Embrace Change and Navigate Complexity in an Ever-Changing Workforce.
Have you lost high performing staff to the Great Resignation?
Do you worry that the skillset that got you here, won't address the needs of a more diverse workforce?
Do you aspire to be a DEI champion, but need support on where to start?
You're in the right place. Executive Leadership Coaching is proven to help already talented leaders expand their skills in alignment with their personal and professional values. You'll have a non-judgmental, unbiased space to ask hard questions, explore new skills, and get feedback and support from a coach who has been in the arena with you and understands the nuanced challenges that can arise - from both sides.
With my personalized approach and unique perspective, I'll help you to communicate effectively and authentically, navigate difficult conversations, create an inclusive work environment, and inspire your team for success.
Rise Above the Noise.
Stand out as an ally and champion for diverse teams.
Refined Leadership Skills
Foster Unity and Diversity
Strategic Action Plan
Hi, I'm Raven.
I believe that people lead best when they do so from the core of who they are. Most clients arrive at my work with a deep sense of who they want to be, but they haven't had time and space to fulfill that vision. My approach facilitates the growth of self-awareness and encourages clients to take bold, courageous steps to foster diversity and inclusivity while building strong, effective teams.
Over the past 10 years, I have helped senior leaders and entrepreneurs to develop leadership strategies that are both tailored to their unique strengths and responsive to the needs of an ever-evolving, diverse workforce. Leadership coaching is an incredible gift to give oneself, and I am humbled to be a part of the journey.
Benefit from 15+ years' experience:
With deep experience in Operations, Human Resources, and Strategic Planning - my leadership journey has been a unique experience of leading from behind while forging a path ahead. I've consistently worked with organizations navigating moments of major change to decades-old systems. That path afforded me a unique experience in balancing power/authority in complex environments while honoring my people-focused values and beliefs.
Leading High Visibility, Cross Functional Teams
I've partnered with executives at Fortune 500 companies and managed key programs/partnerships in the dynamic Tech industry. I know what it takes to lead through uncertainty, juggle competing priorities and hit aggressive targets - even in the midst of chaos.
Navigating Complex HR+ DEI Conversations
I am well-versed in leadership strategies and understand the importance of recognizing and appreciating diversity in the workplace. As your coach, I will provide leadership guidance and crisis management to help you create a more effective workplace culture and ensure the longevity of your teams.
Advising CEOs, Executive Directors + Entrepreneurs
Over the past 10 years, I've advised toward successful strategies around team motivation/culture, increasing emotional intelligence and developing mid-level managers. With my broad experience across Social Impact, Non-Profits and Tech Startups, you’ll get the tools and guidance necessary to stay ahead of the curve.
Inclusive leadership is not a destination. It's a journey that requires humility, curiosity and courage.
Leadership Coaching is for you if...
The results will speak for themsleves:
increase in team performance and collaboration.*
increase in individual goal attainment, performance, and satisfaction.*
increase in organizational performance, revenue, employee retention.
*Source: International Coaching Federation
The Way Thru: Leadership
1:1 Coaching Sessions
These sessions allow coach and client to build an open, trusting relationship to uncover any leadership challenges and provide tailored solutions that best fit the client's needs.
Personalized Action Strategies
We'll develop a comprehensive action plan that outlines the steps and strategies needed to achieve your leadership goals. With this plan, we can track progress and measure success along the way.
Access your coach using email/direct message to receive personalized support whenever you need it. Your coach will provide constructive feedback and guidance to help you gain a fresh perspective on leadership solutions to stay ahead of the leadership curve.
Resources, Tools and Actionable Strategies
Life-long learning is one of the most crucial leadership skills. If we uncover a gap in your leadership skills, I'll provide resources, training opportunities and helpful tools designed to build the skills and confidence needed to make sound leadership decisions.
Leaders who work with me say...
I hired Raven to help me strategize on my budding nonprofit and get clearer direction about the program and execution of my work. She was so good, in fact, that months later I invited her to work directly with my nonprofit. Raven is an an imaginative leader whose expertise in strategic planning, goal setting, and practical execution was a key component of my organization's programmatic work.
