"Jane has helped me evaluate and strategize on everything from the day to day tactical issues to the broad themes that affect my activities at work and outside of work."
"In May of 2002, seven years into a career in investment banking, private equity and corporate development, I was unexpectedly laid off during a force reduction at the technology consulting & engineering firm where I had been a director of strategic development for less than a year. This event came 18 months after I had begun to seriously reconsider the trajectory of my career. Though troubled by my current situation for over a year, it was not until I was forced to take a step back that I finally made the time to re-evaluate my professional progress. Serendipitous for me at the time, a member of the senior management team at the job I was leaving gave me a session with Jane. From that first meeting, I had a strong bond with Jane. I immediately saw her ability to help me think about my current situation from both a personal and professional perspective and provide feedback, advice and act as a catalyst for changes I had wanted to make for a long time. Read more...
-Principal at a large New York Private Equity Firm
"... by focusing me on what my new ideal job might be, she helped me to see this as an opportunity to do what I had always wanted to do."
"Jane has a gift for bringing out the very best in others! Her sensitive probing and infectious humor made me look forward to each of our sessions and the insights that we would discover together."
"Having lost my executive job with a large corporation, I was feeling lost and betrayed, my self confidence shaken. Jane helped me to get in touch with my emotions, so I could more effectively deal with my feelings. And after such a successful long career, much of my identity had been wrapped up in my work. But by focusing me on what my new ideal job might be, she helped me to see this as an opportunity to do what I had always wanted to do. Jane's straight-forward questions and genuine support enabled me to remember my strengths and regain my confidence."
"Thanks to her thoughtful guidance and generous heart, I have found a position I love as Executive Director of a large not-for-profit agency. Jane was my angel when I was most in need! I will always be grateful for her influence in my life."
Executive Director of a large not-for-profit agency
How Do I Get Started with Executive Coaching?
First, I would like you to look at a few samples of some coaching programs I offer. Keep in mind custom coaching initiatives is always available:
Not sure which program is best for you or have questions?
After you have completed all of these steps it is time to schedule our "Get Acquainted Appointment". We will spend about fifteen minutes on the telephone getting to know one another, making sure there is a great match and answering any other questions you may have.
This is the time we make the commitment. I will send you an agreement that outlines what will happen and how,and schedule our first series of sessions.
Once this is completed, I will e-mail you a welcome packet. In it will be a Client Profile (a series of questions that tells me about you and what you would like to achieve with coaching). In addition, I will have you sketch out your vision statement and 90-day goals. I will send you a link to take the Myers Briggs Temperament Instrument (MBTI) Now the work and the fun can begin.
Depending on the coaching program you choose, you will come to my office, I will travel to your office, or we will speak on the phone. Prior to each session I will ask you to
e-mail me a Weekly Progress Form. The activity helps you identify your achievements and opportunities as well as determine what you want the focus of our next session. By sending it to me in advance I can prepare for our meetings and pull together some materials that may enhance the discussion.
We will establish goals with measurable action steps and target completion dates. I will guide you in the formation of your goals. Then we will work, in a concentrated way, to achieve or exceed the targets you have set in our 3xs a month coaching meetings.
You will always be asked to think BIG. I call this your WOW. Reaching the max, something you thought you could never do or make a radical change that makes you and others say "WOW." By staying on-point you will be able to manage your time, increase your productivity and reach your target faster and with greater ease. I am sure you agree, when you set your sights on a goal, make a commitment and report progress on a regular basis, to someone else, you are much more likely to succeed. Isn't that how we all got through college?
Coaching calls are conversational in nature with the agenda set by you.. This does not mean I will not redirect when I hear you getting off base or suggest that we place our focus onba particular area. At the end of the session we will determine what needs to happen between calls and commit to working on those points.
Sounds simple? In a way it is—the process that is. But, the work can be challenging. You're always up for a challenge, aren't you?
Let me assure you, making your career a priority is not all that time consuming. A few hours a week (don't worry I will help you find the time) can make a tremendous difference in your progress. The effort and opportunity to practice new skills will manifest ten-fold, daily and in the future.
"Jane has helped me evaluate and strategize on everything from the day to day tactical issues to the broad themes that affect my activities at work and outside of work. She has been a good listener, a great coach, and become a good friend, always helping to provide the perspective, the tools, and the vote of confidence to go after that next big thing".
- Principal at a large New York Private Equity Firm
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