FAQs

Why do I need a consultant or coach?

A split second.  That’s how fast many of us have to make decisions at work. Whether you work as a manager, or a new team member, there is often little time to make choices regarding your career or a project. When time is of the essence, it’s imperative to be able to think quickly, be decisive and understand the landscape.The work we do is highly specialized and uniquely effective, custom-designed to produce the performance breakthroughs – for you, for your teams and for your entire organization – that
matter to you most.

What is coaching exactly?

Coaches act as educator, mentor guide, confidant, and challenger to those that carry the burden of leadership.  Whether one-on- one or as a team, coaching can take place for weeks, months or years. Coaching unlocks leaders’ potential to maximize their own performance and that of their organization.

What can I gain from coaching?

All employees can benefit from developing new skills, behaviors and embarking on journeys towards being better contributors to their organization.
Here’s why: 

1. Learn how to be an effective leader.  Leaders are those who are willing to create an impact or make a difference that adds value in a given situation that benefits all concerned.  Leadership isn’t something that accumulates alongside the number of years you have spent in an organization.  It’s something that must be learned and honed.

2. Gain an advantage in your career. Years ago, organizations would seek out coaching for leaders who were perceived to have a problem or needed fixing. Today, it’s seen as a proactive measure that any individual can benefit from. Getting coaching for how to deal with leadership challenges and obstacles will better prepare a person for climbing the ladder.

3. Improve self-confidence and effectiveness in relationships with coworkers.  While many people approach coaches to learn to deal with tactical challenges such as decision making, conflict resolution skills and improving communication with direct reports, it’s the “soft skills” that are most often improved. This includes building deeper relationships, making a difference in the lives of others in work and in life, having powerful and authentic communication, vulnerable exchanges with others and more.

4. Learn to trust your team.  One of the toughest skills for a leader to master is trusting others to contribute to the overall group’s success Often, we find comfort in being our own source of success and being solely responsible for both our wins and losses.  However, climbing the professional ladder means becoming a manager and helming a team. Enter: trust. Leaders in today’s world need to be values driven, have a broad and deep vision, be authentic (be who they really are and not be afraid to be so in front of others), be agile and be aligned.  Coaching and other forms of self-development are great ways to explore and develop these parts of oneself.

5. Develop a better life work balance.  All of us lead busy lives where we answer to titles such as mother, father, son, daughter, employee, employer, leader and doer.  Creating a vision for each of the roles of these many lives is one  of the benefits of coaching.  Working with a coach allows people to develop this vision and helps them refine their intentions, choices, and actions in their various relationships. A second benefit received from coaching is the ability to manage emotions and think clearly no matter what is coming at them.

How does it work?

Because each person has different issues and goals, it will be different depending on the individual. Our approach will be tailored to your specific needs. The process we will use is an individualized leader development process that builds a leader’s capability to achieve short and long term goals. It is conducted through one-on-one and/or group interactions, driven by data from assessments and data from multiple perspectives and based on mutual trust and respect. We use state of the art assessments and have access to a wide variety of proven technologies for improving effectiveness.  We will work with you in partnership to achieve maximum success.

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Plumeria Counseling Center 2501 West William Cannon Drive Austin, Texas 78745
Austin, Tx 78745

ann@atstarrconsulting.com
(512) 413-2266

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