One thing I know from all my years in corporate is that as leaders, there’s a lot expected of us. And sometimes it’s hard to perform at our best.
The challenges we face are many and the pace of change is increasing. Our work is getting more complex and challenging everyday.
There are so many more stakeholders to engage just to get work done. Teams are more spread out and increasingly diverse. Roles are at times unclear and often we have to lead and influence without direct authority.
From securing commitment and resources from global counterparts and cross functional team members to handling difficult direct reports, or perhaps even influencing up to manage your boss. You’re trying your best to adapt but it’s difficult to keep up.
You need to develop the necessary skills and resilience to perform even in new and difficult situations. Just keeping up is not enough. You need to stay ahead of the increasing demands expected of you.
High performing leaders have both the leadership skills and mental toughness to future proof their performance as complexity increases.
No one has it all figured out.
That’s why all successful people have a coach or mentor at some point. To benefit from the wisdom of experience and have a trusted confidante for support and guidance. And importantly, to sharpen skills that are already there, or build new ones.
What I bring as your leadership coach –
Imagine if you had at your fingertips all the learning acquired through 23 years of senior corporate leadership experience. That’s what it would be like working with me.
I am a firm believer that when we lead from the core of who we are, we bring out the very best of ourselves to realise our potential and achieve both success and fulfilment.
I’ve worked internationally in the US, Japan and Singapore. During that time, I’ve led large global and regional teams in big corporates like Procter & Gamble and The Timberland Company.
So I understand the challenges of managing multiple stakeholder needs and how to lead diverse multi-cultural teams. I bring practical guidance and insights from my successes and failures in my broad career and life experience to help you build your leadership confidence and resilience.
While I don’t have all the answers, I can also share my insights on work/life integration strategies that have reduced overwhelm for me and others.
Develop the leadership skills and mental toughness to future proof your performance
WHAT A COACH CAN DO FOR YOU
WHAT MAKES A GREAT COACHING RELATIONSHIP
- A person you trust and respect with a broad base of relevant career experience
- Finding the right fit. Someone with the right chemistry so that you can speak freely and honestly
- Someone who has done the hard yards and traveled the road you’re on, who can share learning from their own success and failures to help you lift your game
HOW DOES THIS WORK ?
The Resilient Leadership program is about developing high performing leaders with the leadership skills and mental toughness to perform at their best.
The goal is to move you up the performance ladder by empowering you with the right skills and strategies so that you can thrive despite challenges and setbacks. This is when your performance leaps forward to the next level.
Leaders who are Agile can respond quickly to changing needs and are able to adapt their leadership approach when working with different personalities, styles or cultures to get the best from them. At the top rung are Resilient leaders who not only have these skills, they also have very good self awareness. They know how to build their stress resilience to not buckle under pressure. When we are resilient, we are adept at managing self doubt to bounce back faster so that we can continue performing well even under difficult conditions. This is when we realise our full potential.
My intention is to help you be a more resilient leader with greater confidence and grit. Along the way, you will also develop greater clarity and self belief to lead with more congruence and conviction.
