“It is a privilege to be invited in on another person’s journey of self-discovery, learning and growth.” – Clay Parcells
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I was extremely satisfied working with Clay as my leadership coach. I learned a great deal about myself in the 9 months working with him. From the feedback I received from my stakeholders and from my own perspective, I made significant progress. Beyond my achievements to date, the skills I’ve learned from our engagement are front of mind during all professional (and some personal) interactions.
The Coaching process was key to promote self reflection and ongoing consideration of how I am “showing up” during all interactions.
The two most valuable outcomes from my work with Clay include:
• Strengthening my self-awareness. I am aware of my tendencies and am often able to “catch myself” before exhibiting the behaviors associated with “pre coaching” actions. Even if I don’t catch myself, awareness of where I might have shown up as “below the line” or showing counterproductive behaviors allows me to 1) learn from the experience & 2) take action to reconcile or possibly take action to reconcile with the person(s) that I might have negatively engaged.
• My coaching has provided me with tools to understand my natural tendencies and take advantage of them when they are productive but also to curtail them when they aren’t.
This has helped me improve my leadership presence, improved my working relationships with others, improved my work performance, communications and the plethora of emotional intelligence skills. All in all working with Clay has helped me be a more effective leader.
I highly recommend working with Clay.
I was skeptical how this training and coaching was really going to play out and I could not be any happier with the 6-months spent with Clay. This has been one of the few times in my career that the entire program was worth while and there were no “filler” type sessions. Every session Clay and I had was meaningful! I always looked forward to the session and felt excited when we would finish, usually I would dread something like this because it has never been worth my time.
I realized through this work, that development is my responsibility and I need to take time to do just that. I grew immensely from the experience particularly my self-awareness and leadership presence. This was huge for me. This awareness helped me lead my team during a very difficult time period.
Clay was there any time I needed him, and I thought he was extremely open minded and was able to truly relate to real-time scenarios.
I highly recommend Clay as your leadership coach.
Working with Clay was one of the highlights of my year. We started working together by first meeting with my boss the CEO where he expressed his desired outcome for the work. This really helped me focus and keep alignment on those goals. Clay helped put structure to the conversation and held me accountable in a way that inspired participation.
This work helped me to recognize the things from my story and past of who I am and how it shaped my identity and what was important to me. We tested those assumptions and realized many were not accurate. This helped me see a better way to lead my team and get better business results.
I feel more confident leading through the softer skills of leadership rather than just focusing on the business result. I am entirely more focused on the well being of my team so that they can be their best at their work and with their teams.
I doing more active listening, not giving answers, delegating more and holding my team accountable. I am also very much aware of how I am showing up as a leader.
I can not thank Clay enough for the work we did together.
The work I did partnering with Clay impacted me deeply as a leader. I developed greater self-confidence, self-awareness and as a result, courageousness in my engagements with others.
The tools Clay utilized to analyze my leadership, personality and performance were IMMENSELY helpful in getting me to both visualize and understand my strengths, weaknesses and opportunities. Clay’s emotional intelligence and grasp of psychology and interpersonal relationships was also a major factor in my development. He challenges my assumptions where they needed to be challenged and encouraged me to see myself from the outside, as others, might see me, in both my personal and professional interactions.
Clay is an exceptional listener and does a great job making the materials and assessment results accessible in everyday scenarios. He comprehended my specific circumstances and role well enough to translate our discussion and my results into practical exercises and developmental goals. He was a neutral, honest, objective voice that provided a safe space to really talk through issues and challenges.
I owe a great deal to Clay, I highly recommend partnering with Clay as your executive leadership coach!
My work with Clay was transformational. I learned what was holding me back achieving great success as a leader. I needed to develop my self-awareness skills. By doing so, I was able to change he way I looked at myself and how I was impacting others. Clay used several assessment tools and exercises to help me be more aware of how I was showing up.
Through my work with Clay I improved my emotional intelligence, improved my performance and that of the team. His work also helped me be more strategic in my thinking and helped me tap into my authentic and courageous self.
I highly recommend Clay as a trusted leadership coach.
Working with Clay was extremely satisfying. I felt I grew considerably as a leader. Clay is a great listener and asks good questions that enabled me to figure things out myself. Prior to working with Clay, I did a lot myself and had extremely high standards. Hard work and high standards are good but I realized I did not have to do it all myself. I learned to effectively delegate and to ask questions to my team instead of telling them what to do. This has freed up my time to grow and develop the team and focus on bigger and strategic issues. I feel I have strengthened my emotional intelligence, my leadership presence, the effectiveness of my team and improved my time management skills. I highly recommend Clay as a leadership coach.
I was extremely satisfied working with Clay. I learned a great deal about myself. The two assessments helped me to better understand my emotional intelligence skills and how I show up. We discussed challenges I was faced with and he helped me identify the triggers that were causing me not to be at my very best. He also help me tie these situations back to my Enneagram and the emotional intelligence assessments. Clay helped me to create a development plan to improve my skills and positively move forward. I definitely have seen an improvement in my leadership presence, my communications with others and my emotional intelligence skills. I now have habits and tools to help me move forward.
I had a great experience working with Clay. I learned so much about leading with more than what I had before. I became aware of the emotions and feelings and how they were impacting my presence and thoughts about myself. I am now aware of my thinking patterns and emotional triggers so I show up at my best. This work has helped me to delegating more effectively with my team so that I did not have to do it all. This enables me to develop my team and frees me up to do more strategic work on growing my business.
Clay is genuine and real. We developed trust early in my work which enabled me to be more transparent with him. Skills I have improved include: self-awareness, work performance, team effectiveness, my leadership presence, and my communications. Clay has been amazing to work with.
This was my first opportunity to work with a leadership coach. What a positive experience it was working with Clay. I learned so much about myself and this awareness enabled me to see how it impacted my leadership and the decisions I made. I am so much more aware of my physical, intellectual, emotional and spiritual domains and how they impact my presence and how I engage with others.
Clay had a calming influence and he quickly gained my trust which enabled me to be fully transparent with him.
I have improved my work performance, the performance of my team, and my overall leadership.
I highly recommend Clay as a leadership coach.
Highly recommend. In one of my first meetings with Clay, I boldly asserted, “yea, yea... I’m aware...” At the same time, I thought, why not give his exercises a try. I was skeptical but open. Now, I’m not quite sure when the shift happened, but his process resulted in a big shift in my awareness, to include myself. A powerful skill in my leadership toolbox. I’m extremely grateful to Clay and his process.