Success Stories

Everything looked fine on the outside. Michelle was running pedal to the metal on the most exciting project of her career, and her company was thrilled with the results.

But Michelle knew it was not sustainable. She felt wave after wave of demands coming at her, and never had a chance to catch her breath. Work was taking every ounce of energy, leaving no time or energy for her life outside of work. Professionally, she worried that she was working flat out but still wouldn’t hit her sales targets. Personally, she was hanging on by a thread.

Michelle felt like she was giving 100%, but not getting the results she wanted. Business demands were crowding out all the other aspects of her life, forcing choices she didn’t want to make.

And it wasn’t just Michelle who was suffering – her company was also starting to lose. Companies like Michelle’s lose talented executives every day due to overwork, burnout and stress. In fact, 1 in 4 companies fail to keep top talent,  and even when they stay, 50-60% of top performers are not doing their best work.

Michelle wasn’t enjoying her success, and her company wasn’t getting the best results. This wasn’t the way it was supposed to be.

That is, until she made a change.

You can achieve what you want to achieve and live the life you want to live.

High achieving business leaders, executives and entrepreneurs want to excel in their personal and professional lives while at the same time benefitting their companies with extraordinary results. Results like:

  • Advancing into higher positions,
  • Overachieving their goals,
  • Gaining recognition and rewards,
  • Increasing productivity, and
  • Making an impact.

Unfortunately, all of those successes can have a downside.

Most leaders are painfully aware of the sacrifice it takes to sustain high levels of success.

Over time, the stress of success can take a toll on leaders. They can become discouraged, even depressed, lose motivation, and burn out, at a high cost to the organization and an even higher cost to themselves.

See if this feels familiar. You are talented, high-achieving, and committed to success. Yet, despite your achievements…

  • You are feeling overworked, overtaxed, and overtired.
  • You feel like you’re giving 100% and yet you’re not getting the results that you want.
  • You’re crowded by the pressures of life and the demands to go, go, go.
  • You find yourself making choices you don’t want to make.
  • You don’t have time to enjoy your success.
  • Your vision for yourself seems impossible to achieve.

But there’s good news.

Fortunately, you can reach the highest levels of performance in a way that maintains your momentum. Stellar business results plus a rich and full life.

In order sustain their success, leaders must learn to lead themselves. Personal leadership is so important to success and achievement that the management expert, Peter Drucker once called it “the only leadership that’s going to matter in the 21st century.”

Every day, leaders are finding ways to get the balance right between achieving phenomenal results for their company while preserving the sense of well-being that keeps them at their best.

Personal leadership is about how to take the principles that have made good companies great and applying them to yourself, so you are happier and more successful while at the same time getting greater results.  Results like:

  • productivity (improving efficiency as much as 45%),
  • profitability (overachieving goals as much as 400%),
  • and performance (being elevated into the top 5% of the organization).

When leaders take ownership for their own success and achievement, they accomplish their personal vision and goals – but their companies benefit, as well. In leadership development programs focused on personal leadership, participants routinely add millions of dollars of revenue to their companies by using the skills and strategies of personal leadership– often well above the norms for their roles.

By supporting their leaders’ development, companies receive a full return on their investment, gain the loyalty of their leaders, and become “Best Places to Work.”

Getting an Edge: A Path to Success and Achievement

Personal leadership is the ideal strategy for achieving your vision and goals while protecting your quality of life.

There are Ten Practices of Personal Leadership:

  1. Clarify your vision. Get a detailed picture of exactly what it is you want.
  2. Get focused. Identify your top priorities and give them the attention they deserve.
  3. Take action. Not any old action – the right actions that will be the catalysts for change.
  4. Learn your strengths. They are the secret to your success.
  5. Live your values. Otherwise, what’s it all for?
  6. Maximize your time. You have more time than you think!
  7. Build a team around you for support. You don’t have to go it alone.
  8. Learn the secrets. You can understand what it takes to get where you want to go by learning from the ones who already have.
  9. Discover how to see possibility. The opportunities are all around you.
  10. Understand what it means to you to have it allall at once. It can be done. 

Its time to take control. Its time to lead your own life.

Remember Michelle, that star performer who was starting to suffer? Her organization took steps to develop its talent with personal leadership skills. Instead of losing consistent, star performers, they gained engaged, enthusiastic and powerful leaders.

Michelle reconnected to her sense of purpose and fulfillment and became one of the top 3% sales performers in the company. She remained a committed achiever for the company for many years, and as a result of its efforts, her company became a Best Place to Work.

Leadership isn’t just a label. It’s a way of life.

Joelle’s approach has been endorsed by Marshall Goldsmith, Jim Kouzes, Stephen Covey, and more. Joelle draws on her experience coaching top executives in some of America’s most respected companies, including Google, Apple, Microsoft, MetLife and Adobe to help leaders join the top 5% of their organizations while leading the life they envision for themselves.

What Clients Are Saying:

“I have seen huge success in both my professional and personal life. I had outstanding sales results, which led me to be the number one performer in the region. I I won an award for those efforts. On a personal note, I am finding increased balance at home which is allowing me to spend more quality time with friends and family – and it’s certainly helped me prioritize health and fitness too, which is all contributing to my vision.  I couldn’t be happier!”

Elena Mayer
Account Director
Sydney, Australia