Jen was hired in a management role in a major international non-profit. For the first time, she had to manage people and budgets and workflow. Plus, in her early 30s, she had to fit into a heterogeneous organization with people who had worked together for a long time.
Michele says: “Jen had to learn how to lead with authority and speak with clarity. I coached her to observe the dynamics of the office so she could determine where the real power lay in terms of alliances and relationships, and then cultivate her own connections internally and externally.”
Outcome: She navigated the office politics brilliantly, transformed herself into a recognized leader and has been promoted twice.