How can you make the biggest impact with your life?
That’s probably not a question you’d expect to hear from a leadership coach, and yet I believe it’s one of the most important questions to ask.
After all, we spend so much of our lives building a career and so many hours of each day putting in the hard work — why spend all of that time just to make a living when we can also make a significant impact on those around us?
But that’s a focus many of us don’t have, unless our attention is drawn to it.
We’re so focused on what we need to do and the skills we need to develop to advance in our careers that we rarely look up and ask ourselves, “Am I heading in the direction I really want to go? Is the career I’m building adding to my joy? Do I have time outside of work to do other meaningful activities? Is my work making a difference in other people’s lives?”
Those are exactly the types of questions I’ll ask as your leadership coach — all the while helping you develop the skills you need to become a better leader.
Yes, we’ll build your productivity, increase your time management, work through your self-doubt, and up your communication skills. Rest assured…we’ll do all of that.
But no matter what skills we’re building, we’re going to package your development in a way that takes your full life into consideration, so that you’re not just developing a better career — you’re developing a better lifestyle.
Here’s the thing: it’s not until you feel fulfilled, purposeful, and confident in your abilities that you’re able to make the impact you’re capable of. That will require you to build new skills, ask yourself some deep questions, and potentially make some bold moves.
But while the work starts with you, I’m here as your partner— so you never have to go it alone.
Meet Dr. Faith
Not only do I encourage my clients to create a life of impact, but I’m always striving to do the same.
That passion goes way back.
As a child, my mother suffered with a chronic mental illness, and I spent a portion of my early childhood in foster care before being adopted into a wonderfully loving family at the age of 6. My adoptive parents — a pastor and pastor’s wife who are still pastoring today — provided me not only love, support, and open communication with my birth family, but a deep grounding in the importance of serving others.
As I grew older, that foundation led me to ask questions of myself such as “How can I touch as many people as possible? How can I relate with and engage others to be better and more fulfilled? What do I have to offer — not just to individuals, but to my community, too?”
The answers to those questions have revealed themselves in many ways throughout my life and work. I’ve provided support for ob/gyn patients dealing with depression, served as an evaluator for children in foster care, counseled victims of domestic violence and worked as a case manager for children living in public housing.
For the last 10+ years, I’ve been a clinical psychologist — treating college students, graduate students, and mid-career professionals in the areas of anxiety, depression, and school/career transitions.
My work with these patients naturally led me into leadership coaching, as I continually offered them new strategies in time management, stress management, communication and productivity that helped them work through their obstacles and challenges to make forward movement and see success.
And since 2010, I’ve been coaching executives and career professionals, helping them develop new leadership skills that not only advance their careers, but allow them to live richer lives and make their own great impact on the world.
When I’m not doing the work I love, I’m enjoying the many other things that make my life full — including travelling, spending time with friends and family, enjoying a good meal, and investing my time and talents into the African American community.