Consulting to CEOs and Entrepreneurs
In my role as a sounding board, I work with CEOs, entrepreneurs and other senior leaders, helping them deal with the specific personal pressures and anxieties associated with running complex organizations, which include decision making, conflict resolution, interpersonal dynamics and leadership transitions.
Highly personal and confidential conversations allow leaders time to reflect on the psychological challenges of their business, the interpersonal challenges of leadership and the dynamics of their management teams. Although the CEO may often turn to someone within the organization as a trusted advisor, it is often helpful and advantageous-for him or her to rely on someone outside the organization and its management structure and unencumbered by the day to day stressors of the business; someone able to offer an informed and unique perspective on the distinctive demands and particular strains of leadership, as well as the psychological forces impinging on their businesses.
Some examples of my work with CEO’s and entrepreneurs include coaching a CEO to more effectively manage his team while reducing his hostility in the workplace which was alienating employees, helping an entrepreneur decide who he wanted as investors in his company and how much control he was willing to cede, working with a CEO to enhance his leadership skills and develop executive presence, and leading a group of CEOs in the B2B space, conducting a 3 times/year retreat on leadership best practices.