I'm a connection percolator.
What does that mean? It means I build connection not
only through what I say and do, but also in how I listen.
Whether working as a VP for a $9-billion dollar cyber-security company, building diverse teams from scratch, the Manager of Operations for the protection team for the CEO and COO of Facebook, a state trooper, a 5th-grade school teacher, an executive coach, D& I strategic advisor, or advising on internal & external communications for companies, I realized that while I was damn good at what I was doing, everything I did had a singular focus: connection.
Here’s the bottom line: as humans, we are biologically wired to connect. But we’ve strayed so far from that truth that we have basically trained ourselves to be pretty bad at connection. The good news is...we can change that.
To help leaders build better communication strategies for stronger relationships at work and at home. (yes, you are a leader).
To create a world where everyone has the skills and confidence to have all of the conversations we continue to avoid. Where we can powerfully communicate and connect with kindness and empathy as we say the things that need to be said, and listen to the things that need to be heard.
Coach In Full Degree - Focus coaching on the whole person, not only the situation and circumstance.
Merge - Focus on forward action and merge the path from where we are to where we want to be.
Motivationally Listen - Ask questions and offer perspectives instead of trying to change minds or attempt to convince anyone of anything.
"You don’t always have to know where you’re going, to know which direction to go.”
I create the kind of space that fast-tracks authentic conversations and connection in whatever kind of dynamic I’m working with. That's my specialty, my gift, and why I choose to be an executive coach.
"The Race and Allyship program was extremely enlightening and educational. The program taught us how we could view and approach this sensitive topic with a primary goal of collaboration. I highly recommend this program, especially given current events."
"Really want to appreciate you for navigating between leading an effective conversation and contributing as an individual in a meaningful way. It was both terrific to experience as a participant and a cool opportunity to take notes on how to switch hats gracefully."
"The processing session gave me the opportunity to come to grips with what I was feeling internally and what I was showing externally. In addition, it provided me resources on how I can communicate these feelings in a professional / corporate setting. Lastly, Brooks provided a safe and inviting setting that empowered the team to share their points of view, all without judgment."
"Brooks has an amazing energy and temperament for doing this type of work - he's empathetic, energetic and is quickly able to earn trust to bring everyone into the conversation. Our team found his workshop to be eye-opening and informative and left us all with concrete ways to act as an ally in our lives at work and outside.”