Coaching Story #1:
FROM A LIBERAL ARTS DEAN AT A MAJOR UNIVERSITY:
“I chose Donna Billings as my coach for some improvements I needed in my leadership skills in an academic setting. She clearly had the experience to direct me to resources that could be directly helpful. Also, it was clear to me that she knew the academic world well enough to know the particulars of my leadership challenges.
Donna used a threefold method in working with me. First, she provided me access to leadership literature that focused on improving my particular areas of need. Second, she used analytic tools of leadership to help me understand better my natural strengths and weaknesses as a leader. Third, and most importantly, she used her coaching wisdom to grasp my situation and guide me towards more effective leadership behaviors.
The results were immediate and robust. With Donna’s help I was able to sharpen my public speaking presentations, to manage my time better, and to successfully deal with difficult conversations.
I have already recommended Donna’s coaching to a number of my colleagues and will continue to work with her in the future.”