Executive and Team Coaching
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One of the best ways to build capacity in your organization is to provide coaching for people or teams. Unlike training, coaching is deeply interactive and focused on exactly the areas the person or team needs to grow.
Who Do I Work With?
I support people and teams at a wide variety of development levels, and working through many different kinds of challenges. My goal is always to meet people where they are, help them identify where they feel stuck, and what they want to shift, and then support them in moving to where they want to be.
I often work with:
Existing and emerging leaders who want support in their leadership development and their work with their teams (drawing on my many years as an executive director, and as an organizational development consultant). I can be a sounding board and thought partner from a position completely outside the hierarchy and business environment the leader operates i. I can provide new tools and frameworks, coach leaders through major and minor challenges, and, if desired, support deep, transformational work.
Mid-level managers, who need to develop specific skills around communication, delegation, facilitation, planning, etc., who are struggling with supervision challenges (upward or downward), or who want support in moving to the next level.
Teams who are struggling to collaborate well, who have difficulty communicating, delegating, or making decisions, or who feel stuck in old patterns that get in the way of working well together, as well as teams that just need someone to co-create a process where they can collaborate in specific ways while building their capacity to work together.
This list is not exhaustive. Please reach out if you have questions about how I might support you, someone you work with, or your team(s).
If you are interested in work-focused coaching but will not be doing this through your employer, please see my Work-Focused Coaching page.
How It Works
Coaching with individuals is done by contract, for a three to twelve month period. Continued coaching beyond the initial contract can be arranged if desired. A two-hour discovery session lays the groundwork and sets goals and parameters for the coaching relationship. What takes place in the coaching sessions is confidential; I don’t share it with anyone. Accountability for specific results is negotiated between the person being coached and the entity paying for the coaching, usually with me facilitating. Because of confidentiality requirements, reports to the supervisor/board on results and session content are provided by the person being coached. I can, while maintaining confidentiality, discuss how coaching fits in the larger goals of the organization or process and report on whether the sessions appear to be useful. Got questions? Let's talk about what you are looking for and what I can bring. You can contact me using the form at the bottom of the page, or call me at 503-788-2333.
Coaching With Teams
Coaching with teams can be done for a particular period of time, or for the duration of a particular task, project or process. Team coaching focuses on what the team needs in order to be successful. This includes attention to what individuals on the team may need to be part of that success, but the process focuses on values, goals, and dynamics of the team rather than those of any individual. I bring a variety of tools and perspectives that can help teams: • See where they are getting stuck, • Find new perspectives and approaches, • Build their communication, decision-making and problem-solving skills, • Access their creativity, and • Identify their strengths as individuals and as a group and build on them while reducing the negative effects of weaknesses within the team or specific challenges the team faces. If you are curious, reach out and we can talk about what you are looking for and what I can bring. You can contact me using the form at the bottom of the page, or call me at 503-788-2333.
As Part of a Larger Organizational Development Process
Coaching can be extremely effective as part of a larger process of leadership development, organizational diagnosis follow-up, facilitation and/or training. The coaching component can take many forms. Some of the most common are: 1. Coaching a team as it moves into plan/process implementation; 2. Coaching a director or manager to support them in integrating or implementing new approaches or stepping into new leadership roles; 3. Coaching individuals or groups of directors or managers as part of a highly structured, performance-focused leadership development process; 4. Doing a single coaching session with an individual needing support to work through a specific issue; and, 5. Individual coaching as part of a succession planning process. The form coaching takes in your organization is something we design together, to ensure it meets your needs. Curious? Let's talk about what you are looking for and what I can bring. You can contact me using the form at the bottom of the page, or call me at 503-788-2333.
I am a certified CoActive coach, trained by the Coaches Training Institute, and a certified DEI coach, trained by Inclusive Life. You can find more about my background at Training in the About section.
I happily work with people of all gender/sexual identity combinations.
I do all my work on a sliding scale. For the scale for organizational work, see the Cost for Org Work page. If you are interested in stand-alone, individual coaching focused on your job and workplace, as opposed to team coaching or individual coaching as part of a larger organizational consulting process, the sliding scale on my coaching costs page can be applied instead, if that is more useful at your end.
Intrigued but not sure if coaching is worth the investment?
The best way to know if coaching with me is a good match for you or others in your organization is to try it. Contact me to set up a free consultation — we’ll talk about your needs and goals, and do a short coaching session so you can see what it’s like.
You can contact me using the form at the bottom of the page, or call me at 503-788-2333.
What People Say
"My first experience as an interim executive director of a grassroots nonprofit organization was daunting. One of the best decisions I made during my first month was to hire Tasha as an executive coach. I have had the opportunity to work with many effective coaches, consultants and facilitators over the course of my career, but Tasha's calm demeanor matched with her personal commitment to developing the individual as well as the team is unique and compelling."
~Rebecca Channer, consultant
"Tasha's coaching has been so foundational for me. She strikes a great balance between reflecting my thoughts back to me so I can reflect on my own thinking more deeply, and offering specific ideas & facilitation techniques for reframing issues with myself and my teammates."
~ Dan Valliere, CEO Reach