- Nonprofit Founder, CEO
Raven got me through a pretty rough patch I was having with work and life. With her help, I was able to move through blocks I was encountering. The biggest shift for me sounds so simple: she introduced me to, and got me actually USING some very helpful tools to keep me consistent.
- Founder, CEO
of clients meet or exceed their stated goals within 6 months of working with Raven.
"At first, I felt challenged by Raven's direct approach. Her questions made me think hard about what I'm willing to do to be the person I say I am. No one has ever done that for me before. It was amazing how she could see through my excuses and help me take risks at work that felt so challenging I had started to think they were impossible. This wasn't just about becoming a better leader - it's about becoming a better man."
- Nonprofit Executive Director
"Getting this unique insight from a Black woman has been invaluable in helping me understand how microaggressions have an impact. Now, I better understand now, how to treat my staff with respect, empathy and support. I've got more work to do, and I'm glad to have this support."
- Director, Tech Startup
of clients would recommend The Way Thru to friends and colleagues.
**actual clients not pictured for privacy purposes.
Ready to Get Started? Here's the Process:
Reserve Your Spot
Apply to be considered for a coaching spot. I only take 3 new clients per quarter. If you want to work with me, this is your space to let me know why.
The best coach-client matches are the ones who connect on the human-to-human level, so please express your personality in your responses.
Assess for Fit
If accepted, you’ll receive an invitation to schedule a consultation.
This is your opportunity to ask questions about my approach or process and set meaningful goals for our time together.
After this call, you'll get a custom proposal for your chosen program.
Do the Work
We'll start with six months wherein you will be challenged to define an, pursue the results you desire while questioning everything you know about how to lead in today's modern workforce.
Each month, you'll have three 60-minute calls, plus access to your coach via email and direct voice/video messaing.
Frequently Asked Questions
How is Coaching different from Coaching?
Our most impactful client relationships have been with folks who are now, or have worked with a therapist. The main difference is that therapy tends to focus on past and deeply rooted causes of current behavior. Coaching focuses on your present reality, core values and beliefs to form solution-oriented plans of action. We may discuss emotions as a practice of embodiment, not to process deep wounds. We may explore the WHY behind your actions, but only long enough to discern the next effective step.
What results can I expect?
Your results rely entirely on the degree to which you engage and implement what you've learned. You may develop greater clarity on how to navigate difficult conversations, take an unbiased approach in decision making, and create a culture that encourages and supports growth. As you become more emotionally intelligent, your team will naturally follow suit, leading to greater team unity and collaboration. You'll also be better equipped to handle conflicts, manage stress, and achieve the desired outcomes for both you and the organization.
What does this cost?
The Way Thru: Leadership Coaching is a premium service offered exclusively to senior leaders and those aspiring. As such, pricing starts at $400 per hour. Many clients seek support through their employer's personal development stipends and discretionary funds.
What makes this service different than other executive coaches?
As a Black woman, I've successfully "managed up" for 20 years, in a wide variety of professional environments. After being told by Senior Leaders that our time together totally transformed their approach, I've decided to lend this skillset to others who truly want to learn what it takes to thrive as a leader in today's diverse workforce. Leaders trust the unique perspective and report feeling accurately seen and heard for the first time in their careers.
What does Emotional Intelligence have to do with Leadership?
Emotional intelligence is an essential component of effective leadership. Emotionally intelligent leaders are able to read the mood of their team and understand how to manage conflict, communicate effectively, and create an inclusive work environment. Emotional intelligence is key for successful leaders in today's workplace.
How can Executive Coaching help me?
Executive coaching will help you to become a stronger, more effective leader. You'll learn to communicate effectively with a diverse workforce, act in integrity with your most important values, and lead from a place of empathy and understanding. As those shifts happen for you, it'll also translate to business results for your firm. Turnover will decrease, productivity will increase, and team morale will improve.
Ready to Do the Work?
Winston Salem, NC
Services offered nationwide
Monday to Friday
9:00 am to 6:00 pm
9:00 am to 12 noon
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