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What is the one thing you need when you transition into a Manager position?
A Leadership Coach.
One of my employees asked me this question, 3 months in and then 6 months into my new role and my answer remains the same even after one full year.
Asila Calhoun has guided me through the ups and downs of my first 3 months and beyond by listening and providing tools to navigate crucial conversations with my staff, peers, and management. Our coaching sessions serve as a haven for me that is safe and confidential. Always, I leave our coaching sessions feeling empowered and relieved. I take away homework that can be applied immediately.
It is true that when you transition from an individual contributor to manager the road can be lonely, but this lessens if you have a Coach in your corner. She untangles my emotions and struggles by probing me to derive the lessons learned from an uncomfortable situation and reinforces these consistently.
I value Asila’s ability to listen compassionately, while also challenging my misinterpretations or assumptions drawn from a poorly-managed meeting or confrontation. Her ability to transform a vent-session into a productive, solution-oriented action plan is priceless. It is up to the Coachee to implement this plan effectively so the behavior become natural. This requires work and open-mindedness. And through regular coaching sessions, the ease with which to navigate unforeseen situations improves.
I have learned there will always be new dynamics at play in this role – change is inevitable and necessary for growth – but with an effective Coach, like Asila, the reward is earned, valued, and celebrated.
Sr. Manager, Proposals
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