LEADER SINK OR SWIM?
7X YOUR investment.
(P.S. That's a better annual return than an investment in Shopify)
A single leader directly impacts the performance of 12 other people - for better or for worse.
Failing or under-performing senior leaders cost you up to 10x salary, not to mention the damage to employee morale and your brand reputation.
Nearly 50% of externally hired leaders fail in their first 18 months.
83% of promoted leaders feel unprepared for their new responsibilities.
Gain the skills, tools and mindset to accelerate performance, retain and grow critical talent and drive results. It's good for you, your team and your organization.
Leadership behaviours affect bottom-line performance by up to 30%. What's at stake for you?
All leaders have behaviours that get in the way of maximizing the performance of the teams they lead. For some, it's a matter of sanding off rough edges. For others, the behaviour can completely derail their career. And, the more senior the leader, the less likely it is that they will receive the feedback they need to correct the ineffective behaviour.
Masterful leadership comes from closing the gap between how we see ourselves and how others perceive us. Coaching is the mechanism for that transformation.
What clients are saying...
In my 6 months working with Emily, she has helped me make significant improvements in terms of identifying and implementing new strategies that allowed me to take my career to a new level. Emily worked with me to successfully navigate the transition from being a high-performing contributor to a team leader which enhanced my visibility within the organization and improved my perception among senior leadership. I highly recommend her.
- Melissa L, Director
ACCELERATION: THE FIRST 100 DAYS.
Nearly 50% of external leaders fail within 18 months and 83% of promoted leaders feel unprepared for their new responsibilities.
A new leader is a significant investment of time, cost and energy for organizations. When a transition fails it costs the organization up to 10x salary, not to mention the damage to brand reputation and team morale.
A trusted advisor in the critical early days can help the leader successfully navigate their new role by building credibility, momentum and positive results.
The Acceleration program is designed to help leaders successfully make the shift and accelerate the value they bring to a new role.
What clients are saying...
After only a few sessions, working with Emily has provided me with much-needed clarity around my goals, values, strengths and offer. Her coaching has helped me gain perspective on some complex, ambiguous scenarios and she's led me to discover the areas of focus for my development and progression. I'm confident that our work together is making me a better, happier and more successful leader, manager, and person.
Alex K, Vice President
DEVELOPING HIGH-PERFORMing TEAMS.
75% of teams are dysfunctional and 60% fail to deliver, according to HBR.
Despite it being a widely held assumption, getting it right doesn't come by chance. The odds are that without intervention your high-stakes team is at risk.
With the right design and support, teams do better work, are more collaborative and creative, have lower attrition and higher loyalty, and deliver up to 50% better performance.
Team coaching is proven to work where familiar interventions such as team building and skills training fail to deliver sustainable change.
What makes team coaching powerful?
Team performance improvement is directly related to improvements in business results.
Coaching is integrated into the day-to-day work of the team. The team works on real team problems, in real-time.
Team members learn new skills such as role clarification, conflict management, delivering feedback and decision making in the context of solving real business problems.
Coaching helps the team to set up conditions for their success and to create an agenda that gets them laser-focused on their desired end goals.
Coaching helps team members create and stay accountable to a shared team culture by defining norms and guiding principles to govern how work gets done.
Do you want a view of how your team is performing?
In the mid-90s, I built my own business from the ground up. We thrived through the highs of the dotcom boom and survived the lows of the meltdown and the tragedy of 911. In the subsequent decade, I led a global design and technology consultancy in Toronto as Managing Director. From 2006 to 2016 we grew just shy of 500%. In 2016, we were acquired and rebranded 3 times in 18 months.
This experience taught me what it means to show up as an effective leader through change and uncertainty. It challenged me to learn how to better align my impact with my intention.
Partnering with a great coach, I was able to reduce barriers and sand-off the rough edges to leadership effectiveness. As a result of this work, my relationships became stronger, buy-in was easier, team engagement rose and my team had more energy and enthusiasm for their work. Bottomline - the business performed better.
Today, I partner with a select group of curious, courageous & committed leaders and teams from organizations like LinkedIn, Medtronic, Havas, Leo Burnett and Lions Foundation of Canada Dog Guides to help them accelerate their performance and build positive and healthy businesses. I hold a professional certification from the International Coaching Federation and Hogan Assessments.