Nancy John is an excellent coach, with great listening skills, lot of empathy and an excellent approach to coaching for results. The coaching sessions are interesting, optimized to deliver results tied to your personal goals… I was able to put a plan in action quickly after our 2-3 first initial conversations and started getting results soon after. I recommend Nancy's sessions to early managers looking to strengthen their inner leader or to more experienced leaders looking for a reboot.
I came to Nancy with two areas of focus: confidence as a leader & building strong relationships with my peers. During the course of the programme I was able to make strides in both areas. I learned what I want & what I need to be successful in my role… I was able to get buy-in to make team structure changes that will better serve my team, our business, & my own career. Nancy's approach to building up one's "sphere of influence" helped me create lasting bonds with my peers. I've been able to lean on those peers to make changes to improve cross-functional planning, communication, & collaboration. Nancy's guidance during our sessions & the activities in between sessions helped me make measurable progress on my goals… I'm grateful to have started my journey into leadership with Nancy alongside me.
Throughout the program, Nancy challenged my way of self-limiting my voice, helped me to unblock obstacles I created for myself, and help me to develop short-term strategies that will provide long-term leadership growth while seeing quick wins throughout the program. I highly recommend this program for anyone that is struggling to find their voice, uncover the path to their own leadership style, and drive hard towards goals you didn’t even know existed.
I like the tailored, actionable approach [Nancy] takes with her coaching. The sessions were focused on my specific goals and needs, and included action items. We addressed situations that were specific to me. We worked through real scenarios and I was able to take the approaches we talked about and put them into practice. I feel more confident as a result of working with Nancy and would recommend her.
Nancy helped me elevate my leadership skills in a time of high growth and constant change. During the program, I saw improvement in my ability to communicate an inspiring vision, to coach my team, and to build stronger relationships. I recommend Nancy for anyone looking to take their leadership skills to the next level.
Since beginning the sessions with Nancy, I’ve experienced a change in how I approach situations. Being able to engage with Nancy as situations arise has really helped develop skills in real time. Nancy provides great insight and perspective to reframe mindsets- which has had a significant impact on how I engage in certain interactions.
I have received positive feedback from peers and friends. I've been able to deliver several feedback to my colleagues, respectfully, and yet landing expectations accurately. I believe my influence has increased as a leader and I feel Nancy was one of the reasons why.
I'm feeling very good about where I've come from in these last 90 days. I feel a lot more confident and feel a lot more supported... Most importantly, I've been more privy to, or more aware of feedback that I would normally react differently to. There are times when I would get some feedback and I think I did something wrong, but really, it's just a different point of view... So, I'm feeling very good about where I've come since starting this program.
I am so much more confident since working with Nancy. Working with Nancy is about questions and the language you use... In terms of my attitude, in terms of my language, I have come to better understand how I can improve, and I am improving because the feedback I've been getting has shown that I am improving. I'm very, very proud about that. And that in itself has started building my self confidence... What you achieve is not just for yourself. those around you will be impacted by just the benefits you've got from being in the Seed Leadership program.
Through the sessions I have been able to make good progress… especially related to dealing with conflicts and difficult personalities as well as executive presence…. I faced some people related challenges at work, and Nancy was very helpful to think-through and brainstorm on potential options to deal with challenge at hand. Of many of Nancy’s traits, one specific one I want to call out is her ability to ask thought provoking questions with certain level of candor that will push the individuals to deeply reflect and identify the crux of the issues they are grappling with. My advice to anyone wanting to up-level their leadership toolbox and to work on your development areas in a risk free environment, engaging with Seed Leadership / Nancy is a great investment in yourself that will pay great dividends for you in your career journey.
Working with Nancy has opened my perspective on key aspects of leadership such as the difference between feedback and coaching, seizing the momentum of the moment, and how to navigate intensely candid conversations. From our time working together, I've leveraged her recommended strategies in conversations with my direct reports, manager, and even skip-level leadership. The advice I would give to anyone who may be considering working with Nancy is 'do not hesitate'. Her expertise, both broad and deep, will challenge you to evaluate and navigate certain situations differently (for the better)… it’s never too early (or too late) to begin refining your leadership skills and I am confident Nancy can help you do so, just as she did for me.
Nancy has helped me greatly improve my emotional intelligence, allowing me to communicate and influence at a much higher level. My interactions with colleagues and partners are much more results-oriented and efficient. This in turn has raised my confidence level, so I gain trust and communicate much more persuasively. I highly recommend Nancy as her coaching has made a big difference for me.
Nancy, thank you so much for engaging me in your coaching work. I set out to look at the power of diversity from an input perspective vs. an outcome. Our work in being intentional about feedback on my personal development from diverse sources has genuinely changed my leadership. I recommend your services to anyone wanting to effect change and committed to making a more significant impact.
I'm so grateful to have had an opportunity to work with Nancy when I was at an important crossroad in life a few months ago. I was juggling through many professional and personal options, and was in dire need for more clarity in life and effective decision making… Nancy is super personable and our initial conversation just clicked… I learned to develop new perspectives when approaching ambiguous problems and started to discover a pattern of how I make decisions myself. If anything, awareness is the first step to understanding what needs to be changed for the better. This is just one example of many critical lessons I took away from working with Nancy! More importantly, this marks the beginning for an accelerated journey of my continuous personal growth thanks to her coaching.
Nancy is very dedicated, gives our conversations enough time to dig into, follows up, and caters her approach to my needs. The assigned activities pack a punch! They made me uncover what works for me and what doesn’t. It allowed me to experiment, make little tweaks that I may have been too scared to try on my own… learning about my leadership strengths and weaknesses in this program has been a foundational piece that will continue to yield benefits long after the program ends.
I'm so thankful to have an opportunity to work with Nancy on her 90 day leadership program... Over these 90 days, I learned to take advantage of my strengths and work on the opportunities identified. There was significant improvement in my communication and decision making. This program boosted my confidence allowing me to take on greater responsibilities. Even though there is structure to this course, at the end of the day it depends on how you want to drive it to help you get better. I would definitely recommend this course to anyone looking for professional growth.
If you have a genuine desire to make a difference in your enterprise, be a change agent yet willing to let go of traditional ways of doing things, then Seed Leadership is for you. Whether you are an extrovert or introvert as a leader, Nancy John has a natural way of making you feel comfortable discussing complex, difficult scenarios. Her ability to disseminate both long term and short term goals into those you can control allows for more consistent milestones reached.
I am so thankful for the leadership coaching that I received from Nancy during a transitional time in my career. Nancy helped me reflect on my experiences, interests, and strengths and figure out a path with concrete steps that made sense and truly fit. She is a gifted coach that combines years of practical experience and knowledge with thoughtfulness and humour that made the whole process enjoyable; I looked forward to each session!