A client who originally hired Jan to help find new opportunities turned into a longstanding relationship that has evolved into a focus on job performance and advancement. Following the original discussions about what he was looking for in a new position he realized he liked his work as a proposal coordinator but was unhappy with the way management made some decisions.

We discussed how he could be a better advocate for himself and have more of a voice in personnel decisions. He would notice when something bothered him and during our coaching calls we discussed how he could affect change. He began to have dialogues with his boss that were more frank and offered his thoughts on how the professional climate could be improved.

Within a few months he was promoted to a team leader position. He finds mentoring others a challenging new focus and derives much more job satisfaction as a result.

Tools used: expansive listening and feedback, leadership strategies