Coaching | Leadership Development
Develop your Authentic Leadership Skills for the 21st Century!
For Entrepreneurs, Small Businesses, Consulting Firms, and Organizations who want to create a healthy environment, clear communication, and transform conflict to enjoy the utmost in productivity, creativity and retain their best people!
It all starts with YOU as a LEADER, YOUR awareness, and Self-Knowledge.
Then you can make the decision to improve your organization or company!
Working together we will:
From happy clients:
“Carol Lorraine has been a great resource to our firm. She has worked with several senior managers on leadership, responsibility, and interpersonal relationship skill development. We’ve seen real results in personal and professional growth, improved communication, and time management. We look forward to continuing these programs with Carol’s effective guidance.”
Bob Knight, President, Bevilacqua-Knight, Inc., Oakland, CA
I want to thank you for the life changing coaching you gave me. At first, I was skeptical because I knew I was a good manager and mentor. I didn’t trust that a book and weekly conversations could teach me much. By our second session, I was convinced and on a new path. You taught me the difference between being a manager and being a leader. Learning a new style of communication—both listening and speaking—has equipped me to have important conversations that I either used to avoid or that staff would avoid bringing to me. Openly discussing issues without assigning blame, second guessing decisions or feeling guilt is making us a stronger team.
On a personal level, I have much more confidence. Exploring my needs, motivations and some baggage I’ve been carrying for years has opened me up to new opportunities. For the first time, I’m comfortable at networking events and even looking forward to them. Approaching situations by thinking about what I need instead of what I want someone to do sounds simple, but it’s been a real eye-opener for me!
It’s been really great and I hope we can continue again in the future!
Chris White | Communications Director | CaFCP
Chris White | Sr. Program Manager | BKi
“To a consulting organization, effective communication is not only necessary to winning new business opportunities, it’s an essential part of managing consulting teams who deliver quality services to our clients. Carol Loraine has been a tremendous resource for us in working with our management team to develop the necessary communications skills to lead with confidence, clarity, and effectiveness.
Carol’s holistic approach to organizational challenges has been critical to us implementing healthy practices. It’s been rewarding seeing challenging situations turn into opportunities for growth and insight. Working with Carol has not only brought results that are good for business, but also the chance to contribute to our employees’ personal growth.”
Marisa Torres, Director of Operations Manager, Bevilacqua-Knight, Inc. (BKi), Oakland, CA
The professional coaching with Carol helped me to refocus my outlook and regain the spirit, power, and drive of my professional success. Understanding and adopting the Non-Violent Communication (NVC) construct helped me to become more confident, upbeat, and direct in relating with my co-workers, management, and clients. It let me take a step back and approach my work and working relationships in more analytical and innovative ways.
Christine Geltz | Director of Marketing Communications | BKi, Los Angeles, CA
The coaching sessions were very helpful. I now have a clearer understanding of my career path, on-the-job communication, and management challenges. I learned communication is an important everyday tool. Now I'm trying to follow through on it and practice it, because speaking up with people is effective in moving forward at a faster pace. Practice has shown me that it provides immediate feedback from management. Thinking out loud with an objective person as a sounding board is most helpful to define a path forward. I've figured things out quicker and with more ease. Working with you brought out awareness about my creativity, strengths, and provided a better perspective on how effective communication works to get things done. I learned several new options for time management too.
Technical Program Director
California Fuel Cell Partnership, Sacramento, CA
Email me today to schedule your initial consultation and find out how we can work together to create a healthy, productive, creative environment for your company. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org