You know that parlor game so well-loved by celebrity interviewers — “Stones or Beatles?” “Beer or wine?” “Beach or mountains?” Well, I have a favorite question of my own: “Jed or Leo?”
That’s Josiah (Jed) Bartlet and Leo McGarry of “The West Wing.” Jed is the president, the talent, the front-man. Leo is the chief of staff, the trusted advisor, the coach.
It’s my nature to coach. I don’t need the spotlight. I prefer an intimate conversation. My value-added? To offer perspective and open up possibilities. I love to help my coaching clients better understand themselves, grow their talents, and hit their goals. Sometimes that means being a cheerleader; sometimes that means bearing tough truth. When a client makes a breakthrough or claims a success, that’s my thrill. I’m at my best being the woman-behind-the-woman. Leo. Definitely Leo.
(PS — I will be opening up several spaces for new coaching clients in September. Email me if you’re interested.)