Event Overview

San Francisco Bay Area Coaches

Presented by Carolyn Godfrey, MA, PCC

Leadership is a large topic but at its foundation—and the key to leadership success—is influencing. Typically, leaders emphasize their strength or competence in the workplace, which can alienate colleagues and direct reports. Decades of sociology and psychology research show that by first focusing on displaying warmth, then blending in demonstrations of competence, leaders will find a clearer path to influence.

When coaching leaders, it is important to first understand where they fall on the continuum of warmth and strength. There is a difference between emotional intelligence and emotional competence. Emotional intelligence is based on our chemical and dispositional makeup, however, emotional competence is learned. In order to influence we need to increase our emotional competence.

Emotional competence is a key driver for leadership success. The research is clear that to be successful at influencing others you must project both warmth and strength and manage the paradox of moving both the task and relationship together.

You can learn to increase your personal leadership when coaching and learn to support your clients to improve their personal leadership. Leadership coaching can help your clients influence others by building trust in order to empower others. The first step in influencing is to help leaders manage their emotional state and make a connection.

In this interactive presentation you will learn the first principles of influencing:

  • The latest research on influence and leadership.
  • The importance of emotional intelligence and building emotional competence to empower and influence others in order to transform leadership behaviors.
  • How to naturally express non-verbal cues that project warmth and strength.
Carolyn Godfrey

Carolyn Godfrey

About Carolyn Godfrey, MA, PCC
Carolyn Godfrey works with ambitious leaders who are highly engaged and committed to transforming their organizations and themselves. She has 20 years of experience working as a trainer, consultant, facilitator, and coach. Prior to founding Evolve, Carolyn held leadership and corporate line management positions in the enterprise software development and environmental engineering and services industries.

Carolyn is a Professional Certified Coach with an M.A. in Human Resources and Organization Development and a B.S. in Chemistry, both from the University of San Francisco. She also has Advanced Certification in Hogan Leadership Assessments and is a Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) Certified Coach and Master Practitioner.

Check out her website at evolvetoday.net.

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When & Where

  • From:Apr 13, 2019,10:00 AM
  • To:Apr 13, 2019,1:00 PM
  • Location: Berkeley City Club

    2315 Durant Ave., 94704, Berkeley.

Registration End Date

  • Apr 12, 2019,12:00 am