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“How To Embrace A Big Life Through Coaching In The Workplace” with Kendra Reddy

Updated: Jun 21



Summary:

This week on The UpLevel Podcast, we have an empowering conversation with our guest Kendra Reddy, a dynamic leader and a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach who shares her philosophy on living a 'big life'—embracing both the highs and lows that come our way. She reflects on how pivotal moments shaped her understanding of value beyond job titles, leading to an inspiring career in coaching. She opens up about her journey from executive recruiting to human capital consulting, where she discovered the transformative power of coaching in the workplace. 


Join us as we explore what it takes to live and to lead expansively while navigating through personal challenges and professional expectations.


In this Episode:

  • Learn how living a big life means accepting all aspects of experience, including challenges.

  • Discover why coaching is an engaged process that supports someone's greatness rather than following a strict model or set of questions that affect professional development and personal growth.

  • Hear Kendra’s story about how she earned her 11 certifications and discuss how she overcame her imposter syndrome.

  • Kendra emphasizes that a good coach helps clients embrace their potential beyond job titles or roles. It lies in being fully present, lending strength, and encouraging clients toward their greatness.

  • Learn the importance of aligning coaching practices with organizational culture for lasting impact. True success in coaching involves helping clients internalize their learnings and apply them independently over the long term.

  • Understand why organizations need to shift away from rigid metrics towards recognizing incremental progress in coaching outcomes. They need to realize that measuring coaching effectiveness goes beyond billable hours or fixed assessments—it's about continuous improvement and transformation.

Order of Topics:

  • Defining "Living a Big Life"

  • Kendra’s Transitioning Careers

  • The Value of Coaching

  • Measuring Coaching Success

  • Autonomy in Coaching Relationships

  • Organizational Culture and Coaching Integration

  • Personal Fulfillment vs Job Titles

  • ROI for Coaching

  • Workplace Shifts Toward Well-being

  • Somatic Practices and Leadership Development

  • Authenticity in Professional Roles

  • Promoting Internal Change vs External Guidance

Action Items:

  • Embrace the Full Spectrum of Life

  • Pursue Lifelong Learning

  • Value Personal Fulfillment

  • Measure Coaching Impact Long-Term

  • Promote a Coaching Culture

  • Invest In Self-Coaching

  • Recognize Incremental Growth Steps

  • Integrate Somatic Practices into Daily Routine

  • Develop Holistic Leadership Skills

  • Engage With Your Community

About Kendra:

A Master Coach (CPCC, CNTC) and Storyteller, Kendra believes that leading with excellence begins with personal mastery. The more energy you invest in discovering, integrating, and liberating the most authentic, daring, and conscious version of you – the more your capacity to live a Big Life grows. Drawing from positive psychology, coaching, neuroscience, somatics, modern spirituality, nature, the multidisciplinary science of sustainable high performance, and her journey of recovering from cPTSD, Kendra engages people in thought-provoking conversations that empower and help them dramatically expand and improve their leadership capacity, clarity, and confidence.


Since 2008, Kendra has successfully launched and grown her company, Blueprint Strategies Inc., authored the Executive Career column for the Financial Post online, appeared on popular television, coached thousands of executives, entrepreneurs, and artists. She’s led and supported the design and delivery of leadership development programs & retreats in many sectors, including Financial & Professional Services, Automotive, Retail, and Legal. Prior to that, she spent 4 years at LHH Knightsbridge Human Capital Solutions and 2 years at one of Canada’s most respected boutique executive recruiting firms.


Kendra is a designated Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC) and Certified Neuroscience Transformational Coach (CNTC) with over 2,500 applied hours. She’s earned certifications in Solutions-Focused Brief Coaching, Somatics and Embodied Transformation, Social Psychology, Equine Assisted Leadership Facilitation, and Breathwork Facilitation. She’s also studied Organizational Relationship Systems Coaching (ORSC), Tantric science, and has a disciplined spiritual leadership practice.



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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. www.uplevelproductions.com Instagram @uplevelproductions Facebook & LinkedIn @uplevelproductionscompany




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