9 ways to Lead like a Boss & get Seen, Heard, and Promoted
Let’s get you these results:
get taken more seriously
bring people on board with your ideas
create epic results with your team, in challenging times, while still staying calm inside
What we believe about leadership
You and I know that the top down, hierarchical, one directional model of leadership is wholly unequipped to deal with our volatile, uncertain, complex, ambiguous (VUCA) world. With so much information and opportunity available to us, we need a way to sense and respond in a creative, collaborative way. One person cannot have the answer.
Today, leadership is a multidimensional way to create something bigger than ourselves. It’s a way to make sense of the world so that we can respond/act in a creative, agile way.
Leadership includes a range of styles and approaches, and is required at all levels so it’s only logical then that everyone is a leader. In everything we do, we can choose to passively go with the flow or lead: actively create the outcomes we want. I can help you find your personal leadership style.
Approach you want for your development
When you combine creativity and focus you can harness the benefits of agility. But why is this important? It’s easier to do all you need to do when you can be agile, creative, and focused. And nobody wants their job or lives to be hard, right?
The approach below works. It’s what my clients want when they are working with me.
BE PURPOSE DRIVEN
There is so much noise about us needing to find our purpose to be happy and successful. But what does this even mean and how do we find it? The good news is that you can find purpose without having to have the answer to the life, the universe, and everything. It doesn’t need to be the big significant “this is what I want to do with my life” thing. Unless that’s what you want. Fundamentally, it’s about the impact that you want to have in YOUR world, not the whole world. So we connect purpose to action.
STRUCTURE AND FLEXIBILITY, TOGETHER
You want a pragmatic and practical approach with frameworks and playbooks to guide you. You don’t want to get tied down into rigid processes and plans. Amen! We will follow the 80/20 rule adjusted for creating impact. Did you know you need 80% flexibility so that you have space to dream big, use your imagination, get creative? Then you only need 20% structure to keep you focused on taking action to achieve your goals.
DESIGN, ACT, LEARN
A process that actually works, that’s what we all want. Learning by doing (experiential learning) is at the heart of progress in real life, it’s how you learned to walk and talk. So naturally you want that when you develop yourself. You don’t want to sit and listen to someone else tell you what to do. (If you do, there are so many TED talks and books out there. I’m happy to make recommendations or check out my blog). And wouldn’t it be great if you could make leaps and bounds in your progress? Of course! That’s why we will focus on transformative actions that will help you fly, rather than just plod through a step by step plan and grind slowly away.
Some things you want
Take your team to the next level in high performance.
People seek your opinion because they value you.
Speak with authority and ease, no matter who’s listening.
Get buy-in for your ideas because persuasion and influence feels natural.
Be as comfortable with the people stuff as you are with the tech stuff.
Don’t use up all your inner resources just to get the job done. You want energy left over to enjoy life outside of work.
You want this, and you’re ready to take the next step.
Amber gave me tools that I can use in the future too, so I can continue to navigate life’s challenges more easily
Amber helped me look at challenges from a new perspective which helped me re-frame some mental patterns that were limiting me. This made my challenges less heavy and gave me new ways to approach and overcome them. She did this in a very open, constructive, non-judgemental, and solutions oriented way.
Working with Amber helped me prioritise myself amongst all my other priorities. And she gave me some tools to use in the future, so I can continue to navigate life’s challenges more easily.
I overcame old habits that were holding me back from reaching my goals
As the sessions progressed, and Amber encouraged me to explore my own actions and beliefs, I became aware of old habits which were holding me back from reaching my goals. Amber’s coaching style helped equip me with strategies for overcoming these habits.
This helped me progress in ways I didn’t expect going into the program, such as letting myself be more authentic in difficult situations, and communicating more pro-actively when coaching others, and also being courageous with risk taking when the rewards justify it.
I’m very happy with the progress we made.
Her methodology is like magic: I found ways to take action
Amber has coached me in a personal leadership program. Amber has deep knowledge of how motivation, passion and courage work and the role that fear plays in our behaviours. Her methodology is like magic: she listens, that seems all. The magic is that I learned, and discovered, found ways to take action, experiement, review and take action again.
