Performance Coach for Accidental Managers
Experienced Sales & Marketing Executive | Former Director of Advertising | Master Networker | Public Speaker & Educator | Trained Servant Leader | Relationship Builder | Networking Seminar Leader | Maximizer | Golfer
I help accidental managers - professionals who end up in a supervisory or management role - make the leap from individual contributor to manager.
Making the leap from individual contributor to a people manager is among the most challenging transitions in a career. Even the most talented and successful individuals stumble as they learn to take on a new identity and different responsibilities.
This is where I love to come in. I am here to help new managers actively set aside time in their day to become better people managers.
My 1-on-1 coaching sessions are typically via the phone, are usually one hour in length and can be booked on an as needed basis. I have found 10 sessions over 4 months to be the perfect balance of immediate help and long-term guidance that will have the largest impact on your performance.
+ First-time people managers who feel lost or overwhelmed by suddenly being in charge.
+ Leaders who have been promoted or are transitioning to new companies or new industries.
+ Project managers who want to be better at leading a team with no direct reports.
I have worked in small startups, established tech companies, subsidiaries of multi-billion dollar conglomerates and 100-year-old media companies and can share my insights from managing in each of those environments.
I also have a Master's degree in Executive Leadership from the University of San Diego. In this program, I studied Servant Leadership and Situational Leadership under Ken Blanchard, author of One Minute Manager Builds High Performing Teams. Principles which are the cornerstone of how I will help you Become a Better Manager - learning to lead with influence, and love, instead of authority.
I can help you with the macro level strategies and work habits that make a successful people manager down to the micro level details, such as performance reviews, team meetings and how to handle your boss.
I am someone who will be in your corner all the way and someone who wants to see you succeed.
I am transparent and collaborative, and you can expect the same as we work together. I take my work and your success seriously, but with a light touch.