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"Until I started my coaching journey with Victoria, I had mixed success with coaching in the past, but my experience with Victoria has had a profound impact on my career. I had just started a new role that was out of my comfort zone when Victoria and I started our journey. I was quite overwhelmed, and my imposter syndrome was strong. Victoria helped me to realise the skills and strengths I was bringing to the table and helped me leverage them. I truly believe Victoria has helped me to succeed in my new role, and I would highly recommend her to all leaders looking to further their careers."
Rachel, Senior Technology Leader, Global Financial Company
"My thought process in the past was often ‘work hard and it will come’. I spent years grinding away but wasn't always seeing the results. When I discussed my progress with Victoria, she suggested a few simple things I could to keep my focus and motivation. After a few short months, I can see opportunities clearly and act on them without hesitation. My life is full of abundance. Our sales have increased significantly, my team is growing, we are developing the brand in new and dynamic ways and we have received many press pieces about our new initiatives, even during a pandemic. Victoria saw my blind spot and pushed me towards the light."
Stephanie, Designer & Founder of SONYA LEE
"1. Most importantly, I started on this journey to be more deliberate in communications and I see the improvement. I now start every email, conversation or meeting by establishing what I would like the takeaway or objective to be and refine my messaging till I am confident that the takeaway will be clear to all participants 2. As a result, I also feel more confident and comfortable around senior leadership; more comfortable with ambiguity and in voicing my opinions 3. This new approach has also helped me articulate my professional goals better to myself and my immediate manager 4. Working with Victoria on specific scenarios and reflecting on how she has coached me through specific challenges has helped me identify opportunities to improve as a people leader 5. I have also learned to give myself a break and put my accomplishments and failures within a broader context "
Siddhika, Director of Finance, Media Company
" My coach Victoria shared some of the most insightful feedback I have ever received in my life. I can't say enough good things about her! Bravo! "
Phil, Director, Sales Enablement,
International Cloudbased Operations Service Company
"Working with Victoria has motivated me to grow and, ask "why," & see the other person's perspective. She has definitely supported my growth and development as a leader and as a person. I appreciate the opportunity I have had to be coached by Victoria. I will miss my weekly time with her."
Sandra, Director of Nursing, International Health Organization
“I wholeheartedly endorse and support the value of professional coaching that Victoria Eastwood delivered to our group, that was simply too busy in our day to day to see the importance of team behavior until we met Victoria. We have a larger team and we have hired her once again to ensure our team remains high performance in 2016 and beyond.”
Dr. Chris Oswald
"Thank you, Victoria, for the coaching and guidance throughout my journey. I really appreciate your patience and counsel. Know that my sessions with you have made a difference in how I interact with my colleagues and family. Most importantly, I am more mindful and intentional about how I communicate with others. Thanks again for making a difference!
Brenda, Director of Finance, Global Legal Firm
“I’ve known Victoria for many years and have always used her advice and guidance, although until recently, I never thought of it as coaching. Victoria asks probing questions when I am trying to reason through a problem or situation that helps me get to the right decision. Importantly, it’s my decision – Victoria has an innate ability to help one to make and own both the reasoning process and decision.”
John, Independent Business Owner
"Victoria always has a great slant on any challenges and sees "below the surface" of the problem to get at the fundamentals. Best spent 30 mins of my week!"
Charles, Senior Director, Engineering, International Cloud-based Enterprise Business Software (ERP).
"That was a wonderful session! It felt like Victoria really understood where I am coming from both as someone who grew up under difficult circumstances and as a woman working in technology. She gets it. And it is so healing to work with someone who brings clarity and kindness to my current growth areas."
Caricia, Senior Director, Product Design, Bio-Tech organization.
“Victoria was instrumental in involving my coaching skills, enabling me to take my coaching to the next level. She was great at really pinpointing ways of building on my coaching style, while at the same time making me feel great about my journey. As a result of her support, I’m really able to take my coaching to a deeper level, listening and asking the right open-ended questions to get to the true need of the coachee.”
Sam, Organization Development
I work with senior leaders interested in developing their effectiveness to empower and enrich their teams and produce tangible results. Effective leaders demonstrate courage, humility and discipline. As easy as it is to say, for leaders to show courage, humility and discipline daily is challenging. As a certified coach, I can help you maintain the necessary behaviours that will deliver measurable results in your leadership, remain relevant and inspire others.
I help teams to move up the performance curve to become high-performance. They will increase their effectiveness through team awareness of their underlying motivations, creating safety for difficult conversations and managing conflict effectively.
Effective teams require greater self-awareness and discipline to achieve the performance gains from being self-managed and self-directed. As both an executive coach and an Agile practitioner, I understand how to address the challenges that most teams face.
Previously, I held various positions including as an IT Executive and VP of Development (software). After over 30 years of managing software development projects, I choose to follow my passion, to develop great global leaders and teams. I am a Professional Certified Coach with the International Coaching Federation. I have several other certifications that enable me to work with organizations and leaders effectively.
Still a geek at heart, I enjoy dabbling in technology! ;-)
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