Taking the Leap!
2020 is a Leap Year and Leap Day is later this month, so it’s the perfect time to make a big shift.
After nearly five years of building my coaching practice alongside my corporate job in Human Resources, I’m finally taking the leap into coaching and consulting full time!
I’ve been building my business one client at a time, thanks to your referrals. My plan has always been to grow Calhoun Coaching & Consulting to a point where I feel like I could sustain myself, and that time has come. I have some amazing clients, and I am actively seeking new ones since I will have greater availability beginning in March. I’m excited about making this career transition to follow my passion and my heart.
My focus remains on coaching new leaders who are managing people for the first time. It’s rewarding to work with leaders early in their management career. They’re often navigating challenges such as managing former peers, refocusing their attention on learning new skills, and developing confidence in their position. Coaching yields results, and my clients give me feedback that coaching with me has been an important part of their success.
I coach new leaders to succeed because during my 25+ year career in Human Resources I saw firsthand the stark difference between good leaders and under-developed leaders. The impact is huge: turnover, performance issues, quality concerns, and inconsistent business results. Most organizations invest very little in their first-line managers. New leaders might attend a training class or maybe someone gives them a book to read. It’s simply not enough.
I’ve seen the benefits and impact of introducing coaching early on in a manager’s leadership career. A manager who has increased confidence in their role will make better decisions for clients and address personnel issues more quickly, yielding improved business results. Just as we do preventative care for our health by getting our annual physicals, giving new leaders support early in their careers is good medicine and prevents serious issues later on.
Do you know a new leader who is managing a team for the first time or an organization with a leadership training program that lacks a coaching component? If so, please refer them to me to discuss coaching.
I’m so grateful for my community and the network I’ve built over my long HR career. As I prepare to leap, I ask that you take my hand and continue to support me. Please know I’ll remain by your side as well.