Signature Themes

The best recipe for a successful and meaningful work + life is to bring your greatest strengths, assets and passions to the greatest needs of the people you want to serve. That intersection is what I refer to as the ‘sweet spot’. Over the years, I’ve found that certain themes have been integral to my sweet spot offerings at Big Cheese Coaching and are the foundation of the Signature themes you see below.

These areas of focus all contribute to personal, professional and organizational wellbeing — and are available in coaching, workshops and other avenues (webinars, presentations, etc). We have ready-to-go expertise on offer and with plenty of customization to make this meaningful for you.

AT A GLANCE:

NEW! — Conversational Intelligence®

Leadership Foundations

Coaching Skills for Leaders

Emotional Intelligence at Work

Career Mojo

Personal Mojo

RX for Times of Unprecedented Busy

UNretiredLife

Read On….

NEW! (2016) — Conversational Intelligence®(C-IQ®). More details available at my other website, Chadnick Communications. Want to hear more? Let’s start a conversation – get in touch!

Leadership Foundations: Whether you are a new leader, an established leader or getting ready for a leadership role there is always room to up your game on the leadership front.  Our leadership programs take both an inner game and outer game approach. Your skills in self awareness, self management and confidence are crucial to your leadership effectiveness. Equally important, are communications and relating skills to inspire, coach, and lead others to success.  All programs take an EQ (emotional intelligence) orientation and can be customized to your particular needs, interests and circumstances – individually and in groups. Available in coaching, workshops and presentations. Various assessments (including EQi) may be part of the program offerings.

Get in touch to learn more and check out our testimonials page.

Coaching Skills for Leaders: Coaching skills are fast becoming a highly valued area of competency for leaders in today’s fast paced, competitive and continuously evolving world of work.  Managing projects is not enough. Leaders must inspire their people; develop, support and engage them to actualize their potential to meet employee, team and organizational goals. This program introduces leaders to the coaching approach and introduces essential skills from the repertoire of the professional coach’s toolbox such as giving feedback, maximizing strengths, asking powerful, insight-generating questions — and much more.  Participants will have opportunity to reflect on their unique opportunities for coaching within their work contexts and their personal development as leader-coach at work.

Offered as a workshop (1 or 2 day options) with optional coaching-add-on and other program enhancements. Get in touch to learn more and check out our testimonials page.

Emotional Intelligence at Work: These days it’s not enough to be good at what you do from a technical or functional perspective (i.e. accounting skills for accountants; legal acumen for lawyers; writing and PR skills for professional communicators, etc.).  People of all levels need to bring emotional intelligence to their work and lives. Relating with self; relating with others and navigating the demands of work and life require skills beyond those of the ‘job’. This area of focus puts a spotlight on the multitude of personal, emotional and social skills that can distinguish the high-performers from those that simply get by.

Certified in EQi and the EQ 360, we bring the lense of emotional intelligence to leadership and personal development to foster work lives and workplace culture that inspire great work, meaningful engagement, and TGIM (thank goodness it’s Monday) attitudes, aptitudes and altitudes.

Available in coaching, workshops and presentations. EQi assessments may be part of the program offerings. Get in touch to learn more and check out our testimonials page.

Career Mojo – Meaning at Work: What is it to love your work? To find meaning and purpose in what you do? Whether you are employed and looking to reconnect with a spark for your work-life or you are thinking about what’s next in your career path, this program focuses on career mojo helping you identify what you need for work-life fulfillment and how to create it either in your existing job or in your next role.

Available in coaching, workshops and presentations. Various assessments may be part of the program offerings. Get in touch to learn more and check out our testimonials page.

Personal Mojo – Reconnecting with the spark in life: In the hustle, bustle of today’s hectic lives filled with demands of both personal and work obligations we sometimes find ourselves….lost in action. Our focus becomes all about getting things done, fulfilling our obligations, and squeezing in some time for…this or that (whatever your this or that is). There are casualties along the way: ‘Bye Bye Mojo – Hello ‘Just Getting By’.  This program focuses on discovering and creating personally resonant strategies to incorporate more joy and inspiration into your day to day life (no matter how busy or pressured). Participants have come away from this program with a new toolbox of strategies, a positive mindset and actionable strategies for their version of the ‘good life’.  Don’t save it up for vacation – life is too short!

Available in coaching, workshops and presentations. Various assessments may be part of the program offerings. Get in touch to learn more and check out our testimonials page.

Finding Ease in  Times of Unprecedented Busy: It used to be that we’d have seasons that were busier than others but now it seems every day is the ‘season of rush’. With unprecedented levels of demands (at work and in life) it’s easy to get swept into a life of rush. It can get overwhelming even for the most engaged, talented leader. This program helps leaders (of any level) get a grip and find their focus, mojo and resilience.  Get ready to learn easy to apply tools that will help you navigate the complexities, pace and rush of life with more ease, fulfillment and resilience.  Note: This talk draws on themes from my book, Ease. See more at www.Easerx.com

Available in coaching, workshops and presentations. Various assessments may be part of the program offerings. Get in touch to learn more and check out our testimonials page.

UNretiredLife: This program is for boomers who are exploring ‘what’s next’ in their work and life. Recognizing that the so-called retirement landscape has changed, this is for people who know that they are not ready for for a life of just hanging out on the porch. The next stage of life can span 20 to 30+ years — too long to wing it! Creating a vision and a plan for your personal and professional wellbeing is what this program is all about. Each person will craft this stage of life uniquely. Knowing your values, aspirations, needs and opportunities will help shape the possibilties. We help you begin that navigation and can also support you in crafting the path. See the UNretiredLife blog for more on this area.

Where do you fit in with these themes? Do you see a mix of possibilities? Not sure what is the best route? Get in touch and we can explore together. Often, clients come to use with a mix of interests and needs. We can custom our programs to fit just right for you.