“His insights into people and organizations cut through to what really matters. He possesses a keen talent to take complexity and find meaningful patterns and key messages. “
Why is executive coaching necessary? What called me to it?
Coaching is the application of specific insight into the conduct of personal and professional interrelationship. I have spent decades considering the process of how we do business together—which is to say how we relate to others by virtue of how we relate to ourselves. It is to me one of the most fascinating, and the most profound, aspects of life. I am deeply committed to exploring what makes relationships work and what causes them to break down. My approach is all about cutting through complicated theories and philosophies and helping people get in touch with who they truly are – both as people and as leaders.
What is the key difference between the needs of new managers and the needs of experienced leaders?
“Experienced leaders” are defined by the people that follow them. Too often, leadership is more about affect than effect. The old models of hierarchy and title advancement that were established 50 years ago are still valued, but now less relevant. Truth is, the current generation isn’t intimidated by the "grown ups" in the way previous generations were. In contrast to the old school, new managers want flexibility, acknowledgment, and the development of opportunities. They are more likely to ask for feedback than experienced leaders. New managers want to build something of value. Experienced leaders are more reactive, more about “fixing what’s wrong."
What advantages will a manager gain from having a coach?
Imagine driving a car with no way to see what’s in your blind spot. What managers intend to express is not necessarily what their direct reports experience. At some point in our careers, we all need to look in the mirror. That’s what a skillful coach does—provide a mirror in which to truly see ourselves. Only the objectivity of clear sight can free us from habitual, negative behaviors that damage ourselves and our relationships. I provide observational, non-judgmental feedback that makes it easy for clients to improve the way they manage and lead through increased self - awareness. Once the "aha moment" is realized, new skills can be taught and put into practice. In this way I function as a “career GPS” to help clients arrive at a desired destination in the most direct way possible.
Scott's method allows you to stand before a mirror and shine a bright light on
yourself, allowing you to draw out your best attributes and bring those to the
front." - Dick Leinenkugel, Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company