Power of Coaching Interview with Leadership Coach, Sharon Maher

In my blog series, Power of Coaching, I interviewed Sharon Maher, owner and President of Matrix Point, Inc., based in San Francisco.

Sharon is a Leadership Coach and Consultant specializing in helping experts from various technical industries become expert leaders. She has developed a Leader Personality Model, a useful tool in leadership progress.

In this Interview we talked about:

•how coaching is a method for someone who is highly motivated to accomplish something that he/she has not yet done
•how coaching creates areas of individual possibilities
•the role of the coach
•how technical experts can be coached from expert to leader
•how individuals can identify and apply their “magnificence” into their work environment and how this impacts others and the organization’s overall measurable results
•return on investment as a result of the coaching process
•how the impact of change in one area of an individual’s life can impact other areas
•success stories

Listen to the Interview

A special thanks to Sharon for a very informative interview.

Connect with Sharon at www.matrixpointinc.com

 

SM Portrait 12 Oct2013 Sm-1Bio:

Sharon Maher, owner and President of Matrix Point, Inc., based in San Francisco.

Sharon is a Leadership Coach and Consultant specializing in helping experts become expert leaders.

In her previous 15 years as a successful business leader, Sharon led large technical project teams as well as Finance and HR teams. She learned that a successful transition from expert to effective leader was not intuitive so she became a Leadership Coach to directly impact this increasing business need.

She now coaches experts from various technical industries wireless telecom, academic medicine, national communication bureau, high level judges. She has also developed a tool in leadership progress called Leader Personality Model.

Sharon has a College of Executive Coaching Certified Professional Coach designation (CPC), a BA Psychology, an MS Business Management, and Sloan Fellow, Stanford University

 

Power of Coaching Interview with Jennifer Britton

In my blog series, Power of Coaching, I have interviewed Jennifer Britton from Toronto, Ontario. Through her company, Potentials Realized, Jennifer works with professionals and organizations to realize their full leadership and business potential, through the provision of consulting, coaching and training services.

As the author of Effective Group Coaching, Jennifer is considered a leader in the area of group coaching and team development. The founder of Potentials Realized, she weaves together her rich experience as a former manager with the UN, coach, trainer and performance improvement specialist.

In this interview we talked about:

  • the difference between coaching, consulting and training
  • how coaching is a different type of conversation
  • how coaching is an opportunity to pause and reflect
  • the coachee as the driver of the process
  • how coaching can support culture change and organizational change
  • how a coaching conversation can attain better results
  • the impact of coaching on individuals, teams and organizations
  • how coaching can help individuals and teams get more focus and results
  • return on investment as a result of the coaching process

 

Listen to the interview.

 

 

A special thanks to Jennifer for an informative interview. You can connect with Jennifer at http://www.potentialsrealized.com

Jennifer’s Bio 

As the author of Effective Group Coaching (Wiley, 2010), Jennifer is considered a leader in the area of group coaching. The founder of Potentials Realized, she weaves together her rich experience as a former manager with the UN, coach, trainer and performance improvement specialist.

Since 2004, Jennifer has been coaching individuals, teams and groups from a range of industries spanning financial services, safety, pharmaceutical, education, health care and the international sector, focusing on leadership, performance, and teamwork issues.

Jennifer is a PCC with the ICF, and will be releasing her second book this summer entitled- From One to Many: Best Practices for Team and Group Coaching.

Since 2005, her Group Coaching Essentials teleseminar, an ICF CCE program, has been taken by hundreds of coaches around the world, supporting them to design and deliver their own group coaching work.