Go Deep, Be
Courageous, Emerge a Winner!
Serving the Business and Professional
Community since 1983!
N. Elizabeth Fried, Ph.D.
Bridge to Your Vision
We help you focus on what's important to you and your
business. If you've been struggling with how to attain your personal or
organizational vision and want to overcome what's really standing in
your way, we can guide you through the process. We'll help to clarify the core
issues and target strategies for resolution. We'll show you ways to
reinforce current strengths and help you learn new skills that advance your
goals. Our specialized method of courageous coaching becomes the bridge that
links your vision to new-found confidence and improved leadership skills.
With a trusted coach at your side, you can achieve competitive advantage.
However, to emerge a winner, you must first go deep and be courageous.
We offer customized one-on-one coaching sessions that are
designed around your specific areas for leadership development. This process
is all about you, so we begin our sessions with a focused conversation to
determine the most important concern you have right now about your job
or business. At the moment, it could be big or small. It doesn't
matter. What matters is that it matters to you!
Once we isolate the issue, we drill down further to
understand the extent of the problem and contributing factors. As we go
deeper, we address alternatives for resolution. Finally, we gain
commitment from you to take the necessary next steps toward resolution and
then follow up on your progress, helping you along the way. While we are
always your advocate, we will never let you off the hook! Be
prepared for continuous questioning as we seek to understand and help you
Our process is very effective. We find that once a
client shines the light on the real problem, truly clarifying it, he or she is
on the road to reaching resolution. We often hear clients say that they
experience a shift—either mental or physical—after a courageous coaching
session and describe it as a "freeing feeling." This shift arises from
no longer feeling "stuck" because they've moved forward toward resolution.
Identifying the root cause of a problem is often the hardest part.
You'll learn why, when you experience the process.
Our most powerful technique is the use of courageous
conversation. However, as part of the discovery process, we may employ a
variety methods to learn more about you. This may include:
Interviewing others in your sphere of influence
Deploying a 360 feedback assessment
Observing you conducting business meetings, interviews, or
Having you complete a series of self-assessments
We offer a variety of coaching options, based on your
need. For executives and managers, we typically conduct a 360 feedback
and administer behavioral style and values assessments. Our minimum engagement
is 6 months to insure real behavior change. Generally, we accomplish your critical areas of concern
in that period of time. During
the first three months we will meet with you every week for one hour and bi-weekly for the second 3 months, usually by phone, unless you are local. Our first
two sessions, however, are usually two hours so that we can debrief your
assessments. If coaching is desired beyond six months, we can extend your
bi-weekly sessions or arrange for monthly
telephone conversations. Contact us as 760-633-4444 or email us at
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