Avant’s approach to coaching is holistic, considering both individual and team dynamics. Leaders and teams are seen as entire systems, not just individual parts. This holistic thinking allows Ihle to see the big picture and help her clients develop their skills to reach their goals.
Kristin Ihle: The goal of good mentorship should be to help employees feel valued and appreciated–not just as employees who are working hard, but also as individuals with whom you share common goals and interests. Mentorship can be a difficult process, but with Avant’s help, leaders and teams can manage their criticism more effectively and reach their career goals more quickly.
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What are some ways to prevent burnout?
Leaders at Fortune 500 companies, for example, typically have one or more strategic goals that they hope to reach through their work. Once they know what they need to do to achieve their career goals, they can begin trying to achieve those goals. When you know you’re struggling, it’s easier to take steps back and assess where your skills and abilities need improvement, noted Kristin Ihle.
How can you become a part of Avant?
Ihle offers a step process for unlocking effective mentorship and employee potential, which Kristin Ihle calls “The Chiefs’ Process.”
- Assess the needs of the organization and your team.
- Draft a strategic plan to address the identified needs.
- Develop a team of experts to support the strategy.
- Measure progress and adjust the strategy as necessary.
- Monitor and adapt the strategy as needed to keep up with changing trends and changes in business conditions.
- Celebrate success through your team and organization’s ongoing growth and development!
How can leaders and teams be assessed for “goodness of fit”?
Ihle’s approach is to use an “inventory system,” which assesses how well a company meets the needs of its employees. This system incorporates interviews, focus groups, and surveys to identify employees’ needs and preferences. Then, Avant creates a tailored program that matches the needs of each employee – from entry-level to top-level positions.