What Doubts or Concerns do Senior Leaders Have about Coaching?
I already have more on my calendar than I can manage. I don’t have time for it. This will just increase my stress.
If coaching increases your stress rather than alleviating it then it’s a good call to avoid it. However most leaders err on the side of spending not enough time examining where they are putting their resources, what the impact is, and what they might do differently to optimize their own contribution. If coaching works, it will help you “work smarter, not harder.”
I’m here to do business, not get into touchy-feely abstract conversations or my personal background or critique my performance.
The aim of organizationally-engaged leadership coaching is to help both you and your company succeed. Research has shown that human engagement is the most important factor in the success of any enterprise. Coaching is an evidence-based, scientific model of how best to engage the whole person so that they can be their best, to their own personal satisfaction, and the company’s benefit. Coaching strives to find the most direct, shortest path to a learning and change process while reflecting on an individual’s vulnerabilities only when it’s relevant to growth, never gratuitously. Far from critiquing performance, my style is strongly influenced by the strengths-based positive psychology model of coaching, which means starting with identifying your strengths and leveraging that as a platform from which to look at what kind of tweaks would get you the most benefit.
How do I know Jenai Wu Steinkeller, Ph.D. has the kind of experience and credibility to help me?
I have worked as a coach or consultant to company owners, entrepreneurs and CEOs, some privately held, others public with market cap over $40bn. Client industries in the US, UK and Europe have included life sciences, information, semiconductor, real estate, pharmaceuticals, legal, hedge fund, food, and arts. As a coach, organizational consultant, or psychoanalyst, I have helped thousands of clients. Rigorously trained as a psychoanalyst and psychologist through Harvard and Northwestern Medical Schools, I am less interested in having many clients as I am in having clients I can truly serve. Therefore I invite conversations that test whether I can be of help to you.