What really happens when you hire a coach?
Barb Beck's weekly livestream will feature guest Erin (aka Pink) Mosley. Erin hired Barb as a personal and relationship coach in 2016 and 2017 and later went on to start her own business and career consulting practice that is richly influenced by her experiences working with Barb.
Barb and Erin now stay in touch and sometimes teach together. This will be the first time they sit down to reflect on Barb's coaching approaches, Erin's personal transformation, and the realities of when and why it's time to get coaching support in some area of your life. Barb focuses on relationships and love, Erin focuses on deep leadership and innovation in the workplace, but much of the foundational work is the same.
If you are interested in an honest and no-nonsense conversation about the power of what's happening in a coach and client relationship - and the transformations that continue to unfold with time - this livestream is for you.
I love speaking, writing, and working with other wonderful teachers to bring unforgettable experiences to you. You can book me in-person, or take advantage of my expertise at hosting highly engaging online events and programs.
Step Into Your Genius
Each year I invite only a handful of people into my premium program. You may choose a 12- or 24-week immersion to connect with your deep motivation and create your next dream career, job, and/or life. You'll learn step-by-step from proven techniques and world-class experts to get crystal clear on what you want and why. In live and on-demand online engagement, you will master powerful new abilities in personal, influence, and leadership dynamics that are drawn from the best in the world of science, engineering, business, education, arts, performance, wellness, and more. Check out the results of current and alumni clients, and then contact me to find out if I have space available and if this program is right for you right now.
RAISE: Career Roadmapping Online Retreat
and the JUMP START resources
At least once a year I run a special short course and online retreat that focuses on one element of my Step Into Your Genius program. In the RAISE program, you create a new kind of career and life roadmap and learn what has been keeping you feeling stuck, trapped, or under-appreciated where you are now. With new perspective and insights you will feel reconnected with your spark and have the tools you need to steer your career back to satisfaction and fulfillment.
I've also created a self-study program that is based on the concepts of RAISE and Step Into Your Genius: JUMP START is an on-demand, online course that will lead you through the material at your own pace using a state-of-the-art online course platform. You'll receive all the instruction and guidance through videos and online materials.
Contact me to find out more about RAISE and JUMP START!
Innovation and leadership Workshops
You bring the inspiration and create your experience with the resources and idea engine of the Proficient Ingenuity team. I have hand-selected collaborators and teachers from a wide range of expertise -- business, planning, engineering, science, arts, theatre, hospitality, education, wellness, community -- to work worldwide, co-creating events, workshops, and courses and offering creative, results-oriented energy to infuse into your project, program, or goals. Let's create some unexpected mash-ups across disciplines and cultures that shift your perception, spark innovation, and light up real dialogue and understanding around personal and organizational ingenuity. Check out some results and feedback from recent events.
SPEAKING AND WRITING
As an experienced speaker and writer, I am available for keynote speaking, panels, workshops, interviews, and similar engagements. Check out some recent feedback here. I also write white papers, articles, blog posts, and other published materials. My most popular topics include:
- Perspectives on innovation leadership and creating an innovation culture
- Top insights into true leadership, career enhancement, and personal transformation as proven by my clients
- Smart cities, digital transformation, and the impact of data analytics & machine learning
- Innovation for water utilities
- Emerging science in stress physiology and neuroplasticity that is at the core of my approach to leadership development
- Strength, risk, and reinvention: an aerialist's unique view of the world
- Hospitality and the MBA I earned as a regular
three step springboard for organizations
You CAN Hire me before your team members do.
Very often, my clients contact me personally and join one of my career and leadership programs because they are feeling stuck and somehow out of alignment in their current job or career. The work we do together is often about "should I stay or should I go?" We take a deep dive into what needs to change and figure out how to best make it happen.
I am often asked, "Do your clients tend to stay with their employers?" The answer is sometimes yes and sometimes no.
Usually, they'd rather not quit. But sometimes, it's the best decision because of the company culture.
