Working with Leon as an executive coach was a great experience for me. Regular weekly sessions allowed us to develop mutual synergy in order to explore many areas of business, personal and inter-personal issues. He helped me to focus on key issues and to find suitable solutions. Overcoming proximity and relationship issues was the key success factor of my coaching program as I am located in Taiwan, oversee a local staff, yet work closely with company headquarters and business units in Europe and USA.
Leon really helped me to discover my natural and genuine leadership style, and to rid myself of all common and inefficient clichés about leadership. In my case, coaching dramatically improved my ability to face multiple and complex management issues, to effectively communicate with peers, staff members and upper management around the world, and to flex my leadership style to efficiently lead global change.
Coaching with Leon was a great pioneering “adventure” for me; going deep inside my own personality helped me to explore unknown internal areas of self, and to shift external views of business issues. A broad range of new possibilities and solutions which were once hidden are now accessible.
Pascal Viaud, General Manager, e2v
Leon was very successful at helping me overcome many personal challenges and to achieve the inner transformation I needed to make. He always provides a safe and comfortable space to share and explore issues, present struggles, new discoveries and future aspirations.
He worked closely with me to prepare me for the road ahead, by drawing from both my strengths and weakness, by nudging me this way and that until I gained the confidence to explore freely and to take the much needed steps in the direction and path of my choice. Most of all, his intent to help me is clear and strong; he is not afraid nor apprehensive to adopt a free-form coaching style that has been instrumental to the success of my growth and process.
Denise Pang, Senior Manager, Accenture
Note! Since our coaching Denise has transformed her career and now fulfills her life purpose as a Mentor and Social Entrepreneur.
Coaching with Leon VanderPol at Imaginal Light Consulting has been transformative for me as leader. The depth of the work that he and I get done goes to the heart of how I think, perceive, and act.
My work with him has encouraged me to be more aware of other’s perspectives in collaborating for solutions. I listen better! My team and I are more effective and fluid in our work, both among ourselves and with our internal clients.
Leon helped me to see that leadership is not just about succeeding at my job: it’s about who I am and what I value. I very much appreciate his insight, honesty, commitment to my growth, and openness to the journey that I needed and wanted to take.
K. Bishop, Managing Director, AVC