The higher you rise in your career, the more demanding the challenges become.
And your continued success requires skills that may not come naturally to you.
Leadership skills – communication skills – political skills – and even the skill to say no effectively.
These skills are highly situational. You can get your MBA, read bestselling leadership and business books, attend top-ranked communication workshops … and then you’re back on the job, facing a tough conversation, navigating through workplace relationships, hearing yourself say “I don’t think so” when you meant to say “I see a solution” – and you wonder what happened to all that theoretical understanding.
It can feel so awkward and difficult to break out of habitual ways of reacting!
The brain views anything new with caution. It resists short-term change. And knowing something from a conceptual perspective isn’t the same as being able to apply it in your day-to-day life.
Developing new, more effective ways of communicating and relating with others – your team, your management, and even your family and friends – requires three things.
- Realize that your situation is neither hopeless nor permanent. You can change, grow, and become comfortable with new skills in communication, work and personal relationships, and leadership.
- Learn to see yourself as others see you. I’ll hold up a mirror to show you what others see – the positives and the negatives. When you see yourself more clearly, your perspective shifts and you begin to understand how your actions and intentions may be out of alignment.
- Begin modifying your behavior. We’ll explore tools and approaches that work for you, at a speed that’s comfortable for you, so that you can reach the goals you set for yourself.
My job is to provide you with a context of safety and comfort within which you can explore new ideas and new behaviors without triggering your “freeze, flight, or fight” reaction.
Are you ready to explore what new success is possible for you?
Are you ready to become the change you want to experience – to release your imagination and creativity – experience greater confidence – and discover new levels of productivity and effectiveness?
Give me a call at 619.487.1548. We’ll explore the situations you’re facing, and discover how I can help you achieve your goals.
You definitely welcome, hear, and understand my most complex challenges, which I appreciate more than language can express. You raise the most insight-provoking questions that inspire me to pursue meaningful learning in my life and sustain significant positive changes. I know that you hold my best interests in mind. One of my goals is to listen to myself as well as you listen to me!
- Cláudia Schwartz, SPHR, Principal, HR Results; Director, University of California, San Diego (UCSD) HR Leadership Program, San Diego, California