Richmond: Why a Leader's Stage Matter's in Coaching

  • 03/08/2019
  • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Westerre Conference Center | 3831 Westerre Parkway | Henrico, VA 23233

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Why a Leaders Stage Matter's in Coaching

Pamela Potts, SPHR, PCC

1 Core CCEU

.5 RD CCEU

Adult Development theory is a model that allows coaches to meet their clients where they are. Have you ever wondered why some clients don’t journal? Do you want to know why so many of your clients are struggling to create a workable balance between home and work? Why do some clients have so much of their ego invested in being right to the point that it makes them hard to coach? What about those occasional clients that seem to have no ego and walk to the beat of a different drum?

Although no human being can ever be reduced to a model, Adult Development theory provides a framework that may be able to answer some of those questions. In this session, if you are new to adult development, you will hear some of the basics of stage theory. If you have experience with adult development, come and share your stories of how you’ve used the model and listen to others as they provide practical applications that you may not have thought of.

About the Presenter:

Pamela works with leaders who are interested in developing and deepening their own leadership style and presence. Her coaching style combines wit and wisdom to inspire leaders to learn how to express strength through vulnerability and courage, while focusing on tangible outcomes and results. She has an innate ability to identify core development needs and creative ways to help leaders implement next steps. Pamela is sought after for her compassion, humor, wisdom and results-oriented approach.

Pamela transitioned to coaching and human resources after 10 years in accounting. This rare combination of skills places her in a unique position as a coach, equally skilled in the “language of business” and the challenging “soft skills” that can derail leaders.

Pamela specializes in coaching senior leaders in the technology, accounting and finance and not-for-profit industries. Her clients are leaders who describe themselves as life-long learners that want to be able to handle complexity, ambiguity and rapid change with thoughtful, deliberate choices that maximize the outcomes for all stakeholders.

Pamela has a Bachelor of Science in Management and a Master of Science in Accounting degree. She also earned a CPA designation early in her career. Pamela graduated from Georgetown University’s Leadership Coaching Certification program in 2007 and holds a PCC certification from the International Coach Federation. She also holds an SPHR designation from HRCI. She is certified to administer the Leadership Circle Profile, MBTI, Thomas Kilmann conflict assessment instrument, and Maturity Assessment Profile (MAP). She leads a virtual community of practice focused on Adult Development. She is a skilled facilitator, workshop leader and conference speaker.

Pamela reads voraciously, loves brainstorming, synthesizing ideas and writing.




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