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Your accolades and successes in academia got you here, but you never received the manual on how to lead a department. You've tapped your network, colleagues, and internal development resources for insight, but you're struggling to put the pieces together to find
Trust me when I say you're not alone.
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You feel like you weren’t set up to succeed, and you’re left having to find leadership tools & resources on your own. You wish you had a guide and a real community who understand your unique challenges in this space.
You find workplace relationships hard to navigate, and as a result, you don’t have a very strong network at your current school. You’ve received some piecemeal support from others, but you feel like a strong support network is missing.
You didn't receive the "inside track" when it comes to moving up the ranks of the university. You don’t have a family of alumni, you weren’t invited to those Dean’s parties, and you don’t know what you don’t know when it comes to navigating the politics of leading.
You may not have aspired to this position, but your work was recognized and you felt compelled to move higher into this role. Now, you’re feeling overwhelmed and unsupported, and wondering “Am I really cut out for this?”
After speaking to dozens of women of color in higher ed, I noticed some recurring themes:
After several engagements with these leaders, particularly women of color leaders in higher ed, my desire to support them grew tenfold. My goal has always been to inspire greatness in others by sharing this knowledge and experience with those who don’t have access to the information.
I realized that I could add tremendous value to the academy by supporting these women in successfully shifting from extraordinary subject matter experts to powerhouse leaders who will continue to add value to their field while inspiring others to do the same. In doing so, I can combine my passion for leadership and team development with my first love, higher education.
True story: I started my career in higher ed in student affairs. I spent time at Marquette University, Barnard College, and Columbia University before shifting to the corporate sector. While completing my PhD in Social-Organizational Psychology, and throughout my 15 years of industry experience, I learned so much about the theoretical frameworks behind leadership and effective teams.
But as I’ve worked with leaders at universities, I have not seen those insights leveraged. It’s frustrating to watch such talented individuals, experts in their field, struggle because they haven’t been equipped with the basic knowledge and infrastructure to support them in becoming effective leaders.
I’m LaToya Jordan
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What to expect when working with us
Shift from begrudgingly leading out of obligation to being excited about taking the department to the next level
Develop a strategic plan for moving your department forward, and support your faculty and staff in achieving winning outcomes
Make more room to show up with energy and enthusiasm in your personal life
Stop feeling blindsided and show up ready to contribute in meetings with your staff and others
Master the art of delegation and leverage this approach with your team
Address challenging situations and manage internal conflict with poise and confidence
Navigate the ins and outs of managing the complex relationships in your college or university
Gain a true understanding of the tenets of leadership so you can show up confidently in your role
So much waits on the other side of discovering your unique leadership blueprint.
Over time, I’ve cultivated a proven strategy to help leaders at organizations like Stanford and Columbia University lead confidently in their authentic way and ultimately achieve the results they seek. It’s your turn to experience this too within our coaching program!
How it all works
As we wrap up the program, we’ll make adjustments and calibrate your behaviors to better achieve your goals. We’ll continue to audit your work as you progress.
Now it’s time for our plan to get in motion. We’ll take your development plan and craft strategies that assist you in introducing your team to a new and improved approach to leadership.
Next, we’ll create a leadership development plan. We’ll align your leadership style with the needs of your team or other stakeholders, to position your leadership as an all-around advantage.
During the first few weeks, through assessments we’ll discover your unique leadership style and roadblocks so you can understand how you collaborate best with others, and carve out a plan to achieve massive success.
So you have a private channel to network and learn alongside other leaders who are on similar journeys. You will also have access to “voice note coaching” for just in time 1-on-1 coaching when needed.
So you can have just-in-time resources at your fingertip whenever you need them.
So you feel supported and guided as you implement your new personalized plan.
So we can craft a unique development plan aligned to your leadership goals.
So we can dive deep and uncover your authentic leadership style as well as the roadblocks getting in the way of your effectiveness.
So you can leverage my signature framework to support your leadership journey and include real-time troubleshooting.
Before hiring LaToya, I read every leadership book recommended to me and consulted with friends who were also leaders in their respective fields. As a result of working with her, I’ve gained increased confidence in my ability to lead and also received some real time problem solving techniques that work! I found additional capacity to lead from my strengths and gifts which gave me more courage to bring all of who I am to meet the moment. The best part of working with her is experiencing trustworthy, reliable, professional comradery that made me feel like I was not at all alone in my new leadership journey. I appreciated that she saw and heard me for who I am and encouraged me to try new practices that made for better results.
Our Results Speak for Themselves.
A one-day (6-hour) intensive leadership coaching experience designed to help you understand your natural leadership style and how to leverage that style to work through team conflicts, tense relationships, DEI issues, or other sticky workplace situations.