With honesty and insights on what makes a great culture and keeps team members fully engaged with their careers, I can help executives or managers at any level make the kinds of shifts that keep the employees all in. If you'd like to make sure you are providing the best environment for your innovators and leaders to thrive & feel strong loyalty to the success of your mission - let's talk.
As of June 2018 I am also an Accredited Practitioner with Innovation360. This means I now bring you best-in-class resources and tools in innovation strategy and management. You may contact me anytime to ask about accessing global benchmarking data and best practices, hosting Innovation Circles, learning more about the Ideation360 crowdsourcing platform, and more. I take great care in every decision I make about serving my clients, and I promise you that adding Innovation360 to the approaches I describe below can measurably uplevel your relevance and success in the months and years ahead.
step 1 find your imperative
Take a fresh look at your organization, group, or team and set the context and direction for the important work to follow. In this step, we will quickly zone-in on your most visible and valuable opportunities. In other words, we go deep on asking the right question and understanding what outcome you want and the real value of achieving that outcome. That gets your team aligned and motivated on why a change/new approach will benefit everyone. By getting organized around your purpose and required outcomes, we’ll find a path for quick wins and how to quantify the benefits it will have to your organization's top goals.
step 2 grow your momentum
Based on the alignment developed in Step 1, we'll launch the next steps or projects that will make the biggest impact to achieving your required outcomes. Whether it's a workshop, roadmap, idea generation, prioritization, or rolling out some strategic building blocks, we'll implement a process and build skills in your team that will serve your goals powerfully over the long-term.
step 3 assure your results
Consistency will help you and your team bring the work from Steps 1 and 2 to life and gain enthusiastic support from your broader community of staff and stakeholders.
Without a doubt, the highest return on investment to ensure consistent, long-term results following Steps 1 and 2 is to invest deeply in building unshakable leadership capabilities at all levels of your team and organization. For this I strongly recommend:
- One-on-one executive strategy sessions with key members of your leadership and implementation team.
- Membership in the Step Into Your Genius advanced leadership and career enhancement programs that provide continued peer and expert support to keep your best talent honing their skills on your organization's most important needs.
wHERE TO FIND ME
A calendar of my scheduled in-person and online events for Fall 2018.
LIVESTREAM WITH BARB BECK
September 19, Online. What really happens when you hire a coach to help in some aspect of your life? I worked with Barb as my personal coach in 2016 and 2017 when I was navigating huge changes that rippled through my life and career. As a guest on her weekly livestream, I'll be sitting down with her to reflect on coaching approaches, personal transformations, and how to know when and why to get coaching support in some area of your life. We welcome your questions (AMA)! This interactive session is for anyone interested in a no-nonsense conversation about the power of what's happening inside a coach and client relationship - and how the benefits continue to unfold with time.
CAREER ROADMAPPING: CREATE YOUR NEXT SUCCESS
September 21, Vancouver WA. The Pacific Northwest Clean Water Association has invited me to give a special 2.5 hour workshop at the Young Professionals Summit that will link deep leadership skills to innovation culture. Other fantastic speakers comprise a full day that you won't soon forget.
September 28 - October 3, New Orleans, LA. As a member of the Future and Global Issues Symposium, I will be moderating plenary session 104 titled "The Value of Water and the UN Sustainable Development Goals" and technical session 225 titled "Get Smart: IOT and AI in the Water Utility Sector." I will also host a lunch time meet-up for those interested in more networking with speakers and experts on the UN SDGs and water, sanitation, and hygiene (WaSH) topics. (All of this programming is on Monday; check the final program or mobile app for times and locations.)
water for people big easy bash
Monday October 1, New Orleans LA. We were going to throw our own underground party, but then Elisa said - why not support an organization we both believe in? Great idea. You're invited to get your tickets at a special rate - our gift to you!
November 13, Online. ONLY 9 EARLY ACCESS SEATS LEFT for this interactive online event that will give you a customized report with deep insights into your organization's innovation capabilities and what that really means to achieving your mission.
