I can help you do that. I’m Coryne Forest and I focus on working with leaders who have the IQ down pat and need help to add the Emotional Intelligence piece to the mix. I know, because I used to struggle with that myself. I have a Bachelor’s degree in engineering and a Master’s degree in engineering management. Several years into my career, shortly after successfully completing a multi-million dollar project, I was promoted. I quickly found out that the technical skills were not enough. I felt as if my boss said to me, “Congratulations! You earned this promotion for doing all those great technical things! Now we don’t want you to do that anymore. Now, you’re <insert deep resonating voice> A LEADER!”
What a game changer! From project lead to people lead. Who knew they’d be so different?
If you’ve heard the adage “Leaders are born, not made” you’ve heard a big, fat lie. Turns out, leaders possess a set of skills and skills can be learned. They can be taught, practiced, measured, and mastered. Leadership is about relationships and those relationship skills are what I can help you develop. You may be saying to yourself, “I’m smart, I should be able to figure this out!” Truth is, you are and you can, but we’ve got a lot on our plates. We’re professionals, parents, and partners. If you dedicate the time, you can figure this out, but we are building the bridge while walking on it. I struggled to find the time until I actually stepped out of technical leadership to study this as my full-time profession for the last eight years. I am the best one to help you because I have unique insight into both the theory and the practice of technical leadership.
I love working with people like you because you’re struggling with the same thing – knowing you need better people skills yet not having the time to develop them. I’ve developed this program to help you increase your emotional intelligence faster and easier. I know what a struggle this is and I have figured out a way to help. This isn’t just random thoughts, but a carefully crafted process based on data and research with me to help you through it.
I prefer to work with clients on the phone. I do that because my clients find it more convenient. We don’t have to be in the same town, or even the same country! We can work together from anywhere in the world. I also like the confidentiality and comfort of the phone. We don’t have to worry about appearances. We can be real. Of course, there’s some email contact, too, because we’re data driven women and data is easiest to share via email. Email is for the IQ, and telephone is for the EQ, so that’s why I work that way.
I invite you to sign up for a mini-session if you are interested. That mini-session is how we’ll know if we’re a good fit. You get a chance to talk to me; I get the chance to talk to you. We talk to each other for 25 minutes or so about what you’re struggling with and then I’ll tell you a bit about my program. Then we see if we fit. So please sign up using the form below and we’ll find a time that works for both of us.