Leadership is an Inside job

 

Inspired leadership demands authenticity and depth of self-awareness to understand the way in which you relate, bond and forge trusting and productive relationships. This involves a process of developing the psyche, enhancing personal perspective, beliefs and impact of associative memory along with reinforcing the strengths one possesses to needle out the patterns and behaviours that create disempowering leadership of ones own life as well as those one leads.

Developing these characteristics, strengths and integrating brain / body connection are essential practices to be and become a successful leader and Vanessa Auditore can help you achieve this.

About Vanessa

Vanessa has extensively studied in Transformational Life Coaching, Holistic Counselling and Behavioural Sciences in addition to studying a Psychology degree, majoring in Neuroscience, is also studying a NeuroPhysics Diploma. She has long-term experience in Personal Development, Cultural transformation, Corporate Development and Leadership Performance, amongst many other coaching and therapeutic capabilities.

Vanessa employs a unique approach of combined and proven methodologies and psychological development to mature and regenerate thriving leaders of tomorrow. Her coaching insights are put into practice with clear and comfortably uncomfortable actions based on sound empirical evidence and research.

Theory and Research

The ‘Attachment Theory’ (Ainsworth & Bowlby, 1991) perspective is used to ‘lift the lid’ on the preconditioning, the perceptions and the beliefs of individuals, that may underpin their leadership foundations. This and various other Developmental Psychology principles combined with Strengths Based Coaching methodologies is how Vanessa has helped many and can assist in creating valued and effective leaders, who deliver results.

So what is Attachment Theory? It is understanding early conditioning through bonding and identifying the patterns of communication and connection with a primary care giver in early childhood, and looking deeper at how this correlates to behaviours and responses in later adult relationships. The aim is to uncover how the patterns established early on in infants’ life shape the behavioral tendencies of adults in later life.

For example, the way in which a primary caregiver responded to a child in their first two years of life can remain fixed in subconscious memory and continue to be repeated through an adult’s life. If the ‘attachment’ was a secure one when young, an individual might possess secure, confident and calming traits and display welcoming and nurturing patterns of leadership behaviours to those in their care; all traits that form a superior, natural and nurturing leader.

However, not everyone will have experienced secure attachment as an infant in this way and recent research tells us that only 55% of children are ‘securely attached’ (Badenoch 2008).

Three ‘insecure’ patterns of attachment were identified by Ainsworth & Bowlby 1991; as avoidant, anxious and disorganized. These responses and behaviours, or ‘attachments’, may also be triggered via Associative memory within an individuals psyche and therefore, later be repeated to produce insecure ‘attachments’ amongst future adult relationships (whether workplace or personal). These are disempowering and unproductive qualities of a leader.

The Practical Side

What does Coaching involve?

As a coach it is important to develop a solid, trusting and understanding relationship to implement personalised strategies together to achieve leadership success.

It is significant to uncover personal perspectives, memory triggers, alongside having identified early attachment tendencies, to facilitate transpersonal improvement, where patterns of negative behaviors, emotions and unhelpful thoughts can be replaced with positively reinforcing patterns.

Combined with attachment theory practices, a strengths based approach must also be realised to create effective strategies and plans to reach desired goals. This involves focusing on an individuals strengths but also addressing areas of limitations to be improved upon.

George Gallup who founded globally renowned performance management-company Gallup in 1953, after decades of research, talks of combining several human capital strategies to create leaders who are capable of significant increases in human growth revenue. Much of the focus is placed on emphasizing strengths and selecting the right naturally talented leaders who can engage employees.

These strength based coaching methodologies, where maturing talent themes is key, combined with prove methodologies in Neuroscience and Developmental Psychology principles, are used by Vanessa to collaboratively and effectively build success in business and in life.

In current times as the emotional, technological and social complexities we are faced with increase, it is more important than ever to develop strong leaders who can take charge and lead in the right way through a globally disruptive economic climate.

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