IPL Coaching for you - or your team

Bridging the gap from what is to what is possible

Coaching is all about bridging the gap between where you stand and where you want to be – as an individual, a leader, a team, an organization.

You may know exactly where you want to go, but not know how to get there.

You may think you know where to go, but wonder if you are asking the right questions to reach the right conclusions.

You may know it’s time for change, but haven’t a clue what is possible or how you’d get there.

Whatever the case, a linear fix-what’s-wrong-and-hope-for-the-best approach won’t do. You need a partner to walk with you, guiding the way & following your lead, opening doors & trusting your navigation, giving you tools & helping you discern which to use.

Here are the possibilities…

Leadership Coaching

Leadership Coaching 150As a leader, you derive all of your power from evoking the very best in others – by leveraging their strengths, their energy, their 100% commitment to a compelling vision. None of this can happen until you connect with your why, your brilliance, your vision, and your most inspired self.

Leadership coaching is about learning to see in a whole new way. It is about personal leadership (change from within) and organizational leadership (communicating that vision in a way that inspires and engages others).  It asks Benjamin Zander’s wonderful question, “How would you walk, how would you talk, how would you be, if…” you knew  what was possible.

Coaching with me is a personal and professional development journey to understand and fully access your own unique strengths and style, and lead from that place of authenticity and knowing.

Team Coaching

Team coaching framed 200What does a phenomenal team look like? Right people in the right places? Inspired & engaged? Clear and confident? Modeling excellence in everything they do?

What would it take to be phenomenal? Mentoring, so everyone leverages his/her unique brilliance? Inspiration born of clarity? Creativity born of that inspiration?

I will work with your team to transform relationships, identify and tap into individual and team strengths, solve problems, create vision and engage in the creative process of moving you or your team from good to great.

Personal Coaching

Personal coaching soar framed 200Are you waiting for the next “as soon as” before moving forward? Wondering what the heck you want to move toward? Or what is even possible?

You are not alone. We think circumstances must change before we can – but that’s the big lie. Authentic change is about shifting those false assumptions so clarity can emerge. Coach with me is gentle, raucous, fun, challenging and personally tailored to help you get from where you are to where you want to be – even if “where you want to be” is the big question.

Then, the world can just get out of your way!

Chris Profile Pic FB round copyPlease feel free to contact me at

(207) 767-2024

or

chris@strengthsinfocus.com  

What others say…

I have never been happier.

"...I can honestly say that I have never been happier or more excited about my future. I can't remember the last time I had anxiety about where I should be going or what I wanted to do with my life.  These worries have been put to rest in the most magnificent of ways."

Eric Koll, New York

2015-05-25T16:36:56+00:00

Eric Koll, New York

"...I can honestly say that I have never been happier or more excited about my future. I can't remember the last time I had anxiety about where I should be going or what I wanted to do with my life.  These worries have been put to rest in the most magnificent of ways."

Chris made me look at the successes and strengths.

"Chris made me, in spite of my own reluctance and embarrassment, look at the good parts of myself, the successes and the strengths. It's harder than it sounds! Thank you Chris."

Curry Ander

2015-05-25T16:41:45+00:00

Curry Ander

"Chris made me, in spite of my own reluctance and embarrassment, look at the good parts of myself, the successes and the strengths. It's harder than it sounds! Thank you Chris."

Grounded in research.

"Chris can take something that is whole and human and ground it all in research, spiritual insight and stories."

Audience member and client

2015-05-25T16:34:34+00:00

Audience member and client

"Chris can take something that is whole and human and ground it all in research, spiritual insight and stories."

Different from anything.

"Chris' work is different from anything I've experienced before."

Audience member and client Carol L., Alberta, Canada

2015-05-25T16:39:53+00:00

Audience member and client Carol L., Alberta, Canada

"Chris' work is different from anything I've experienced before."

It’s the way he lives.

"Chris is real - not sugar coated. This is not about methodology or a set of techniques. It is the way he lives. His abilities come from a life lived a certain way."

Audience member and client

2015-05-25T16:14:07+00:00

Audience member and client

"Chris is real - not sugar coated. This is not about methodology or a set of techniques. It is the way he lives. His abilities come from a life lived a certain way."

Chris Trout headshot 200x150Conversations with Chris

Chris reflecting on just three of the ideas that guide his work.

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