Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom. Mastering others is strength; mastering yourself is true power.”Tao Te Ching
A lot of people look to you with high expectations of growing your nonprofit. They look to you for answers and explanations. Usually this doesn’t end at 5 or 6 or 7 when you close the office door behind you and go home. No wonder your stress level is high and you don’t feel fully satisfied even after putting in a long, hard day of work. How well you manage your own time and other people’s time is imperative to the success of your organization. How well you communicate with your staff, clients, and/or partners is imperative to your organization’s growth. How well you balance your work and personal life is imperative to your personal development and your capacity to lead effectively. Under all this stress, you have to prioritize and make reasonable goals and standards for your organization and for yourself as a manager/leader. We can help you discover what is most important to you and your nonprofit. Through guided conversations and strategic exercises, our coaches will help you to create both a personal vision statement and an organizational vision statement that is in alignment. They will then work with you to create realistic and measurable action steps that are aligned with your larger personal and career goals. We can tailor an executive coaching program that fits your needs and the needs of your organization.
Our specialties includes:
LEADERSHIP ALIGNMENT-EXEC,BOARD CHAIR RELATIONSHIP
Executive Alignment – recognizes the critical relationships between the Board Chair and the Exec and helps maximize the performance of interdependent leadership. All relationships require some investment, and arguably, none is more crucial than the relationship between a chair and Exec. As this widely experienced leadership observer and consultant writes, the payoff for the individuals and for the organization can be substantial. After all, two heads together at the top really can be better than one. Executive Coaching – helps the Board Chair and Exec build behavioral competencies that allow a higher level of leadership and individual contribution to the Board and the organization.
Executive Coaching provides you with the space, time and expertise to step back from the day to day and work on becoming the best leader you can be. Your coaching partnership will allow you to be introspective and strategic; to understand your authentic leadership style, vision and values, personal truths, and business goals. Your coach will work with you to develop a customized action plan based on real data and 360 feedback. Together, you’ll work to develop strategic leadership skills to take your organization to the next level and secure your Executive legacy.
We can work on a variety of Executive communication and leadership skills:
• Vision and strategy
• Decision making
• Strategic thinking
• Building a team
• Authentic leadership style
• Leadership brand
• Storytelling for communication
• Executive presence
• Communication strategy
• Time management
• Building visibility
We customize local advisory programs and offer varying levels of executive coaching and consulting services depending on your needs. Our coaches have in-depth business knowledge and decades of experience working with nonprofits. With each client, together we engage in a rigorous process of inquiry to develop a true understanding of clients’ businesses, trends and specific challenges.
An effective Exec advisory can provide:
1. A sounding board for strategy and tactical decisions
2. An idea and technique source
3. A devil’s advocate on key moves
4. A third-party objective review
5. A support system for accountability
6. A responsive team of experts for questions and advice
FIRST 100 DAYS
People often arrive in management positions because they have demonstrated technical excellence and expertise – the stellar LCSW or social worker, the consummate chief financial officer, the leading-edge development officer. Many times they rise with great anticipation of success in their new roles only to find the skills that accelerated them in the past are not those required for leadership effectiveness. It’s not easy in today’s ever-changing environment of employee relations, confusing legal guidelines, and abounding law suits to be an effective leader. All organizations want supervisors and managers who are committed to the organization and able to inspire and motivate the people around them. Are you willing to position your new Exec or top performers to do just that?
Leadership and management coaching bridges the gap between your current expertise and the frequently missing essential skills of success – Problem solving, decision making, effective communications and influencing. . . just to name a few.
Powerful Results include:
• Growth from business and technical expertise to well-rounded managerial know-how and leadership expertise.
