Thriving in the Middle
Career & Life Coaching
for people working In the Middle!
Thriving in the Middle is dedicated to helping people who work as Middle Managers or Supervisors – more than anyone else, you know it’s a tough job where it’s easy to lose sight of your personal and professional needs and goals, and my mission is to help you get back on track.
You Do It All!
You’re a leader and motivator, a mediator, a coach, a confidante, an administrator, a strategist, a problem solver, a trainer…often it feels like you’re a magician, pulling solutions out of the top of a hat!
I know this because I was a front-line supervisor for 20 years.
You’re the crucial link between front-line staff and the leadership team, and it’s hard to thrive in the middle when you are exhausted from the balancing act you perform every day at work.
Problems arise in that one has to find a balance
between what people need from you
and what you need for yourself.
Finding A Balance That Allows You to Thrive
That’s the challenging part of your job, right? Balancing what everyone needs from you, with what you need for yourself, so I’m curious…
How are you doing?
Reacting to situations and people all day long leaves little time for you to pay attention to your personal and professional needs.
And you are allowed to have to them!
Often people in the middle who’ve been in their role for awhile see themselves (and others see them) as the fixer, the peace-maker, the glue that is holding everything together, and their needs come last.
If this is you, this is not healthy, or sustainable in the long term. It’s a first class ticket to stress and burn-out.
If you are newer to your role, and finding it daunting, now is the best time to develop good habits and set a solid foundation for yourself.
Mastering how to balance what people need from you and what you need for yourself will help re-invigorate your career, provide greater peace of mind and allow yourself to be open to new opportunities.
Whether you’re in the Stepping Stone stage of your career, the Comfort Zone or if your Future is Unknown helping you find and achieve the balance that works for you is what I specialize in so you can begin to thrive in your role, and move forward in the direction you choose.
FYI…I’m a Certified Life Coach, and Certified Employment & Interview Strategist and, along with training in the Foundations of Emotional Intelligence, I’m certified to Administer the EQ-i 2.0. It’s a scientifically validated emotional intelligence assessment that reveals your strengths and the areas that may be holding you back at work and in your life.
Combined with coaching and goal setting, it’s a powerful and transformative personal development tool.
The (not so) Secret to Thriving in the Middle…
More than any other position in an organization, strong emotional intelligence is your ticket to career satisfaction and success, and overall well-being. It’s about how we understand and manage our emotions within ourselves and when we interact with people, and how we interpret and act on the emotions of the people around us.
As a middle manager or supervisor, the thing you do the most is interact with people!
When you have strong Emotional Intelligence, you generally are:
- Calm under pressure
- A problem solver
- Able to set and keep healthy boundaries
- Skilled at managing expectations
- Able to build strong relationships and able to manage the difficult ones
Strong Emotional Intelligence helps you:
- Manage stress
- Bounce back after setbacks
- Have a healthy outlook towards the future, and
- Recognize opportunities for growth and to contribute to the world around you
Pretty much all the things you need to Thrive in the Middle, right?
From Surviving to Thriving
- EQ-i 2.0 survey + plus report + debriefing session (1.5 hours)
- 2 goal setting check-in sessions (half hour each)
The EQ-i 2.0 is a Game Changer!
I wish I’d done one earlier in my career!
So many insights and so much information about who you are and how you manage yourself.
Combined with goal-setting and coaching, it creates opportunities for personal growth which in turn can lead to career success and satisfaction and increased overall well-being.
To continue on this path, book an additional session(s):
All In | All Access
- EQ-i 2.0 survey + plus report + debriefing session
- 4 Sessions via Zoom
- Unlimited coaching by email
- 1 Quick Call per week when you feel stuck, need to vent, or to celebrate a breakthrough in thinking!
This is a deep 4 Month experience that is designed to help you in the now, while also working towards your goals for the future.
$400 payable at the beginning of each month
$1450 when paid in full
- Coaching by email…vent, ask questions, get feedback and support on your time and your schedule!
I take on a small number of All In | All Access clients so that I’m responsive and engaged as you go through the process.
‘I Gotta Get Outta Here’
3 Strategy Sessions
- Job Search
- Job Interview
Don’t Apply for Every Job, Apply for the Right Jobs!
You know when it’s time to move on, and this will prepare you for a meaningful, targeted job search that sets you up for success.
Add EQ-i 2.0 survey + debriefing session $125 (normal value $175)
It’s full of amazing information and insights about yourself and how you can build your emotional intelligence for career success and overall well-being. (I still often refer to my own).
Book a free Discovery call, fill out the form, or send me an email! I’d be happy to hear from you!
And if, deep down, what you really want to do is move on, and go in a totally different direction, I have you covered. Check out my Spirit of Adventure offering!