MENTAL FITNESS = THOUGHT LEADERSHIP
Most leaders focus on finding the right strategy. The best leaders focus on empowering the right people, including themselves.
I offer unconventional wisdom that helps you challenge the assumptions about the problem you are facing, provide you fresh perspectives, and generate new ideas that will unlock your personal and career potentials. This is your mental fitness center to develop your mind muscles so that you become the mastermind of your destiny.
"Everyone needs a coach". - Eric Schmidt, ex-CEO of Google
Harvard Business Research suggested that a behavior-based approach to executive coaching for leaders helps them to find opportunity in the face of great challenge and integrate key skills into their daily interactions.
NEXT-LEVEL LEADER COACHING
Being the team or program lead, you have many demands coming from different directions, and often little positive feedback. You are forced to work in environments that are ever changing and more complex. You feel like you hit a bottleneck in your career and there is lack of growth opportunities within your organization.
How do leaders get to that next level? High-performance professionals like you are passionate about personal growth to better serve their company and their loved ones, and you are smart enough to know coaching is an invaluable tool to grow faster. I will help you develop a personal leadership path that ensures you remain inspired and boost your capacity to change and move to a higher level of your leadership performance.
Executives like you are under considerably pressure: markets and technologies change with remarkable rapidity. There is increased regulatory pressure and a workforce that in many ways is different from that of yesterday. On top of this, trust in leaders is very low. Put all these factors together and you have a recipe for extreme executive challenge, leading to lost opportunities and earnings that don’t meet expectations.
The best leaders get coached. I will engage you in candid and supportive dialogs, challenge you to explore who you want to be as a leader - and support you to make it happen. Through this process you will become more self-aware, gain a better understanding of different aspects of your leadership, revitalize your vision, and make your life more fulfilling.
You like to achieve work-life balance so you have enough time to pursue both work and personal interests that you love. However, when you feel as if one side of your life is using up too much of your energy, you can become stressed, your productivity can fall, and your personal relationships can become strained.
I will work with you to review your personal and professional commitment, identify the non-negotiable needs and goals in your work life, realign your priorities that reflect your belief systems and values, and in the end, help you bring back efficiency, flexibility, and controls back to your work and life.
CAREER CLARITY COACHING
You're feeling stuck, frustrated, or unhappy with how your career or life is panning out. One minute you’re thinking about quitting, the next minute you’re wondering if you should just stay put. You’re applying and applying to jobs, but secretly you still feel like you can’t move past the invisible barrier in front of you. Something has to change for you to break free and be inspired. But finding your path is like waking up on a foggy day.
I will work together to figure out why you feel stuck and help you escape the groundhog life. With our coaching, you will find your superpowers and biggest strengths, define your vision for success, get crystal clear on your unique value, personality, and expertise that you and only you bring,
Life is a perfect adventure; a game that cannot be won or lost, only played.
HOW IT WORKS?
Long-last change comes from a place of authenticity.
Making yourself do something is very different than making yourself WANT to do it. You already know what forcing something feels like. A push might yield short-term results. You will cooperate from a time. But a pull from your future self is an entirely different story.
I offer you personal support to reach clean outcomes by offering a confidential sounding board, help to clarify what is important, acknowledgement, share observations and reminders of who you are, and build on your strength. We provide direct feedback when needed, help you build accountability to staying focused, making clear progress, and strengthen your executive presence.
Q: WHAT IS COACHING (and WHAT IS IT NOT)?
Coaching is not telling, teaching, giving advice, correcting mistakes, therapy, counseling, therapy, or solely focused on fixing problem behaviors. It is a partnership where we design a plan based on your agenda – coaching takes what’s inside and translates it into outer goals that you accomplish step-by-step.
Q: WHAT IS THE OBJECTIVE OF A COACHING ENGAGEMENT?
The objective is to focus on your potential (your unrealized ability, capacity or possibility) by leveraging your strengths, uncovering what’s in your way, and targeting the areas you are most interested in addressing to help you reach your goals more effectively.
Q: WHAT CHANGES CAN I EXPECT THROUGH COACHING?
Many coaching clients reported that they see change in powerful ways. And they’ve likely had ambitions, goals, concerns and challenges that are similar to yours. Coaching can be the catalyst to profoundly shift the trajectory of your life, enabling you to change the quality of your life and the direction of your career in ways you never dreamed of.
Q: WHAT ABOUT CONFIDENTIALITY?
What happens in our sessions stays in our sessions.
Q: HOW OFTEN WOULD I MEET WITH MY COACH?
We will work with you to develop a meet schedule that works with your availability and at a regular frequency that can help you achieve the specific goals you set for coaching. Meeting regularly offers time for reflection and application of learning between sessions, while maintaining the momentum of our work together.
When I first discovered Shan’s Thought Leadership, I was intrigued by the concept. We had both completed a yearlong leadership program and I felt that I was somehow stuck in my growth as a leader and as a human being.
My work with Shan truly transformed the way I approach life these days. Shan is very astute in her observations, with a keen sense of unmasking my inner blocks and taking them on without fear. She expertly guided me to a new perspective, reframing my view of a situation and challenged my assumptions firmly and with compassion. My anxiety was something that held me back, coupled with a lifelong habit of negative self-talk and perfectionism. Shan gave me the tools to forge my path towards personal growth out of my self-perceived weaknesses. They really are untapped strengths.
These days, I have found the courage to start my own website and blog, with plans of turning it into a business. This is something I always dreamed of doing but was too scared to step out of the comfort of anonymity.
Some of my friends and colleagues ask me what I did to become more confident, more empathic, and more compassionate – towards myself, and by natural extension – towards others. I tell them about my journey with the best coach I can imagine.
- Katharina Mahadeva, Medical Doctor, Northern Nevada Medical Center
Anxiety is a growth opportunity, make it your friend". I love this quote that Shan mentioned in our 2nd session and have taken it to heart.
I was going through major anxiety over a lateral move within the company because I knew nothing about the new work and had to learn a lot in a very short time. My sessions with Shan helped me get over the anxiety and focus on my strengths. Shan has a great personality and is a wonderful coach! She asked probing questions and challenged my thinking which at times made me uncomfortable but helped realize that I am overly critical of myself and needed to shift towards becoming a realistic thinker. She also provided valuable ideas for overcoming self-doubt, managing stress, prioritizing things that really matter to me and setting smaller goals to make my bigger goals less daunting. I enjoyed my coaching sessions with Shan!
- Sheelu Verma, Machine Learning Leader, ADT
Shan uses an authentic coaching method to help me manage stress and anxiety. Over the last year, she has helped me develop a more positive mindset and greater self-awareness. Shan's technology background allowed me to feel more understood and heard when I spoke about work-related technology projects that caused stress. Mixed with her coaching style, I was able to look at things differently,
have more clarity, and stay calm during anxious moments. I highly recommend hiring Shan as a professional coach.
- Mikki Milligan, Business Intelligence System Analyst, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Book a session with me today and start to recreate a life where fun and enjoyment is in balance with everything else.