Performance Coaching

Coaching is all about having someone believe in you and encourage you, getting valuable feedback, seeing things from a new perspective, and setting your sights on new horizons.

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I have had the most wonderful experience with Julie. I was referred to her by a colleague at a local Sheriff’s office in Michigan. She has utilized Julie previously. I had retired from Law Enforcement and started a small business but wasn't sure if that was my end goal.

Julie explained that she does career coaching, but to get the most out of the program, she would ask a lot of me with the promise of it being worthwhile. I went ahead and signed on but what I really didn't know at the time was the value I would receive. It was definitely a soul-searching exercise for me as I transitioned out of law enforcement. Julie’s sessions included several pages of homework (questions) that, if answered thoughtfully and thoroughly, would help her to really get to know you. DO NOT take shortcuts. Trust her process!!  

I was completely transparent with the homework and the questions, and although time-consuming really proved to be more than their weight in gold. I recommend that anyone that signs on with Julie to trust her and give your homework everything you have. She is the real deal and more! I was taking a deep look at what makes me tick and gets me out of bed in the morning. We discovered many things together, and I understood that my skill set takes me into many other fields, but only some would suit my personality and involve what I would be the happiest doing. This is incredible career caching. 

Out of nowhere, I had an opportunity to put in for CEO of a non-profit. Julie and I changed courses, and she coached me through the interview process, even coaching me through presentation pointers. Her knowledge was so valuable that she was able to help me understand that the skills I had from law enforcement really do transfer into this position.

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In the end, I was selected as the CEO of the non-profit. It doesn't stop there, considering there were some areas of the non-profit that I lacked information on; I had expressed to Julie my worries. Well, guess what?! Julie had CEO performance packages that she offered. Of course, I signed on for 6 months with her. We continue to work together as I am onboarding with this new position. Today, I received a compliment from an organizational leader whom I will be working with who stated that I seemed ready to go and not nervous like she has seen with new leaders in the past.

I wholeheartedly would not have had the confidence, trust, or preparation for this new position had I not been connected with Julie. If you are thinking about a career change, need to change directions, need a resume re-write, or interview preparations or want a performance coach by your side, Julie is the way to go! I cannot say enough.   - C. Kinal

 

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Whether you're here for career growth, seeking help to manage a difficult situation, or seeking inspiration, you have come to the right place. Having a coach during these challenges helps you navigate how employers handle advancement, compensation, and resolving workplace issues.

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What is Performance Coaching?

The Secret Weapon to Advance Your Career

 

Performance Coaching is having a partner to support, guide, and encourage you to become the best version of your professional self.  Performance coaching seeks to identify areas where your professional performance is strong and how to capitalize on those areas to remain ahead of any competition.  Performance coaching also seeks to identify areas of weakness and then focuses on the extension, development, and improvement of those areas to close any performance gaps that may be holding you back. This type of coaching combines making various positive changes in your thinking and your actions to change your status quo and make identifiable improvements in your execution.

The process starts with enhancing your self-knowledge through thought-provoking assignments, periods of intentional mindfulness, and subsequent performance coaching sessions to investigate and integrate what you discovered.

 

​​My client base is diverse and includes individuals:

​              * From all walks of life, in any industry and at any level in an organization   

              * With purposeful careers and want to continue to grow and succeed

              * Are just getting started on their journey & want a roadmap to ensure success 

              * Are stuck, frustrated, or afraid and need assistance

When is the right time to hire a career coach?

 

   -  You’re thinking about switching jobs.

   -  You’re feeling stuck in your career.

   -  You’re in between jobs.

   -  You need a little confidence boost.

   -  You want to maximize your current job potential. 

   -  You have decided to pitch a promotion. 

   -  You need help shaping your vision for the future. 

   -  You are contemplating a complete career transformation. 

   -  You are undergoing life transformations (divorce, having a child, relocating) 

   -  You are considering going freelance. 

   -  You have the desire to stay relevant in your field, company, or industry. 

   -  You are challenged by the process of networking. 

   -  You struggle to sell yourself in a competitive job market.

 

What exactly do career coaches do?

 

Help you define your personal brand.

  • Explore your competitive differentiators to showcase how you are different from other candidates

  • Identify your unique promise of value to potential employers

  • Verify your brand is compelling, resonates with your target audience, and is consistent across all your job search materials

 

Help you gain clarity on career direction.

  • Properly assess your skills, experience, interests, and direction

  • Identify what type of environment, people, and culture will foster your greatest professional growth

  • Develop a list of signs that a role/career is right/wrong for you

  • Identify what roles will bring you the most career satisfaction

  • Guide you to a strong list of target positions

 

Help create a strategic career plan.

  • Set career goals

  • Identify where you are today (Point A) and where you are headed (Point B)

  • Determine where there is a gap between your current experience and what is required in the target role

  • Identify what activities and opportunities will best position you to seamlessly transition from A to B

  • Help you create an effective networking strategy

  • Devote more time to strategies that get results

Create a compelling resume and LinkedIn profile

  • Make sure your resume and LinkedIn profile sizzle and are searchable to potential hiring managers

  • Develop your personal marketing campaign

 

Teach you how to articulate your genius

  • Educate you on how to make a strong first impression

  • Hone your professional pitch specifically for each interview

  • Transform average interview responses into impactful accounts that reveal your expertise and worth

  • Ensure you develop a connection with the interviewer and are memorable through the use of storytelling

  • Help you communicate your value to a hiring manager to become the candidate of choice in every interview

So, no matter where you are in your career, I am here to help.  I offer 60-minute and 90-minute coaching sessions (with deep discounts on multi-session purchases) on the topic of your choice.  We can explore any question, situation, or problem, clarify answers and define the next steps.  

