Coaching and Development
Individual, Leadership and Organizational Coaching and Development
Success in reaching your corporate, career or organizational 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.
Leadership Development • Organizational Development/Change • Career Coaching • Life Coaching
How Coaching Works
Reaching your goals depends on our mutual effort, commitment and accountability. I’ll be your accountability partner and you’ll be accountable to yourself. Together, we’ll determine your needs by understanding what you want to increase or decrease… we’ll work to uncover the "gaps" between your present state and your desired state. That’s where the work begins. The methods of how we conduct our sessions is secondary to being open and engaged.
Our regular sessions can be by telephone, Skype and/or in person. Although committing to and attending sessions with regularity is required to move forward, we can be flexible as to which communication medium we use. Our flexibility guarantees we can both maintain the mobility our work and lives demand without missing sessions. Coaching sessions range from 45-90 minutes. All depending on the partnership that the coach and client agree to.
I’ve worked with clients for years and for as little as three to six months… the minimum commitment to working with me. The benefits of coaching build over time. Again, it all comes down to commitment.
Who I Work With
I coach clients who want to take responsibility for where they’re going and have a willingness to put in the work to get there. I work with people from all walks of life, but as a woman of color in the corporate world, I find a lot of career women seek me out. Again, whoever you are, if you’re ready to put in the effort to move forward, give me a call.
Along with individuals, I consult/coach to build organizational development strategies and improve team communication and output. I work with team leaders and/or members of the entire team, dependent on your needs. Nothing is cookie cutter. My process includes ongoing, assessment and measurement strategies designed to provide the data needed to quickly adapt the plan (if needed) in real time. For more information on my Organizational Development/Teamwork experience/successes, please contact me.
How many times have you said to yourself, I wish I was happier or in another job, or another relationship, or liked my body better, or liked myself better? And then, having had this monologue, once again, did nothing. The truth, and you know this, is that your life really isn’t a movie and that wishing on stars or clicking your heels doesn’t make wishes come true. Wishes are usually very personal. You can open about your dreams and finding steps to making them become your reality.
Be a part of a team as you work together supporting each other to create the life that you desire
Organization coaching processes help eliminate the uncertainty that comes with corporate change and transforms periods of uncertainty and perceived crisis' into opportunities for key corporate participants to develop new skills, achieve unexpected results and improved performance. Organization coaching used to transition systems, develops collective focus and commitment, resulting in a combined corporate effort that initiates and sustains lasting transformation.
These processes include (not limited to):
Skills including the art of asking the right kind of questions at the appropriate time are key in facilitating responsible empowered organizations. LaVonne Dorsey teaches leaders and individuals skills that range from project management to running effective meetings, effective negotiation to career management, conflict resolution to strategic planning, personnel mentoring and defining organizational vision and mission.The organization coaching process may or may not begin by coaching the senior leaders and teams. Large group coaching work can also help reconfigure new corporate D.N.A. This process can precede work with major divisions and departments to lead the transition organization wide.
Systematic customized coaching processes for leaders and groups focus on skills (not limited to):
Group/Team Systems Coaching
Diversity Inclusion and Multicultural Corporations
Depending on the challenges or the needs of your organization, the organizational coaching process will develop a dynamic multicultural approach, capitalizing on diversity, to boost company innovation and measurable successes. At the national or international level, the success of an organization coaching process in a multicultural context is measured by a radical increase in company-wide lower level transversal operational cooperation. This increases all levels of responsibility and accountability, while at the same time development of a company-specific "multi-cultural" coherent identity. This corporate cohesiveness creates a strong foundation that helps align the whole system towards reaching organization goals, increasing engagement and improving productivity.
LaVonne Dorsey & Associates
Building More Effective Organizations
LaVonne has leveraged her diverse network of coaches, facilitators, consultants and project managers to assist leaders, teams and entire organizations to become more effective at reaching their goals.
