Helping leaders navigate turbulence and thrive in uncertainty.
Whether you are a CEO or a Senior Executive, a trusted thinking partner is key to reaching and retaining the clarity and focus required to lead effectively during turbulent, uncertain times. Higher Vision Leadership Coaching gives you the tools to expand your capabilities while dealing with pressing issues. To thrive as you serve the well-being of others.
- Identify your higher vision and determine how it aligns with your values
- Learn techniques to access resources you already have
- Discover how to make tough decisions with integrity
- Strengthen your foundation as a leader in your organization
The demands of leadership can be overwhelming. I have more than 30 years of accumulated business acumen and extensive experience in navigating turbulence within organizations, including a specialization in leadership succession and M&A integration along with the related issues around culture and people. I’ve also worked with, observed, and learned from hundreds of leaders like you in a wide gamut of real time scenarios.
“Demmie brings experience and an unbiased perspective that helps me work through challenges and rise to be the strategic leader I want to be.”
~ CEO responsible for $75M of annualized revenue
Since 1994, through DBH Consulting and as a solo practitioner, I have worked with CEOs, executive leaders, and aspiring professionals to guide, support, and advise them on the critical issues required to lead forward to growth and sustainability, as well as joy and satisfaction.
As a thinking partner, I work one-on-one with leaders to confidentially provide expertise and insight that helps them work through short- and long-term challenges. One leader said I assisted in “cleaning his windshield” so he could clearly see the best way forward.
“Demmie’s ability to ask the right questions and press into blind spots has brought understanding, clarity, and direction during some of the most challenging and disruptive moments of my career.”
~ Emerging Leader after a transition
One-on-one Higher Vision Leadership sessions are confidential and unique to each individual. Common themes include:
- Acknowledging successes and accomplishments
- Exploring hopes, dreams, and desires
- Vulnerability due to change and uncertainty
- Navigating overwhelming authority and responsibilities
- Helping identify behaviors or patterns that hold you back
- Effective communication techniques when the stakes are high
- Thinking through a new idea or initiative, challenges, and solutions
“Her ‘thinking partner’ process allows me to see blind spots that I might not otherwise see. Demmie’s ability to care personally and challenge directly creates an open and engaging environment.”
~ Regional CEO of one of the top 10 insurance brokerages by size in the United States
In addition to a degree in business/economics, I’ve worked with, observed, and learned from hundreds of leaders in a wide gamut of real time scenarios. I have a depth of knowledge and understanding of extremely complex scenarios that allows me to conceptualize, empathize, and provide foresight to leaders in privately-held companies, public enterprises, not-for-profit organizations, and institutions.
For the past 25 years, I have studied Gestalt and Jungian Psychology. A key principle of Gestalt is to tend to disturbances first, as a means for moving forward. Jungian teaches the tension of opposites — holding opposite, coexisting thoughts, feelings, and ideas as a way to create more space to “see” and expand. Through dialogue, deep listening, and questioning, I integrate these and other principles into my work with leaders.
Client sessions have been described as grounding and centering; a place to gain clarity and solve problems; and a space to examine the worst and reflect on what is working well.
By listening and offering professional feedback, I help leaders focus on key activities to increase the value of their business including strategies to ensure their top employees have the talent, skills, and clarity to help their vision succeed. Nothing is more powerful than a unified team focused on achieving the same goal!
The relationships with my clients often span multiple years as their companies evolve and grow through our productive partnership.
Want to know how I can help you thrive in uncertainty? Contact me now for a complimentary, no-obligation consultation. I would love to discuss helping you lead your business to its full potential.