Coaching Qualifications and Experience
Dr. Annette Spychalski is a skilled and trusted advisor who partners with her clients to help them enhance their business results through their people. She focuses on driving targeted, well informed action that draws upon best practices in Industrial/Organizational Psychology and related disciplines. By leveraging two decades’ worth of experience and her astute judgment, Annette delivers high-quality solutions that create a meaningful impact on individuals and the organizations in which they operate. Annette’s areas of specialty include coaching, assessment, team facilitation, training, multi-rater feedback, and development.
Annette ‘s coaching clients span from the individual contributor to executive levels in a variety of industries. She holds a Ph.D. in Psychology (Industrial/Organizational) from Rice University and an Associate Certified Coach credential from the International Coaching Federation.
Why should people get WorkWiser Executive Coaching?
There’s no question that on-the-job experiences can create rich opportunities for learning and building new skills. However, experience tends to be an inefficient and slow teacher. I see coaching as a much more targeted way to accelerate progress toward critical goals. As your coach, I will ask thought-provoking questions, provide important feedback, and offer tools and perspectives that can uncover new ways of approaching challenging situations. Together, we’ll make more intentional and expedient progress toward important milestones, with the ultimate goal of helping you lead a more satisfying and rewarding life. Coaching can be particularly valuable when people are facing new opportunities, or when they land at a “crossroad” of some type.
What type of client would want your WorkWiser Career Coaching?
People who are ready for a “jolt” of momentum into their progress toward key professional and/or personal goals should consider coaching. Coaching tends to benefit people the most when they are ready to take an honest look at themselves, openly accept feedback, are willing to try new things, and are committed to doing what it takes to make positive changes in their lives.
To get the highest payoff from coaching, you will need to take full ownership of the coaching process, and I will do all that I can to support your efforts. Although you will benefit from what is learned during coaching sessions, a large part of growth happens by implementing actions, practicing new skills between meetings, and actively shaping the learning agenda. Together, we will make a powerful team!
Why you believe WorkWiser Coaching works?
Coaching is a flexible and tailored resource that can have a tremendous impact on your life, both professionally and personally. It’s built upon robust principles in psychology, adult learning, and other disciplines and it leverages what we know about what it takes to create lasting behavioral change. Coaching begins exactly where you are and is tailored specifically to your situation and goals. During our work together, we’ll plan our approach based on your needs, then flex it according to real-time changes in your situation. By building a trusting and committed partnership, we’ll explore an exciting and powerful opportunity for growth together.
Why do you think coaching fails for some? How could it fail for you?
It’s hard for coaching to succeed when people are not genuinely invested in the coaching process. Sometimes organizations ask employees to work with a coach at a time when they don’t have a particular desire to change or when they don’t have the time and energy required to do so wholeheartedly. Although people in this circumstance walk away with some benefits from coaching, other conditions are required to set coaching up for maximum impact.
In addition, it’s difficult for the coaching process to succeed when individuals depend heavily upon the coach to lead and direct the entire process. Successful coaching is built upon a balanced partnership and should be driven by your needs and motives rather than what your coach would like to see happen. This occurs when people genuinely embrace and own the coaching process.