Now more than ever, organizations need to be places where people want to work, not have to work. Leaders at all levels need to connect with their people, not just manage them, and to engage, not just instruct. The changing workforce (hello, GenZ!) and the pandemic-influenced landscape of work itself now REQUIRE those people skills we used to just hope for in leadership. Organizations, more than ever, need to pay attention to their workplace people culture before their people leave in disappointment.
Inner Citadel Consulting helps individuals, teams, and leaders Notice, Engage, and Empower emotional intelligence, mindfulness, and workplace communication strategies. Because our approach is human-centered, we recognize that everyone comes to this process with a different set of experiences, motivations, and expectations. So, ICC starts by understanding you where you are and then uses our proven process to help you see where you want to go. And we give you tools and support to get you there.Learn more
Coaching with Peter is a safe and structured conversation, driven by curiosity, empathy and trust. With his unique process, Peter supports you in developing self-awareness and awareness-of-others, and provides both challenge and support for behavioral change and mindset growth. Never underestimate the power of a conversation to shift your perspective and change your world. Emotional Intelligence coaching and Mindfulness coaching are the resources you need to move your leadership and your life to the next level.Learn more
Every department, team, and social space in your organization must embrace inclusion and affirm belonging and diversity. Diversity initiatives can't be just an event - help your people meet their full potential through developed Emotional Intelligence competencies, like empathy and self-awareness, or dialogue and perspective-shifting skills. Build team cohesion or heal team conflict with Inner Citadel Consulting’s EI-based team facilitation and programming.Learn more
I've worked with a number of executive coaches over the years but found my time with Peter to be the most fun and the most productive. He did an amazing job helping me see angles I was missing, and to look for the "third way" when I felt like I had only tough options in front of me.
Thank you, Peter, for the wisdom and care through which you guided our office leadership team through a program of emotional intelligence work. Through the assessments, you were able to identify specific behavior characteristics of our team and each individual. You helped us understand our blind spots and think through our interactions. You showed us where the opportunities exist to deepen our relationships by understanding how each of us navigate the world.
[Peter] led a training to articulate several communications frames to consider as we move through communications planning. One that seems that have resonated deeply was the three levels: what does the university need, what does the library need, and what does the individual need. We have combined this framework with the Bridges Model of communications through change to engage more deeply.
Peter has a knack for quickly assessing the issues that I needed to address in my work and then focused our time on creating solutions for those issues. - time well spent for sure.
Peter helped me find clarity about [my] situation and my role in it. We (Peter and I) were able to develop a plan that made me feel comfortable and confident.
Working with Peter has helped me to zoom out, become more self-aware, and solve challenging problems — while navigating the leadership challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Step by step Peter has helped me feel more confident in the “why-how-what” of my work. I think this is very much related to the Stoic framework he uses in his coaching.
Peter is an insightful coach focused on a person-centric approach. … I appreciate his ability to ask questions that get at the heart of the matter at hand.
[Peter] is patient, listens well, and brings a grounded presence to his work that is much needed with all of the volatility that leaders face.
Peter is one of the kindest and brightest individuals I’ve had the honor to meet and collaborate with!
I’ve already noticed a positive response from those I work with and I’ve gained more confidence in my own leadership.
Throughout the process, Peter was extremely professional, respectful, and empathetic. I felt genuinely affirmed but challenged – this created the true relationship between coach and individuals.
I recommend Peter to any leader that wants to work through a problem and focus on outcomes and a path forward.
Each session required me to step outside my worldview and consider the needs of others, particularly [Peter’s] 3-point awareness tool. Practicing different ways of looking at problems or situations is helpful in my day-to-day, and I feel more equipped to respond effectively to work problems now. I found the [coaching] process helped me recalibrate – it was centering, grounding, and challenging.
Peter worked with me to re-evaluate my situation and open up new ways of thinking about what was causing my issues and we explored alternatives that I had not previously considered. In the end, he helped me realize my situation was not as hopeless as I had imagined and that I needed to re-focus my goals to achieve happiness.
Peter is a skilled listener, facilitator, and has an ability to challenge one’s thinking in very authentic, clear, and productive ways.
I was fortunate to have worked with Peter during a particularly busy and stressful time in my organization. I benefited from his thoughtful, effective use of inquiry and guiding questions which led me to uncover new insights and solutions to some ongoing challenges. This process helped me to be a more observant, reflective leader and colleague by integrating mindful practices into everyday activities, like meetings. The combination of data (via my emotional intelligence profile results) and dialogue was a great way to draw attention to key areas while also seeing the bigger picture.
[Leadership Coaching with Peter] has been one of the most impactful learning opportunities I have ever had the privilege of experiencing. Peter has helped me understand and respond to many workplace interpersonal issues, prepare for interviews with effective questions that quickly help me to identify strengths and weaknesses in candidates, and review my business' potential through a SOAR analysis (Strengths, Opportunities, Aspirations, Results). His guidance has been critical to my leadership skill development as I lead the growth of my nonprofit organization.
I have been meeting with Peter every few weeks of the last year for leadership coaching. I gain more insight into my leadership style - and how to change, refine, and improve it - during our meetings than in the rest of my week. These insights don’t come from Peter but from myself. Somehow Peter actively listens and guides the discussion to have me arrive at my own insights.
According to market research performed by O.C. Tanner Research, 79% of employees quit because of a lack of appreciation. People go the extra mile (discretionary effort) when the feel their work, leaders, and teams value them. Do you know how your people are feeling? Inner Citadel Consulting is offering any organization a free Emotional Culture Index (ECI) survey. The ECI is fully customizable - Peter can present data aggregated or in very fine detail according to roles within a group or organization. Don’t just guess how your people are doing – know it!