Have you ever been in a conversation when opinions differed and emotions were intense? Kerry Patterson et al. labels these types of communication Crucial Conversations in his book with the same name. [Read more…]
Using Your Head, Not Your Feet
While growing up, I often heard my dad say, ‘What you don’t do with your head, you do with your feet.’ You can imagine as a young girl, I struggled to unravel that statement –but now I understand its truth. When we fail to use our heads, we wind up reworking a solution or wasting resources like time, money, and effort. [Read more…]
Michelle has given me great support in the process of determining priorities in my work life and helped me develop skills to work more effectively and lower stress. Her great questions and suggestions for “homework” allowed me to think about things I normally wouldn’t and develop skills that don’t come naturally, but really help me live well. I feel more confident moving my life ahead in new directions because of Michelle’s guidance in helping me know myself, my work style, and what I value most in life. Michelle didn’t do anything FOR me, but helped me help myself. She is a great resource and guide.
N.L. Madison, WI
“It’s very apparent that Michelle puts her heart and soul into coaching. As a result, I can credit her for guiding me toward a much clearer direction in both my professional and personal lives. She was always prepared with insightful questions and exercises to help me move toward my goals. What impresses me most about Michelle is her optimism and enthusiasm for her clients. I not only consider her my coach, but also my cheerleader. I would recommend Michelle to anyone!
K.J. Greenwood Village, CO
I have two words to say about coaching with Michelle Sugerman – ‘it works!’ She has given me confidence so I am not afraid to pursue my passion. She is a fantastic listener and a top-notch organizer. She is a master at getting through the real stuff that has kept me ‘on hold’ in so many areas. Because of Michelle, I have gotten more done in three months than I did in the past two years on my own. I can’t say enough about her coaching style and the focus it has brought to my life.
B.C. Merna, NE
Compared to hundreds of other students I have trained, all of whom have significant executive-level leadership experience, Michelle quickly moves her clients to the root of an issue and asks great questions to drive them towards creative insights and results. She does this in a way that is supportive and uplifting — even fun. Michelle also brings a fantastic, deep toolkit with her that helps executives lead teams more effectively and efficiently. I remember in one case, I called her style “ninja coaching” because she was so quick at getting to the heart of an issue with a client. You will definitely be glad about the results she can get for you and your team!
Andrew Neitlich, Founder and Director of The Center for Executive Coaching
In the conference I went to last Friday, the speaker said you can’t run a good business without a coach. I am so glad that I have you as my coach! :o) The quote is from [Verne Harnish (CEO) and his book Mastering the Rockefeller Habits]: ‘No one has ever achieved peak performance without a coach.’ …And you can quote me on needing a coach and it was the best thing I have ever done.
A.H. Madison, WI