Coaching and Development
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.