Building healthy workplaces with emotionally intelligent, coach-like leaders

In a world of increasing complexity, individuals and organizations are looking for ways to be supported during times of challenge and change. The Optimal You provides coaching, facilitation and other services that incorporate a variety of tools to bring insight and clarity to situations, ultimately enabling people to make conscious choices from a place of informed awareness.

Raising our individual and collective consciousness is critical for success. Especially when it comes to culture and how we interact. So much of what we do, personally and professionally, is relationship oriented. We may mean well in our interactions, but our intention and impact don’t always line up. Understanding ourselves – our strengths, areas for development, passions, triggers, hopes, fears, values, beliefs – is essential to being able to effectively understand, work with and lead others.

When we focus on developing authentic, healthy relationships, results naturally follow. The Optimal You is passionate about providing leaders the support they need to be emotionally intelligent, self aware and courageous – foundational elements for personal and organizational success. If you’re ready for the challenge, please contact me to find out how we can work together to achieve the results you’re looking for.

“It’s not who you are that holds you back, it’s who you think you’re not.”

– Denis Waitley

“Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate.”

– Carl Jung

“The chief cause of failure and unhappiness is trading what you want most for what you want right now.”

– Zig Ziglar

“You can buy people’s time; you can buy their physical presence at a given place; you can even buy a measured number of muscular motions per hour. But you cannot buy enthusiasm…you cannot buy loyalty…you cannot buy the devotion of their hearts. This you must earn.”

– Clarence Francis

“Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom. Mastering others is strength; mastering yourself is true power.”

– Lao Tzu

“The day soldiers stop bringing you their problems is the day you have stopped leading them. They have either lost confidence that you can help them or concluded that you do not care. Either case is a failure of leadership.”

– Colin Powell

“The greatest good you can do for another is not just to share your riches, but to reveal to him his own.”

– Benjamin Disraeli

“Leadership is not about being in charge. Leadership is about taking care of those in your charge.”

– Simon Sinek

“Setting an example is not the main means of influencing another, it is the only means.”

– Albert Einstein

“You do not lead by hitting someone over the head – that’s assault, not leadership!”

– Dwight D. Eisenhower