Leader’s Insights on Coaching
Coaching gives you unique perspectives and challenges you to be both tough and gentle with yourself. It confronts and motivates you in ways you aren’t innately able to do. Working with Marion, I have become more aware, better prepared to make decisions, and inspired to tackle issues. She has a gift as an insightful guide who helps you discover things and work through barriers in order to find your power.
Working with Marion as a coach has helped me bring aspects of people management and team building in an entrepreneurial environment from my unconscious to conscious mindset. My awareness and ability to respond to a constantly changing environment when it comes to team management and building has been elevated. Marion’s ability to play multiple roles - coach, consultant, educator, advisor has made the process extremely engaging. I particularly enjoyed the ability to leverage external resources provided by Marion such as books, articles and videos to reinforce our discussions. Furthermore, Marion’s flexibility and ability to adjust to my schedule has been extremely useful to ensure a productive engagement. Marion’s depth of knowledge of theory and applications to real world experiences has made the engagement a lifelong tool to apply to professional and personal experiences.
Leadership is defined by a set of skills and thought processes and a focus on the wellbeing of the organization as well as those being led and served. Just like any other job. There is a skill set to be honed and refined. Marion provides a safe and honest space to explore which of your leadership skills and qualities will best suit particular situations, and which strengths are at risk of becoming a weakness. Good athletes become better athletes with excellent coaching. Executive coaching from Marion has helped me be a better leader.
I had the pleasure of working with Marion through the Physician Leadership Development Program so I knew she was a valuable resource. As a relatively new leader I was excited and apprehensive about taking on new challenges. I sought out Marion to capitalize on her experience and perspective. Marion has a deep understanding of the unique challenges that come with leading in complex systems like healthcare. She listens deeply when I describe what can feel like a messy and even insurmountable challenge. She then asks questions that help to distill this down to an understandable and approachable challenge. Through our coaching sessions her astute assessments and critical feedback are helping me to develop into the thoughtful, reflective leader I wish to be.
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