Agility & Flexibility

In coaching executives, team leaders, solopreneurs and small business owners, I am usually hired in a time of change, challenge, or calamity.  Every situation is different.  However, typical themes usually need my attention: conflict resolution and skill set building, communication breakdowns,  team member disengagement, change management, and DEI (diversity, equity, inclusivity) among others.  Assessing and enhancing personal leadership skills are always a focus of my attention: emotional intelligence, authenticity, leadership style, agility, stretching out of the comfort zone, etc.

In coaching leaders, I call upon the schooling behind my psychological licensure and executive coaching credentialing, the multitudes of existing literature, published research, client scenarios, and my own leadership journey.  The goal of becoming a transformational leader, a truly impactful leader is always on the agenda.

According to Jeffrey Hull, PhD, author of, Flex (2019), authentic leadership, or what he calls “post-heroic” leadership is based on six core dimensions of leadership agility within three categories of power available to all of us:

The Mental: the power of the mindset 

Flexibility: adjustable focus and style
Intentionality: mindful communication practices

The Emotional: the power of feelings     

Emotional Intelligence: regulation and the effective use of emotion
Realness (authenticity): blending stoicism with humility and vulnerability

The Somatic: the power of the body     

Collaboration: using proven methods to coach, mentor, and empower
Engagement: managing the energy of workspaces (including remote), to optimize teamwork, creativity, and performance

Ultimately, Hull developed the FIERCE model.  This is an easy and intuitive checklist of leadership agility:


All coaches work with the science behind changing habits, helping clients raise their self-awareness, identify goals, choose and implement practices, and track progress.  Whether or not you choose to engage the services of a professional coach, you can begin by doing a little self-coaching.  Here’s a basic rundown of Hull’s steps to coaching yourself:

  1. Identify the habit or behavior you want to change.
  2. Identify habitual behavior triggers.
  3. Identify the goal for change and the motivation behind it.
  4. Start small with customized practices.
  5. Celebrate wins.

Weekly Challenge: Check your leadership practices against the FIERCE model and the 5 self-coaching steps.

Supporting your Success!