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Squash the judgement and instead increase the curiosity and understanding of how women experience decisions related to career and family. My mission is to help outstanding women liberate and reflect their best self in whatever their chosen life's work is.
Passionate about helping all people lead in their careers and lives from a place of authenticity and freedom instead of living by the confines of the status quo.
Adrienne Partridge, Ph.D -- Leadership & Career Coach--is on a mission to accelerate the growth and advancement of leaders and for the companies in which they work. A self-proclaimed data nerd and fact-finder coupled with a mischievous and curious spirit, Dr. Partridge has an uncanny ability to unleash and develop the authentic leader within individuals.
She coaches individuals experiencing career transitions and specializes in developing and coaching high-potential female leaders. By coaching leaders to discover and develop their authentic leadership style, Dr. Partridge guides her clients to reflect and act as the best version of themselves in their careers and lives. This increases their efficiency, influence, and visibility as leaders. Dr. Partridge works with corporate teams to optimize team performance, productivity, and innovation. She facilitates individual and group leadership coaching programs and workshops. Certified in a variety of personality, leadership, and career assessments, Dr. Partridge leverages her ability to interpret the results in her coaching and consulting work.
Dr. Partridge also has a special interest and expertise in coaching women who want to go back to work or have recently returned to work after stay-at-home motherhood. Her doctoral dissertation, From career woman to stay-at-home mother and back again: Understanding the choices mothers make, examined mother’s decisions and experiences related to career transitions and family situation. She earned her Ph.D in Organizational Psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology in San Francisco, CA. Dr. Partridge is a regular contributor on TV as Fox31 Denver’s Personal Growth Expert on Colorado’s Everyday Show. She writes for The Huffington Post, Thrive Global, and is also a columnist for Inc. Magazine, writing a column called "Growth Through Authentic Leadership". Dr. Partridge is based out of Boulder, Colorado and is an avid skier, road biker, and lover of the outdoors.
In this intensive 3-month program, Dr. Partridge coaches you through her signature Authentic Leadership & Career Development System™
Who is the program for?
Ambitious, high-achieving, and high-potential women who want to be more effective, visible, and influential as leaders, while experiencing less stress, anxiety, and burn-out in both work and life. At the end of this program, you will operate with greater ease, confidence, and authenticity as a leader. This is for budding leaders, new leaders, and seasoned leaders alike.
Personalized Leadership Coaching Program
1:1 Coaching & Support
Personalized Career Coaching Program & Strategy
1:1 Coaching & Support
This package will narrow down the options to 2-3 career paths in which you would have a high likelihood to find success.
Through extensive research and practice in the field, I have developed my own proprietary 3-step leadership coaching methodology. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more detailed information on my coaching process.
I have developed a unique women's leadership program & workshop for ambitious women who desire more out of their careers and lives. This is an intimate and carefully designed retreat with a small group of talented women, which is by invitation or recommendation only.
A study conducted in 2015 by my friends at McKinsey & Company and LeanIn.org reported that, “From entry level to the C-suite, women are underrepresented at US corporations, less likely to advance than men, and face more barriers to senior leadership. In fact, at the rate of progress of the past three years, it will take more than 100 years for the upper reaches of US corporations to achieve gender parity.”
I don’t accept that it will take 100 more years to achieve greater gender equality in the workplace. My mission is to accelerate the growth for female leaders and for the companies in which they work.
These workshops are designed to increase team performance by guiding work teams to achieve greater cohesiveness, productivity, and innovation. As a Kolbe Certified™ Consultant, I use the Kolbe Index to uncover individual strengths and talents to guide my Team Performance Workshops.
I have developed The Corporate Diversity & Inclusivity Index™ to assess the degree to which your organization is strategically and operationally inclusive to gender and cultural diversity. After carefully analyzing and interpreting the results, we then formulate a strategy to improve diversity and inclusion to attract new talent, promote greater employee engagement and retention, as well as company innovation and financial return.
Why does a company’s commitment to diversity and inclusion make good business sense?
