I recognize that it is uncommon as a male executive coach to feature women’s leadership offerings. I have benefitted from an economic system and corporate structures that favor my gender. I also realize that my male bias cannot be changed – however, I can increase my awareness about its effects. I would like to see more women leaders benefit from changes to the system.
I believe that male involvement in women’s leadership development can accelerate the pace of change. I also recognize that changes happen one step at a time – it is the only way to sustain a change. It is important to note that I am happily married and have two grown daughters that will benefit from seeing the system change.
Individual Executive Coaching for Women Leaders
Given the work that I have done with women leaders and after 30 years in leadership in the corporate world, I believe I have a unique perspective as a male on how women reach their potential in their careers. I offer Individual Executive Coaching for senior and high-potential women leaders. I offer my evolving knowledge of the women’s leadership journey to all of the male leaders that I coach, given demonstration of interest.
I am also actively partnering with a number of women colleagues to effect different and improved outcomes in the workplace for women leaders.
Women’s Catalyst Network
The Women’s Catalyst Network is a nine month group coaching and leadership development program for 8-10 mid-career/senior women leaders that are looking for a focused, intentional approach to developing themselves for the next level of responsibility at their organizations. With my colleague, Julie Holunga, who founded the network, we facilitate this group several times a year. A sampling of topics includes:
- Getting Out of Your Own Way
- Utilizing Strong Language
- Building Confidence
- Reframing Perspectives
- Building Relationship Capital
- Participants have pre-work and post-meeting homework that align with action learning sessions and the group coaching experience. Meetings are held in downtown Denver, CO, USA.
We also offer this powerful program internally for both mid-size and large corporations as well as for professional services firms. For further information, please see the following link on Julie’s website.
Women’s Leadership Blueprint
In my last corporate executive role, I co-created a Women’s Leadership Forum with an accomplished group of women Steering Committee members. That work inspired me to get certified by Talent Strategy Partners in their Women’s Leadership Blueprint in which I serve as a coach and facilitator. Pat and Carol have done breakthrough research in how senior women leaders most effectively and uniquely lead in their organizations. Their one-of-a-kind 360 assessment is a vital tool for growth and development of senior women leaders. Learn more about Pat and Carol at Talent Strategy Partners Talent Strategy Partners.
I am pleased to feature women’s group coaching with my colleague and fellow iPEC graduate, Belinda Brown, who is CEO of Equanimity Executive. Belinda’s focus on women leaders, blended with her multi-cultural expertise, allow us to reach leaders across the globe. Learn more about Belinda Brown at Equanimity Executive.
I am fortunate to be able to offer women’s leadership development workshops as well with my executive coaching colleague, Dr. Carrie Arnold (Denver, CO), who does important and career changing work related to Silencing in Women Leaders. Any organization that wants to see the potential of its women’s leaders released can benefit from this workshop. Visit The Willow Group website.