A Hero’s Journey
There is something inspiring about people who have the drive and determination to climb all the way to the top of the mountain… Or to relocate a mountain… Or to build a mountain out of nothing but the force of their will, and hard work.
Not everyone gets the type of grit, vision, and strength it actually takes to make things happen. But you do.
Entrepreneurs, executives, leaders and visionaries like you are “modern magicians” who seem to summon an invisible staircase out of thin air, and then amaze everyone as they walk up it. Of course, you know that it’s not magic, it’s hard work and intention that powers change — but you can do things that others can’t even dream of.
Your success, your risks, and your rewards are often unimaginable to others, who may value certainty over glory.
You are on a “hero’s journey” to affect change in the world through your work, and to make your dreams a reality.
It’s a Long Way to The Top
Natural achievers like you may dazzle, impress, and inspire others, but the truth is that even the naturally strong need support and guidance too. The pressure, demands, and the responsibilities of leadership can feel like a heavy weight. And when everyone else is looking to you for guidance, who do you turn to? Success can be isolating in this way.
But you have to keep going, and growing. As you continue to advance, build, and grow professionally you WILL start finding the limits of your current skill set. In order to keep evolving, you need to continue to develop yourself. Personal productivity, emotional intelligence, leadership skills, communication skills, delegation, organization, boundaries — there is so much that you need to do, and do well, if this is all going to work.
Some leaders and achievers unintentionally limit their success when they believe they need to figure everything out on their own.
But you don’t. You’re here.
We Can Help You:
- Emotional Intelligence is the “secret sauce” that creates strong teams, effective leaders, and positive outcomes. We can help you strengthen your skill set in this area.
- By gaining self-awareness, increased self-regulation, and the ability to manage relationships more effectively, you’ll unleash a cascade of positive change in yourself and in your organization.
- Motivation, productivity, communication, satisfaction, positive relationships, health and happiness and goal attainment all start with YOU.
Achieve Your Potential
- Gain confidence in your leadership
- Manage teams effectively
- Build collaboration and communication
- Develop the interpersonal and organizational skills your position requires
- Strategize your way to the top
- Become more and productive
- Handle tricky relationships and office politics
- Achieve healthy work / life balance
- Achieve your most important professional and personal goals.
How Executive Coaching Helps You Excel
Just like every Olympic athlete has a powerful coach helping them hone their physical talent, the “Stars” of every industry rely on Executive Coaches to help them achieve at their highest level.
Executive Coaching offers you a private, non-judgmental sounding board to talk through the things you usually keep to yourself. It’s a safe place for you to be human, share your challenges and victories, and think through your next steps.
Great Executive Coaches help you connect with your inner wisdom, think about things in a new way, and shine a light on your blind-spots.
Powerful Executive Coaching helps you identify your self-limiting patterns, and your “growth opportunities.” We help you develop yourself so that you can break through old obstacles, and become an unstoppable force.
Meet Our Executive and Leadership Coaches
Kristi Helvig, PhD, LP, CPC
Dr. Kristi Helvig is both a Clinical Psychologist and Certified Life Coach with over fifteen years of experience in helping her clients get real results and lasting change through strategic Love, Life and Career Coaching. Dr. Helvig's passion is Career Coaching, and Executive Coaching. She loves helping her clients discover their professional passion, and can help you live your dream too. Whether you're starting your own business, changing careers, or looking to achieve at a higher level she can help you move forward with confidence.
Dr. Helvig often works with businesses to help their teams thrive together, and she can help you flourish in your job -- or transition out. She can help you have better relationships with your co-workers, manage office politics, and deal with work related stress. She offers Myers Briggs personality testing to help you get clarity about your strengths, and career interest inventories to help you get direction. Most importantly, she'll help you take what you've learned and create an actionable plan that will help you make things happen in your life. She is here to give you clarity, direction, and the concrete skills and strategies that will move you forward. [Listen: "I Hate My Job. Now What?"]
In addition to career and executive coaching she is a personal productivity coach who can help you achieve at your highest potential. Whether your working on your resume, interview skills, or just figuring out what you want to be when you grow up, she can help you "climb your mountain" by breaking your goals down into small, attainable steps. She will be your cheerleader, accountability partner and coach -- motivating you to take life-changing action. Learn more about Dr. Helvig.
Linda Pounds, M.A., LMFT
Executive and Leadership Coach, Emotional Intelligence Coach
Linda Pounds is an executive coach and leadership coach who has coached across all levels of management in organizations for the past 15 years. She particularly enjoys coaching with individual leaders and leadership teams, helping them to close the gap between where they are now and where they would like to be. Her specific interest, experience and certification in coaching is emotional intelligence — a key driver of success in the workplace. She helps her executive coaching clients to find a better understanding of themselves and improved ways to manage themselves during challenging times in their careers. If she's assisting you as an executive coach, you can work together toward your goals in respectful, encouraging coaching sessions that will improve your relationships at work, help you to better manage conflict at work and have greater life satisfaction.
