Working with me as your executive coach: A note from Dov
My clients have reached a point in their careers where advancement does not depend on the quality of their work. They can do the work. They have been delivering results for years. Their challenge is managing perceptions, harnessing all of their skills, abilities, and potential into a confident executive presence that allows them to lead through influence. Every leader is living their own individual story. The key is to reframe the story and begin to view it as a hero’s journey. As a leader, the wisdom to know your path is within you. As a coach, my job is to help you connect with your true self, unwind all of your self-limiting beliefs, and clear the page to enable you to write your next chapter.
In many ways I’m more like story editor than a coach. I help you see the rough draft of your story but then I will prod you to reconsider it so you can change your relationship to your past and future. I’ll ask you to clarify what it is you really want, or what baggage you left out of your clean tale. I will point out the skills that you have developed to succeed and the areas you have tended to avoid because of fear of failure. I’ll ask you to probe for the deep problem that underlies the convenient surface problem you’ve presented to me.
It is easier to make decisions for others than for oneself. One goal of our work together is to get you to a place where you can see yourself with supreme objectivity — to develop third person thinking skills and apply them to the person in the mirror. Viewing your story as if you were somebody else provides distance to see yourself and your situation clearly.
I will skillfully coach you through the narrative arc of your story. In a process that will feel like tapping into your inner wisdom, we will review the conclusions you have come to about who and where you are and gain insight and clarity into what comes next. Serenity is something you get when you stop wishing for another path. Clarity, strength, and power come from embracing your past, owning your story, and consciously choosing your next act with purpose. How do you want to show up? What do you want people to say about you when you are not in the room? What kind of environment do you want to create to lead those around you?
The old story you have been living up until now does not define you, it is just the early first acts of your life. Let’s turn down the pressure, get some distance from your situation, begin to feel and see the breadth of possibilities. The path you choose today will be what defines you tomorrow. What will the next chapter of your story be?
Let’s get started.