You’ve heard the expression, “it’s lonely at the top.” And the reality is--it is! As the leader of your organization, everyone looks to you to have the answers, to be positive and inspiring. That’s difficult to do all the time. No one has all the answers, nor do they always feel positive. And as their leader, you often have to protect your employees from knowing too much about the inner workings and problems you may be experiencing. So whom do you talk to? Whom can you vent to? Whom can you be vulnerable with when talking about your business?
It was a situation I found myself in many times. I’d be frustrated, worried, or just angry but I knew I shouldn’t express that to even my management team. My husband and friends were always willing to listen, but they didn’t really understand my world. I was lucky to find a few friends who were
We hired Donna to help improve some aspects of my business and her knowledge and expertise have been invaluable. I only wish I had hired her 8 years ago when we started the business we would have avoided some mistakes.
small business owners, and we often called each other to support each other and listen--perhaps even share a glass of wine together to get us through a rough time. And while that was comforting, I think that I would have benefitted from at least one of them giving me a bit of a push versus a shoulder to lean on.
Do you have a resource like that? Someone who can listen to you vent, and then push you back out there to take on the challenge? If not, here’s where I can help. I can be both the shoulder to lean on, and the one who gives strategies and tools to get back out there. I call it “peer-to-peer coaching.”
I’m not a therapist, but I’m willing to listen. As an outside third party, I can provide perspective. At the same time, if I can suggest a solution or strategy to help you work through your current problem, I will. Better yet, by talking it out with me, you will probably be able to come up with solutions yourself. And even if there’s no real solution, it is satisfying to be heard, and to know that you are not the only one who has had to deal with whatever you are dealing with!
We can set up “check-in” sessions ranging from a half hour to an hour --as frequently as needed.