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Here is a brief sampling of some of the issues recently worked on with clients.....

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  • How to handle toxic co-workers  

  • How to position yourself for your next promotion

  • How to improve your relationship with your boss

  • How to handle a difficult work situation

  • How to prepare for becoming a new manager

  • How to approach a delicate work situation

  • How to handle a checked-out boss

  • How to re-ignite your career passion

Are you interested in....

* Enhancing your leadership and/or communication skills?

* Increasing your confidence & overcoming fears and self-imposed obstacles?

* Working through work conflicts or issues?

* Navigating co-worker or boss conflict?

* Evaluating corporate and entrepreneurial opportunities?

Click below to schedule a free, no-hassle 30-minute phone consultation!

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​Career coaching aims to empower clients by helping them make informed decisions about issues or questions that have stopped their forward momentum.  It's a solution-based approach to career decisions, focused on results, actions, and accountability.  I start right where you are “now” and clarify the next steps and a roadmap to achieve your objectives!

"If you're trying to achieve, there will be roadblocks. I've had them; everybody has had them. But obstacles don't have to stop you ......Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it."

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My coaching clients enjoy massive gains in life satisfaction because they eliminate excuses and overcome subconscious resistance to find the clarity and self-confidence they need to design the next chapter in their life. I look forward to helping you elevate your life to the next level.

Use the link at the bottom of this page to set up a 30-minute complimentary consult to share your objectives and highlights of your career journey, and I can provide insight on what a custom-designed Performance Coaching series might look like for you. 

Together we explore ...

Internal scripts - and work to improve your inner dialogue and overcome negative thoughts by challenging the scripts that run by default in your subconscious or consciousness.

Self-image - and what makes up the construct of your self-image. How do you see yourself, and is it aligned with how others see you and how you want others to see you?

Negative behaviors - identifying and isolating behavior or thoughts that hinder your success, such as fear, indecision, or ineffective communication.

Goal Setting -  discover and set practical, meaningful, and achievable goals and objectives. Working day after day without clearly defined professional goals is similar to driving blindfolded. Without a target, you are driving without a thought of the "why" or the "where." If you are not where you would like to be in your career, then someone else has been in the driver's seat.

Improving your skills – all growth occurs outside your comfort zone, and your professional development and potential increase exponentially when you enhance the quality of your performance related to specific tasks, roles, and activities. 

Maximizing your strengths - explore the roles that capitalize on your strengths.

Minimizing your weaknesses - identify areas of weakness and learn how to counter or overcome them.

Addressing specific issues - such as dealing with a toxic co-worker, preparing for a performance review, what to do following one, how to have difficult conversations with co-workers or your boss, etc.

 

You can select the desired length of your coaching series and receive discounts for extended packages.

Single Session 60-minutes              $150

 

Single Session 90-minutes              $225

Discounted Multi-Session Performance Coaching Series

All multi-session packages are comprised of 90-minutes sessions

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                                                              Standard Pricing        Package Pricing                $         %  

               4 Session Package                       $  900                         $  720                         $  180     20%

                       2-4 months;   bi-weekly

                       or monthly sessions

                       or self-paced over 6 months

             

                      

               

2023 12-Month Performance Coaching Series
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 How it works

 

Personalized One-On-One Guidance and Expert Coaching

for Professional Performance Enhancement

  • Personalized 90-minute coaching sessions – self-paced and confidential (all services offered remotely)

  • Focused pre-assignment exercises for completion prior to our working session

  • Connecting 1:1 for each coaching session, I will provide customized coaching based on your personal objectives.  Some benefits include clarity on direction, breakthrough challenges, and obstacles, etc.

  • You will experience ongoing assignment feedback and collaborative brainstorming that focuses on learning, decision-making, and creating a robust plan that will drive the quickest forward momentum and help you reach your objectives.

  

* 6-month & 12-month series are especially effective for professionals that 

  • Want to position themselves for a promotion

  • Are leveling up to a new position (Manager, Supervisor, Director, COO, CFO, CEO) and want to solidify their contribution and impact during the first 30/60/90 days as well as through the end of the 1st year.

  • Are struggling with performance issues and need to turn the situation around before their next performance review

  • Want to create better reporting, presentations, performance review documentation, etc.

There is any number of specific tasks, roles, or activities that can be addressed during performance coaching.

Check Out Some of My 5 Star Reviews

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"Dear Julie,

Just wanted to give you my utmost thanks for being so instrumental in my career journey.  I got the (omit) job today, and I am signing my offer letter tonight!!! 

I will be their Assistant Manager, so there is room to grow.  Their upper management is awesome, their culture is sunny and bright, and the role is a perfect fit for me! 

I am giving my letter of resignation to (omit) on Monday!!  I couldn't be more grateful and elated!!  So again, thank you so truly, for your expertise in my journey.  I couldn't have done it without you!  Onward and upward!!!"   - Karen L

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“Julie was wonderful and extremely focused on understanding you and your strengths and challenges.  She worked hard to reflect everything she learned about you in a way that both you and any future manager or employer could see these qualities as highly desirable and marketable traits.   She also crafted my resume, cover letter, and LinkedIn profile which sparkled as a result of her knowledge of how to best present and phrase your life experience and assets so that they stand out.  I had an extremely positive experience with Julie and I look forward to continuing to benefit from her expertise in prepping for my future dream job.

- Alison H