At 27 years young, Blake felt he would really benefit from professional coaching to help him understand his leadership style better and prepare him to lead his first large-scale brand campaign.
“I chose this project because I felt like it was an opportunity to coach someone in something that I have experience in and that comes naturally to me where as for that person it wasn’t as natural. I felt that the potential in making a difference in Blake’s leadership was tremendous because he was willing to grow and learn new things.”
Sylvana’s coaching allowed Blake to take control of his conversations and seamlessly negotiate his presentation.
“My sessions with Sylvana were impactful on my professional and personal life. She has an ability to listen and observe without judgment; this makes coaching and constructive understanding much easier. Sylvana also has the highest degree of professionalism. Her diverse experience provides her with the ability to empathize with her client and truly “get into” the challenges that are presented to the client. I felt as if she were a part of my
team and understood each issue that we discussed.”
Blake learned how to negotiate within a leadership role to get what is best for the organization in a calm and productive way. He is using this knowledge to support his team and coach them to be more effective leaders.
“I used the techniques she taught me and my presentation was almost way too perfect. I use all of those things for my personal gain but really to be an omniscient view for the organization. As an officer, that’s my job and we don’t always remember that. I think I’m a better manager and better leader by figuring out my leadership style.”
“Its been inspiring for me to be able to see how my coaching and support of someone else can
actually shift the way that person operates in his environment. I realized how much impact one person’s contribution to another can have; if that other person takes that and runs with it - as Blake did - they could transform the entire organization. Here, I became keenly aware of that potential.”
Sylvana’s 25-hour project resulted in $10K saved for Monarch.