McKinsey & Company reported that, “Companies in the top quartile for gender or racial and ethnic diversity are more likely to have financial returns above their national industry medians. Companies in the bottom quartile in these dimensions are statistically less likely to achieve above-average returns. And diversity is probably a competitive differentiator that shifts market share toward more diverse companies over time.”
Research conducted by Deloitte University Press found that, “Leading companies are working to build not just a diverse workforce, but inclusive workplaces, enabling them to transform diversity programs from a compliance obligation to a business strategy. Our research shows that companies want to shift from diversity as a program to diversity and inclusion as a business strategy. But nearly one-third of companies in the global survey say they are unprepared in this area, while only 19% claim to be fully ready.”
• How companies can best support and retain working mothers
• Workplace flexibility as a smart talent management strategy
• How to successfully navigate times of career transitions (e.g. maternity leave, leaving work for stay-at-home
motherhood, and career reentry)
• Authentic leadership
• Employee engagement
• Talent management
"Adrienne is a trusted colleague of mine and her insight on women's leadership is extensive. We were lucky enough to involve her in the research and development process of the Electric Woman Leadership Coaching programme in London. She brought the content alive by adding relevant, recent facts and stats to boost our theory. She also challenged any areas that felt fluffy to make sure the content was credible. Her advice and support was crucial and made our processes so much smoother and because of her input, we felt extremely confident with the content that was created. Adrienne has a bright, engaging and magnetic personality and this mixed with her vast knowledge in the area of women's leadership means you're in very capable hands!"
- Nikki, Founder of Electric Woman, London
"I came away from this coaching experience with a personal confidence that has carried over to all aspects of my business. Adrienne's approach allowed me to develop the tools and techniques to be the leader my team needs."
- Meg, Owner/Creative Director, Worboys Design, Denver
"A recent session with Adrienne has absolutely opened my eyes to what’s been holding me back from feeling confident about launching my new business. She gently, and with humour, helped me to find some very practical tools that I can implement daily to start to overcome this limiting mindset. Along with these tools, her warmth and encouragement have given me a lovely confidence boost that now helps me to feel excited, instead of anxious, about sharing my business. Thank you Adrienne!"
- Kelly, Career Coach, Switzerland
"When I started coaching with Adrienne, I was feeling stressed and overwhelmed in my exciting, yet demanding career. With Adrienne's help, I have become more effective at prioritizing time and projects, while also developing better ways to support both my own goals and my team's goals. I can say now that I am now a more self-confident leader, which has allowed me to become an even more successful contributor at work. I now feel like I have achieved greater depth and balance in both my career and life thanks to Adrienne's guidance."
- Samantha, Sr. Partner Development Associate, San Francisco
"Adrienne is genuine. She has a quality about her that makes it really easy to confide in her, while maintaining the utmost professionalism and respect for boundaries. My one-on-one coaching with Adrienne helped me gain perspective on my needs as a professional and she helped me make one of the hardest, but best decisions for my career. She showed me that I am worthy of trust and respect in the workplace. I am forever grateful for her expertise and reference our time together often when trying to solve work conflicts."
- Tanya, Brand Director, Shelf Studio, Austin
"I found Adrienne after I experienced a frustrating situation with my manager that echoed previous experiences I’d had because I didn’t speak up for myself. Once I realized it was due to my people-pleasing tendencies, I was determined to seek coaching that could help me avoid future similar situations. I read several of her articles and realized I’d found the best person to help me with what I wanted to achieve. I contacted Adrienne online, and after a brief intro call, I was seated with her for my first coaching session. It wasn’t anything like I expected, and it was so much more than I hoped for. Talking with her is like having a chat with a trusted and respected friend. She made sure we focused on what I wanted to achieve, and she guided me in a way that helped me see how people pleasing and perfectionism were holding me back from being the person I wanted to be. I learned that when I use the word “should” I am probably forcing myself to do something that I don’t want to. I now give myself permission to focus on what I really want to do, and it is wonderfully freeing. Most importantly, I learned that being an authentic leader is the key to becoming a great leader, and I am much better at speaking up for myself without worrying about offending someone else. There is so much more I could share, but the fact is that Adrienne is a wonderful coach, and I highly recommend her for any woman who is hoping to become her authentic self."
