“Lorna has been instrumental in assisting me in taking me and my business to a new level. Her knowledge and experience in the development of leadership teams and the ability to address key human resource issues have been essential for my business success.
If you are a CEO interested in getting the best out of your people, then Lorna is your best asset to accomplishing your goal”Calgary CEO and Queens Diamond Jubilee Recipient, Dean Koeller
We coach Executives, leaders and their teams to be open and honest with themselves and each other. What doesn’t get talked out, gets acted out. When people act out their discontent or disagreements it snowballs over time in very destructive ways. procrastination, withholding information, destructive competition, ‘forgetting’, making mistakes just to name a few.
We all have blind spots that renders other people absolutely essential for us to be our highest performing self and our most authentic self too. When trust is low, or individuals are not open to discovering their inner motivations or the impact they have on others, change is too threatening. Our coaching, in the simplest of words, is about helping the client uncover their often unconscious ways of thinking, feeling, behaving, and believing.
We help the client clear away the fog to their thinking and generate options they couldn’t see before. We emphasize the need to develop a feelings vocabulary and facilitate skillfulness in recognizing and working with their own emotions and those of others. Lastly, it is the behavior that many coaching programs emphasize, but we don’t. We think changes in behavior naturally occurs when feelings, thoughts and beliefs have been changed. All ‘resistance to change’ falls away – clients change effortlessly and with ease to achieve what they came to coaching for in the first place.
Through Executive Coaching, clients are helped to discover their drivers, dig deeper into their assumptions, investigate their long-held beliefs, and uncover new perspectives toward themselves, other people and situations. The inner world of feelings becomes friendlier and new possibilities, for even the most difficult situations, emerge.
Our Executive Coaching can be done in as few as 6 sessions, or as long as several years depending on the goals of the client and the desires for change. The client decides the destination with the facilitated support of the coach. By listening and working with the client, our coaches find the fastest route to support clients to achieve their goals.
Our coaching goes much deeper than assessing the day-to-day actions of leaders and helping them stay accountable to the goals they’ve set. Depth coaching also engages leaders in understanding the unique and mostly hidden story that drives their life.
Through this program, leaders will have the power to change whatever isn’t working well for them by becoming aware of the components of their story and doing a re-write going forward – personally and professionally. We help clients let go of the past, and in the present moment facilitate a new decision, anchor a new perspective, make sense of emotions, and go forward with confidence.
At The Change Institute, our work embodies a model of change called Transactional Analysis. For over 50 years leaders have used these concepts to understand themselves and others in ways that result in a successful bottom line, that doesn’t compromise creating great places to work. Supported by research in neuro-biology and brain function, our work facilitates deep and permanent change in our clients as they fully engage in their own change process.
“There are no failures – just experiences and your reactions to them”Tom Krause
Why get a Leadership Coach?
An organization’s success hinges on people being empowered, engaged, supported and motivated. Personal development of leaders, rising stars and senior managers needs to be a top priority for companies wanting bottom-line success.