Jed or Leo?

west wing 1You 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.)

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2 Responses to Jed or Leo?

  1. CJ August 7, 2014 at 11:16 am #

    Great way to look at it! 🙂


  2. Rachél Payne August 14, 2014 at 1:21 pm #

    I adore this post….and the show….and both characters. Great way to think about them.