Welcome to Saplings Consulting
Saplings is my own sapling. After 25 years of experience in product design, team building, and leading others, I have created Saplings as a way to branch out and extend my reach to help others. I was born a perpetual "helper" and found myself growing into a supporting role for many of my colleagues, direct reports, and people in my network. I have discovered my "helper" nature and my ability to care for others without holding judgement are my superpowers and naturally makes me a good coach, mentor and advisor.
When to have a coaching session?
It has been too long and you still can't make that important decision.
A huge amount of your energy is spent worrying over a single issue.
You keep choosing to do the same thing even though you know you will be frustrated with the outcome.
Your friends and family keep hearing the same complaint from you over and over (and over).
When to have a mentoring session?
You are looking for advice about an issue at work or life.
You think to yourself, "Someone must have figured this out before."
You have tried different ways of solving a problem, and none of them are working.
You are looking for someone to help improve your resume, interview, or interpersonal skills.
When to partner with an advisor?
You want your company to progress faster with less risk.
Your company has a gap in skills or knowledge.
You company could benefit from having a team member that is able to "see around the corner".
You are frustrated having to develop all of your operational processes from scratch.
You could use a friend who understands the stressors of running a start-up.
Anatomy of Coaching, Mentoring & Advising
Part of why I chose the name Saplings is that the symbolism of the tree spoke to me.
Individual betterment builds from the:
Roots- Our core values
Trunk- Our experiences and relationships
Branches- Our focus areas for growth
There are no right or wrong roots, trunks or branches. The most important thing is to be mindful of your sapling's development so it can grow into something you are proud of and excited for.
My focus areas are based on my strengths and passions.
Start-ups- Building highly productive teams is just as important as building world-changing products. Creating high trust and fun work cultures while managing through rapid growth, frequent changes and audacious goals is what I am known for.
Diversity in Leadership- Increasing the population of caring, thoughtful leaders is important to me. Leveraging my personal experiences, I can offer unique understanding, perspective and support to help diverse leaders strengthen their voice and believe in their impact.
Check out the offering pages to learn how the Coach and Mentor and Start-up Advising relationships work.
Contact me to get started with a free introductory session.