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“Accelerating Success & Impact Through Coaching for Organizations in the Workplace” with Ann Farrell


This week on The UpLevel Podcast, we were honored to welcome our special guest, the remarkable Ann Farrell, a recognized authority in leadership development, a trailblazer in the corporate world, and a powerhouse in executive coaching. Ann remains the only woman in her Fortune 200 company's 170-year history to rise from entry-level to top leadership, overseeing organizations as large as 5,000 employees, managing budgets up to $8 billion, and leading a billion-dollar product development program. With her extensive background that spans 30 years, including a transformative personal journey into motherhood and coaching, Ann shares her insights on how effective coaching can significantly impact organizational success.

In this Episode:

  • Discover how becoming a mom led Ann to shift from high-level executive roles to pursue her passion for empowering others through coaching.

  • Learn about organizations' pivotal role in investing in their leaders' growth through programs like master certification and corporate athlete pathways.

  • Hear about Ann’s powerful moment during a 360 feedback session that reshaped her approach to positivity and connection within professional settings.

  • Understand why traditional one-on-one coaching may fall short without considering the broader organizational system at play.

  • Gain insights into how engaging with all stakeholders involved can amplify return on investment (ROI) for both individuals and organizations alike.

  • Hear valuable insights on what coaches need to consider when transitioning from personal to executive coaching and what organizations should look for when hiring coaches or building internal coaching strategies.

  • Explore training opportunities designed by Ann that bridge gaps between personal coach training and the nuanced demands of organizational environments.

  • Learn tips on landing business engagements with organizations by demonstrating process-oriented approaches rather than ad-hoc sessions and uncover strategies for weaving this systemic engagement throughout coaching processes to ensure long-term sustainability and effectiveness.

Order of Topics:

  • Ann’s Personal Journey

  • The Value of Organizational Investment

  • Blind Spots & Leadership Development

  • Stakeholder Engagement

  • Coaching versus Systemic Coaching

  • Elevating R.O.I. Through Engagement

  • Training Coaches for Organizational Success

  • Addressing Loneliness & Managerial Relationships

  • Sustaining Impact Beyond Engagements

  • Creating Community Within Organizations

  • The Business Side of Coaching

Action Items:

  • Prioritize Essential Tasks

  • Develop a Personal Accountability System

  • Practice Conscious Presence

  • Embrace Your Role as an Elder or Mentor

  • Establish Grounding Morning Routines

  • Implement Work-Life Boundaries

  • Expand Coaching Beyond Traditional Settings

  • Ensure Relevant Expertise for Coaches

  • Democratize Access To Coaching

  • Invest In Deep Coach Training

  • Understand Contextual Dynamics

  • Engage Organizational Systems Fully

  • Commit Measuring Returns On Investment (R.O.I.)

  • Stay Updated With Industry Trends And Innovations

  • Reflect Adapt Personal Professional Life Balance

About Ann:

In her corporate career, Ann remains the only woman to rise from entry-level to the Top of the house in her Fortune 200 Company’s 170-year history. Having led Organizations as big as 5,000, budgets as big as $8 Billion, and a Billion-Dollar Product Development Program, her experience enables her to know what it takes to succeed in Organizations and the keys to supporting executives and leaders to succeed in Organizations as well.

For the past 18 years, she has leveraged her expertise and professional coach certifications to build her own very successful Executive and Leadership Development firm, Quantum Endeavors®, supporting over 1,000 Executives and leaders for over 10,000+ coaching hours. Her trademarked coaching engagement processes and group programs have earned her 100% Client-company Re-engagement and 100% Client Growth Rates for all 18 years.

For the past 16 years, Ann has also been supporting coaches to significantly accelerate the success of their 6- and 7-figure businesses with the strategies and tools that really work to land and deliver high-value impact directly for Organizations. In 2018 she launched the Inpowered® Coaching Institute with results that prove struggle is optional and the “long” game doesn’t have to take long as using the right strategies is what matters most, not time.

🎉 The UpLevel Podcast was listed as one of the Top 10 Best Coaching Culture Podcasts!!!!!

About UpLevel Productions: Founded by Christie Mann, MA, CPCC, PCC, and Rachel Baldi, CPCC, PCC, UpLevel creates, produces, and delivers Transformative Experiences, Workshops, Training, Events + Media that develop leaders who make our world a healthier, more alive, and connected place to be. As Associate CTI Faculty Partners, UpLevel is licensed to sell, produce, and deliver Co-Active coach training and leadership development programs around the world to support the transformational growth of individuals and culture inside the workplace and organization. Instagram @uplevelproductions Facebook & LinkedIn @uplevelproductionscompany


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