The Goal

Help newly promoted leader 'own' her new role with greater confidence and gravitas.

The Situation

The client was promoted from a corporate staff position to become communications leader for a large division of a Fortune 50 Company, reporting directly into the division CEO. She wanted to quickly establish credibility and develop strategies to influence her colleagues, a male-dominated and long-tenured leadership team.

The Strategy

We focused on four steps to ensure her quick success:

  • Leverage her strong EQ to build trust and earn respect amongst boss and peers
  • Become a confidante to the CEO and other members of the leadership team
  • Develop, inspire, and expand the capabilities of her direct reports
  • Trust her instincts and take smart professional risks

The Outcome

Within 9 months, the client cemented her position as a consigliere to the division CEO and as a trusted advisor to other key operating leaders. With a broader scope and a higher performing team, she is now recognized as a ‘high impact’ leader—one that is currently being ‘groomed’ for a larger role in the corporation.