Presence with Purpose
Personal and Professional Development Solutions
Stephanie R. Strong, M.A., LIFO, PDC, MRT
Executive Coach | Trainer | Keynote Speaker | Culture Strategist
"Making the world a better place one person, one solution, one organization, one leader, and one place on the planet at a time.
Professional Coaching, Training, and Development
Get inspired about your PASSION! Get motivated about your PURPOSE! Get busy being PRODUCTIVE!
PRESENCE WITH PURPOSE
guiding core values are integrity, honesty, and confidentiality. We base our effectiveness on the achieved outcomes of our trusted clients. We offer customized professional coaching for individuals, executives, and organizations. We are committed to meeting the needs of those who place their trust in our competency. We welcome the opportunity to earn your trust and deliver you the best services in the coaching and training industry.
To coach, train, and develop high-performance leaders to maximize personal and professional development goals to achieve organizational success.
Making the world a better place one leader at a time.
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To coach, train, and develop high-performing leaders to maximize personal and professional development goals.
Build high-performing teams
Define Team Roles
Curate Team Dynamics
Cultivate Strategic Thinking
Strengthen Team Projects
Team Conflict Resolution
To foster healing, hope, and wholeness in the earth through coaching, training, and leadership development.
Know your culture composition with a culture scan analysis.
Create a revolutionary vision for workplace leadership culture where everyone comes alive and thrives.
Create a culture identity that fosters a deep sense of belonging, high commitment to shared personal and organizational core values in decision-making, and to achieve the company's goals, missions, vision, and impact.
Personal and professional
Collaborative Team Building and Alignment
Solve Leadership Identity Crisis
Personal and Professional Goal Acceleration
Coach the Coach Training
Provide spiritual wellness and experiential guidance to those on a soul's journey to rediscover how to connect organically and relationally to the Divine Spirit of God.
Learn various modes of healing, wholeness, and happiness.
Executive and Personal Development Coaching for C-Suite Executives, Solopreneurs, Entrepreneurs, and Career Professionals
Neutralize Negative Behaviors
Strengthen Character Profile (Strengths, Values, Goals)
Dismiss Limiting Belief and Accelerate Results
Equity, Inclusion and justice for Social change
Conduct learning labs:
Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging
Criminal Justice Reform
Issue Campaign Development
Fundamentals of Public Policy
10 Powerful Benefits of Change and Why We Should Embrace It
by: Ani Alexander
1. Personal growth
You grow and learn new things every time something changes. You discover new insights about diffferent aspects of your life. You learn lessons even from changes that did not lead you to where you wanted to be.
Frequent changes make you easily adapt to new situations, new environments, and new people. As a result you do not freak out when something unexpectedly shifts.
We all have things in our lives we’d like to improve—finances, job, partner, house, etc. All of us know that nothing will improve by itself. We need to do things differently to make that happen. Without change, there’d be no improvements.
4. Life values
From time to time changes make you re-evaluate your life and look at certain things from a different perspective. Depending on what the change is, it may also reinforce your life values.
5. The Snowball effect
Often we give up because we cannot accomplish the difficult task of making a huge and immediate change. That is when small changes become extremely valuable. One shift at a time, small changes will eventually lead you to the desired big one.
Not all changes lead you to pleasant periods of life. Unfortunately we do not live in fairy tale and sad things happen, too. Overcoming the tough period will make you stronger.
Changes trigger progress. Things move forward and develop because of the them.
One never knows what each change may bring. When you turn from your usual path there will be plenty of different opportunities waiting for you. Changes will bring new choices for happiness and fulfillment.
9. New beginnings
Each change is a turning page. It is about closing one chapter and opening another one. Changes bring new beginnings and excitement to life.
Remember the movie Stranger than Fiction? The main character Harold Crick does the same things in exactly same time for years. He leads a completely dull, extremely predictable, and uninteresting life. That is how your life would be without changes.
So next time you get the temptation to avoid or resist the change, aim instead to initiate the ones that will lead you to where you want be.
And remember—if there were no change, there would be no butterflies!
*Old way, new way image via Shutterstock
5 Traits of transformational leaders
Are you ready to elevate your leadership, and drive connection, consistency, collaboration, and communication?
1. A positive mindset.
I am sure you've heard many times before, mindset is everything. A great leader recognizes having a positive mindset will catapult them forward in ways they would not otherwise go without it. A positive mindset is not a fluffy ambiguous state of being. In fact, it is the very opposite. It is grounded by intention, reality, and determination. It gives rise to imagination, creativity, and growth opportunity. It enhances the leaders ability to to be a visionary, and allows one to see the leadership potential in others, and then grow it.
Self-awareness is an indispensable trait that must be cultivated on a regular basis. A commitment to ongoing personal development allows leaders to see themselves where they are, work towards who they'd like to become, and actualize their core values in every facet of life. Self-awareness and personal accountability work as a symbiotic force that fosters authenticity, self-reflection, self-perception, and personal achievement.
3. People-centered focus.
One of the greatest strengths of transformational leaders is the ability to acknowledge, recognize, focus, and develop the strengths of every member of their team. It is incumbent upon every transformational leader to learn how their team members learn, process information; areas they thrive; points of their challenges, and to see the potential upon which they can attain and maximize. The leader must cultivate a sense of belonging, being, and becoming for their own leadership development, and the leadership of the brilliant people around them.
4. Navigate through leadership tensions:
Learning vs. Knowing
Absolute Power vs. Shared power
Teaching vs. Telling
Co-opting vs. Co-creating
In a nutshell, the transformational leader understands and recognizes the intellectual diversity of their team. They know when to show up as a learner, rather than the arbiter of all knowledge and solutions. The leader is not intimidated by shared power because shared power can also mean shared ownership, mutual sweat equity, and complimentary skin in the game. A great leader avoids making assumptions, and fosters curiosity to ask questions that explore the thinking of others. Their leadership is less commandeer in nature and more embracing of team members' thoughts, reasonings, and perspectives..
5. The power of negotiation
There are several negotiation strategies. The two I believe are important for transformational leadership are: storytelling and persuasion. Storytelling can be a compelling instrument of negotiation because it speaks to the heart and emotions. It evokes the human capacity to connect with possibility. Persuasion speaks to the intellect and reasoning, and invites one to form an internal analysis of cost opportunity. Having a good command of both can bring out the best in a negotiation conversation, and may bring out the most extraordinary outcome. Note that persuasion is less about "getting" someone to do something, rather, it is more about how one's life would be different with or without that which is being negotiated. Moreover, both storytelling and persuasion help people see what is not always apparent, feel what is possible, and decide upon that which is profitable. Both modes of persuasion consider the cost, the risk, and what is at stake.