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People, you don't have to struggle alone with leadership or poor team performance. Let's develop your skills to feel solid and confident in a leadership role and give your team the tools to communicate effectively and work together harmoniously. A team that works together better performs better. 

I also specialize in co-leadership situations. Whether you are equals leading the charge or in hierarchical co-leadership roles I can help you be an effective united front moving forward. 

Investment in leadership and team skills gives you tools to create positive culture, achieve ambitious goals and increase teammate retention.  

Leadership Skills for everyday life

Seeking curious people who are not quite satisfied with how things are going around them. This seminar will be a fast and fun dive into high impact skills that you can use make things better in big or small ways, for yourself and/or everyone around you.


The seminar is ideal for folks who struggle to make decisions, get stressed by interpersonal conflict, feel like they're spinning their wheels, have kinda horrible co-workers, are sometimes confused by why people in your life make such weird decisions and then get mad at them for making them, aspire to make changes (big or small), are new to a leadership role/title, have been in a leadership role for a while and want to take it to the next level or have no aspirations for a leadership role/title but want to make things a little bit more excellent in their work, sport or life.

The 7 pivotal skills in this seminar are the most useful regardless of your role or job title or what you actually want to get done. The sessions will take place in a small group learning environment (10 people maximum per session) so you can get personalized attention and practice using the skills with real live humans (via the internet) so you're confident and ready to use the skills in your actual life.


Schedule and skills:

3/31 Personal Values and Ownership

  • Get to the root of what matters to you so you can rely on that to make decisions that align with your actual values. Free yourself from the discord caused by decisions based on the values you think you should have but don't actual live. It may suddenly be much easier to make decisions once you can articulate and use your personal values as a guide.

  • If you frequently use phrases like "mistakes were made" or "we all had a part in making that terrible" -- news flash -- many, many people may be rolling their eyes and perhaps thinking you're a useless politician due to your lack of ownership. You can fix that. Practicing ownership flexes the muscle of taking action and being accountable for what you do. Strengthening your ownership abilities gives you the power to be effective and make change in your life and the world around you (and makes you not sound so painfully like the worst of politicians).

4/7  Leadership Style/Strengths and Feedback (giving and receiving)

  • Understand your strengths as a leader in your work, sport or life - regardless of your actual role or title. Once you have an idea of your strengths you'll be able to both maximize your impact and be more aware of and ready to work with folks who are different from you. Great skills for building an inclusive environment, getting things done with other people and feeling fulfilled in what you're doing. 

  • Feedback! People love it(?), people hate it, people run away when they think it's going to happen, people deliver it like a smackdown and then other people run away. How about a straightforward way to deliver it so people hear what you're saying and don't freak out? The skill of giving feedback is a powerful way to shape the environment around you. And being able to receive feedback well can exponentially accelerate your growth. Win-win!

4/14 Validation

  • This not-at-all-secret miracle skill is a way to make the people around you feel heard and valued - even if you don't agree with what they're saying! You don't have to agree with them at all but you can keep the conversation and ideas moving forward anyway! It's a miracle!

4/21 Conflict Resolution

  • This session is not for people who have everything smooth and easy in their life and everyone gets along with them and no one disagrees with them ever. For the rest of us (aka everyone who inhabits planet earth) conflict can be stressful or intimidating or that thing you avoid and hope it goes away but that actually makes it worse. This session will get into a little bit about why and how conflict happens then we'll dig in to what to actually do about it. And you'll practice dealing so you're ready if on the off chance a conflict ever happens to pop up again in your entire life (which is super unlikely (right?) but you never know). 

4/28 Facilitating Difficult Conversations 

  • Here you are with a bunch of people doing something together and then, suddenly, things have gotten weird or stressful or uncomfortable or off track somehow. People are giving each other the side eye or bailing out or expressing their discomfort in unproductive ways. You could ignore it and let the entropy of the universe take care of it eventually or you could deal with it, with everyone, and make the situation better. This session focuses on the skill of making that conversation happen in a direct and effective way. And, it's faster than entropy. 


The skills in each 90 minute session build on one another so you will get the most out of it by completing the entire seminar series. It is possible to pick and choose sessions you want to do but there won't be much time spent reviewing previous sessions so you could feel like you're a step behind. 

The seminar series is $150 for all sessions. Individual sessions are each $35.

All sessions will be held on Tuesday evenings from 7:00-8:30 pm Pacific time zone. Once you sign up you'll be sent a link to the online seminar. To sign up call (503) 477-7878.

If you have related questions feel free to email

New Online Seminar!

Leadership Skills for Everyday Life:

7 Pivotal Skills and the Confidence to Use Them

Leadership Conference Package

Package includes four 90-minute coaching sessions for co-leaders or teammates to:

  • build and articulate a compelling vision

  • deal with lingering issues (motivation, personality conflicts, restructuring, etc.)

  • proactively plan for the future

  • fine tune co-leadership processes and roles

  • work out next steps for your specific team struggles

  • prepare for that hard conversation you've been putting off

This package is ideal for people who lead together. You'll end each session ready deal with issues on your team and prepared co-lead effectively as a leadership team. After four sessions you'll have solid practices in place to deal with the unexpected as a united front and sustain change in your team over time. This is also a great follow-up to the Team Development Clinic to keep building on team progress and reinforce learning. Can also be useful in organizations undergoing change when there is a "old guard" that needs to be ready for the future. Conferences can be held in person or via live video conference. 

Personal Leadership Coaching Package

Six, hour long sessions meeting (in person or via video conference) one on one for discussion, development and training on what you need to grow as an excellent leader.


Ideal for individuals wanting to do any or all of the following (and more):

  • build grit, resilience and mental toughness

  • work through struggles with bosses/teammates/direct reports

  • cultivate leadership skills

  • develop an effective mindset to meet personal goals

  • grow into a new leadership role

  • adapt to organizational changes

  • align vision, values and execution

  • perform with excellence and integrity

  • improve ability to achieve lofty goals

After six sessions you'll have more skills to execute your vision as a leader (no matter where you are in the org chart), confidence to make good choices guided by your values and focus on growth and development to sustain change in yourself and in those around you. You can become the leader you've been waiting for.

Team Development Clinic

Face to face meeting with your team to build trust and give you the tools to resolve conflicts, communicate effectively and execute with excellence. 

Effective for both smaller leadership teams and larger project/sport teams.

Each Team Development Clinic is customized to your specific needs. Some outcomes include:

  • increased teammate trust

  • enhanced communication

  • pursuit of bigger goals and positive response to bigger challenges 

  • establishment of effective/efficient work practices

  • skills to resolve conflicts within the group and for others

  • tools to rebuild trust and unity when things go off track

  • enhanced productivity and efficiency

  • cohesion

  • deepening/developing positive team culture

  • team building 

  • goal setting/goal achievement strategies

  • team dynamics assessment

  • growth in teammate interdependence 

  • mission articulation and alignment

  • organizational culture/conduct shift

  • more authentic teammate buy-in

  • culture of creative problem solving

  • fluid communication/fewer silos

  • team efficiency and individual efficacy 

Clinic is delivered in a six hour intensive seminar format. You'll come away with increased understanding and connection with your teammates and skills to take things to the next level in your work or sport. You'll be able to plot your course and control your destiny as a cohesive unit and ready to deal with problems that come up along the way. Can be a stand alone seminar or ideally is paired with the co-leadership conference package for follow up and support as you create lasting change. 

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WSL Leadership Coaching is based in Portland, Oregon USA 

Serving clients around the globe.

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