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This initial phase sets the coordinates for our engagement and enables us to chart the best course forward. We first need to establish a clear understanding of the current situation, which is where you are now. To gain insight, this phase often includes stakeholder interviews or relevant assessments. We'll also determine where you want to go. What do you aspire to and what are your desired results?  With future success defined, we’ll identify the one or two changes you could make that would have the biggest impact and focus here on those so that the coaching has leverage. 



With a clear understanding of both the current situation and your goals, we’ll build an effective roadmap to facilitate the results you want to achieve. If your organization is sponsoring the coaching, an important step will be to confirm alignment and the support you will receive from your sponsor. In creating the plan, I’ll help you recognize and leverage your full set of strengths, as well as identify and address internal obstacles in the way of your success.  We also identify key milestones along the way to ensure we are optimizing our efforts. 


As your progress builds momentum and you close in on your goals, we’ll wind down our engagement.  So you can sustain your new levels of effectiveness, we’ll collaborate to identify practices, resources and follow-up support so the progress you have made sticks is lasting and real. Clients often return when they face a new challenge or feel ready to climb that next “peak” in their career.  It is an honor to work with clients over time, supporting their long-term success. When the time comes, we can re-engage in an active partnership focused on your new priorities.


This phase is about putting strategies into action, deliberate practice, and iterating based on your learning - and is the bulk of our work together. Activities often include trying out new tools, approaches, or ways of thinking and being, and we fine-tune those until your desired outcomes are achieved. Our coaching sessions will provide dedicated white space for you to reflect, focus, and plan and support you in accomplishing your desired outcomes. If you’re sponsored by an organization, we’ll periodically check-in with key stakeholders to maintain alignment and support of your progress.