Learning leadership from the beginning
Despite not graduating from high school, I achieved a seemingly successful career and personal life. I graduated from nursing school, completed my MBA and climbed my way up the corporate ladder. I made a transition from the UK to the USA, I married a kind, loving man and I became a mother. I achieved more than I ever thought possible – but I wasn’t happy.
It all became very apparent to me one Friday after coming home from business travel. My then six-year-old son was excited to see me and wanted me to play with him. I thought, “You’ve got to be kidding.” I was exhausted. I suddenly had a realization that this was going to be my life for the unforeseen future unless I did something to initiate change.
Coaching and leadership development
This prompted me to find a coach to help me navigate my life. That is how I discovered the Institute of Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC). Through my experience as both a client and now as a certified coach, I realize I had been living at the effect of my circumstances—reacting to whatever showed up in my path as if it was an obstacle, rather than being the creator of my life and choosing rewarding and fulfilling experiences.
Taking ownership of my life has been, and continues to be, my most empowering experience. I now choose how and what I want in my life, and I am dedicated to helping others discover the best version of themselves – personally and professionally.
Leadership team coaching
When I work with leaders, I often find they are in leadership roles because they have been high performers in previous jobs. They are self-driven and have the knowledge and skills to get the job done. These talents have led to promotion, but these individuals find themselves frustrated and disillusioned as leaders, unable to effectively direct team performance.
For example, I often hear leaders say, "Why must I state the obvious?” or "People these days have no work ethic.”
If a leader fails to set expectations and boundaries, his or her team has no way of knowing what is acceptable – which leads to a lack of trust and respect on both sides.
Being a leader requires a different set of skills. I help these leaders learn how to connect with their teams and build lasting rapport, and I also help businesses uncover and correct leadership gaps, thereby increasing engagement and company success.
Serving across Southlake, Fort Worth, Dallas, Arlington, Plano, Frisco, Decatur, Weatherford, and the surrounding areas