SETTING YOUR OWN COACHING GOALS
One of the most important things about leadership coaching is that it must be entirely client-driven. In the first call of your coaching program, I would encourage you to set the direction by discussing your goals and desired coaching outcomes. Complete open and honest communication is a must!
COMING TO EACH SESSION WITH A TOPIC
You choose the topics for discussion. You could use sessions to explore solutions to pressing issues and identify new opportunities. Conversations you have with coaches are strictly confidential, which provides a lot of freedom when it comes to choice of topic.
MAKING YOUR OWN DECISIONS
You make all the decisions about how to move forward. Mentors and coaches shouldn’t be calling the shots.
ENGAGING IN THE PROCESS
Coaching is entirely client-focused. When you 'put more on the table’, it gives you and your coach more information to work with and creates more opportunities for reflection and improvement.
FOLLOWING THROUGH ON ACTION ITEMS
Most mentors and coaches will work with you to establish action items at the end of each session. These action items are intended to help you try new things, develop new perspectives, and break through barriers in your professional development.
Christine, the energy, detail, and fun that you put into your workshops is more than I have ever experienced or witnessed. The best part was when you noticed that some of our participants were stuck on a specific part of our team building exercise because we realized our actions didn't match our company values. I can't believe you stopped, switched gears and sat to talk to each one of our team members. Your ability to be flexible, agile and comforting showed me how to STOP and ACTIVELY LISTEN even when I have my own agenda or timeline. I now realize the importance of personal presence, mindset, and what conflict reflection is all about and how stopping to offer someone my time can make such a huge difference in our entire team dynamics. This was one of the biggest leadership lessons I have ever learned from anyone, ever! Thank you so much. You'll be back - we need you in our corner!
I was having a really hard time getting over a bad experience at work and it was affecting my performance in my new job, as well as winning bids in my industry. After working with Christine to get past and how to have conversations about my experience, I can speak confidently of what happened. I'm now working on developing and working on how to deal with the stories I keep replaying in my head. She's with me at work, in meetings, and when I feel overwhelmed at work just by the conversations we have every week. She's my supporting rock that sticks in my brain and there when I need to hear her words.
THANK YOU for being YOU!
You are helping me see the dots, connect the dots and keep or leave behind dots that no longer serve me, and invite in new dots supporting my highest good!
Most of all, your caring and comforting approach is reflective of how I respond and feel with you in a positive way. And how uplifting I feel after our conversations.
It has been a pleasure to work with Christine Cuthbert these past few months. The social restrictions of COVID-19 impacted my business as event caricaturist and I have a studio side that I was fortunate to have Christine to work on marketing and approaches with. She got to the bottom of the different options I have to pivot the different services I can offer. She isn't afraid to challenge my views on what has worked and what hasn't. Christine provided a fresh outlook and approach to the markets available that I hadn't thought of, which inspired me to look down even further avenues and I would recommend her to anyone looking for fresh eyes and ideas.
I highly recommend Christine. I started a new business this year and I am so grateful to have Christine's help building a team, and empowering staff so that our business will grow. As many business owners know, staff is your biggest asset and Christine can definitely help! Looking forward to the next steps working with Christine to keep reaching our business goals.
I'm finally producing my holistic Kneipp wraps and introducing people to some very basic things that they can do on a daily basis. I have much bigger dreams and plans but this is an amazing beginning and I am very excited to actually be stepping into having a small hobby business of my own that Christine has help me with. Having her encouragement and professional experience to build a business, it's been amazing so I'm very excited. I've wanted this for almost 20 years and she got me up and running in 6 short weeks.
Between COVID-19 and the decimation of my industry, I was having a lot of anxiety. Christine showed me how to put that uncertainty in a box and move on. She coached me to find the positive and use that to grow a new business model and revenue stream that aligns with my personal values and goals. It's helped me to move forward and I'm a better and happier person this year because of it. Thanks Christine for helping me find my new mindset!
I have had the pleasure of working with Christine on the building and management of an extraordinary team.
Christine was instrumental in taking a group of talented and productive workers from varied areas of our operation and helping build them into a well functioning team with one common set of core values and goals.
Christine’s ability to establish a good relationship with each team member and build on the individual and collective goals earned her the respect of the whole team. The ability to see the big picture while addressing all the smaller moving parts allowed Christine to effectively empower everyone to be their absolute best. Christine was able to take a group of individuals and build them into a very productive, fulfilled well functioning team that became like family.
I would highly recommend this talented woman to help with your business.
Christine Cuthbert guided the department through discussions which sought feedback from everyone and ensured the whole group was part of decision making processes. Opportunities for team building where used to dissolve the mistrust and to learn about each other’s strengths.
She uses both direct and open dialogue to ensure the whole department stayed on course. Her approach allowed the group to create a greater vision for the future. She built on each individuals qualities which added to the success of the team.
Her passion and her ability to nurture a high standard of excellence allowed the group to make the changes needed to be a cohesive productive and efficient department.