During one session, Katy helped me to work through a conflict I was having with a coworker. She helped me think logically through the other person’s behavior and my options in addressing it. Through our discussion, Katy helped me realize solutions I had never considered- I tried them the next day and they were incredibly effective.
Coaching has led me to consider unexpected next steps in my career, based on realization of what is important to me, what will help make me successful and what is unavoidable in any successful career, whether as a senior leader or as an individual contributor.
I wasn’t sure what to expect in the beginning, but I put my trust in her and the process, did the work (e.g. implemented her recommendations) and am exceedingly pleased with the results. Would definitely recommend.
I would say that Katy quickly fostered an atmosphere of trust which allowed the coaching sessions to flow freely. I do not feel that I am a person who likes to share with others, but found in almost every session that that time had flown by before I was ready for them to end.
This was an incredible opportunity to reflect on my management and leadership style, and clarify how to be a more effective role model and team member.
I had the opportunity to see myself through a different lens. I feel there was a breakthrough in the realization that I had opportunities in embracing a growth mindset approach in conversations. The best part was Katy’s approach in asking the right questions to allow me the chance to come to this conclusion through my own word and thoughts.
Coaching helped me focus on more challenging parts of leadership development.
Katy provided specific tactics that I found pivotal to helping me modify my undesired behavior in those circumstances-and adapting to fit the culture of my current company (which was a huge change from my prior companies where I had regular C-level interface);
It’s been really valuable to take time with an unbiased coach. I work in an extremely competitive environment, and it’s been difficult to receive constructive, action-orientated feedback.
While I had a good understanding of my professional development areas (effective and influential communication) and goals, the greatest help Katy provided was to help me focus my objectives into actions via concrete measures I can take to improve. To that end, she helped me develop greater awareness of what triggers the undesired behavior, and suggested helpful tactics to adapt to them.
This process was fabulous. The opportunity to have a coach and think critically about my leadership style was priceless. Katy was the perfect coach- patient and understanding, candid and supportive. I could not have asked fora better person. She was immediately able to understand the problems in a field very different from her own, and helped me find real world solutions for the problems I was facing on a daily basis.
The result has been extremely positive. I would definitely recommend Katy.
Katy helped me take a series of disparate thoughts I’ve had over the years about career, women, international business, introversion/extraversion and helped me meditate on them, see them in different contexts and synthesize them.