• Confident managers able to lead and inspire
• Ability to develop and motivate employees to achieve organizational goals and expectations
• Improve individual and organizational effectiveness
• Strengthen individual and team competency
• Prevent employee relations complaints and lawsuits
• A common and shared “toolkit” of essential supervisory and managerial skills and best practices
• Insight into individual and team strengths and opportunities for improvement
EXEC AS ADDICT
If your eyes are glancing over this area with intention chances are you have had at least one or more incidents that has caused you some personal or professional problems-or you are scared it will. You may have spent years struggling with any number of life-changing, family-shattering, career-ending situations that seem to have no possibility for true resolution. You may be the one who has spent hundreds of thousands on world renowned treatment, only to have each attempt at quality sobriety stripped away by a yet worse relapse than the previous one. The clean time was there but the need to attain true joy and freedom from the racing addict mind just never quite materializes. You can have all the money in the world, but if you are not willing to work hard on addressing and resolving your issues you will never heal and will always have problems with addiction. The reverse is also true. You may want help desperately, but if your budget only allows a typical substance abuse treatment program your chances of success are much lower because you will not receive the intense recovery services needed to eliminate the cause of your addiction. Those seeking this innovative, private, customized approach for mental health issues commonly struggle with:
• Drug Addiction
• Chemical Dependency
• Gambling Addiction
• Life Burnout
We will travel to work on a one-on-one basis with individuals in helping to create long-lasting change. For enhanced services we also network with many of the world’s finest addiction & alcoholism treatment centers in a manner that enables the client to experience our advanced, highly effective approach while in a bit more of a structured, group-type setting. In fact, TLS endorses ANY added recovery component the client feels comfortable with, be it, 12-step, religion or alternatives treatment modalities. This work is so intense we only work with two clients per year. If you need this service call us at 888.848.7406 we will respond within 24hours.
MISSION AND COST
Just imagine your potential when you move from surviving, to thriving, to true sustainability!
We provide executive coaching to nonprofit leaders who find themselves in an increasingly challenged and often isolated role. Fees are negotiated on a case-by-case basis and designed primarily to cover basic costs. Coaching differs from consulting, providing an ongoing one-on-one relationship that fosters confidence, trust, and deep dialogue. Executive Directors receiving coaching report significantly higher impact in specific management areas, stronger leadership skills, accountability and confidence that they could create a more sustainable position for themselves. By bringing forth epiphanies that already exist within, coaching supports leaders in honoring and celebrating themselves and their achievements, bringing out their very best potential.
Benefits of Coaching
• Increased confidence in exercising leadership
• Improved ability to connect with the organization’s vision
• Increased financial stability
• Enhanced confidence in leading the organization toward fulfilling the vision
• Increased task completion and productivity
• Improved personnel management skills
• Better relationships with staff and board of directors
• Reduction in stress and burnout
• Increase in job satisfaction and dedication
Coaching is a relatively inexpensive way to develop and cultivate the leadership in your organization. From local to global, TLS supports initiatives that advance the betterment of the human condition and uplifts the human spirit.
We are committed to helping nonprofit professionals better serve their communities. We do this by aligning board and staff leadership toward a common vision, building a solid foundation for effective capacity building, teamwork, and long-term financial sustainability. Having served as an executive director, program manager, board member, and volunteer for thirty years, We understand your struggles, triumphs, and challenges because we have experienced them ourselves.
Our mission is to be of service to you – a hard-working, perhaps under-appreciated nonprofit professional. We have a deep belief in your ability to actualize your potential as an effective, passionate leader of social change – not your ability to pay top-dollar for a consultant and coach. We believe that all nonprofit leaders deserve to benefit from high-quality consulting and coaching – not just those with abundant resources. We established TLS upon a solid foundation of service, reliability, and respect for your mission, community, and organizational culture. We invite you to dream big – just imagine your potential when you move from surviving, to thriving, to true sustainability!
Are you ready to experience extraordinary results in your life, career and organization? Everyone starts with Vision Fulfilled: Life and Work, A Guide to Self-Mastery. Download and work it today and then contact us for a free consultation to explore whether coaching is right for you – a world of possibilities awaits you!