My work with Lorna led to creating the Mariposa Institute, dedicated to positive change in organizations and communities. Rather than making a sharp break with my past, I discovered through our work that phasing in my new direction best fit my personality and motivation. I owe Lorna a great deal in helping give substance to my future. My consulting practice is reenergized and I find I have a renewed energy with my personal relationships, as well.
Lorna has a business mind and an angel’s heart. She tells you the straight stuff in a way you can hear it. Whenever we got off track, Lorna got us back on – fast and painlessly. We’re making smarter decisions, utilizing resources we didn’t know we had, connecting with more customers. She helped us keep our business focused and profitable. Our weekly coaching with Lorna has been the smartest business decision we’ve made. She made success an attainable goal for us.
Lorna McLeod coached my grant writer and me through the grant process. The experience was filled with learning for us as the clarity and integrity of Lorna’s ideas gave us clear feedback. We enjoyed the rapport quickly established by phone that allowed for an openness and honesty we valued highly.
Lorna McLeod offered priceless guidance in how to determine the optimum strategy to approach foundations for grants. She gave me much higher confidence and understanding of how to present our programs to maximize a foundation’s interest.
I was troubled by a slide in my business and lethargy toward my consulting practice. I turned to Lorna McLeod to explore a path out of the fog. Lorna did not shoehorn my skills into a cookie cutter prescription. She fully engaged my mind and heart to take an important look at my future. While her work involves significant processes, her way of relating to clients encourages a lighter view of oneself. This was important. I’ve stopped in the past because I was seeing my own change in a ponderous and serious vein.
As my Mentor Coach, Lorna has demonstrated mastery with her style and approach. She inspires ownership and empowerment. It is rare to find such a highly trained coach who is also a talented writer, entrepreneur, and artist. I have learned a great deal from Lorna on how to move forward with my own creative ventures. I have been able to victoriously navigate major changes – both personal and professional – with much greater ease than I might have on my own.
My first awareness of Lorna was a number of years ago when she created the coaching arm for a company where I worked that taught hundreds of entrepreneurs to write, publish and market nonfiction books. Her coaching approach was remarkable. So when I started training to become a coach I knew I wanted her to be my mentor. I’m a much stronger coach as a result of her knowledge. She coached me to have faith in my skill and to design a fee schedule for coaching that reflects my worth. Peace with money? Not every single minute, but so very much more regularly than before I was coached by Lorna.