It is critical that you hire a coach that has a style that you can work with easily and naturally. On that note, I’ll tell you a bit about myself and my philosophy on coaching so you can get a better idea of how we might work together.
My career started in 1970 when I got my first job in nursing. I worked in a hospital medical surgical department. I loved the clinical work, but was also drawn to teaching, counseling and facilitating. In the following ten years, I worked in medical, surgical, intensive care and emergency department settings as a staff nurse and as a manager. During this time, I returned to school for my bachelor’s degree and continued working as a manager of a medical-surgical unit.
In 1978, I took a position as a manager of staff development. In this role, I had the opportunity to do all of what I loved…teaching, coaching and facilitating. I also returned to school for my master’s degree, and was able to gain even more perspective on performance improvement and management. My internship in the New Jersey State Department of Health broadened my perspective. I then had the opportunity to start a new and innovative program for patient and community health education, which served as a model for other organizations.
During this time, I was elected President of the American Society for Healthcare Education and Training. In this position, I had the good fortune to work with individuals and chapters across the country and to speak at national conferences and consult with organizations.
Roles as an adjunct professor, office nurse, and manager, combined with volunteer work offered me many opportunities to coach. This became my first love!
I spent 8 years working with the Einstein Consulting Group helping organizations in the areas of customer service, quality improvement and management development.
I started Mathews Associates in 1994 and since that time I have worked with organizations and individuals nationwide. While I do a great deal of work in health care, my practice has evolved and I work with people in human service organizations, corporations, banks and trust companies, insurance companies, accounting firms, small businesses and individuals in all walks of life. What they have in common is the desire to excel in their roles as leaders and to create a meaningful balance in their lives.
So, I have spent a lot of time studying people and getting a better understanding of why we do the things we do. I have found that these investments have paid off tremendously in my ability to coach people effectively.
That said, the fact that I have had a rich background and education does not automatically make me a great coach, or even the right coach for you. You will know if I am the right coach for you when you speak to me and experience the feeling you get from the coaching.
I have been trained and mentored as a coach at Georgetown University. I have hired two coaches of my own as well. Although I am a graduate of the certificate program, I continually take classes to keep me on the cutting edge of any new developments in coaching and I am active in the International Coach Federation.
The types of clients I have successfully worked with include…
- Corporate Leaders
- People in transition
- People seeking a change in career
- People who want more balance in their lives
- People who want to regain “passion” in their jobs
Being coached and continually learning and applying some of the principles of coaching has impacted my life in a profound way. I know coaching works from first-hand experience. It has helped me understand who I am, how I work, and has provided me with a sense of clarity that I never had before.
Having someone see you and provide you with objective feedback is truly an invaluable experience. You learn faster. When you learn more, you have more power. When you are in a powerful place, everything is possible.
I love what I do and I want to share it with as many people as I can! Please contact me if you want to reach new heights in your work and your life.
- Certificate in Leadership Coaching, Georgetown University, 2001
- M.A., Health Administration, New Jersey City University, 1981
- B.A., Health Education and School Nursing, New Jersey City University, 1977
- Certificate, Supervisory Leadership, Rutgers University, 1974
- R.N. Diploma, St. Luke’s Hospital School of Nursing, Bethlehem, PA, 1970
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