Executive and Leadership Coaching
Karen Lawson


Executive Coaching and Leadership Coaching

Increase Your Effectiveness at Work and at Home

Today’s leaders, managers, and professionals face tougher challenges than ever before. Not only must they be more knowledgeable in their jobs, they must also be more skilled in dealing with the everyday challenges of managing others and interacting with people at all levels in their organizations. At the same time, rapid changes, conflicting priorities and expectations, and increasing pressure to get results create enormous strain on people to maintain a work-life balance. As a result, those in leadership positions who want to increase their effectiveness in their professional and personal lives turn to an executive or leadership coach to help them reach a higher level of performance and personal satisfaction.  Coaching encourages people to do more than they ever imagined they could.
If you find yourself in the situation just described, then read on to find out how you can benefit from working with a coach.

What is Coaching?

Coaching is a one-on-one collaborative professional relationship that helps you get results.
Coaching is designed to help you gain greater competence and confidence and overcome barriers to improving performance. The goal of coaching is to move you from where you are to where you want to be. Coaching builds on your strengths and reframes negative situations so that you can eliminate self-limiting thinking and behaviors and become the high-potential, high-performing person you want to be.


What Does the Coach Do?

A coach is not a psychotherapist, counselor, mentor, or consultant. The coach challenges, listens, remains objective, offers support and encouragement, and maintains confidentiality. A coach helps you focus on the present and the future. A coach helps you to define your goals, dreams, passion, and vision. A coach also helps you identify your strengths and opportunities for learning and growth, assists you in setting concrete, measurable goals, and works with you to create and execute an action plan that gets the results you want. A coach leads you through a process of self-discovery and self-directed problem-solving. Above all, a coach pushes you to stretch and to achieve and holds you accountable.

Why Work with a Coach?

Depending on what you want to accomplish, by working with a coach, you can expect to…
    Professional Growth
        Increase your performance and productivity
        Accomplish goals faster
        Take your career to the next level
        Overcome barriers to success
        Become a better communicator
        Improve your leadership skills
        Get better results from the people you manage
        Make better decisions

    Personal Growth
        Gain alignment between your values and your actions
        Increase your self-awareness
        Improve your relationships
        Develop better work-life balance
        Increase personal satisfaction
        Eliminate self-limiting behavior and thinking
        Achieve your “personal best”


Who Uses a Coach

Successful people work with a coach. Even those at the top – star athletes, performing artists, executives, government officials – still use coaches. Why? Because they are on a journey of continuous self-improvement.
The successful coaching client is open-minded, willing to change and to receive feedback. He or she completes assignments, communicates openly and honestly and accepts personal responsibility and accountability.


How Does Coaching Work?

The most important thing to remember about coaching is that it is a process, one that is guaranteed to take you to the next level of success and fulfillment. This process consists of the following 4 phases:
                        Conduct initial interview (face-to-face or telephone)
                        Complete assessment tools as appropriate
                        Identify challenges and opportunities
                        Determine desired outcomes
                        Set priorities
Taking Action
                        Schedule coaching sessions
                        Complete assignments and action items between sessions
                        Evaluate outcomes
                        Celebrate successes

When Does the Coaching Occur?

The frequency and length of the coaching sessions depends on your needs, goals, financial resources, and time commitment. The average coaching partnership lasts 3 to 6 months.

Where Does the Coaching Take Place?

We conduct coaching sessions face-to-face and/or on the telephone. Coaching sessions are conducted at times that are mutually convenient, day or evening, any day of the week. For clients who prefer face-to-face sessions, we will meet at either the client’s office or ours – it’s your choice.

How Much Does Coaching Cost?

The cost of your coaching program depends on the nature and complexity of your goals as well as your time commitment. The following packages are customized to meet your specific needs and expectations:
Level 1          Designed for leaders or professionals who have a specific area in their
                      professional or personal lives they want to improve or develop.
                            2 hours per month
                            Free assessments
                            Free emails between sessions
                            3-month commitment
Level 2          Designed for leaders or professionals who want to focus on several areas
                      for development.
                            3 hours per month
                            Free assessments
                            Free unlimited emails between sessions
                            Free copies of learning resources
                            Free periodic phone calls between sessions
                            3-month commitment
Level 3            Designed for leaders or professionals who want to achieve success or meet
                        specific goals within a short period of time.
                            4 hours per month
                            Free assessments
                            Free unlimited emails between sessions
                            Free copies of learning resources
                            Free unlimited phone calls between sessions
                            Free follow-up session each year for 3 years
                            6-month commitment

Why Work With Karen Lawson?

Karen Lawson has over 20 years’ experience as an executive coach. Her coaching experience includes working with CEOs and business owners of small, family-owned organizations as well as executives in medium-size and large corporations. She began conducting executive coaching sessions as an internal consultant with a bank in New York state in the mid-1980s. As an external consultant, her coaching clients include industry leaders in financial services, health care, pharmaceutical, petroleum, and manufacturing.

How Do I Get Started?

To find out if coaching is right for you, contact us at 215-368-9465 for your free, no-risk, no-obligation 30-minute consultation and assessment.