Iva Wilson launched her coaching firm, The Coaching Collaborative, to help leaders re-invent their organizations to thrive during the continuously changing environment.
Focused on helping women achieve their career goals, Iva brings to her coaching 30+ years as a successful c-level executive (former President of a large international tech company), and her varied academic credentials (MBA and Phd in Electrical Engineering).
Now a graduate of International Coach Academy and having earned her ACC, Iva enjoys working virtually with executive, leadership and career clients around the world.
(1:22) From doctorate in Electrical Engineering to executive coach.
(1:30) Iva’s deep desire to help people led her to coaching.
(1:40) Wonderful experience with her own coach.
(2:19) Started consulting but not rewarding enough.
(2:50) When you coach someone they don’t forget what they learned.
(3:43) The powerful effect of asking questions.
(4:01) Iva’s Coaching Model: Discover, Debrief, Design.
(5:50) Starts with coaching 1 hour a week for the first 3 weeks.
(6:41) Coaching is a circular process but always moving forward.
(7:01) Power tool: Expectation vs Reality.
(7:27) Corporate experience with lay offs involve reality and expectations.
(8:32) Fired on the spot for doing the right thing.
(9:27) Wrote a book on developing leadership model.
(10:01) Coaching must be a part of all leadership elements.
(10:55) Don’t sell coaching. Offer to coach!
Consulting doesn’t work because people don’t do what you tell them to do even though they ask you to tell them what to do. – Iva Wilson [Click to Tweet!]
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Co-authored The Power of Collaborative Leadership; Lessons for the Learning Organization
Speaks English, Croatian, German, Italian and French
Learn more about Iva at www.thecoachingcollaborative.com