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How I can help…

Individual Leadership Coaching

Private coaching consists of 1:1 sessions via phone or zoom meeting once a week, once every other week, or once every three weeks, depending on your needs. Typical contracts extend for 6-12 months. During the intake session, we explore what you want to achieve and clarify your goals. Subsequent sessions focus on exploring useful action steps, strategies, and resources. My responsibility is to provide content, insight, tools, wisdom, framework, ideas, and feedback. Your responsibility is to move from awareness to action and accountability. 

The WE-I Profile, A Powerful Emotional Intelligent Assessment

     Do you have difficulty understanding yourself in relation to others? Have a lot of conflict? Want to gain insight and explore how you can be more effective in relationship with others? Then the WE-I Profile provides you with tremendous insight into your inner world. 

     Offering you insight into your inner dimensions of emotional intelligence, this profile assessment reveals and measures the aspects of your internal experience that inform and drive your behavior when you experience tension or conflict with another person. Not your ordinary emotional intelligence assessment, this assessment examines what drives your capacity to demonstrate self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, and relationship management. It captures your internal experience (not your behavior), under stress (when relationships can be challenging), in the moment (when it happens, not upon reflection), and in relationship (not by ourselves). Emotional intelligence is all about being in relationship, how you access and navigate your internal experience. This includes your feelings/emotions, thoughts, wants/desires, sensations, and consciousness. 

     This profile assessment provides a deep understanding of what drives and informs your behavior under stress. As a simulation, not a self-report, the WE-I Profile captures what is outside your awareness. It is a snapshot of what gets in the way of your relating fully to others, yourself, and the world, particularly under stress. It uncovers what holds you back from having rewarding relationships and provides a map for connection.

     This unique tool highlights the largely non-conscious patterns of thoughts, emotions, and desires that reflect how you have learned to cope, protect, and defend yourself in relationships over the course of your life, especially with your earliest relationships. The unique insights and awareness allows for the development of more intentional responses to stress and conflict, providing you with greater agency over your behaviors to develop healthier and more mindful relationships in work and life. 

     Book a consultation with me today to arrange for this powerful assessment and 90-minute personal debrief. 

Leadership Development and Group Coaching

The culture of the future requires new ways of approaching leadership.  What is needed for the future of healthcare is Compassionate Leadership, where leaders take a human approach and marry people-centered leading with the business objectives. Adding leadership development and using a coaching approach in leading will help your organization create a culture of appreciation, psychological safety, and support for your staff.

Work with Dr. Donley to assess your leadership needs and devise an internal leadership development and coaching program that suits your facility’s needs. Together, we will design a program to develop your leaders, providing a mix of group coaching, basic and advanced leadership training, as well as coaching skill training so that your leaders learn to use coaching in their work with employees to build high-performing teams.

Keynote Speaking

Today's headlines speak to the growing dissatisfaction of the workforce - burnout, quiet quitting, dissatisfaction, high rates of depression and anxiety - even suicide. The way we are working is not working! Here are a couple ways I address these issues through speaking. All engagements are customized to meet the needs of the audience and your organization. 

Leadership Under Stress

Leaders today face unprecedented challenges. And as leaders rise to the task, they are being stretched and stressed. In this presentation and facilitated discussion, we explore different stressors, introduce strategies for self-leadership, and review strategies for leading others. Only by bringing awareness to how we manage our stressors can we then learn ways to lead others and create a more respectful and compassionate workplace. Participants leave with tools for recognizing and reducing personal stressors, having tough conversations, and addressing challenging topics when others are emotional. 

Charting the Course for a Healthy Work Environment

To meet the needs of today's workforce, the work environment must change. Work should be a place for us to play at what we love and get paid for it. Creating a healthy, psychologically safe work environment requires thought and intention: what it should look like, feel like, and how people are treated. We need a new vision, so people behave differently, and we produce different staff outcomes. And new leader qualities for leaders must be defined using a more compassionate leadership approach. Participants leave with an understanding of a healthy workplace, what it takes for creating a healthy work environment, and the skills needed to lead in a positive workplace where employees thrive. 

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