The truly great leaders, stars and champions know that their natural ability is only one factor of their success. Another, arguably of even greater importance, is the professional coaching that is an integral part of their career. Whether operating at their peak, preparing to face a new challenge or working to overcome a potentially derailing slump, they understand that they did not get to where they are without a coach, and they will not stay at, or return to the top of their game without a coach. To paraphrase Notre Dame’s legendary football coach, Ara Parseghian, a good coach helps his/her clients become what they can be rather than what they are today. Leathers Milligan’s coaches empower your people, from the emerging leaders to the C-suite to maximize their contribution to the organization through the realization of their full potential.
Sooner or later nearly every organization discovers they have one of “those people” who actually are, or who have made themselves appear to be indispensable. Often they are demeaning to their co-workers and subordinates, disrespectful to their superiors and dismissive of the fact that they are creating massive unwanted turnover. Leaders are reluctant to take action because, “We can’t afford to lose Jessica.” But, eventually you have to deal with it and we can help. Leathers Milligan certified coaches know how to work with these talented but socially unacceptable individuals to affect real and lasting change . . . with two conditions. First, you the leader must be open-minded to having this person remain an integral part of your organization. Second, the individual must understand that without change there will be consequences, up to and including job loss. Without these two criteria being met, we won’t take the engagement because it won’t work. Instead we will help guide you through the decision of whether or not to terminate them. If you elect to terminate, we can help you manage the process to be sure it is handled so as to mitigate its impact on the organization. You see, Leathers Milligan is also one of the nation’s leading career transition and outplacement firms, so in addition to being really good at coaching, we’re equally adept at humanely exiting people from organizations and then guiding them to their next career opportunity.
This is about you. Traditionally there have been Life Coaches and Business Coaches. The disconnect is that you cannot really address your life with a coach who doesn’t understand the realities of corporate life, and you cannot really address your career with a coach who doesn’t get the importance of your life outside the organization and factor it into the equation. We can help. Leathers Milligan has a team of professional, certified coaches who specialize in holistic coaching. They apply the same level of professionalism and tools, such as the sophisticated psychometric assessments that are also the cornerstone of the coaching provided to the highest levels of the executive suite. Working in concert with our staff psychologists they help you articulate your concerns, fears, goals and wishes and guide you to a path that achieves balance across all the elements of your personal and professional life. In short, we help you become the person you want to be instead of the person you think you should be; that whatever you are doing, you are doing it eyes-open and for the right reasons. Our goal is that at that point in the future when you’re sitting in the proverbial rocking chair on the porch you never once say, “Darn, I wish I would have . . .”
The foundation of the Leathers Milligan coaching model is having a close, integrity-driven partnership between the coach and the individual; a collaborative relationship that exists in an environment of assured confidentiality. We believe the objective should be holistic individual and organizational shared outcomes, an environment where your current and future leaders develop, or you as an individual optimize and integrate the behaviors and skills needed to meet both the current and future career challenges while maintaining balance with a healthy personal life.
The Leathers Milligan team of broadly diverse highly credentialed professional business coaches offers our clients a selection of coaches to choose from for each engagement. This allows both the sponsor, candidate or individual the opportunity to agree on the coach in whom there is mutual confidence and trust; key factors to achieving the outcomes you desire. Let us show you how.