Adriana always gives it her all. Getting coached was no different. She showed up ready to wow me. Early in our first career coaching session, she was shocked to realize that not only was she being “the perfect client”, she was living her entire life this way. This discovery was fundamental and opened up a whole new world to her. She’s now better able to choose which of her career and life “rules” serve her and which don’t. She’s charting a new path with more freedom and has upped the likelihood of success on her own terms.
Adriana is delighted about her decision to take a full year off for her maternity leave. She is very open with her employer about her continued desire to be a full partner and they are supportive of her slowing down the timeline. And our coaching has had other benefits for her family. Adriana is actively encouraging her husband to pursue his dream business idea once her maternity leave is over!.
I coached Adriana once a week by phone for five months. During that time, she became much clearer about her life purpose and her vision. As a result, she was better able to choose what to do and how to “be” to reach her goals while enjoying a much healthier work-life balance. At the end of five months, she began meeting with me once a month to maintain her focus and momentum. Sometimes we have special sessions to deal with a specific challenge (e.g. preparing her team to deliver excellent client service while she is on leave). She says that knowing she has a coach in her corner gives her peace of mind and the confidence to handle whatever comes her way. These days, she coaches herself through most situations.