The Executive / Personal Brand Coach for High Achieving
Leaders and Pivotal Leadership Teams . . .
Coaching you to articulate your unique
value, stand out IN a crowd, and create
sustainable career success!
Conversations and strategies about how to stand out
IN a crowd and create sustainable success while making a difference through
high impact contributions.
A Message from Gerrie
Many thanks to those who inquired about
the Mindset, Leadership & Money
Retreat. It was a big success,
measured by the value to those who attended.
To recap the outcomes, attendees expanded their vision of possibilities and
gained greater clarity about their 5 year vision and targeted 6
month goals to realize their vision. As one attendee stated, “I have a
much clearer plan of where I want to go and the path forward
is clearer, especially with a targeted 6 month action plan”.
We have 2 follow up calls scheduled, designed to reinforce each
participant’s learning and help their outcomes stick!
Stephanie McCullough and I were honored to set the environment and process
for such significant shifts to happen in just one day!
In preparing for the event, there were some changes that I observed in my
own mindset, and you will be seeing results of this shift in the coming
- Speaking of mindset and behavior
shifts, did you get a chance to complete your Coaching Challenges from
the July and August newsletters?
If you have, congratulations! You’ve
tapped into some of the secrets that we uncovered at the Retreat, so you may
have noticed some changes in your perspective over the past few months,
especially during setbacks.
We are all faced with setbacks, and it’s how we course correct that
is the key to success.
- Did you know that these
accomplished people were considered by experts to have no future . . .
Lucille Ball, Elvis Presley, and Charles Darwin?
They somehow embraced the challenge of a
potential setback and succeeded in becoming celebrities in their field.
- What challenges do you have in
front of you in which you can ‘move the ball forward’, as these
In this month’s Feature Article, you’ll
learn a few key strategies to achieve extraordinary results by empowering
members of your team through the third of 3 SIMPLE steps to adopt a growth
mindset to your leadership role –
Celebrate your successes,
Executive l Personal Brand Coach
Who helps high achieving leaders
stand out IN a crowd . . .
Features: What's Included ...
Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association (HBA)
|Virtual program divided into 6 modules, featuring 5
HBA industry thought leaders with insight from 2 executive coaches*,
concluding with a reception at 2012 HBA Leadership Conference
*Executive Coaches: Gerrie Dresser; Diane Summers
||Six week program, starting with Kick-Off, week of
September 24 and ending with Reception, week of November 5
*NOTE: Executive Coaches contributed to
the 6-module program content, facilitated bi-weekly LIVE online peer-to-peer
chat events, and recorded a recap of the Executive Insights interview and
overview of the program Activities for the series of 6 program podcasts.
To learn more about Gerrie’s speaking and make a referral to
your organization, click on link:
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"Mindset 301: Mindset & High Performance Teams . . ."
is the Mindset of a Successful Team Leader?”
Do you remember the difference
between a growth and fixed mindset, described in our July Newsletter
from research by Carol Dweck, a world-renowned Stanford University
- In a fixed mindset,
you adopt the perspective that you are born with certain talents
with little room for developing new talents; your primary focus is
on the outcome, not the process or adventure of learning. You
also tend to accept what you know [or believe] to be true rather
than questioning the status quo.
This fixed mindset can be applied to how a leader approaches
their role in leading teams . . . that rarely results in high
The ‘leader’ assesses the skills of the team, makes a judgment about
what’s possible, and focuses their efforts on how to move the
project forward with the available resources.
Although the work group is referred to as a ‘team’, it
actually doesn’t fit the expert’s definition of a team … “a small
group of people who work interdependently without reliance on
supervision, committed to achieve one common goal with shared
responsibilities and team accountability to deliver results”.
- In a growth mindset,
you adopt the perspective that you can always learn to develop new
talents and capabilities through mentoring and experience; your
primary focus is on the process of growth and learning, not on the
success or failure of the outcome.
When a team leader approaches their team leadership role with a
growth mindset, high performance results are the norm!
Leaders recognize the potential talent in each person, see their
role as a process for empowering others, and model the respect they
expect in the team’s interactions.
Although there might be a star player on the team, a leader with a
growth mindset sees the untapped skills of all the team members and
has the courage to challenge each person to stretch themselves for
growth and greater contribution.
According to Joe Love of JLM & Associates, mindset shows up in how
you think vs. what you do.
- “The political [or fixed] mindset poses the question, “What
can I do that will make you want to do it my way?” . . . .
- The team [or growth] mindset poses the question, “More than
75% of the time, 75% of the people will put the company’s interests
- Which Mindset do you think
results in higher performance, more engaged employees, and more
innovative / profitable outcomes?
The Coaching Challenge below is
designed to help you take the third of 3 SIMPLE steps to shift your
mindset: Step 3, Take ACTION.
Your Coaching Challenge: What 3 behaviors or practices will you
implement in the next 30 days to empower each member of your team?
A few examples include:
- Recognize each member for a
valuable contribution they make to the team’s goals.
- Dedicate time to spend with each
team member to get to know their talents and motivations and decide
how you can enhance these talents.
- During a time of high frustration
and stress, take time to decompress so you model the respectful
behavior you would want your team members to emulate.
Your Worksheet: The 3 behaviors
or practices that you commit to
on in the next 30 days include:
"If we did all the
things we were capable of doing,
we would literally astound ourselves." — Thomas Edison
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Unique Genius™ Coaching
Coaching is a confidential partnership between you, the
Client, and your Coach to help you achieve your next level of success faster
and with greater focus and clarity. Some of the benefits include . . .
- Positions you as a more influential leader
- Earn the respect and trust of other leaders across
all functional areas
- Other leaders easily recognize what's different,
relevant and unique about you
- Create loyal ‘brand advocates’ who endorse you
- Helps you forge collaborative partnerships across the
- You are sought out to lead high visibility, highly
leveraged and credible projects
Gerrie Dresser is an ICF
credentialed Professional Certified Coach (PCC) and practical, innovative
executive l personal brand coach and thought leader. She delivers high impact
individual and team coaching through the Unique
Genius™ Coaching Model.
If you’re ready to step into a bigger game for your work / life, contact
Gerrie for a complimentary Unique Genius strategic consultation at
For more information about Gerrie:
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