Working at a consistent level that produces an intended result requires agility, inspiring leaders and trusting, motivated teams. With extensive experience in the public sector (city to national level), for profit/private and non-profit organizations, LD&A excels at assisting organizations to develop and thrive through the constant change in today’s world.
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Call or email LaVonne for a 30 minute consultation.
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Specials, Events and Workshops
It's remarkable how much progress you can make when you dedicate a block of time to a specific purpose. All of our events give you tools and strategies to implement the moment you walk out the door.
Getting A Fresh Start — In The New Year 2020 - VIRTUAL DURING COVID 2 - 90 min Sessions
Saturday, May 9th, 2020— 1:00- 2:30pm
Let's build an achievable plan filled with inspired daily action today. Shape the rest of your year by first building on what works naturally for you, understanding your obstacles, and being clear with your intentions. Learn easy, helpful tools to keep you on track in your daily life. Be empowered to create your desired future, while recognizing past experiences and the triggers that continue to disrupt your progress – You will instead, realize true success, fulfillment and accomplishment!
Uncover your hidden fears and self–doubts
Overcome barriers while discovering your inner strengths
Determine your ideal life balance
Develop a holistic and clear sense of your goals and any roadblocks to reaching them
Build a powerful plan that get you moving forward toward your goals.
Creating Your Life Vision Map - VIRTUAL DURING COVID 2 - 90 min Sessions
Sunday, May 10, 2020 — 1:00-2:30pm
What do you want in your life? What images represent your dreams? What words inspire you to move forward? What areas of your life do you need clarity and focus? Capture them during this workshop. You will be guided through a process to help you visualize where you want to be experiencing in the months ahead. Each of us is unique. Understand and remove the obstacles that may be preventing you from living your dreams. Learn how your life experiences have blocked you from accomplishing your dreams and goals. In developing your spiritual blueprint you will realize your emotions that either support or block your growth and map out a new path. Get clear about your goals, your hopes and your vision for your life. Make the connection to turn your dreams into reality every day. Vision mapping is powerful tool that will help you stay focused on your goals, create the feeling of reaching your dreams, support your subconscious mind in bringing your vision to life. The goal is to create an accurate map of your soul path or your path to success.
Life Transitions & Starting Over
Spring/Summer 2020 — Women in Transition — Coaching Series - Cohort -VIRTUAL DURING COVID 2 - 90 min Sessions
This workshop series covers a variety of life transitions from Recovering from an Illness, Surgery, Career Change, Divorce, Death of a Loved One or Partner, Empty Nest, Weight loss, Dating or Reentering dating world, Re-entering the workforce, Retiring, Job loss to Relocation/move. Customized the workshop content based on the audience needs. Personal assessment offered to each workshop participant. The number of classes in the workshop series is dependent on the number of participants and their needs.
TYPES OF TRANSITION
Death of a loved one or partner
Dating or reentering dating world
Re-entering the workforce
Recovering from an illness
This six month “women in transition” coaching series is designed to support women through engagement, improvement, and development. To find personal and professional success, or to aim, achieve and manage life changes and challenges.
LaVonne brings 18+ years of academic, corporate, and practical life experiences to her clients. Her academic credentials include a B.A. in Psychology and Organizational Development (University of Washington) and an M.A. in Clinical Psychology from SayBrook University. LaVonne completed her coaching education from The Coach Training Alliance (CTA)-International Coaching Federation (ICF) where she became a Certified Coach. Additionally, she is certified in Human Element FIRO B testing and analysis, which she achieved through the Business Consultants Network, Inc. LaVonne’s training is unique, and would not be complete without mentioning her training in Empowering Life’s Energies and Mastering Life’s Energies program from the Academy of Coaching Excellence. Member of the International Coaching Federation.
Partial Client List:
Amazon | Bank of America | Microsoft | IBM | Disney | John L. Scott | Linkedin | Macy's | Sen. Patty Murray | Chrysler | Starbucks | Chase | Windemere| Whole Foods | Port of Seattle | National Parks Service | City of Seattle | FitBit | Logitech | FaceBook
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