Since 2003, Big Cheese Coaching has worked with leaders to inspire personal, professional and organizational wellbeing.
Hello – I’m Eileen Chadnick and I am principal of Big Cheese Coaching (BCC). I started this company in 2003 – always with the view of helping people and organizations thrive. Leadership and well-being are the lenses I view this work. I see leadership as more than a role or position. It’s a mindset and a way of relating with self and others. Big Cheese Coaching helps individuals (and teams and organizations) to flourish and learn new skills and ways of leading themselves and others to greater success and well-being.
BCC clients are varied and come with different goals. Some are established leaders, others just starting out. Some are well into their careers and looking to add new skills — perhaps aspiring for greater heights or just being better at what they do. And many seek out BCC services because they just want to feel better in their work and re-ignite their spark and mojo. BCC also works with people who are navigating their career and are considering what’s next as they carve out new work and life roles.
And BCC works with organizations – wanting to foster more workplace mojo and better performance either for particular employees or the whole organization. Teaching leaders new skills to coach and empower their teams is a big part of this area of my work.
The BCC Approach: The BCC approach taps into multi-disciplinary focus including emotional intelligence, neuroscience, leadership, and Conversational Intelligence. With advanced training and experience in each of these areas, the BCC toolbox is vast and our offerings include coaching, workshops and facilitation, and more.
BCC Values: BCC values are integral to the work. You can count on BCC to honour our values in how we hold ourselves out in our work and the stance we hold out for you:
Passion for Well-being: BCC is passionate about well-being at work and life and see both (work and life) as a context for people to grow, contribute, discover and express their unique strengths, gifts and aspirations. We appreciate the importance of tending to one’s growth and well-being both inside and outside of work — in our personal lives and/or within our communities. We see a connection between both and enjoy working with people and organizations who feel the same way.
Authenticity: People and organizations do their best and experience more success and fulfillment when they know who they are and work from there. While we work with our clients on various goals and contexts we always start with some internal-focused reflection. Get clear on your strengths, values, talents, true goals – as well as those parts that get in the way of actualizing your best. From there one can take more meaningful action to help you achieve your goals and experience your best at work and in life. We do this both at the individual level and group and organizationally too.
Significance: Who wants to be marginal in their work or life? We sure don’t! But the definition of “Big” (as in Big Cheese Coaching) is not necessarily about magnitude (although it could be), it’s about being real and true to your potential and aspirations. Make things happen by doing and being your best is a first class ticket to well-being and work and life satisfaction.
The BCC motto is to never lose sight of the bigger picture which is about helping our clients make great things happen. Authentic leadership ultimately results in better contribution. Authentic leadership — personal and professional and at all levels — make a greater difference. Now that’s significant!
Collaboration: The BCC approach is built on a foundation of partnership and collaboration. I work with my clients – not just for my clients. With great appreciation for how much expertise and experience clients already bring to the work. My job is to help them access that even further to find their own unique answers to their challenges and aspirations.
Leadership: Whether the focus with you is on your career or personal life you are always considered a leader. Personal and professional leadership is essential to anyone who wants to live and work their best. BCC counts on our clients to own up to their role and responsibility for their success, learning, work and life mojo — and with BCC’s support they indeed do make more great things happen for themselves and others.
Earnest – and Fun! Count on BCC to take the work very seriously. And to have some fun along the way. Balancing this mix is one of BCC’s unique signatures!
I’m proud of our track record since 2003 – and know we have made a powerful difference to so many people and organizations. You can read some of the testimonials to get a taste of some of what we’ve done with others. And we are excited about our future!
Will you be part of our collaboration? Can you or those you work with benefit from a boost in your leadership skills? Your personal, professional and/or organizational wellbeing. Give us a call and let’s explore how we can work together to step up to a ‘bigger’ more significant game in work and life.
To your well-being.
Eileen Chadnick, ACPC, PCC, ABC