“You cut through many layers of defense with the how you work and what you know. Really wonderful.” Linda Reid, Consultant
“You absolutely know what you are doing. I know that by how different we all were from the time we started to when we ended.”
“I just did a 250 person speaking engagement and felt so confident and comfortable. The training definitely paid off! It makes such a big difference when you are present and relate to your audience.”
Puneet Sapra, Pfizer, Worldwide Innovation Team
Here are just some of the examples of learning from this work.
Partner at Private Equity Firm had an imperative to source and close many more deals.
Earlier assessment in coaching revealed that building rapport and presence was an issue. During the workshop, it was observed that he was shrinking and retreating in a variety of ways: vocally, physically, and mentally.
When his behavior patterns changed on a movement level everything shifted.
This greater sense of awareness and change in behavior offers a more balanced sense of presence. It was reported that he is seen as more proactive and easily creates and maintains relationships with investors.
To the layman, the application seemed simple yet by taking him into a more vertical stance there was a shift so surprising that he initially reverted to his habitual stance.
What is clear is that this work cuts to the core, is simple and elegant, and is scientific. It goes deep and has enormous impact on how he regards himself and how others regard him.
Hedge Fund Manager had a new role to be outward facing to investors and had to transition from accountant to advisor. There were concerns about her presence and her ability to relate.
When she found a sense of grounding, there was greater comfort in the moment and it allowed her to dynamically present herself. The group commented that they got to see her full personality.
Executive VP of Marketing was in transition seeking a C-level position – He was easily dynamic and “bigger than life” in large groups yet found it very difficult when in 1:1 or 1: few interactions. He admitted privately that he feared creating intimacy.
Instead his communication had too much going on and what could be mistaken for dynamic was actually creating distracting, “fuzzy, busy energy”. It was exciting to witness him come clearly into focus.
That clarity allowed him to shift into his own authenticity and to make the connection comfortably. This can facilitate building more meaningful relationships. It instilled in him an awareness and practice to listen, pay attention and to have an exchange with more confidence and ease.
A Senior Manager at a Financial Services firm seeking an executive leadership role was told by leadership that he could be considered for the top job once he could demonstrate passion and enthusiasm.
He had worked using traditional leadership communication coaching methods where he found those the skills and behaviors – yet could not sustain them.
Observation identified that he was blocked and locked (almost frozen). With no breath, there was very little mobility in his body and also appeared little mobility in his thinking. This physical disconnection impacts his ability to relate. He may feel passion yet can’t express it because with no inner connection it is impossible to outwardly communicate his enthusiasm.