with Dr. Angela Dash
Wherever you are in your leadership journey, the opportunity to gain new insights and to practice new behaviors, is always now.
Here's an example of what a sponsored leadership coaching engagement could entail:
As a leader, practitioner, business owner, and a mother of two adult children, I can relate to wanting to transform how I live, lead, and engage – to better show up in life for myself and others. I have earned both professional and general life experiences that make me richly aware of the types of experiential pains and desired gains held by those I serve. I can also testify to the richness that coaching has brought to my own professional and personal life – helping me to gain the deepened awareness and confidence that I need to continue to grow and successfully act on goals that I had once believed were remote.
I have a genuine compassion for my clients. I take care in co-creating a process to support them in exploring and achieving their goals. At my core, I relate to people without judgment and see individuals for their innate greatness. I am on a mission of helping others to grow, glow and work through. I am on a mission of helping others to discover and surface their greatness! Finally, I am on a mission of helping people learn, grow and change the world!
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Life is hard. Let's make it easier. When we discover and cultivate our unique greatness, we are our happiest and and most fulfilled. This 90 day group coaching program will consist of a small cohort of individuals who all have an intense desire to get out of their way so they can move from stuck to the heartfelt fulfillment that we all deserve.LEARN MORE
Coaching begins with a discovery session to assess the individual's current opportunities and challenges, define the scope of the relationship, identify priorities for action and establish specific desired outcomes. Subsequent coaching sessions may be conducted in person or via telephone or video call, with each session lasting a previously established length of time. Between scheduled coaching sessions, the individual will complete specific actions that support the achievement of one's personally prioritized goals. A coach may offer additional resources in the form of relevant articles, checklists, assessments or models to support the individual's or business’ thinking and actions. The duration of the coaching relationship varies depending on needs and preferences.
Therapy deals with healing pain, dysfunction and conflict within an individual or in relationships. The focus is often on resolving difficulties arising from the past that hamper an individual's emotional functioning in the present, improving overall psychological functioning, and dealing with the present in more emotionally healthy ways. Coaching, on the other hand, supports personal and professional growth based on self-initiated change in pursuit of specific actionable outcomes. These outcomes are linked to personal or professional success. Coaching is future focused. While positive feelings/emotions may be a natural outcome of coaching, the primary focus is on creating actionable strategies for achieving specific goals in one's work or personal life. The emphases in a coaching relationship are on action, accountability, and follow through.
Training programs are based on objectives set out by the trainer or instructor. Though objectives are clarified in the coaching process, they are set by the individual or team being coached, with guidance provided by the coach. Training also assumes a linear learning path that coincides with an established curriculum. Coaching is less linear without a set curriculum.
While consulting approaches vary widely, the assumption is the consultant will diagnose problems and prescribe, and sometimes, implement solutions. With coaching, the assumption is that individuals or teams are capable of generating their own solutions, with the coach supplying supportive and challenging, discovery-based approaches and frameworks.
A mentor is an expert who provides wisdom and guidance based on his or her own experience. Mentoring may include advising, counseling and coaching. The coaching process is a partnership that relies not on advising, but on skillfully evoking the individual's own wisdom and clarity.
Yes, I am a certified coach. I hold a PCC (Professional Certified Coach) credential through the International Coach ingFederation (ICF) which is considered the "gold standard" for coach certification. I strive to represent the highest quality of professional coaching by committing to the ICF Core Values of integrity, respect, excellence and collaboration and the International Coaching Federation's ("ICF") Standards of Ethical Conduct which includes maintaining professional boundaries in the coaching relationship, including confidentiality. I also completed a 12-month graduate certificate program from the University of Texas at Dallas in Executive and Professional Coaching and am committed to my ongoing learning to support me in being the most useful coach for others, including engaging in my own coaching engagements with my coach. Growing never gets old. It's infinite.
To determine whether you could benefit from coaching, start by reflecting on what you would expect to accomplish in coaching. When an individual has a fairly clear idea of the desired outcome, a coaching partnership can be a useful tool for developing a strategy for how to achieve that outcome with greater ease. Since coaching is a partnership, ask yourself whether collaboration, other viewpoints, and new perspectives are valued. Also, ask yourself whether you are ready to devote the time and the energy to making real changes. If the answer is yes, then coaching may be a beneficial way to learn and grow.