Beyond her private executive coaching and leadership coaching services, she is also certified in the Emotional and Social Competency Inventory and coaching model (ESCI). The ESCI is a tool used by many top executives and organizations to measure social and emotional intelligence in different areas (Self-Awareness, Social Awareness, Self-Management, and Relationship Management) in individuals and teams. This tool allows her to provide you with a wealth of information about how you motivate yourself and others, how to lead through challenging times, and how to function at the highest level of your potential. [Read: How to Increase Your Emotional Intelligence.]
In addition to her specialty in leadership coaching and executive coaching, Linda is a highly experienced therapist and marriage and family therapist. She can help you create meaning and balance in all domains of your life, and improve your relationships both personally as well as professionally.
Linda is available to meet with you on at our Denver / Cherry Creek and Broomfield, CO office locations as well as across the US and Internationally through online video.
Teena Evert, M.A., LMFT, LAC, C-CIQ Coach
Certified Conversational Intelligence Coach | Executive and Leadership Coach | Career Coach | Life Coach | Therapist
Teena is a Certified Career Development Coach and Certified Life Coach as well as a licensed therapist. She specializes in helping her clients achieve transformation in their lives both personally and professionally. She is of great help to busy professionals on a quest to have it all: life satisfaction, a meaningful career, sane work / life balance, and healthy relationships.
Teena can help you get clarity about who you are and what you need to achieve your fullest potential as a leader, a professional, and as a person. She'll arm you with skills and strategies to manage your time and energy, uncover your talents and resources, change your attitude and behaviors, and create a life and career that energizes and excites you.
Nicholas Manning, MBA
Career Coach | Life Coach | Leadership Coach
"I’m Nicholas Manning, MBA, an Executive, Leadership & Career Coach. I have provided career direction for professionals for over 10 years, and I am a certified life and career coach. My academic and professional experience has provided me with a strong understanding of how operational effectiveness intersects with organizational psychology.
My mission at Growing Self is to support professionals, budding leaders, and executives to achieve at the highest level of their potential in the workplace. To reach any objective, I believe in finding the most efficient road while creating changes that will last. My clients experience great strides in self-awareness, motivation, professional and leadership skills, productivity, time management, self-care and goal achievement.
My coaching clients include individuals who are just starting their professional careers to business owners, to executives in multi-million dollar companies. Regardless of the starting point, I truly enjoy supporting my clients through each step of their professional journey. I cannot wait to help you find purpose, create momentum and achieve success."
Markie Keelan, M. A., LPC
Career Coach | Life Coach | Therapist
Markie Keelan is a dynamic Therapist, Life Coach and Career Coach with years of experience in helping people all over the world achieve at their highest potential. She is an accomplished Career Coach who has helped many people identify their strengths, their talents, their passions, and their opportunities. Markie especially enjoys working with millennials, and early-career professionals looking to make their mark in the world.
In addition to her strong background in Career Coaching, Markie is a Therapist and Life Coach who can help you perform at the top of your game - even under stressful, high stakes circumstances - in order to attain your personal and professional goals. If you're looking for increased life satisfaction or would like to advance professionally, she's ready to help you find you passion and start living your dream.
Natalie Gail Sanchez, M.A., LPC, GCDF
Career Coach | Life Coach | Emotional Intelligence Coach | Organizational Coach | Therapist
Natalie is a GCDF-certified career coach with over twenty years of experience in helping individuals find their calling, develop themselves personally and professionally, and helping organizations flourish.
She has a warm, personable style, and a knack for helping her clients dig deeper in order to grow, meaningfully.
She is educated in the Yale Center of Emotional Intelligence frameworks (Emotions Matter/RULER/Mood Meter) and can help you gain the emotional self-awareness, regulation skills, and social influence that is so critical to your success.
Natalie is an expert in over 15 career technologies, labor market trends, resume writing, networking and interviewing, among other things. In order to help you get insight into your strengths and abilities, she may utilize numerous formal and informal career and aptitude assessments including personality tests, the Self-Directed Search (Holland), work values exploration, the Strong Interest Inventory, and more.
If you're an entrepreur, Natalie can help you develop a successful business plan, company culture, and organizational strategy.
Most importantly, largely due to her background as a therapist and life coach, Natalie knows what questions to ask to help YOU uncover your strengths, your growth opportunities, and your most cherished goals.
Then, she can help you attain them.