What do you desire for your leadership style, teams, company, relationships? Throughout our executive coaching engagement, cultivate power skills to increase impact, navigate challenges, improve communication, strengthen relationships, access and refine executive presence. I facilitate progress through: simple, open ended questions; direct, precise reflection and feedback; forthrightness; naming blindspots; providing leadership models and performance optimization tools.
Are you in a leadership role, with a goal to strengthen your team's interpersonal dynamics and impact? The ingredients for team dynamism and a powerful "group brain" are psychological safety, trust, and shared vision. As a team coach, I facilitate activities to create the necessary foundations for greater chemistry, speed, innovation, employee retention and engagement.
I coach rising and high potential individuals who need clarity about their career goals and how to achieve them. Reach out to book a consultation for 1:1 coaching.
If you are leading a team of high potential talent, learn about my 5-month, cohort-based Leadership Academy for your succession pipeline here. It includes professional skill-building and a laboratory for practicing communication, inspiring engagement and retention, sharpening awareness of interpersonal dynamics, and preventing burnout.
I use tools that work: whatever the moment calls for, and whatever best suits your learning style(s).
• Cognitive Behavioral Psychology
• Modern Western & Somatic Psychology
• Buddhist/Yogic Psychology
• Nervous System Informed Leadership
• Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP)
• Radical Candor
• Authentic Relating & T-Group 2.0
• Keys of Neuroplasticity
• Sensory Integration
• Positive Intelligence
• Mental Fitness
This is the real secret of life — to be completely engaged with what you are doing in the here and now. And instead of calling it work, realize it is play."
~ Alan Watts
"Alicia Maness is a remarkable treasure. She has a heart of gold, which she tenderly deploys along with her deft capacity to connect, her incredibly insightful mind, and her unwaveringly accepting presence to create coaching programs that not only bring self-awareness and behavioral transformation, but also lay foundations of trust and appreciation so crucial for effective teamwork.
Working one-on-one or in small groups, she skillfully brings people's attention to the unconscious thoughts and feelings that may lead to unwanted behaviors, difficulty with co-workers, or struggles in decision-making. She creates space for people to open up through her own display of deep humility and skillful modeling of vulnerability. By encouraging people to embrace truth and reality with love and acceptance, she enables them to find a natural path to successfully navigate challenging situations with integrity and confidence.
Working alongside her as she crafted team-building off-sites, group connection exercises, and individual coaching programs for my 20-person software development team, I experienced heart-opening joy, humor, and reverence for the meticulous care and personal devotion Alicia brings to her work with people.
I wholeheartedly recommend Alicia for heart-based coaching that goes beyond the conventional, for organizations where self-awareness, kindness, and appreciation are understood to be foundations of successful teams, and where people are truly valued."
~Tevye Krynski, VP of Engineering, Migo Money Inc.
"As a client of Alicia’s for the past year, I can say she is a great coach and an expert practitioner of her craft. I have been a part of several team building and leadership training programs with her that have had meaningful impact on our team dynamics by boosting team synergy and demonstrably leveling up how we communicate, problem solve, and tackle disagreements.
In my personal coaching, I am continuously impressed by how insightful and poignant her observations are, while being gentle and expressed with such love that my internal judge and self-critic is rendered impotent, opening space for real transformation and growth. Alicia comes to our sessions prepared with effective practices aligned with my goals, and adapts them on-the-fly to whatever emotion or circumstance is present for me. She encourages my growth both professionally and personally, and is an incredible ally and advocate for my dreams. I feel grateful to have her on my team.
Alicia has so much wisdom from different practices, and she applies it with humility and tenderness, in a way tailored to each individual client. Whether you are a team seeking to arbitrate conflict more effectively, or an individual seeking to accelerate intra-personal work, or personal transformation in any sort of relationship (with yourself, with your colleagues, or romantic), she can be a guide and huge resource in helping you manifest the change you seek."
~Daniel Reznikoff, Machine Learning Engineer, Migo Money Inc.
Anonymous Feedback from 360 Reviews
"I have been very impressed with Alicia. I think she is quite insightful and able to quickly provide me with new interpretations of challenges I am having and always seeks to have the sessions provide concrete outputs or tasks to work on."
"I find that having a well-facilitated session to think through things out loud helps me arrive at action items in tricky areas - communications challenges stemming from Slack, overcommitment, prioritization."
"My work with Alicia contributes immensely to my growth and job satisfaction."
"I find coaching in a confidential way to help me discuss any challenges around work that I may otherwise contain and bottle up. This helps me process them more effectively and translate them to how to show up differently at work so that I may be more productive/successful at work."
"I find my time with Alicia useful and am aware many of my coworkers rate the sessions as a significant job perk"
"We set achievable goals with tangible payoffs, allowing me to work on personal development benefiting both me and the company. Coaching has helped me maintain a more active presence in the Platform team."