It is possible for leaders and teams in California to be more effective in the work they do, more fulfilled in their lives, and unified behind a shared set of values that benefit the whole organization.
An Integral Approach
At the heart of Praxsys Leadership in California is a profound sensitivity to people’s highest aspirations, and deep compassion for the suffering that is created when those hopes are frustrated. Our pragmatic, evidence-based approach is customized to our client’s specific needs and delivered by a team of leadership coaches and consultants with rigor, practicality, effectiveness — and heart!
The work we do is enlightening and empowering for individuals, teams and the organization as a whole, supporting system-wide shifts toward more trust, collaboration, equity, contribution and fulfillment.
At Praxsys Leadership we specialize in supporting purpose-driven organizations throughout California with a unique:
- Pragmatic: Focused on tangible results
- Rigorous: Based in consistent, evidence-based practice
- Integral: Affirming people’s human wholeness in head, heart, body, and spirit.
- Systemic: Developing not just individual or business effectiveness, but the human relationships, structures, and culture that tie them together.
Your organization and its people will:
- Have a clearer sense of shared direction, with a “story of us” that breaks down silos and empowers purposeful action.
- Experience more alignment in how people relate with each other, communicate, resolve differences, and work toward common goals.
- Uncover the leadership potential in everyone, building teams and systems that enable your people to learn, grow, and lead together.
- Develop highly effective teams within a more human organization where people feel seen, heard, valued, and bring their true talents to work — with heart!
This way of working results in not only in professional effectiveness, personal fulfillment, and better communication, but profound shifts in the whole organizational culture.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do you specialize in a particular industry or sector?
Because we coach for development of the whole person and the system rather than just to solve a specific problem, we have found that our integral, systemic approach creates outstanding results in a variety of industries and sectors.
Our coaches bring deep professional experience in fields as diverse as construction, nonprofit management, telecommunications, philanthropy, financial services, biotech, consumer products, and public administration.
While this awareness of the culture and business imperatives of a particular industry can be helpful in coaching it can actually sometimes be a detriment with the coach getting sucked into problem-solving verging on management consulting.
Our approach is squarely focused on supporting human development and effectiveness, which makes it applicable in a wide range of situations.
What makes your approach different from other executive coaches?
Most coaches are concerned with coaching an individual toward achieving their own specific goals, often based on the premise that we create our own reality and can therefore change it. But the client inevitably finds that as much as they may try to shift their outlook and behaviors, people around them and the organizational culture exert a powerful pull back to the familiar status quo.
In our coaching we recognize that no person is an island, and leadership has no meaning without other people to lead with. The web of relationships and organizational structures that enable us to create the impact we wish to see in the world can be either a great support or a huge hindrance in our effectiveness and development as leaders.
At Praxsys Leadership in California, we work to shift both the individual and the organizational system to create a positive feedback loop that supports learning, change, development, and purpose.
How is your team coaching different from training or group facilitation?
Training and facilitation are tools that can be used in a variety of ways, and which we often deploy in the leadership development programs, team coaching, strategic planning, and other services we offer. But as the saying goes, when you have a hammer, everything starts to look like a nail.
All too often, training offers a short-term fix that doesn’t really address and resolve the more fundamental blocks to a team being effective.
Facilitation can be helpful for drawing out the wisdom of the group to take ownership of solutions, but in the absence of longer-term follow-up and reinforcement — and changes in the example being set at the top of the organization — it can become a band-aid solution that undermines deeper change.
Our approach is integral, developmental, and systemic, focusing on the development of competencies that, supported by practices, are sustained beyond the engagement of the coach.