I work with professionals who manage others and are struggling to find their comfort zone.
I help you be the confident boss you really want to be.
Leadership is Learnable!
Where are you in your journey of managing and leading?
Does any of the following describe you?
If any of these resonates with you, I’ve got some good news: you’re in the right place!
Is this where you’d rather be?
Schedule Your Free Confident Leader Consultation
I invite you to schedule a one-hour private consultation with me over the phone. During this confidential conversation, you will:
Working with Alan
I guide my clients through a program I’ve developed based on years of observing what works and what doesn’t to create and sustain effective people-centered management and leadership. Some of the topics you will learn about and integrate:
Your 90-day foundation program
Are you a professional who has recently been asked to step into a manager/leadership role, but you are somewhat (or very!) new to the idea of you as a boss? Do you have a deep desire to be effective in your role, but aren’t sure where to begin or whom to ask? Do you want to build a strong foundation that will help prepare you for future additional leadership positions?
Maybe you're leading a team in which everyone is now working from home, and you're unsure about best practices, as well as how you can be a strong leader in uncertain times (you're in very good company!).
Or maybe you’ve been leading for a while now, but more by the “seat of your pants” than anything else, and you’d welcome some structure and support for more fully stepping into your own confident management style. You know you’re ready to really step up and into a version of leadership that you feel really good about.
Why I care about leadership....
Over the course of over 2 decades, I’ve had the privilege of working in and leading teams of talented people in such areas as 1:1 coaching, customer support, product documentation, end-user software training, product management and data conversion, and have played significant roles at both managerial and director levels. I’ve worked for banks, mortgage banks, and a variety of software companies, as well as for a coaching organization, providing 1:1 coaching and leading the delivery of their flagship coaching program for entrepreneurs and new leaders.
These experiences have allowed me to witness firsthand both good and terrible management and leadership and I’ve seen the incredibly positive impact that doing those things effectively can have, and the hugely negative impact that doing them poorly brings. I’ve been astonished to watch as previously high performing and loyal star players turned into minimally productive resentful clock-watchers, due not so much to WHAT was happening, but HOW it was happening and HOW they perceived they were being treated; i.e., the victims of poor leadership.
As a result, I’ve developed a structured way of thinking about what constitutes effective management and leadership, and I feel strongly called to share it. While I definitely do not subscribe to a “one size fits all” model, I do take a stand that certain elements need to be present in order for managers and leaders to be effective and to actually enjoy the process. And the good news is that these elements are learnable.
Today, I’m excited to be able to work directly with people-oriented leaders—especially newer ones—who are yearning to bring their own brand of confident management and leadership to whatever organization (of whatever size) they are choosing to make a contribution to.
And a bit more about me in case you’re interested…in addition to my direct experiences mentioned above, I also bring undergraduate and graduate degrees in business management, as well as a coaching certification from the Co-Active Training Institute (formerly the Coaches Training Institute). I’ve been coaching full time since 2004 and love what I do.
Which brings us to you. What kind of a boss are you wanting to be?
Schedule your free Confident Leader consultation here and let's find out.
My Crucible Leadership Moment....
It was the early 1990’s and I was happily working away minding my own business at a job that I really enjoyed. I didn’t think much about leadership and didn’t have to, since no one reported to me and I had an excellent professional and personal relationship with my boss. Part of my enjoyment of my work environment was that the organization had around 200 people, so it was big enough to feel like you were part of something substantial, yet small enough that you could feel as if you knew most everyone and were connected to them.
Then, what I came to call The Troubles began...>>READ ENTIRE POST >>
Schedule Your Free "Confident Leader" Consultation with Alan Roby
I've developed an effective 1:1 conversation in which the following is designed to happen:
This consultation is a great fit for you if: