As a young leader rising the corporate ladder, you are trying to juggle many challenges. You have your daily responsibilities. Annual goals. A demanding boss. Challenging team dynamics and office interactions. At the same time, you need to nail a crucial executive presentation. What and how you present, what you don’t say, and when you say it can all impact your reputation as a leader. It can hinder or boost your rise in leadership.
I have seen both examples in my career. Good communication helped turn around a faltering team with difficult naysayers. The same team later asked to be led on another project. See, good leadership communication builds trust, motivates, increases collaboration, among other benefits.
Bad communication, on the other hand, can hinder a leader’s career. A simple lack of communication can create mistrust and erode a great team. As a Communication Coach, I saw the successful and disastrous executive presentations. When the stakes are high, don’t leave your success to chance – especially in today’s competitive labor market.
I understand your challenges. For nearly a decade, I worked as a Management Consultant. I presented to executives regularly. That role also allowed me to help startups prepare for investor pitches. I later left consulting and joined a global IT firm. I was responsible for several business units in Asia, North, and South America. Regardless of the business challenges, communication was key to success. Communication is more crucial to leadership and influence than presenting facts and figures.
Leadership Communication As A Career Catalyst
Thriving leaders have one thing in common: they understand the power of communication. Executives who communicate well thrive even in tough times!
One young manager I had worked with had gathered all the facts around a quite brilliant idea, yet couldn’t rally support. She was an expert in her field, but she left the company. Voicing her frustrations, she said she was not heard, despite her invitation to present to the ELT. Her aggressive communication style and lack of collaboration were a known secret. We stayed connected, and she later shared she had the same issue at her next employer. A repeated cycle is hard to watch and avoidable! Stories like these inspired me to venture into communication coaching.
I’ll help you succeed regardless of the business, cultural, or economic climate. On this blog, you’ll find what you need to excel as a young, rising leader. That’s what Zaradigm stands for. Zara = Greek for “a rising” (as the sun) combined with “paradigm.” You will rise through a transformational shift, a “zaradigm-shift,” so to speak.
Do you want to rise to your first leadership position or refine your leadership skills? Do you strive to become a better communicator or a respected team leader? Do you want to present concisely and confidently to influence decision-makers?
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I believe integrity is important for both character and trust development. As a coach, I am committed to abide by the standards of the International Coach Federation (ICF). You can read about their Code of Ethics on their website.
As a person of faith, I believe in the connection of everything to God as our creator. I will never impose my beliefs on anyone, but my commitment to transparency requires me to disclose my belief since it informs my decisions. Similarly, I respect the beliefs of my clients and only request from coaching clients that they would share their beliefs as far as it informs their decisions. Decisions are a vital part of coaching and the path to achieving goals – this is why a coaching client’s underlying values need to be considered in the process.
Lastly, I believe there is growth for everyone if there is a sharing of feedback. During and after every workshop, coaching engagement or consulting engagement, I request feedback that I take seriously.