- Receive a customized report on your innovation capabilities using the world's largest innovation database (over 10,000 organizations in 62 countries).
- Engage in targeted discussion to identify recommendations and next steps you can take immediately.
- Get insights on minimizing risk and seeing opportunities; where to allocate resources; and how to create, select, and develop ideas with greater confidence.
- Learn why a balanced, systematic innovation approach is essential for private, government, and non-profit teams to stay relevant.
CIRCUS// AERIAL SILKS AND LYRA PERFORMANCES
For those of you who have been following my personal practice as an aerialist, I plan to perform in New Orleans October 2 and in Chicago October 20. Contact me for details if you would like to attend.
My clients are entrepreneurs, intrepreneurs, teams, and groups who want to change something about their careers or organizations. They learn that they need to hone their 'next level' leadership and innovation skills to do it. Click or tap on the photos below to hear from my client ambassadors, who have agreed to share their stories to help inspire others. Then head to Programs to learn a little more. More stories from individuals and organizations coming soon.
some comments from recent Workshop, webinar, and keynote events
I attended the NEWEA/NEWWA YP Summit and your session really clicked with me, especially the "getting to your why" statement. - Chris
During the workshop, I wrote that I wanted to work on increasing collaboration among young professionals in the company. Within a month after the workshop, we began planning a watershed cleanup. On the planning team we have members from almost all of our departments: operations, IT, customer service, and engineering. It’s been a wonderfully collaborative effort thus far and I can’t wait to see where it goes from here! - Nate
I really enjoyed Erin Mosley and the interactive professional development based speakers. - Maya
This was one of the best seminars like this that I have ever been to. I loved the unique improv approach and thought the overall message of the day was very cohesive and empowering. - Amanda
My whole outlook on networking, leadership, and my career has changed as a result of this summit. - Patrick
The speakers this year were excellent!!! - Katie
I was so engaged in your workshop I forgot to take any notes! - Kate
I find many urban development and infrastructure professionals struggle with things like technology and the role it may come to play, but you spoke about these things with eloquence. - Kyle
hello! I'm glad you're here.
I’m all about finding ways to look at, connect, and create things that make life better. My passion and my mission is to work with people and organizations in ways I know will address root issues and find elegant solutions. I am only happy if we're shifting something at the core and seeing astonishing results.
Through coaching and outcome-based approaches that bring out hidden talents and synergies, I work with people who know there is a better way and can have fun with the kind of "You can do this" toughlove, creativity, and mutual support I encourage. You'll love working with me if you believe that:
- Untangling complexity and adapting to change is normal and continuous, a skill that can be honed.
- Creating thriving environments must be grounded with processes that allow freedom to grow.
As a licensed civil engineer, I spent years managing projects that connect people with their environment through public works, engineering, construction, and research. I learned that technical expertise is rarely what gets in the way of a good solution. I moved into management consulting and innovation to help my clients figure out better ways to get complex, important work done.
I’ve worked within and alongside hundreds of organizations: all levels of government from small towns to federal agencies and departments, private companies, educational institutions, and non-profits of many kinds. I’ve been a Vice President and Global Director for a Fortune 500 consulting company (CH2M) and have served as an active volunteer and Board Member for two sizable environmental professional organizations (WEF and NEWEA), the Zofnass Program for Sustainable Infrastructure at Harvard University, and the Razor's Edge theatre festival. I also co-founded and owned a creative space and theatre business.
My recent study and research has brought me across the path of many fine teachers from diverse specialties in relationship dynamics, communication, leadership, and personal development. I'll highlight my one-on-one work with Barb Beck, Elisa Speranza, Brian Mahoney, Tom Kunetz, and Melanie Weller, as well as excellent live and online work with CH2M (LEAD graduate and work with ILDG), ISI (Envision trainer), Shelly Gardeniers (BoardSource), Innovation360, Jeanine Blackwell, Vanessa Horn, Irene Lyon, my aerial studio, Sadie Nardini, NICABM, Carolyn Myss, Brene Brown, and the Hendricks Institute.