We believe that leadership development is adult development. Adults have the capacity to expand their awareness of themselves, including their patterns of thinking, feeling, and acting.
They are able to grow in their awareness of how they impact others. With increased awareness, a client can, with the support of the coach, learn to make better decisions by considering challenges in anticipation of situations and exercising more awareness in the midst of action. Clients can move away from reacting in an ‘automatic’ way to act and to lead more
Secondly, learning and development are about behavior change. Consequently, we work with the client to design purposeful action, based on their own goals for development, in alignment with the professional and work challenges they are experiencing. This process usually involves some experimentation with different ways of thinking about themselves, as well as a change in their perspective about the world around them.
As a coach, we support and challenge the client throughout this transformation. The coach draws from many professional resources and tools in meeting the client’s needs. Of course, a commitment to confidentiality is of utmost importance in developing the trust necessary for a successful engagement.