- Laura, director of marketing, denver, co
"You can’t put a monetary value on Adrienne’s coaching program. The first few sessions it feels hard and like a lot of emotional reflection. But, then after session 3, once Adrienne had insights into my needs, then the real work started. We started working on specific tasks to grow and I started reflecting on myself in new ways. I started answering the hard questions around how to be my best self. Then at the half way point, I really saw why investing to grow myself, my business, and my team was worth it. We found the weak spots in my foundation and Adrienne filled them with positive energy and tactics that helped me understand why I was thinking negatively and how to work through those triggers. By the last week of coaching, I didn't know what I ever did without Adrienne. I’ve done a lot of personal therapy, but I finally got therapy for my business and the benefits have been huge. I now have a positive relationship with investing (not throwing) money into my business. My colleagues feel that I’ve become more assertive as a leader and am being more honest with myself about my expectations for my team on a daily basis. You can’t put a value on Adrienne’s value—the investment is invaluable. Thank you, Adrienne!"
"I lead a team of over 4,000 sales consultants and Adrienne was a speaker at my team’s annual conference. She tailored her speech on Authentic Leadership to the audience and it was beautifully in-line with our organization’s mission and vision. She spent time researching and understanding my team before she planned and delivered her speech. Not only was Adrienne professional, but she was relatable and enthusiastic with the perfect touch of humor. The feedback I received from my team was fantastic. One of my team’s biggest takeaways was Adrienne’s illumination of the tendency many people have to be people pleasers. She provided actions my team could take immediately to squash their inner people pleasers to become more authentic and fearless leaders."
"When I started at Worboys Design 2.5 years ago I was introduced to Adrienne as our company’s very own leadership + career coach. I had never worked with anyone remotely like her before so I wasn’t sure what to expect. After taking the Kolbe test, listening to my results and working one-on-one with Adrienne, I quickly learned the HUGE value in her services. Quite frankly, my time spent with Adrienne has been a game changer, both personally and professionally.
Working for a small team, like ours, means each team member has to be the right fit for the company otherwise inefficiencies happen. Adrienne has helped our team discover each of our strengths and how we function best individually in the workplace so that we can successfully come together as a whole. Our creative team is now stronger than ever, brimming with talent and working towards measurable goals we’ve set during our annual workshop with Adrienne. One of those goals was to set more formalized processes so that we’re not taken advantage of by clients. Adrienne helped us understand the importance of setting standards with clients even if it feels a bit too formal at first. She gave us tactics to remain authentic but firm and after 3 months of practicing these methods we’ve seen a huge, positive difference in how clients interact with us.
Not only has Adrienne’s coaching services worked wonders on our team, but they’ve also helped my personal growth as a leader. As an introvert that isn’t great at making quick decisions on the spot, leadership positions have always intimidated me. After accepting my role as Brand Director, Adrienne helped me realize my true potential. Instead of beating myself up for not leading in a way like my Creative Director, Adrienne taught me to embrace my unique, instinctive M.O. in order to lead in a style that works best for me. With the strategies that Adrienne coached me on, I’ve become more confident and less stressed in my leadership role.
Adrienne is not just your typical leadership coach, she invests time, energy and love into each of her clients - acting as their personal cheerleader at every milestone of growth and success. Thank you Adrienne, you’re the best!!"
"My work with Adrienne was nothing short of transformative. I engaged her to help get me unstuck in some patterns and mindsets. She provided me tools to better understand how I need to work and to solve problems, which helped turn what I perceived as weaknesses into strengths. Within weeks of working with Adrienne, I was approaching my work with more confidence.
More importantly, Adrienne set me on a path of finding higher purpose in my work and aligning my career to that. She helped me define my mission and values, and partnered with me as I figured out what that meant for my career goals. I’m clearer than ever on where I’m going, why and how I’ll get there. Adrienne’s deep experience, kindness, empathy and humor got me there. I’m so grateful I had the opportunity to work with her, and she comes with my highest recommendation."
- KRISTINE, director of operations, toronto, canada
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