In order for us to truly surface our greatness, we must be intentional about connecting with what inspires us. This picture was taken January 2020 in St. Croix, United States Virgin Islands near Point Udall. I found so much inspiration during my two month visit - inspiration that led to increased clarity, creativity and courage. I encourage you to connect with what inspires you. For me, it's being still and present with the ocean breeze while enjoying the beautiful sound of music. It's being surrounded by my plant babies. It's visualizing my God purposed future and supporting others in their efforts to grow, glow and work through. It's also being around others who I can learn from and with.
Find your inspiration, be inspired, and inspire others!
Real coaching clients sharing their stories of transformation.
Senior Underwriting Admin | Roswell, Georgia
Bravely adjusting my beliefs to reach a breakthrough
My absolute biggest struggle or concern that transformed as a result of coaching with Angela, was becoming a learner and not a judger. Taking an extra moment to learn rather than be quick to respond or incorporate negative emotion to a situation. Upon beginning my coaching engagement with Angela, I instantly felt grounded and able to overcome any upcoming obstacles. The change that I immediately noticed at the beginning of working with Angela was the amount of stress I have placed on my shoulders were removed. I recognized the feeling when handling conversations. My hands weren’t so sweaty and if they were, I knew to remain quiet and allow others to speak. From the very beginning, I knew Angela was sent at a divine time for me to grow. After the very first call, I walked away feeling lighter and knowing change within myself was occurring. I shared a lot, and nothing was missed by Angela. We truly went step by step and manifested a Senior position and more. At times, I still want to fall into the old self-doubt, but I am able to catch it and not allow it to consume me as long as it once did. I’m able to ask myself long term questions to establish a goal. Others have also witnessed my growth within the workplace and that feels so good. I say to anyone who is on the fence about coaching, the only person you’re hurting is yourself by not reaching out and allowing others to help.
Writer and Consultant | Long Island City, New York
Sleep-Deprived Parent of Three Sees Clearly for First Time in Years Thanks to Coaching with Dr. Angela Dash
As a self-employed person considering a career pivot while also parenting small children mid-pandemic, I recognized that my time was both very limited and very fluid. I engaged coaching with Angela because I wanted (needed!) help envisioning how I could transform and thrive within my constraints. I wanted to be purposeful in what I said yes or no to; creative in how I used my resources; and aligned within myself around expectations and goals while remaining open to adaptation as circumstances shifted. Coaching helped me see and say what before I could only sense--the murky was made clear. Not only did I have a better understanding of the What and Why of my work, I also rumbled with the How. I left the experience with a framework for enacting the life I wanted within the life I already had.
Prior to coaching with Angela, I was feeling ambivalent. I knew I had a vision with value, but that it was flitting on the fringes of my professional and intellectual life rather than anchoring its center. I was unsure if I would ever be able to give myself time and permission to investigate the possibility of a reorientation, much less find the energy to enact it.
The "designated container" of an official coaching relationship was immediately transformative. Ideas and concerns that used to vaguely nag at me were instantly legitimized and brought into focus. Right away, I felt the power of having a set time and space to take my concerns seriously, and the delight and ease of having a committed, skilled partner in helping me do so. I knew we would go farther AND faster together.
Angela reflected back to me something I had said, and I was stunned by how profoundly I felt its resonance. I had known this thing intellectually for ages but hearing her say it back to me--in her own words, capturing so well what mattered most about it to me--just blew my hair back. It was somehow like hearing my own voice in a completely new and yet deeply familiar way.
As a result of the coaching engagement with Angela, I feel grounded. Being so clear and excited about what my "yes" is now makes saying "no" very simple. I also feel empowered by the experience of taking myself seriously, of investing resources in a service designed to truly center me and my needs and goals. I think it actually saved me a lot of time and energy in the long run!
To those on the fence about coaching, give yourself this gift. It's a rich experience.