Amber is a very talented coach; extremely knowledgeable, extremely serious about confidentiality. She has a true passion for her work, can work with positive energy and drive in very very challending (work) environments
The clarity I gained helps me in my complex work environment
I was coached by Amber in the first half of 2017 and I really enjoyed the experience. Each session seemed to tease out some new insight about my strengths and purpose.
It was a genuinely insightful experience that helped me to focus on my goals and fret less about my “saboteur thoughts”.
I think a lot of people working in a complex business environment would benefit from the clarity her coaching programme provides.
Amber has helped me make my next career step
Amber is friendly, extremely sensitive and motivating. She fits perfectly into the role as a career coach meaning that she will do her utmost to inspire you to reach your goal with the capabilities you alrady have, so that you can accomplish what you want in any aspects of your life following your true self.
Amber will give you the structure and the “key to yourself” which you will carry well beyond the sessions with her. Thanks to her background in real life work environment, combined with a professional coaching knowledge and natural talent, you will have a perfect mix of the two worlds. thanks Amber!
I came to coaching because I had some big decisions to make
I was at a point in my life where I had some big decisions to make. I was having trouble moving forward and making decisions.
Even though many people come to her with a similar question of “how can I make better decisions?”, she adapted her communication and feedback style to me. We established what kind of approach would work best for the two of us. It impressed me that Amber understood the importance of this and treated me like an individual.
Amber is exceptionally good at what she does. Her empathic nature and talent for listening and then asking the right questions helped to get straight to the core of the issue at hand. At the same time, she is relentlessly positive, supportive, and caring.
On the practical side, the ability to carry out the coaching via Skype and email was a key part of making me feel that I could make time to fit it into my busy schedule.
For high performers who want to learn how to enjoy more and let their prefectionist chill.
As a typical High Achiever, Go-Getter and Perfect Perfectionist (makes me tired just seeing these words), I went through a massive transformation under the guidance of Amber. She has a knack of turning my Inner Critic and Judge into something I can work with.
I was super hard on myself, so her delicate, precise, professional and nonjudgmental way of exploring my issues was super welcome to me.
Thanks to Amber and her way of coaching, I understood how to let go, release the ‘over responsibility’. I learned that I’m ok. That there is no hurry in life and that I can slow down and savour. I learned to trust myself.
Its extremely liberating to work together with amber. You will be able to let go better of the constant need to do or be better. What a relief. You will just enjoy life more, be a better leader and ultimately like yourself more.
Experiencing the results felt absolutely amazing
You have accompanied me through my biggest transformational years – so everything has become possible. You supported me and helped me manage a career jump / stretch that I did not feel possible.
When people work with you they get your active listening skills, your ability to get to the essence of what you hear, and yet adding a challenge or eye opening statement while summing it up. Your understanding of business and leadership, and your sharp ability to read people make any session with you full of insights, and brings clarity as to what is to be done.
elt absolutely amazing.
Full clarity coming out of our sessions on what I needed to do – super actionable insights and also at times peace of mind.
Coach in certification: I listened back to almost all sessions and learned from your skills 🙂
Doing coaching certification these outcomes were important to me:
- I got to know a part of me that I really like, where I am confident and make easy contact with people and energetic, and I can choose when I want to be like that
- I realized coaching needs to fit into me instead of me fitting into coaching
- I got more clarity on what I like to offer as a coach
- Jeeeej I passed my oral exam! Thank you for your contribution to this beautiful journey!
I liked your energy, flexibility and your coaching skills, I listened back to almost all sessions and learned from your skills 🙂
I’d recommend you and tell people that you could work with anyone, any kind of person, and adjust to what they need. That you listen very well and that you take them to interesting places they’ve never been or seen before.
Recommended Speaker by SheSharp – women in tech foundation
Here Are The Ways To Work With Me
1:1 coaching is for you if you want:
A leadership style you love, proud of. You want to keep inner calm while dealing with all the challenges.
Bring people on board with your ideas.
Be taken seriously at the next level.
Create lasting impact.
Lead your team to high performance.
Handle difficult colleagues without losing your shit.
9 ways to Lead like a Boss & get Seen, Heard, and Promoted
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I held myself back from doing a lot of things because I was so busy caring what would others would think. So much of my energy went into thinking.
So what happened when I stopped giving a fuck about all that?
Perhaps you have experienced that with your team? Or with a particular person?
It’s something I see so often in my mentees: they are working too hard.