Coaching involves talking about your goals and strategizing successful communication moves to reach the desired outcomes. Consequently, you can make a small change in one area and see a big impact everywhere else. In coaching sessions, we work together to identify areas that need change and decide how to specifically handle each context. The result is impactful for your work and overall happiness.
If you need to have a difficult conversation with your boss, a client, coworker, competitor, or anyone else, it is best to strategize in advance. We will discuss your goals for this conversation, strategize ways to achieve those goals and role play the conversation. Don’t go into a difficult conversation unprepared!
Conflict can occur with colleagues, superiors and subordinates, clients, or pretty much anyone you interact with. Whether you’re in an emergent crisis situation or a prolonged standoff, coaching can help you find a way forward to communicate with civility and professionalism. You cannot avoid conflict (nope, you really can’t), so let’s work on managing it together.
Have you thought about helping others grow in the workplace but don’t know where to start? Dr. Allison Alford uses a train-the-trainer model to teach others how to coach in the workplace. Coaching colleagues, especially those new to the organization, can improve connection and generate the work output you’re looking for in your employees.
You are ready for more responsibility and the paycheck that comes with it. We will create a resonant pitch that conveys the value you bring to the role and describes your achievements thus far. Persuasion is an art and a strategic tool that can be improved through deliberate practice.
Are you required to write internal professional development documents and discuss your performance regularly with your superiors? In your coaching sessions on professional development we will craft a brand message that incorporates your proven abilities and limitless potential. Both written and oral deliverables are available.
Conference presentations, Keynote speaking, and Ted Talk preparation
Have you been asked to tell your original research or ideas at a conference, give a keynote speech, or present in a Ted-Talk style lecture? Preparation for these events includes streamlining your message, creating a strong purpose statement, and delivering with confidence.
Sometimes you need to speak with the media, whether it be in a planned interview or an emergency press release. You can learn to present your overarching message clearly and concisely, with power. Recorded media lasts forever, so preparing in advance pays off for the long run.
Value Proposition Pitch
You are more than a list of places you have worked in the past. Let’s work together to write a statement about the value you bring to any organization. Your value proposition pitch tells others about the potential you have and the reasons it is beneficial to hire you. A personal value proposition statement is useful for those interviewing for a new position or participating in annual performance evaluations.
Interviewing and STAR stories
When you have an interview coming up, you need help preparing. Together we will work on selling yourself and your brand, answering tough questions, and telling your STAR stories cleanly.
LinkedIn Profile improvements
Is your LinkedIn dull and generic? Together we will write a stand-out profile description and strategize improvements to your page. Get the job you want, no matter what job you currently have.
The resume may seem like a boring list of places you’ve been, but it can be a centerpiece of the work you have produced. Rather than writing your job description, let’s upgrade your resume to show the outcomes you produced. Expect to leave resume coaching with a beautiful document you are proud of.
Networking, Job Talks, and Small Talk
Is extroverted party-talk not really your thing (but still kind of necessary)? Maybe you are shy or nervous about what and how to talk during chaotic social gatherings? Or perhaps you’re a non-native English speaker who needs tips on U.S. culture and lighthearted conversation topics? After coaching, you will confidently attend networking events and make valuable connections.