Savvy Senior Leaders See The Need
Great leaders know that they don’t typically inherit high performing teams when they get promoted.
Poor team performance naturally reflects poorly upon leaders.
Great leaders know high performing teams are made.
They call on Coaching with Crystal for a number of reasons, including:
- Newly appointed managers are floundering and that’s having an impact on morale, productivity and turnover
- To turn around a team which is underperforming or worse, dysfunctional
- To develop a core team of influencers on their team, to act as informal leaders in support of team’s mission
- To reward and retain those with highly specialized knowledge
(For more information on coaching’s role in retaining employees, click here THIS WILL LINK TO APPROPRIATE “WHY COACHING” FAQ)
- To create a high performance team
- To develop their own replacement and a highly successful team, so the senior leader can move up to higher levels of leadership within the company
Leaders Select Person or People They Want Coached
Generally these are:
- New leaders
- Emerging leaders
- Highly specialized employees
- Anyone who would benefit from interpersonal skill development
- Core influencers
- High potentials
- High performers
Leaders Talk with Crystal
In the interview, we discuss more about your goals for your employees and your company, so that I can ensure my approach is congruent with your company’s mission, vision and values.
Candidates Meet with Crystal
This is done in person, or over Skype or Zoom.
During this time, we’re interviewing each other. They, to ask any questions they have and see if we’re a good fit. Me, to answer questions and to see if the other person is truly open to coaching and change.
Leaders and Crystal Form Agreement
Based on our talks, you’ll receive a two and a half page proposal that lists objectives, measures of success, and three options.
Upon Agreement, Coaching with Crystal Begins
Since coaching is done live and one on one, there’s a limit to the number of new clients accepted.
If there’s room in Coaching with Crystal, sessions begin within a week of signed agreement.
How do the Sessions Work?
One to one, just the person coached and Crystal. Sometimes in person, other times over the phone, Skype or Zoom.
Once a week is ideal. Because my clients are quite busy, and being busy myself, I get that, we do everything possible to have reasonable flexibility in timing for coaching sessions.
Unlimited Coaching with Crystal Can Be Available
When clients have a sense of urgency and need or want their coached employees to ramp up their skills quickly, unlimited Coaching with Crystal could be an option.
This means that in addition to weekly 30 minute sessions, we are also connect through email, phone calls, or texts “on demand.” That means you can expect a 90 minute turn around Monday through Friday 7am to 5pm Mountain Time.
How Long Does the Coaching with Crystal Contract Last?
Recommended length is six months. Three month options are available.
Want longer? We can talk about that.
Everything said in a coaching session is between the coach and the person being coached.
The exception to this, which is made clear at the onset of coaching, is that if someone would bring harm to themselves or others, that is reported.
This includes someone who reports they’re looking to change jobs, as that clearly would have an impact on others.
Yes, But, Does Coaching with Crystal Work?
Fair question. I’d ask the same if I were you.
Here’s a case study: https://crystaljonas.com/healthcare-case-study-leadership-coaching/
And, in the words of Roxanne LaCroix, Director, Medicaid Learning and Development at Aetna:
“We’ve been working with Crystal Jonas for several years now in many different ways, through consulting, seminars, and Coaching with Crystal. She has lead us through some of the biggest changes our company has faced, and we always come through better for our work with her. As a direct result of Coaching with Crystal, I have been promoted twice myself, and 32 people that I lead have each been promoted at least once. Coaching with Crystal will turn your employees into high performers, and turn your high potentials into great leaders.”