Team Coaching • Leadership Coaching • Executive / Business Coaching
Once I got past some initial skepticism, having the opportunity to confidentially discuss any matter with Kim, who is neutral about my personal and professional life, allowed me to get everything out and then realize how much I was actually in a trough. Kim was also very good at getting me timely feedback so I could make some course-corrections along the way which was really helpful. If we had only gone through the coaching and not had those exercises and practices, then I may not have solidified the long term benefits.
Kim is very authentic and honest. From the start, it very much felt like we were on the same wavelength. He is very committed to the best possible outcome for me. Because of the high level of mutual trust, the coaching sessions have been very productive and revealing. I have been able to make some important changes to how I approach my professional role and relationships. I'm invested for the long term. I highly recommend Kim as a seasoned Leadership Coach.
Kim has solid business / Hi Tech domain knowledge and awareness. This allows us to accelerate through the jargon and communicate effectively leaving more time to focus on my issues and topics. He is both more empathetic and tougher than I thought, in a good way. What I like about our sessions is that he adjusts the pace to suit my current situation and overall personality - I never feel anything is rushed or dragged out. Each session is always a joint effort and we were are in it together. Kim seems to know when to dig in and work through something in more detail. He is very perceptive.
Kim 's coaching style opened my mind to think differently, see new perspectives, and operate, from a new landscape. The work we did together enabled personal behavioural shifts to arise. I discovered how to think with a different mindset and see the bigger picture with more clarity and confidence than I had before. Kim guided me through the unsettling times when I had to go inward to be able to see what was stopping me from being outwardly creative and decisive. In the end, I developed a new capacity of being both internally and externally resourced, like playing with a more complete deck of cards than I had before.
Having spent 52 years as a musician in professional and amateur capacity, I connected with Kim to coach me through a self-review and creative input discovery with the hope of enhancing positive development on my playing and performing abilities.
While advertised as a business/leadership-related coaching service, he immediately understood and embraced the artistic problems and issues that plague creativity and practices. Working with me to heighten my awareness of my own artistic flow and mindful zones, he guided me to visualize a matrix of the two, demonstrating how they interact with each other and where they can be interpreted for action and progress. Our work together provided a shift in how I approach long practise plateaus between playing improvements.
Kim leveraged his coaching skills to help me realize a pattern in emotion and decision making, or lack thereof, which revealed a new musical mindset and direction. This was to be invaluable in a recent academic music event, where our collaborative efforts guided vital results. Working to achieve normality, rather than be downtrodden with lows and surfing the highs, has enhanced my focus on playing properly, and not giving into fast fixes that fester into long-term habits that become problems.
The adjacent list represents a few relevant client comments that were conveyed to me during coaching sessions, recaps, or following an "aha!" moment.
These comments shed a light on what people consider to be of particular value or perceived as a qualitative ROI from their coaching experience.