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Professional Coaching

Self-awareness is a sign of emotional intelligence and the first step in making positive changes in our personal and professional lives. Coaching can be an incredible experience as you realize your potential. However, it’s not a one-size-fits-all approach and only brings success equal to the effort and commitment of the individual. The coaching process gives you a thinking partner, an accountability partner, and a resource to help you identify your solutions.  It’s not the coaching itself that is educational, it’s the fact that the coaching process raises your self-awareness. The more aware we are, the better equipped we will be. Top Story Leadership offers 3, 6, and 12 month packages. 

Ria has shared the stage with some of the top leadership and motivational speakers – John Maxwell, Les Brown and Nick Vujicic. She learned to share her story through hundreds of hours of training from some of the top stage coaches. Now, she wants to help you share yours. Aspiring speakers or authors, or those who simply want to up-level their own skills will benefit from coaching and Ria can help you deliver a life-changing message and tell your story. Click here to learn more. 

Team performance is determined by the team’s ability to work together as a cohesive unit. However, each team contains individuals, each with their own paradigms, skills, communication styles, and preferences. Bringing these individuals together to become a high performance team requires insight, skill, and leadership ability. Top Story Leadership offers team coaching sessions in two formats: Unit, division, or team coaching for long term team and individual development, communication and increased teamwork; and team coaching for special projects with specific goals. See also: Group Facilitation for Projects

When there is a need for a cross-functional team to pull together on a special project, there can be different opinions, high pressure, and high stakes. A group facilitator can keep the project on track, keep the team on task, and keep the momentum going. Top Story Leadership can facilitate the group, empower the team and individuals to work together to accomplish tasks, and help enable the group to reach the project objectives.

Coaching focuses on unlocking potential and setting specific objectives in order to achieve individual or organizational goals. It creates an environment that is conducive to growth and improvement because it helps you create purposeful action. Coaching allows people to identify what they are doing, why they are doing it and identify where they want to go. It is the essence of self-leadership. Coaching is a partnership between the coach and the coachee(s) and is designed to be a supportive relationship and yet challenge the individual(s) to think at a new level of awareness. The coaching process objectives are to bring greater awareness and accountability, along with increased responsibility. This creates greater empowerment and resourcefulness.