Corporate/Individual Coaching

Developmental Coaching is the Next Level

A more advanced alternative to performance-based coaching.

In this model, change is brought about by modifying actions and behaviors through a heavy focus on the client’s inner game.

The inner game goes beyond the external actions and behaviors to look at mindset, emotions, beliefs, and the framework of personality governing those things.

Developmental coaching affects change from the inside, compared to performance coaching which primarily changes the outside only.

If you want to create a lasting change, you need to change your inner game because it is your inner game that drives your outer game.

  • Reduce turnover
  • Increase personal productivity
  • Increase job satisfaction
  • Help attract higher caliber talent
  • Reduce job-related stress
  • Provide a sounding board for executives
  • Increase the value of the organization
  • Turn managers into leaders


Developmental coaching is about changing your beliefs and the framework of personality that governs the thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that are disabling you.

Let’s look at the example that people often seek coaching for, which is the fear of public speaking. 

If your relationship to others is one that is based on fear of judgment and a fear of speaking up, your inner game is going to affect your outer game, preventing you from giving your best when delivering a speech.

Your internal framework will be looking for judgments that are not there, and no amount of behavior change, or practicing will change this.

You may very well have all of the skills necessary to deliver an incredible speech, but you are so frightened that you cannot perform.

The issue, in this case, is not the ability to speak in public; it is your relationship to it.

Adapting Your Framework for Lasting Change
  • Developmental intervention is the only way to effect truly sustainable change that lasts. This requires understanding and changing your internal framework, which cannot be done alone.
  • A Coach can help you see your blind spots and identify and change your framework to free yourself from what has been holding you back.
  • The ultimate objective is to change behaviors to bring about lasting change.
  • It takes 6-12 months of weekly or bi-weekly coaching to make sustainable changes…
In-house Developmental Coaching on demand is the way to promote creativity, breakthrough performance and resilience, giving organizations a competitive edge and an effective way to flow and operate within and environment of continuous change.


Coaching is the new leadership development.. Listen and listen well. Millenials make up almost half of the workforce currently and will make up 75% of the workforce in America by 2025. This is important because salary and benefits are easily accessible with sites like Glassdoor, Payscale and the U.S. Department of Labor. This means that during a job search, candidates already know what to expect and will not be impressed with offers and perks as previous generations were.

In order for companies to get top candidates (millennials) they must give what millennials want the most:

  • Freedom of schedule - Like it or not, work-from-home (WFH) is basically a given. Two weeks of PTO? Riiiiiiiight.
  • Work & Play Simultaneously - As an in-house coach for a digital marketing agency in Atlanta, a place has been carved out with couches, a flat-screen and an XBOX. Don't forget the unlimited coke products and snacks. Oh...there's not a cubicle to be found in the place with large see-through glass separators for conference rooms.
  • Personal & Professional Development at the place of work. This is the X FACTOR! Gone are the days of paying for your own training, "working" your way up and developing yourself to get that management position. Speakers come in, trainers facilitate in-office, we go to escape rooms for team building and we have IN HOUSE COACHES that will talk about personal issues during work hours as well as help us accomplish company driven initiatives.

If you want A players, this is the game you have to play. You don't have to like it, it just is. 🙂


How much does it cost your company to train new employees? What about the time and money spent to interview, conduct background checks and shadow? How much affect does turnover have on your current team and leadership? How much relational equity and camaraderie is lost when an "A" player leaves and a less competent person comes on? What is the "new" leadership gap costing you? Is it worth it?

How much does it cost your company to train new employees? What about the time and money spent to interview, conduct background checks and shadow? How much affect does turnover have on your current team and leadership? How much relational equity and camaraderie is lost when an "A" player leaves and a less competent person comes on? What is the "new" leadership gap costing you? Is it worth it?

Coaching pays off for you and the team. It communicates commitment to personal and professional success. It enables specialists to focus more on their area of expertise instead of 1:1's that they are not prepared to handle (although it doesn't relieve them of the duties of serving their teams well). In-house coaches serve as a strong liason between staff and leadership not just for communication purposes but for implementation (a connection that may be missing with normal HR practices).

Coaching is the voice of reason when a "great new idea" comes up in a leadership meeting. Coaching is the perspective shift employees need when they want the new thing or process. Coaching gets employees doing what they are paid to do by addressing the things they aren't paid to do or don't have the time or resources to address elsewhere.

Coaching is the new leadership development. You get it.


Coaching is an intervention that complements medication and other non-pharmacologic alternatives. As a specialty within the broader field of coaching, ADHD coaching is a practical intervention that specifically targets the core impairments of ADHD such as planning, time management, goal setting, organization and problem solving.

  • Helps you identify your strengths, the parts of ADHD that work well for you.
  • Provides an understanding of how ADHD creates personal challenges for you and what you can do about it.
  • Nurtures personal awareness and responsibility and encourages you to look for options that lead to progress and success.
  • Guides you through actions to rebuild self-esteem, self-awareness, and self-regulation.
  • Helps you fill in the gaps and improve your social skills (ability to interact with a variety of people, communicate effectively, keep up with and nurture relationships with others)
  • Focuses on your executive functioning skills (i.e., planning, prioritizing, and analyzing) to create customized systems that will improve your consistency and effectiveness.
  • Provides consistent accountability and encourages you to move beyond thinking into appropriate action.
  • Helps you learn to advocate and speak out for your needs, questions, and boundaries.


What is ADHD coaching?

ADHD coaches work collaboratively with their clients who have ADHD or ADHD- like symptoms to address specific needs and personal goals.

Most current ADHD coaching programs acknowledge the biological underpinnings of the disorder in addressing the core symptoms of ADHD (inattention, hyperactivity and impulsivity); however, coaching addresses the academic, vocational, emotional and interpersonal life difficulties that are a result of these symptoms and helps clients find ways to overcome these challenges.

Through individualized support, coaches help people concentrate on where they are now, where they want to be and how they can get there.

A coach helps people with ADHD carry out the practical activities of daily life in an organized, goal-oriented and timely fashion. In close partnership, an ADHD coach helps the client learn practical skills and initiate change in his or her daily life.

Research on coaching

The majority of coaching studies have investigated its impact on college students and adults.

Although limited in number, these studies have found consistent results. Overall, college students who received individual coaching were found to develop better executive functioning skills and self-determination skills.

Those receiving coaching engage in more positive thoughts and behaviors, such as taking greater responsibility for their actions, using goal-attainment skills, modulating emotions, managing stress effectively and increasing positive expectations for performance.

They also reported improved study skills and learning strategies, such as time management and effective ways to improve concentration. Study participants also reported increased self-awareness, self-esteem, and satisfaction with school and work.

How is coaching different from traditional interventions?

An individual with ADHD may engage in coaching and/ or may seek therapy for their concerns.

Most coaching is based on principles found in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). Both coaching and CBT often use the following elements: goal setting, prioritization, motivation, organizational skills, planning and scheduling, problem solving, stress management, impulse control, confidence and self-esteem building, relationships and communication skills, memory improvement and homework activities.

However, coaching is viewed as a wellness model and not designed to help a client heal or deal with psychological barriers to growth.

Coaching is more likely to focus on practical daily living issues as well as forming habits for a balanced, healthy lifestyle such as finances, maintaining a home, nutrition, exercise and sleep.

In contrast, CBT will more likely include issues of emotional regulation and direct treatment of co-morbid conditions such as anxiety, depression or substance abuse.

Since Mrs. Bilis is also a Licensed Professional Counselor, she can do both if needed.

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