Navigating Tough Conversations
Have a plan and feel confident when delivering feedback or difficult news to your team.
Team Facilitation Skills
Learn how to facilitate retrospectives and/or team working agreements to help your team get on the same page.
Learn how to work with Imposter Syndrome when stepping into a new role or taking on new challenges.
Building High Performing Teams
Team not working as well as you hope? Learn to diagnose team issues and prescribe the right solutions for your team.
You Feel Like It’s Time to Make a Change in Your Life & Work, But Can’t Seem to Figure Out How?
What Is Leadership & Life Coaching?
A partnership with you
Coaching is partnering with you in a creative process to help you maximize your personal and professional potential.
What is the process like?
Every coaching partnership is personalized based on the client’s needs. At a high-level, we first determine where you’re at, and the goals you’ll like to achieve. I’ll work with you to determine the type of practices/actions you’ll need to achieve your desired outcome.
What are some areas I help my clients with?
They include areas like:-
- navigating tough conversations
- how to influence as a leader
- building high-performing teams
- dealing with imposter syndrome and self-doubt
- how to facilitate group meetings like retrospectives and working agreements
How Do I know If Coaching is Right For Me?
If you’ve been trying different things and not getting the result you want, working with a coach is the fastest way to get you results.
I want to work with a coach but I don't have the time!
Clients usually spend an hour with me, every 2 weeks. If you feel that you don’t have an hour every 2 weeks for yourself to focus on achieving what you really want then one of the first things we would be working on is to help you prioritize the things in your work/life so that you can say yes to the important stuff and no to the rest.
How do I know if you can help me?
I’ve designed the clarity call just for that. It is a no obligation, risk-free call for you to see how I work and also for us to discuss your goals and how I can support you to achieve your goals as your coach.
What if I struggle with the steps I need to take to achieve my goals?
As you get started with goals that are important to you, it is not uncommon to start feeling the pressure, procrastination and other unconscious self-sabotages. This is where I come in. As a coach, I’ll be able to help you see the blind spots that are stopping you and finally work through them so that you can finally achieve what you want.
Do you have examples of exactly how you helped your past clients?
Yes! 🙂 I’ve coached a client navigate tough conversation with an employee by working through a script of what to say and optionally, practicing it with me.
I designed a retrospective with a client with a specific topic in mind that was hard to discuss. Part of that exercise also included working with the client to create backup plans on what to say when specific participants derail the conversation.
I’ve used the Enneagram with a client’s team to diagnose issues and come up with solutions to help get the team to work better together.
Who is Ling Abson?
I’m a mom and wife. I have 2 kids and a goldendoodle. Professionally, I’ve worked as a software engineer for 12 years and in various leadership roles for 5 years.
I’ve been a part of high and low performing teams in the past 2 decades and my mission is to equip leaders with the skills they need to build high-performing teams.
I don’t believe that employees wake up in the morning on a work day and decide to do a bad job or slow down a team. Typically, when a team is not productive, it’s due to reasons like miscommunication, expectations that were unclear, lack of processes or systems etc.
One of my favourite thing to do is to use the experiences I’ve gained leading multiple teams of various sizes and facilitating hundreds of group sessions to help leaders figure out what their team needs so that they can stop wasting time and start working together to maximize their impact for the organization.
Clients who use this option need support quite urgently. This is a one-time spot coaching session together where we dive quickly into the problem and leave the session with concrete actions.
Examples of topics for spot coaching :-
- Clients may have a speaking engagement coming soon and need a coach to work through their challenges.
- They may have a tough conversation they need to deliver soon or difficult news to deliver to their team and want to use a spot coaching session to prepare.
- Some clients use this as a trial session before a longer term coaching engagement with me.
As this is a one-time coaching session, I do provide a questionnaire in advance for you to describe the challenge / problem in detail so that we can maximize our time together.
Clients who use this option are looking for sustainable change for themselves that can only be achieved through a longer coaching engagement with me. We meet twice a month.
Examples of coaching topics:-
- Transitioning from an individual contributor to a new manager
- Turning around a low-performing team
- Overcoming imposter syndrome
- Gaining confidence as a leader in a new role
- Work life balance
- Managing stress and burnout
Clients who use this option are looking for support throughout the year and we tend to work on a wide range of topics together. Clients have 2 intensives with me and unlimited sessions during the 12-month period.