Joelle brings to the coaching experience a deep awareness of what means to be a leader in challenging times. Her years of close contact and academic research on leadership have provided an extensive expertise in the knowledge, skills and strategies of what contributes to leadership. It is her job to understand specifically what leaders want to achieve and help them drive towards it with purpose and clarity. With Joelle as their coach, leaders can expect honest feedback, respectful input and a skillful approach to helping them make the best decisions for attaining their goals. When you work with Joelle, you’ll gain the support, strength and strategic advantage of working with a coach who cares as much about your goals as you do.
The first step Joelle takes with leaders is to have a substantive conversation about what they want to accomplish – in the coaching, in their roles, and for themselves. She and her clients use that information to quickly pinpoint the focus of their work, identifying the areas to which to devote their attention and formulating specific expectations and outcomes. Along the way, she gauges when and why additional information is needed to supplement the coaching, including profiles, assessments, and feedback.
Joelle and her clients collaboratively determine the best way to work together. The strategy they choose depends on the needs of the individual leader but often includes a combination of half or full-day intensives with ongoing meetings by phone or in person. The pace and frequency of the coaching varies from client to client and can change with the client’s needs.
A good coach asks powerful questions and listens for both the meaning and the spirit of the response, clarifies vision and values, and guides leaders to their goals with the practices and processes that lead to accomplishment.
From Joelle, leaders can expect support, trust, confidentiality, safety, an opportunity to be oneself and a safe place to puzzle through the challenges of leadership. Joelle is committed to understanding exactly what a leader needs – and when – in order to move on their goals. Sometimes that means offering support, other times providing solutions. As a coach, Joelle knows how to challenge and encourage, listen and advise, teach and learn, and guide and acknowledge her clients.