Untangled Leadership is a framework of tools and best- practices designed to help you thrive as a leader without feeling tangled in politics, favoritism, underperformance, employee squabbles, angry customers, demanding stakeholders, and indecision. Through our 1-on-1 coaching engagement, we will co-create a plan to proactively address the snags that are holding you back and robbing you of joy!
How I Coach
I believe that we are each at our best when our behaviors are aligned with our values. This leads me to help my clients raise awareness around applying their values and strengths to meet their goals. I also believe that we frequently do not recognize the permission that we have been given to lead – we unconsciously hold ourselves back. I love helping my clients recognize when to move from defense to offense, when to lean in to conflict, and where to place accountability. I help clients to recognize the important role that they play as a leader, how to be mindful of the impact that they have on the organization, and how their Executive Presence can positively affect the teams that they lead.
I am a Certified Executive Coach and Leadership Consultant who helps individuals and organizations grow by asking challenging questions and providing unconditional support. I spent 30 years as a senior executive with Fortune 500 companies, running their largest and most strategic businesses. I ran all mobile phone sales in the US at Samsung; I ran a $1B professional services business at Ericsson, and I ran a $4B global sales channel at Juniper Networks. Helping leaders and their teams to flourish during times of transition is what drives me. I am an expert in establishing (and re-establishing) trust, in developing cross-cultural relationships, and in managing complexity. As a technologist, I love working with engineers in senior leadership roles.
Who I am
The legacy of my first career is the leaders that I helped grow; everything else is long-forgotten. I feel blessed to be able to now focus exclusively on people and leadership. When I am not at my desk, you are likely to find me on my road bike, my tractor, or in my woodshop. I am also blessed by my bride of 34 years and our two adult daughters; both Aggie Engineers!