ZEN & The Art Of Leadership
“Nothing happens until communication begins;
Great ideas have no impact until they are given voice and energy.”
Author | Certified Coach | Corporate Trainer | Speaker
Zen & The Art Of Leadership.
“Nothing happens until communication begins; Great ideas have no impact until they are given voice and energy.”
My coaching expertise and focus is on improving the human side of leadership, developing the communication and interpersonal skills that make great leaders. From improving people’s communication style, to identifying the style of their colleagues, to taking responsibility for how, when and what we communicate – communication is a combination of skills and art. Both the art and skills get addressed in working with a communication coach. Good communication skills are extremely rare, even though leadership is nothing but communication, whether you’re persuading your own workforce, selling a product or raising funds, it all about your communications.
By guiding clients into greater awareness of their habits, I can help transform their actions to create unprecedented impact and reveal new levels of leadership. My clients become proactive, adept at owning their results. My approach produces profound, lasting impact for both the leader and the organization as a whole. From improving people’s communication style, to identifying the style of their colleagues, to taking responsibility for how, when and what we communicate – communication is a combination of skills and art. Both the art and skills get addressed in working with a communication coach
You can take a workshop, join a group, read a book or watch video. But sometimes, you have a more complex issue, and you need a safe place, away from family and colleagues, where you can sort through those issues.
Perhaps you need personalized attention to your particular situation and learning style. You want in-depth help over time so that the learning sticks and creates results. You may also want accountability so you stop procrastinating and get into action. Anyone who’s had a great coach, knows the power of that combination and knows it is worth the investment. Coaching is for people who want to get successful rapidly. It’s how humans learn. Think about it. It’s the modern version of an apprenticeship. All the best Geoffrey
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Geoffrey has coached CEO’s, leaders, architects, engineers, public speakers and entrepreneurs: Here is a small collection of success stories from the different areas of Geoffrey’s background as a coach. Geoffrey has over 25 years coaching experience. He has led teams for 2010 Winter Olympic Bid, CN Financial Division, Shaw, Rocky Mountaineer, Sandwell Engineering, FKP Architects, Telus and Stantec. Geoffrey taught at the Sauder School of Business, Executive Education, at the University of British Columbia.
Karen McGregor - Professional Speaker
Presentation Training & Coaching
Geoffrey helped me establish a level of confidence I have never experienced before. It was a sudden and dramatic shift in the energy and projection of my voice, my eye contact, and my posture. This change has been a lasting one! It is truly the best investment you will ever make.
John Furlong – President Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic Bid
“Geoffrey Lane was an enormous asset to the 2010 Winter Olympic Bid in the critical presentation in Prague. He brought a real sense of passion to our team, he helped our team increase our confidence level, and he helped us find the words that allowed us to deliver the message in a more powerful and passionate way.”
Patrick Courval Portfolio Manager - Equities CN Investment
I had the privilege of having Geoffrey as my leadership coach. I believe that his advice helped me improve my leadership by discovering new management skills. I encourage anyone wanting to improve their leadership and management skills to seek out his coaching.
Amy Moen CSMP Principal HOK
Geoffrey is a Sherpa — he provides a process and structure for a journey of self-discovery. His passion for helping others is palpable, inspirational and energizing. Geoffrey’s quiet presence, calm strength and deep wisdom provide a safe backdrop to explore grow and lead.
Jonni Johnston CPSM CEO, Rockit Strategy
The wonderful thing about Geoffrey is he doesn’t just impact your professional life, he affects all facets. He is your best professor, your greatest mentor, 3 people you’d invite to your dinner party, Yoda, Charlie Chaplin and the Dali Lama – all wrapped in one!
Dan Haygeman MA Professional Coach
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