Visionary Leader Coaching
“It is lonely at the top” is a common phrase for organizational leaders, and it’s apt: there is a deep feeling of isolation for chief executives – they feel alone in the hierarchy of position, confidentiality, camaraderie and experience – at the mountain summit of their organizations. However, loneliness is only half of the story. The isolation leaders feel at the top is accompanied by a powerful experience of claustrophobia as well – they feel the encroaching pressure of external systems, boards, partners, elected officials, politics, and public opinion. We call this combined experience of the organizational leader Claustrophobic Isolation.
We describe this sensation as Claustrophobic Isolation because organizational leaders must handle the pressures that come from constantly managing external stakeholder demands and changing environments, while steering their organizations through the internal isolation that leaves them without a peer support network.
Wildfire Strategies offers Visionary Leader Coaching: an immersive, bespoke coaching solution for organizational leaders who must, in relative solitude, shoulder the responsibility of making big strategic decisions to deliver sustainable growth in ever complicated landscapes.
During the six-month Visionary Leader Coaching engagement, we pair the leader with one of our most experienced senior coaches in a process that will be tailored to suit their needs and schedule.
The service includes:
Complete Confidentiality – Guaranteed; period.
Flexible Coaching Hours
Coaching for Leadership
Who do you turn to when there are tough choices to make, a difficult conversation to have, complicated reporting lines to navigate? Who helps you sort through the concerns that keep you up at night? As a top leader in your organization, you may have few trusted allies to explore complex issues with, and even less time to think about them.
The Coach Is In™
The Coach Is In™, a targeted 25-minute, confidential coaching session that helps you get unstuck. ‘The Coach is IN’ dives into a work or life issue, gives you clarity, and identifies actionable next steps that get you moving forward.
The Coach Is In™ is a 1:1 service by Wildfire Strategies that provides confidential coaching sessions for incubators, start-ups, and tenants in co-working spaces. It’s meant to engage workers who are encountering emergent work issues, like pitching to a challenging client.While working with the coach on their goals, the participant will feel a sense of support,connection and trust. And after working together, the participant will have a more clear path forward, bringing them relief and confidence in their future work.
You have inherited a team or department burdened with a lot of old baggage. Wounds from long-standing conflicts and resentments fester. Perhaps they’ve been made worse by a prior leadership vacuum and lack of ongoing professional development. You have a mess on your hands. You have ambitious goals for this team, and want to bring healthy change, but you know some repair and healing need to happen first.
The Team Healing Process
Wildfire partners with leaders of challenged departments to help them heal these old schisms. Together we listen, reflect back deep concerns and rebuild trust.
We facilitate the creation of a healthy team culture, and give members the chance to make peace with the past and move forward. This work takes time. It requires a commitment and authentic engagement from leadership.
When you complete this work, you will have cleared old wounds and instilled shared ownership in the path forward toward new goals. The results are transformational. Then you can then truly get down to the business at hand.