Success in reaching your corporate or career goals depends on your drive and commitment, and my approach, knowledge and experience. I refer to the blending of these three attributes as Pragmatic Compassion.
The pragmatism comes from years as a Fortune 500 strategist, consultant and coach/mentor. Whether “making my bones” at Microsoft, Eddie Bauer and Nordstrom, or more recently coaching leaders, managers and teams at Starbucks, Microsoft, Bank of America, Amazon… the list goes on… I’ve actively participated in diverse corporate cultures for the past twenty-five plus years while concurrently coaching many individual business owners and entrepreneurs to reach new career/business goals, or completely rebrand themselves to pivot in new directions.
The compassion comes from who I am, how I was raised and the other thing I do. Along with my coaching practice, I use my M.A. in Clinical Psychology from SayBrook University to counsel individuals and couples - which is a completely different approach and strategy from coaching.
Coaching relates to goal setting, outcome creation and personal change management. It supports personal and professional growth and development based on individual-initiated change in pursuit of specific actionable outcomes linked to personal or professional success. Therapy focuses on dysfunction, conflict and healing pain within an individual and relationships. The primary focus of therapy is often on resolving difficulties arising from the past. Coaching is forward moving and future focused.
Although the lines between the two are clear and defined, the combined knowledge and experience gives me a unique coaching perspective and approach.