I’ve been an upstart my whole life .
Once a Firebrand, Always a Firebrand
I am a Leadership Coach who can guide leaders to move from frustrated & unsure to purposeful & confident.
I have a passion for cultivating talent in others. Look at my career path (so far): Teacher, Human Resources, and now Coach. People and their stories fascinate me. Regardless of the context — classroom or workplace — I have seen the same group dynamics at play. I’ve simply shifted my focus from students to employees to corporate leaders.
I’ve Have a Passion for Developing Myself and Others
When teaching elementary school, I worked with a building of mostly women — strong, amazing women who got along and got things done. It wasn’t until after law school, when I entered the corporate world that I realized my drive and directness could be a liability.
I tended to work for organizations with the challenge of bolstering their HR functions. Often, I was one of very few women in management in majority male industries. In spite of the fact that I was smart, fun to work with, professional, hard-working, and did my job really well, I wasn’t on the “inside”. And, I admit, I didn’t always respond very skillfully in situations. At the time, I simply chalked up my experience to working with inept leaders.
While I may not have always reported to solid leaders, I have to admit my part in some of the negative experiences I had and learned how to adapt to whatever circumstances I found myself in. I wanted to figure out how to use whatever influence I had to get things done no matter the situation.
Upon reflection and over time, I learned a lot and wanted to share what I’d learned with others like me, who were competent but who had to discover how to use their strengths – but not to the point they became a liability.
Now, I work with corporate leaders in small and middle market companies who want to have more positive impact within their organizations.
My Mission is to:
Work with corporate executives and other decision-makers through one-on-one and small group coaching, group training, and facilitation to create thriving organizational cultures that allow employees be more creative and innovative. I prepare leadership teams and other key stakeholders to:
- Maximize personal leadership capabilities and intervene skillfully to create psychological safety with employees and
Engage employees and other stakeholders in meaningful ways to address those challenges.
I say what I mean; mean what I say; and do what I say I will do. I own up to mistakes and correct them.
I do things that scare me as part of my on-going development.
I’m a huge Bugs Bunny fan. I will use humor to connect with and to challenge you. I am serious about serving you well, but I don’t take myself too seriously. When we work together, I might poke fun at a situation to break down barriers and allow you to see a new”truth” about the situation.
“My time spent with Beth was well structured, purposeful, and very enjoyable!. . . . Through the work I did with Beth, I saw positive changes that directly impacted my team and my professional relationships.
Specifically, my management team now takes responsibility for and actively finds solutions for issues more readily and with greater purpose, instead of relying on me to figure things out. I was also able to create an action plan that will carry my team through the next few years. . . .
I am grateful for the time that I spent working with and learning from Beth and would highly recommend her services to those looking to elevate their leadership skills.”
— Toni Takeno, Chief Programs Officer
Ronald McDonald House of the Intermountain Area, Inc.
What do you envision when you imagine who you want to be
as you lead your team?
I’m able to help you get to the heart of the matter. Then, I’ll guide you through experimenting with tools, exercises and techniques to give you what you need to navigate any leadership challenge in a way that keeps the focus on the work and encourages your team to voice ideas, questions, concerns, and mistakes due to greater psychological safety.
Not sure what to do first?
We should talk. I value having integrity. I will be up front with you about whether or not I’m the right coach for you. (And I expect you to be up front with me, too.) I know many other coaches and occasionally refer prospective clients to other coaches who can better meet their needs.
I’ve worked in a variety of organizations with a variety of women at all levels of leadership. I will work with you to find the right combination of strategies and techniques for you to use that will serve you better.