You know you need your people to do more for your business to grow, but they are already overloaded. Use IAM Executive Coaching to learn how to confidently ask for more - knowing you're building meaning, capacity, and momentum to fuel sustainable growth.
Benefits of coaching:
Challenges I address:
We know how to end the downward spiral that happens when you over rely on force of will - that results in investing more and more time, energy, and resources - only to barely keep up let alone get ahead.
Sacrificing health, happiness and personal integrity is not the way to increase productivity.
Your coach, Karen Tax, a computer scientist with a Masters in Organization Development, has engineered a practical and disciplined process, the IAM Way Compass, that scales from individuals, to teams and organizations — that enables win/win solutions where everyone is brilliant.
Karen's combination of soft and hard skills provides a unique ability to guide executives to that elusive nexus of meaning and profit - where human potential and practical results are synergized and unleashed.
“Our Genius Culture initiative was too mission critical to be in the hands of a consultant. Karen helped us get through a transition in leadership to a place where people within our organization were fighting to sustain our Genius momentum. We are now more effectively handling challenges and in a period of profitable and stable growth – my goal for the business.”
~ Peter Frost, CEO ATW Companies
" I got better at communicating my top N priorities to others and inviting feedback if they thought I had them sorted in a way that they disagreed with. This was also terrific for reducing stress. Having done that, I was able to ask for help or beg off on some things that I wasn’t efficient at. This is also good for team-building—if we are helping each other out and focusing on our areas of strength, it has a positive sense of connectedness and community."
~ Rich Holloway, Senior Manager, Treatment Planning Systems at Accuray
“Before the IAM Way I was much more of a numbers guy. I knew I needed to
grow as a leader, to develop people as leaders, to improve my
interpersonal interactions. The IAM Way helped me shift my focus from
metrics to what people want and why. Before I was aware that WHY is
important but I was still too focused on how. Now I focus more on WHY
and leave the how to my team, so the ownership and accountability of
outcomes is theirs.”
~ Rob Hall, President Parmatech
How coaching works:
Entering into a coaching partnership involves a commitment to personal and professional growth.
Your coach’s responsibility is to structure and guide an exploration process that facilitates your individual objectives. Your responsibility is to do the work and implement personal commitments that we agree are appropriate to furthering your goals and objectives.
Therefore, we will ask that you come to
your coaching sessions prepared to review your progress, discuss issues that
have come up, and make maximum use of every session. Your coach is prepared to be 100% there for you; you will maximize the ROI of coaching by showing up 100% and expecting extraordinary results.
Coaching conversations with priority access to me, designed personally and perfectly for you:
Resources are custom delivered to you, which includes everything you’ll need to be the kind of leader YOU want to be, deeply anchored in your healthy personal power.
You will receive what you need, as you needed it, only what you want and no more. Think of it as plug-and-play development.
What makes Karen unique?
I go farther than analysis, tactics, and assessments that keep you banging around in the status quo. I include tapping into the personal motivations and passions that are needed to get past roadblocks - so you can create the real change you want.
I guide you to tap into ALL of your intelligences so you can build greater discipline, capacity, and wholeness.
I honor both new and ancient wisdom. This connects you to your natural rhythms and the world around you, so you no longer have to rely solely on force of will.
I start all work by making sure you and your organization are ready to handle the increasing complexity and chaos of our times while bringing out the best in yourself and others.
Over many years of working with executives , the following are topics often covered. Be sure you let you coach know which of these goals is relevant to you.
Karen Tax is a consultant and author who coaches people to discover their brilliance so they can be happy, influential, AND their authentic best at work. She specializes in creating results without sacrifice or compromise, where everyone wins, and workplaces where both meaning and profit matter.
Karen has a B.S. in Computer Science and a M.S. in Organization Development. She is the author of the Passion, Authenticity & Leadership @ Workbook and creator of the Define Your True Self and Leadership and Career Essentials online learning programs.