Our Help
Heading into a new role
Leveling up requires new skills
Often, leaders who are taking a new role hire us to help them prepare and ensure they’re ready for the challenges that await. Maybe you’ve taken on a new position that will require more of you, or maybe it’s just different from anything you’ve done before. We’ll help prepare you for your new challenge, so you can hit the ground running.
individual Leadership development
You want to become the best version of yourself
Sometimes folks come to us because they struggle with leadership challenges and want to improve and develop the skills great leaders possess. It might be that you’ve seen other great leaders and can tell you still have some work to do. Maybe your boss wants to see you develop in specific ways in order for your career to move forward. Wherever you’re coming from, we’ll assess where you are now, set clear outcomes for where you’d like to be, and we’ll get you there.
Leadership team development
You want your team on the same page
We’ll help you assess your team and then help you optimize where improvements are needed. We offer a number of assessments and coaching programs to facilitate the development of healthy organizational cultures. We can even help you begin the process of replacing a valued team member by calibrating their precise personality and working style so that you can predict how top applicants will perform in comparison. Our goal is to help your leadership team evolve into world-class leaders and visionaries who are operating from the same, shared set of values and goals and compatible approaches to leadership.
You’re in trouble
We call it “remedial” coaching
Occasionally, leaders find themselves in hot water. Maybe your board thinks you’re not leading well enough. Maybe you made a mistake and sent the wrong email to the wrong person. Maybe there’s been a pattern of bad behavior. And yes, sometimes the lawyers call us. Not only will we help you right the wrongs and grow in the ways you need most, we’ll provide metrics-based reports of your performance and growth to your boss and/or board so they can see the work you’ve been doing.
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WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY:
Susan has been my coach for over a year and I can’t say enough positive things about her or about the experience. She has helped me move out of my comfort zone and improve my leadership skills in a myriad of ways.
I love that she helps me discover things about myself – both my strengths and areas of growth. Every coaching session with her comes with lots of “aha” moments and I always come out with very specific ideas of how I can do better, how I can improve my skills and how I can grow as a person and as a CEO.
Coaching with her has truly been one of the best investments I or my organization has made.
There is no one I would more highly recommend if you want to get to the next level of your leadership and to really accomplish the goals you set for yourself. I am truly a huge fan of Susan’s and appreciate what an amazing person and coach she is.
– Anne Miskey / Executive Director, Downtown Women’s Center
I decided to work with Susan because I wanted to improve my executive skill set so that I could continue to achieve my goals. Since working with Susan I have been elected to a Board of Trustees of a large educational foundation, which was one of my goals.
Susan helped me to identify that I am too trusting and need to withhold some trust for others to earn rather than just give it to them. I like to think of it as “trust but verify” as a way to have someone earn more of my trust.
As a result of working with Susan, I have resolved one of the underlying issues I had dealing with subordinates employees who do not align with my values. I now recognize those individuals and so I am more careful to not respond emotionally. She has caused me to stop, think, and then speak so that I do not respond inappropriately or emotionally.
I felt very comfortable opening up to Susan from the beginning of our time working together. She took my responses and either agreed, expounded, or corrected my perspective all without being condescending or demeaning. Even when she was pointing out how misdirected my perspective might be, I never felt threatened.
– Jack E. Lechner, Jr., CFSP, CT / President and CEO, Cincinnati College of Mortuary Sciences
I had but a brief experience of executive coaching with Susan, just one month due to our particular arrangement. 4 sessions, 5 five hours total. After just 2 hours together, Susan had deftly identified the crucial things that were standing in the path between where I was and where I wanted to go – blocks even I had never realized before. A year later, I can attest to the phenomenal results she was able to coach me to attain. Susan has a remarkable ability to dig very deep, very quickly, uncover hidden obstacles and how to overcome them, and to both inspire and empower you to take the actions needed to achieve your goals. It is an intense, rewarding experience that I would recommend to anyone wanting to take it ALL to the next level.
– Monica Swinney, Ph.D. / Chief Engineer, Drug Delivery & Devices R&D Innovation, Eli Lilly & Co.