I received my B.A. in Psychology and J.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In addition, I practiced law for approximately four years and have been in talent acquisition and management for almost 15 years. I am a certified diversity trainer, organizational consultant and professional coach who is a member of the International Coaching Federation.
I work mostly with lawyers (75%); however, I have worked with entrepreneurs as well as other professionals and executives (25%).
I am available to meet with clients in person, via telephone, or Skype/Zoom/Facetime. Sessions can be 30 minutes or an hour and I don’t have a required number of sessions. Generally, the process with a client is introduction, evaluation, defining goals, identifying objectives, developing action plans, execution, and assessment. Depending upon the issues the client wants to address, diagnostics would vary accordingly.
My biggest expectations are for clients to be fully engaged and be pro-active throughout the entire process. Those who are receive quicker and sustainable results.
If I’m working internally at an organization and a client is being referred to me by a supervisor/mentor/organization leader, then I’ll speak with that person (if available) to get background information and set initial expectations. If I’m working with external clients, I do not engage with anyone other than the client.
I received a referral from a supervisor who wanted a direct report’s communication skills to improve. After the first session, the supervisor saw an immediate change in the direct report’s presentation skills at a conference. Both were pleased. In another instance, I worked with a client on business development with a new business venture. Consequently, the client has been implementing the business development plans with success.
There are many but I would say trust and included within that is establishing a connection between both parties.
The introductory consultation is free. Depending upon the client’s needs and the scope of engagement, hourly and project rates are available.