Coaching for individuals and teams
Most of us spend a great deal of time at work and ideally work is an extension of our values and reflects a good use of both our strengths and priorities. Ideally we can bring our whole self to the work and don’t have to leave part of who we are at the door when we are there.
But it’s not always the case, and that can be painful if it’s not clear either how it came to that or what the alternatives are. That’s when career coaching can be most helpful.
We offer individual career Coaching as well as an on-site Happiness at Work program for teams.
Individual Career Coaching: Outcomes & Philosophy
Coaching clients can expect a variety of valuable outcomes, personally and professionally:
the opportunity to develop clarity, confidence, a map and an action plan, with support and accountability. The process is structured and intuitive, planned and responsive, reflective and requires always requires action. It also takes time, and a 3-6 months minimum is generally a reasonable time frame to expect for creating significant sustainable change.
Transformation begins with the first intention, the first commitment, and then the doing of it!
My approach to career coaching is focused on creating an authentic, integrated and self-actualized life. I work with clients to dissolve the mental boundaries between how they view the time they spend making money, or not, and the time they spend doing other things.
We have one life bound only by the start and finish.
Clarify and confidence comes with understanding, embodiment and practice of:
- Motivation and values
- Awareness and cultivation of your strengths, gifts and what we are passionate about
- Understanding your feelings, particularly around identity, money and security
- Action planning, habit change, limiting beliefs and working with resistance
- Believing and cultivating support ( allies, teams and tribes)
I support clients in a process that is reflective and active. Change doesn’t happen all at once. It comes with small steps, good intentions, heartfelt inquiry, risks taken, mistakes made, lessons learned, trial and error, refinement. It’s always directionally correct, moving towards wholeness, if that is the commitment. It’s the commitment I give my clients.
“Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back. Concerning all acts of initiative (and creation), there is one elementary truth, the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits oneself, then Providence moves too. All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one’s favor all manner of unforeseen incidents and meetings and material assistance, which no man could have dreamed would have come his way. Whatever you can do, or dream you can do, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it. Begin it now.”
Happiness at Work program for teams
“After working with Brittany with the Happiness at Work program and the Visual Goal setting sessions our employees seem more engaged, are making positive choices at work and now understand that happiness both at work and in their personal life is a state of mind.” ~ Vicki Campbell, Director, Human Resources, GACO Western
Are you or your colleagues?
- Stressed, too much to do in too little time
- Concerned about health, too much junk food and too little exercise
- Frustrated by a lack of balance or meaning in your work
- Too little sleep, too much commuting, too little time with friends and family
- High expectations and perfectionist tendencies (yours or others) … and the list goes on.
Whether it’s on the level of body, mind, spirit involving personal preferences or organizational culture, there are a lot of reasons that people are unhappy at work. But we know that people who are happiest at work are: 180% more energized, experience 155% more happiness in their jobs, take 300% less sick leave, intend to stay in their jobs about 200% longer, find 108% more engagement, feel 50% more motivated and are 40% more confident.
LUNCHShift is a program we designed to introduce the science of happiness at work to individuals and groups. It’s also intended to bridge the divide between the head and the heart. Like first aid for working professionals and teams it can increase productivity and help deal with the contagion of stress and burn out in new ways.
The program includes 2 components: 1:1 coaching and a curriculum based on the latest research in cognitive and behavioral science related to happiness at work.
Group Learning Curriculum Key areas of focus:
- Vision, Values and Goals
- Positivity and Mindset
- Cultivating Mindfulness and Focus
- Quality of Relations
Participants begin with visual goal setting and coaching sessions that support and extend professional performance goals, by integrating personal and professional aspirations, values and strengths. Individual maps create visions of success anchored to meaningful motivators. The map provides a point of orientation, keeps participants focused and directionally correct, with a timeline and heart centered success indicators.
Group facilitation and leadership development.
We focus on courageous possibilities in relationships with self and others through individual and group coaching sessions. Areas of focus may include, but are not limited to establishing agreement, creating a culture that supports work/life balance, and how mindset impacts productivity, burn out and stress reduction.
Coaching provides a safe and productive means of support, to address concerns and create new healthy and effective behaviors.
WHO WE ARE
Brittany Faulkner is a Life Coach and Artist. Her skills and experience stretch between the world of mind-body-spirit integration (in the right hemisphere) and the world of strategy and goal setting (on the left.) She has worked with the strategy and measurement team at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, as an academic advisor at the University of Washington, as a massage therapist and yoga instructor, and is an artist and art instructor. She is passionate about helping people create a whole-hearted, fully embodied, authentic and integrated life. Her strength is in her intuition and ability help her clients see, believe and create new possibilities and meaningful change, inside and out.
Sara Lawson, MPA, CFRE, brings 15+ years’ leadership experience across the nonprofit sector to support organizations and individuals with big dreams and ambitious goals. She is both a skilled facilitator and coach. As a coach, Sara’s guidance offers leaders the tools and inspiration to address big challenges, do their best work, make a meaningful difference, and have fun doing it. Her specialties include: building effective board-staff teams, strengthening organizational, leadership, and fundraising capacity, developing strong coalitions and making hard work engaging and fun. You can find out more about Sara on her website.
Contact Brittany Faulkner for more information. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.