Evan was a rising manager who was a “rock star” as an individual contributor in terms of subject matter expertise and productivity.
Top management valued his leadership potential but knew he was seen as aloof – disconnected from his peers and seemingly uninterested in collaboration. They wanted to keep Evan on the leadership track.
Through our coaching partnership, he learned that relationship-building and productivity need not be competing commitments, and he gained other new insights about engaging others that led to valuable improvements in his communication style.
By the end, Evan truly believed in and demonstrated to all stakeholders a commitment to shared goals and the collaboration that supports them. Top leadership was very pleased with his transformation.