Erika Viccellio, United Way Thomas Jefferson Area, Executive Vice President
How has the coaching engagement with Pam impacted your work? My work with Pam helped me get more centered and focused on aligning my core values and purpose with my work.
I was contemplating a job change during our work together and my focus shifted from any one particular job to showing up the way I want to in all aspects of my life. It took the pressure off of finding the right job and instead focused my efforts on my work which encompasses my personal vision and mission and extends beyond where I am employed.
What challenges are you better able to face because of your coaching experience? I am able to recalibrate better. I catch myself getting in a frenetic cycle and have strategies for getting back to a centered place where I am more effective.
I am much more effective at facilitating, supporting and encouraging multisector collaboration. I have more tools for bringing people of diverse opinions and backgrounds together and moving us towards a toward vision.
Why would you suggest Pam to others? Pam does a great job of meeting you where you are. It is clear that it’s always “all about me”. At the same time she reminds me of things we’ve discussed in the past and I appreciate the balance of flexibility and accountability.
What surprised you about working with a coach? At first it didn’t seem like it could be relevant to spend so much time on things about myself but now I see how it has brought an authenticity to my leadership that has helped me to thrive.