How You Choose to Respond Makes The Difference
Between Good & Great!
Do you dread difficult Conversations?
We all have those dreaded conversations, you know the one where you know you have to tell someone something but you know they aren’t going to react well. Let me help you walk into those conversations with confidence and walk out knowing everyone has been heard.
HI, MY NAME’S LISA.
I have seen and felt the effects of both poor and great leadership. I want your team to experience the latter from you. Great leaders are able to take their teams to amazing heights.
I focus mainly on small to medium-sized companies, using my 20 years of learning and experience to fast track you to becoming the leader you want to be.
Would it surprise you to know that “Managing, Supervising, and Leading” are skills that have nothing to do with your age? Stepping into a Supervisor/Manager/Leader role is not always easy. You go from doing the work, to motivating and inspiring others to do the work.
When I first started public speaking, I spoke quickly, quietly and got off that stage as soon as possible. Enter toastmasters, Now I can stand on a stage, drop my script and speak for 20 minutes off the cuff.
Having a coach is having someone in our corner that you can discuss anything with. A coach is held to the same level of confidentiality you are. You have everything that you need, a coach just helps you to find your wisdom and remind you of the skills you already possess.
Why would I need a coach?
A coach is a neutral third party with no opinion on where your life “should” go. We work on the knowledge that you are the only one with the answers for your own life. We help by asking questions that help you find your own wisdom.
Investing in a coach is an investment in yourself. A Coaching session is all about you. It is seen as self-care. While a bubble bath might be great, without someone asking you the questions to get to the answers you need, it’s not helping you move forward. When you aren’t sure of the next step to take, a coach is a great place to start.
What do you mean by “Dual paths of Leadership”?
Years ago I took a course by this name and it stuck. When we step into a leadership role it takes a whole different set of skills than the skills that got us there. Instead of doing the work, we are now getting the work done through others. At the end of the day we often leave feeling like we didn’t get anything done because our work has less tangible outcomes. There is no part made, or fixed machinery or spreadsheet completed by us. We have however had a ton of conversations and made a ton of decisions, so we are tired, but sometimes don’t feel accomplished.
Dual path’s of leadership reminds us that while we need to lead the team, we can’t do that without leading ourselves first. How you manage yourself, will affect the team more than you realize. You are the example they are following.
My team is struggling, what am I supposed to do?
The team is only as good as the leader. You role is to set and enforce the Vision, Mission and Values. People like clarity in their role. That means that they want to know where they are headed, what role they play in getting the team where they are going and they want to believe that if someone isn’t doing what they are supposed to, there will be consequences.
It’s your job to make sure that the road ahead is clear, and that everyone is pulling in the same direction. It doesn’t mean you have to have all the answers. If you had all the answers there would be no need for a team. It just means you keep the team focussed, and that you are aware when one member might need some extra support. If you aren’t sure how to make this a practice, a leadership coach is a very helpful tool.
How will working with LMW help my business?
I love working with small to medium sized businesses. I have worked for several organizations that were very big when they decided to focus on their culture and leadership practices. By then the turnaround took a lot of money and time.
Whether you want to become a huge organization or whether you just want to grow a little larger than where you are at now. In order to grow a business you will eventually add people. When that happens if you aren’t paying attention, you could end up with a culture that does not suit who you are and what you wanted.
Start now, if you take the time to focus on your leadership, and the team culture, you will save yourself time and money in the long run. More importantly you will have a team that feels good to work with. Don’t we all want to go to work and enjoy ourselves?
I took the Leading with Ease course with Lisa in January 2020 and was blown away! I learnt so much about myself as a leader and how my actions and thoughts can impact my team. I learnt so many tools to help me be a more effective leader and help my team grow stronger. Lisa is such a wonderful mentor and she is passionate and supportive. I highly recommend this program to anyone in a leadership role whether it’s career or life in general.
Jessica Hardy, Allstate Insurance