Coaching With Elena
Be the badass professional woman you're meant to be
I became an Executive Coach for women after observing that most high-performing women have common experiences and challenges that hold them back from their full potential professionally and personally. I noticed that too many of my incredibly smart, successful, hard-working friends and colleagues were stuck, unhappy, overworked or overlooked in their careers.
I knew this was more than just women hitting the glass ceiling, although that is certainly part of it.
I knew this because not too long ago, I WAS one of these women.
I spent 15 years in Corporate America in male-dominated environments where I worked my ass off, successfully played office politics and made personal sacrifices to get the coveted seat at the leadership table. (For more on my story, click here).
In the end though, that wasn't enough for me. I found myself burnt out, unhappy and unsure of what to do next. I tried getting advice from mentors and trusted colleagues, but those conversations didn't help me get any further clarity. In fact, I felt like they didn't understand me. No one believed that I couldn't possibly want what I had worked so hard for.
But just because I was good at my job did not mean it was the right fit for me.
I spent TWO YEARS wondering what I should do.
TWO YEARS deferring a promotion I didn't want.
For TWO YEARS my employer tried different tactics to keep me engaged and motivated - from giving me more responsibility, to switching teams, to carving out a special role for me that would give me some temporary work-life balance.
But none of these things mattered to me - something was still off.
During this time, I never knew that a coach could provide the support, facilitation and partnership I needed to move forward in my career and create a life I loved. If I had known that, I wouldn't have spent TWO YEARS trying to figure out what was wrong with me and why I couldn't just be happy with my professional success.
And THAT is why I became a coach and went through a Coach Training program that was accredited by the International Coach Federation. I'm here to help badass professional women like you see that more is possible and to support you in building a life you will love, not just one you will tolerate.
Through each of my programs, I empower women to take control of their careers and build professional lives that are congruent with their personal aspirations and natural talents.
Click on the images below to learn more about each program.
If these programs don't feel like the right fit, contact me so we can create a program that works for you.
WHAT MY CLIENTS ARE SAYING
"I don't consider myself a 'scaredy cat' or a 'fearful' person. But I realized after reading Elena’s blog on 7 Things Badass Professional Women Don't Do, that I wasn't as 'badass' as I wanted or needed to be. I forgot myself. So I picked up a phone, and called Elena.
Working with Elena got me back to myself. My job wasn't valuing me. I wasn't valuing me. And if I can't value me, I can't put value into my family. My son. My man. My life. Elena helped me see me again.
I am forever grateful. With her help 1:1, I quit a job that undervalued me and really didn't care or serve me or my abilities. Elena also showed me highly effective negotiation tactics that helped me land a significant pay increase in a new job. This new job lets me shine, sharpen my skills and accepts the parts that are 'works in progress,' in a much more nurturing environment. Elena helped me realize not only my potential, but my natural 'badass' skills, and was my best cheerleader.
What I got out of working with Elena: Self preservation. Breakthroughs around made-up fears. Self-value. Catalyst to be the Badass I truly am."
— Manisha Sharma, M.D.
"I loved working 1:1 with Elena as I went through a recent career transition. Elena helped me hone in on my strengths and take a broader view of my talents to explore new roles that I wouldn't have considered on my own. She also shared negotiation and interview prep strategies with me, which were incredibly helpful during my job search. Within six weeks of working with Elena, I had a different perspective on my abilities and potential and a new job!”
— Katherine M.
"I worked with Elena to help me get clarity on career progression, as my organization is going through a growth and transition period. My 1:1 sessions with Elena helped me evaluate the various options and Elena asked some tough questions that made me assess career options differently. Elena gave me some concrete tools to use that helped narrow down career paths and we also worked on a potential pitch to my new manager. She also used a personality assessment tool that not only honed in on my core attributes but also provided ready-to-use branding tips to aid in my pitch of capabilities and what I have to offer."
— Tanjina S.
"Elena was a tremendous help in excavating the underlying issue behind why I was feeling ALL THE OVERWHELM and crazy strapped for time, yet I had no financial proof to support my busyness or business. Since working with Elena I created new services that better reflect my best efforts and time. I have also started to attract the clients that I work best with. As a result, I feel like my business is starting to fit again (it was getting a wee bit too tight). Uncovering these nuggets about myself is bringing far more ease to the way I run my business and because I got to the root of what was going on, I have awareness around preventing such things from creeping back into my business. Elena delivers the perfect mixture of compassion, directness and strategy to create measurable results."
— Kelli Preston, Brand Strategist, Website Designer and Content Creator at Hey, I'm Kelli
"Elena was a great coach to work with. I decided to start my own company months ago and it wasn’t until I hired Elena that I actually started it. She encouraged me and pushed me to do it! She believed in me and what I wanted to do and asked me tough questions that forced me to get clear on what I wanted. If I didn’t hire her, I don’t know if I would be where I am today. I cannot thank her enough. I look forward to connecting with Elena in a few months to see where she can help me next."
— Kathleen Feeney
"Elena helped me reposition myself and enter a new field in record time. She guided me through a process of identifying my key strengths and then used her creativity and obvious intelligence to help me shape a winning elevator pitch, LinkedIn profile and renewed confidence in my abilities. Thank you, Elena!"