Thriving in the Middle

Thriving as a Middle

Manager or Supervisor:

Mastering Your Great Balancing Act


I see you. In fact, I was you for a very long time. You are the crucial link between front-line staff and the leadership team, and it’s hard to be thriving in the middle when you are exhausted from the balancing act you perform every day at work.

You are a counsellor, a mediator, a coach, a confidante, an administrator, a strategist, a leader and motivator, a problem solver, a trainer, and sometimes, it feels like you’re a magician, pulling solutions out of the top of a hat!

You are a lot of things to a lot of people, but who are you, to You?

What’s Your Story?

How are you doing?

Every job has its own stresses and challenges, but if more often than not, you feel like this…

something needs to change.

Personal and professional needs

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 them!

Often people in the middle who’ve been in their role for awhile see themselves (or 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 fairly new to your role, and finding it daunting, now is the best time to develop good habits and set a solid foundation for yourself.

From a well-being perspective, learning how to manage what you find challenging about your role and setting new goals will help re-invigorate your career, and provide a new sense of purpose.

Where Do You See Yourself?

Stepping Stone

Is your current role a stepping stone on your career path?

But, are you finding it challenging to move forward when it feels like most of the time you’re just trying to keep your head above water?

If you view your role as a Stepping Stone, now is the time to start planning what you want to do next and how you are going to make that happen.

Comfort Zone

Is your life built around your current role, and you don’t envision changing it?

But, deep down, you know something has to change before you burn yourself out?

If you are in the Comfort Zone, it’s vital to pay attention to your personal development. From a career and well-being perspective, work is changing (just think how fast things changed because of the pandemic), and while you may not be thinking of changing roles, there may come a time when you are forced to change.

It’s a much more empowering experience to feel like you are in charge of your own career!

Future Unknown

Are you unsure about the future of your career?

But want to set yourself up for success, so you’re ready for whatever the future may bring?

Let’s explore all the skills you’ve gained through your role, and see where they can take you.

No matter where you see yourself, helping you find and achieve balance 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 Employment & Interview Strategist. As you go through the coaching process, if you want to change course to pursue a new career opportunity, we’ll incorporate that into our sessions.

Thriving in the Middle, Mastering Your Great Balancing Act with Emotional Intelligence

The (not so) Secret to Thriving in the Middle and Mastering Your Great Balancing Act…

Emotional Intelligence

More than any other position in an organization, strong emotional intelligence is your ticket to career satisfaction and success, well-being, and ultimately, mastering your Great Balancing Act. It’s about how we understand and manage our emotions within ourselves and when we interact with people.

As a middle manager or supervisor, the thing you do the most is interact with people!

Benefits of Strong Emotional Intelligence

When you have strong Emotional Intelligence, you generally are:

  • Resilient
  • Adaptable
  • Optimistic
  • Open-minded
  • Calm under pressure
  • An above average listener and communicator
  • A problem solver
  • Able to set and keep healthy boundaries
  • Manage expectations
  • Build strong relationships and are able to manage the difficult ones

It 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?

That’s the Why, Here’s the How

EQ-i 2.0 Assessment + Coaching

The EQ-i 2.0 Emotional Intelligence assessment is a powerful tool to discover the areas of Emotional Intelligence that are already your strengths, and the ones you can grow. I still often refer to my own EQ-i 2.0 report I received when I did my training.

Both paths begin with a Complimentary Discovery Call, EQ-i 2.0 assessment and debriefing session, followed by a four month investment.

Emotional Intelligence Coaching, thriving in the middle, balancing act, Kim Hall Emotional Intelligence Coach

Paths to Thriving in the Middle

The Write Path

4 Month Investment

EQ-i 2.0 survey + plus report + debriefing session

Unlimited coaching by email

4 sessions via Zoom (1 per month)

This is right for you if you:

  • Make sense of what you’re experiencing by writing it out;
  • Have a busy schedule, but still want the benefits of coaching;
  • Appreciate the opportunity to reflect on your thoughts on your time, rather than feeling like you need to respond immediately;
  • Like being able to share what’s on your mind throughout the week and receive feedback and support, rather than saving it for a session.

4 month package $1400

$350 payable at the beginning of each month.

or $1250 if paid in full

Write It Out

The Conversation Path

4 Month Investment

EQ-i 2.0 survey + plus report + debriefing session

8 sessions via Zoom

This is right for you:

  • You would rather talk it out, than write it out;
  • The thought of sending and receiving more emails stresses you out!

4 month package $1400

$350 payable at the beginning of each month.

or $1250 if paid in full

Talk It Out

Maximum of 5 New Clients Per Month

My strength is one-on-one coaching that is highly focused and personalized to help you realize your personal and professional goals.

Keeping in mind that every job has its stresses and challenges, I’m particularly focused on well-being and peace of mind as an important part of our working lives.

I take on a maximum of 5 new Thriving in the Middle clients per month. During the period of your contract, I’m available to answers questions, help you work through a problem, share a win or ‘aha’ moment. After our contract is completed, feel free to ask questions or share how things are going for you.

If you’d like to continue with coaching after four months, we’ll create a package that works for you. well as being certified to administer the EQ-i 2.0, I have Foundations of Emotional Intelligence training through Goleman EI. I’m also a Certified Life Coach and I worked “in the middle” for 20 years!

Kim Hall Coach
Kimberly Hall Coach
Thriving in the Middle

Book a 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!

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