From the Resilient Leadership program, you will –
- Define a sharper sense of who you are as a leader
- Increase your self awareness and the impact you have on others
- Learn how to manage your stress response and mindset to build your mental toughness and grit
- Build your self belief and confidence by breaking through mental barriers
- Build your leadership credibility with your manager, direct reports and key partners
- Learn how to adapt your leadership approach to influence across multiple stakeholders and diverse teams to get the best from them
Carol has been instrumental in helping me navigate a new position within a new industry. Her guidance and insight has really helped me go from feeling that I was in over my head to being grounded and confident in my skills. Carol has such a calming, caring manner, but she pushes me outside my comfort zone every session. I leave every session with more confidence and clarity and new skills to try during the week. The best gift Carol has given to me during our sessions is to not listen to the voice in my head that was telling me I wasn't good enough. I will be forever grateful for Carol's guidance.Client Success Coordinator, Findex
Carol's coaching helped me a lot when I was faced with some career and job-related questions. I highly valued her probing statements; challenges to look for other options and angles to a particular situation; while being a great listener who helped me work thru my questions in a solution-oriented manner. She also helped me assess whether my solutions were those I was truly comfortable; and authentic to my self. Thanks Carol!Brand Manager, PharmaCare Laboratories
It has been an absolute pleasure working with Carol. She is inspired, curious and pushed me far outside my comfort zone. Carol challenged me - she wasn't afraid to ask the tough questions, and I am incredibly grateful that she did. Carol helped me start to get clear about what values I hold most dear and the impact these would have on my leadership style and execution. I particularly enjoyed the leadership stories exercise and found this very useful. Thank you Carol - thank you for your generosity, curiosity, 'gentle reminders' and for pushing me to be the best leader I can be. I would highly recommend Carol if you are looking to really harness your leadership capability.Customer Operations Manager, Boral
Carol Yang gets my highest recommendation as a leadership coach. Her method has had such an amazing impact on how I see myself as a leader. The process Carol used helped me gain new self-awareness and greater confidence in my ability to lead a team. She coached me to develop and own my own unique brand of leadership, which has resulted in increased positive perceptions and respect from my team. I am thrilled with the journey that Carol took me on and the great transformation that occurred. I am now a better leader and for that, I will be forever grateful. Thanks Carol for your guidance and support.Regulatory Affairs Manager, Endeavour Consumer Health
I am a firm believer that people cross your path for a reason and being introduced to Carol was like a life line for me. Carol was a real sounding board with no judgement that really made me think about what was important in my life and how with balance and focus you can achieve anything you set your mind to. I have had my confidence reinvigorated and I am so excited about the new journey I am about to begin. If you are at a career cross roads, wondering where your next challenge lies I can highly recommend working with Carol, her unique ability to push but not take over your journey is immensely empowering.Head of Marketing, Cisco
As a result of working with Carol, I am now more confident in my leadership, more comfortable with my work/life choices; and have reinvigorated my overall energy and self belief. Within a very short time, Carol helped me resolve inner conflicts regarding my career goals that I’ve been struggling with for a long time. Not only am I now clearer about my short and long term goals, I know how they fit within my broader priorities of family and life; and no longer feel guilty about the trade offs I’m making. I know what energises me at work which helps me set better boundaries on what to focus on, and I have an action plan to achieve my career goals. We worked on many different areas ranging from career planning to building confidence and self belief. Throughout our discussions, Carol listened well; providing enough guidance to allow me to find my own answers. But she was also not afraid to challenge me with tough questions when needed which enabled me to get some big breakthroughs. I have gained tremendous value from working with Carol and I would highly recommend her.Value Advisor Expert, SAP
Carol was extremely clear-headed and immensely helpful in giving direction without imposing; she was super patient with me even as I went around in circles at times; and more importantly she really helped me to see what the true issues were, and equipped me with the skills to address them one by one. I liked that she was very structured in her approach so that I never felt we missed anything out, and I liked that she always closed the loop so it always felt like an achievement in itself. Best of all, Carol is such a caring person, I really felt like a friend was guiding me rather than just a professional relationship. I am more confident. I know what I want in my career and I'm well on track to achieving it. I highly recommend Carol to anyone who ever felt lost or just needed a mentor. It will be the best thing you ever did for yourself.Head of Marketing, Chanel Asia Pacific
I approached Carol when I found myself thinking there must be more to life. I'd been running two businesses for four years but it felt like they'd been running me for at least the past two - and well into the ground, at that. I'd suddenly realised how dissatisfied I was with my life and I didn't know how to fix it. Over the course of six sessions, Carol helped me clearly identify my values, the barriers that were hindering my progress and happiness, and how I could start taking control of my life again, rather than the other way around. Working with Carol was always uplifting and fun, even when she challenged me to really think beyond how I would normally! The result has been feeling clearer and more confident about the direction that I need to spring forward to next. Thanks Carol!Director, Hot Content