A Junior Leader Aspiring to Greater Leadership

You want to grow in executive presence. You know you need to accelerate your development as a leader and move further down the road to a senior position.
You are looking to the next step up in leadership. You are willing to explore leadership concepts and how they show up in your work as a leader. You may want one-on-one coaching, to join our group coaching option, or attend leadership concepts program.

A Leader Facing a New Challenge

You are in a place of uncertainty. Perhaps, you are in a new job, have a new responsibility or a decision to make. With these unknowns it can be difficult to make a choice. You want someone to hear you as you talk through the opportunity or issue and to hear your ideas, concerns, and possible choices. You may want 1:1 coaching to support you through the process and find your way in uncertainty.

A Senior Leader in Transition

You made it to a senior position! You are considering (or are actually) moving out of corporate leadership positions. Perhaps you want a sounding board and an opportunity to talk through your initial thoughts. You may want to take it further into the full spectrum of identifying what it could be, what will be, and making it happen. You choose personal coaching focused on the “What’s Next After Organizational Leadership?”

Frequently Asked Questions


Why do people use a coach?

Clients come to coaches when they decide working with someone will make them better able to change. Sometimes it’s to get some clarity around an issue, have a safe space to explore options, make a decision, come up with a plan to make a change, and to have someone who knows their plans and helps them be accountable to taking the next steps.


Is it confidential?

It is unethical for a coach to disclose your information except as required under the law. There are certain legal situations where information may need to be disclosed (there is potential harm to yourself or others, there is an illegal action identified,subpoena, etc.)


What does the coaching process look like?

It is an on-going dynamic conversation between you and the coach. Topics may include skills development, performance enhancement; mastery of concepts/ practices, personal or professional growth or transformation. Coaching is about recognizing the choices you have and consciously using your values when making decisions.

Coaching requires a desire to change, a commitment on your part to seriously consider this change, and at a choice point(s) for you to choose the action to move toward your desired change or not. Your willingness to play with new experiences can lead to insights that you might otherwise miss.


What is the role of the coach?

The coach’s job is to notice, point out, and be with clients wherever they are in their process. The coach is there to encourage and support, provide companionship around the rocks, and escort clients through the dark waters as well as to celebrate their skill and success at navigating the difficult passages. Coaching allows clients to live more fully in a deeper relationship with all aspects of their lives.

Co-Active Coaching, Whitworth et al

Coaching vs. Therapy


  • Help clients wanting change that will occur over time.
  • An ongoing, one-on-one relationship.
  • Regular conversational sessions: the client explores the desired change and decides on a course of action.
  • An element of confidentiality


  • Coaches focus on the present and future. Therapists will also deal in the past.
  • Coaches: confidentiality is more a privacy issue. Under the law illegal and potential harm, etc must be reported and information can be subpoenaed. Therapist have medical/legal confidentiality
  • Coaches will refer a client with psychological issues while therapists will treat them.
  • Coaches work with clients to help affect the client’s desired change. Therapists can also work to heal the past.