Change Your View: Discover What's Possible! Sign up for our newsletter and get your 10 tips for communicating effectively!
Top 10 Tips for Communicating Effectively!
Communication is often cited as the most common cause for challenges in leadership effectiveness. Look at any employee engagement survey and you'll find opportunities for improvement! Sign up for our bimonthly newsletter to receive your free copy and witness immediate improvement in your ability to influence and engage your audience!
Why and How to Use an Executive Coach by Rachel Cieri
Click on the Magazine to be taken to the December 2011 Baltimore Issue of SmartCEO. Joy Goldman, Viewfinder Coaching and Consulting, LLC and Susan Hahn from Swan Consulting Group are featured! Executive clients are interviewed to discuss what was important to them about working with a coach.
Thanks to Vicki Hess for the posting!
Viewfinder Coaching and Consulting is proud to be affiliated with the Physician Coaching Institute! Click on the picture below to see more information!
We inspire effective and authentic leaders to make a positive difference in the world.
Viewfinder Coaching and Consulting is committed to working with you, or your leaders, in being more effective in their role, where it matters most. We use validated competency assessment tools to identify both task and relationship-based opportunities for development. Viewfinder Coaching and Consulting subscribes to the strengths-based management approach... we will support maximizing a leader's natural strengths in a focused and intentional way, to achieve results.
Leadership, Physician and Executive Coaching
You've been promoted to an executive level position... something you've dreamed about for months and years! The moments of celebration are over and now you are expected to perform.... your world is faster, more complex, and the demands on your personal and professional time are all consuming.
Or... you've been in your role and want to take your performance to a higher level... your organization needs you.. and your board is demanding results!
Viewfinder Coaching and Consulting offers professional, expert, and talented coaches to help you reach your goals!
Organizational Development Consulting and Facilitation
The usual change strategies haven't worked and your team's or organization's performance is stagnant or declining. You're wondering if you have the right players in the right positions? Is it a competency issue? Is it a structure issue? Are team dynamics getting in the way of getting the results you need to move to the next level? Are you structured for success and are all your systems aligned to support your strategic goals? Viewfinder Coaching and Consulting can help!
Mesa Arch as seen through arch above
As an avid photographer (see www.canvasjoy.com), my metaphors for life are often visual in nature. The camera and the art of photography provide valuable lessons we can learn in coaching and leadership development. To name a few:
Viewfinder: that eyepiece you look through to compose the picture...... similar to the lens we look through to see the world.... what does your world look like? Is it full of color, beauty, amazing vistas, friendly and unique individuals? Or do you see in black and white... or grays? Is it a world full of threats, challenges too large to overcome, and are you small and insignificant? And, is, what you see, a function of the viewfinder........ or of your perspective?
Filters: What filters are you using to describe and interpret your world? Are they sunlight, starburst, polarizing to cut out the glare? Or do you use filters that don't allow in compliments, love, personal and professional improvement? Do you only see the negative and not the positive movement within and around you? Is your world out of focus-- have you lost sight of your goals/ your dreams/ your vision?
Depth of Field: The zone or area which is in focus.... what is in your foreground/ background... what assessments/ assumptions are controlling you that, if brought to the foreground, would allow you to recognize what's working for your benefit and growth, ... or against it? When we begin to notice thought patterns and behaviors, we are then in a place of power... to choose how we want to respond.... how we want to compose the picture and write the story.
Focus: "The clear and sharply defined condition of an image." "A central point, as of attraction, attention or activity." How many times have you felt torn in different directions? Are you responding to your own inner guide or the wants and desires of others? Have you fallen into our culture of multi-tasking and attention deficit, or are your goals, and purpose clear and in focus? Viewfinder Coaching and Consulting can help you gain greater focus on that which is most important, whether in life or in leadership.
These are just a few of the metaphors that can challenge us in becoming the best leaders, the best individuals we can be.. for our organizations, for ourselves, and for the betterment of our world!