I interviewed several coaches as I was selecting the best coach for me. My interview with Amie was a coaching session itself. Because of her vast experience, it felt as if she worked at my company and understood my trouble spots.
From that moment, I knew she would be the best fit for me.
Amie is a master surgeon in diagnosing issues and collaborating with you to put together the ideal treatment plan. Sometimes it involves painful surgery in dissecting areas and repairing troubled organs. Other times, it’s working with you to put together the best treatment plan for a healthier work life.
She listens carefully, masterfully picks up on cues you missed, and she works with you to repair the trouble spots and gives you a full dose of confidence and tools to deal with challenging situations.
Because of Amie’s coaching, I am on the trajectory of building a high performing team. I can confidently face my fears and weaknesses and have several tested tools to combat troublesome situations.
As a bonus, Amie has helped me to replace my existing self-talk with something much healthier for my relationships and my wellbeing.
Amie is an uplifting but incisive coach who's uniquely able to identify potential pitfalls in communication and management before they arise. She helps make sense of a tangle of information, emotion, and complexity and understands enough about our business to make concrete and meaningful suggestions but does not require so much detail that we're wasting time on minutiae. In a few short sessions she has been able to change the dynamic between myself and my C-level counterparts and enable me with tools to better communicate and motivate my team.
I’m very lucky to have connected with Amie. When I contacted her I was unenthusiastic about my work and had a feeling that something had to change. She helped me develop a hypothesis for what was missing. Once we figured out the root cause we quickly got to work to figure out how to tackle the problem. Amie drew on her extensive knowledge regarding behavioural psychology and strategy to help me come up with a concrete and grounded plan of attack. Without her help I would likely have taken much longer and been much more unsure about how to move forward. Amie armed me with the the right mindset and tools to help me make this change. If you’re looking for some clarity on your professional journey I wouldn’t hesitate - contact Amie ASAP.
Amie was recommended to me during a conversation with friend who quickly deduced the guidance of a leadership/performance coach would help me navigate the next phase of what I wanted for my career. Amie was helping her build her second business, so surely she could help me shift from a middle management, operations mentality to uncovering my own leadership vision and contribution I can make to my organization. A year after we had developed a plan, I have found my vision and am in a position to execute my contribution. Working with Amie, I look forward to continued growth and the next phase of my career.
Amie has the great talent of sniffing out problem areas of both your business and yourself, and then forcing you to face the hard truths about them. She then gives you the tools and advice necessary to overcome these newly uncovered issues, while at the same time imbuing you with the wisdom and philosophy that comes from her considerable experience in the business world. She exemplifies the tough-love mentality, and although it can sometimes be uncomfortable to hear or address some of the issues that come up, by the end of a conversation with Amie, you will know what you need to do for the good of your business, your relationships, and yourself.
The results very quickly speak for themselves, and you’ll very likely find yourself eagerly awaiting your next conversation.
After deciding to take the next step towards professional development, I can say with full confidence that it was the right decision to work alongside Amie Devero. I am now better equipped to tackle multiple, bigger-picture projects focused on long-term growth for our organization -- without delaying or interrupting those important projects in favor of day-to-day communications (that inevitably found their way in to sidetrack my day). I was so pleased with the outcome of my process and the immediate impact that Amie provided that we offered our management staff the opportunity to participate in the same leadership coaching that we owners participated in. The investment in Amie’s coaching will continue to pay dividends for our organization and team members well beyond the hours that we spend working through these challenges during our 1-on-1 and group sessions.
I recently had the pleasure of working with Amie at the request of my company's ownership. Going into the process I was hesitant to take time out of my busy schedule for these coaching calls, however, I embraced the opportunity & followed through as planned. Amie was able to provide such incredible insight that has allowed me the ability to take a step back and refocus my approach and attitude towards my work. Previously, I was extremely guilty of context-shifting, inefficient workflows and spreading myself thin. With Amie's help, I now feel in control of my schedule more than ever. In addition to feeling more in control and efficient, I have also become a stronger leader for my organization as I have been able to spread the insights that helped me so much, to my colleagues. I would highly recommend taking the time out of your schedule to work with Amie.
I love having the opportunity to bounce ideas off Amie for a fresh perspective. Though I’ve worked with her for a short time she’s been able to immediately establish an intimate working relationship that has truly helped me to stretch my professional muscles. She is no nonsense and candidly offers her opinions based on years of experience guiding people to the top, applying patterns where they make sense and always considerate of the individual nuances of any situation. I look forward to our conversations as we navigate what’s right for me and my career progression.
I have struggled over the years to overcome several personal and professional obstacles that have stalled my growth. I was apprehensive about working with a performance coach, but after years of trying everything I could think of, I finally decided to work with Amie. Best decision I ever made! She is highly skilled at identifying the real reason for a struggle or obstacle, and she provides excellent behavioral tools to break bad habits and form good ones. Since working with Amie my productivity, health and fitness have improved considerably. More importantly, I am happy with myself and the progress I am making in both my personal and professional life.
Amie is a focused, cut-through-the-clutter, prioritization mastermind. She showed me how to optimize my calendar to maximize productivity and results while minimizing stress, trivial work and idle time. What do I mean by this? I'm a startup President with an endless task list. There will always be things on my list and turning 60 hour weeks into 80 (and giving up weekends) doesn't remedy this problem; there's still incomplete tasks and targets waiting to be met. Prioritization, delegation, core metrics, single-task contribution, etc. all get clarified when a set schedule informs me exactly how much I can get accomplished in a day, week or month. Calendar optimization is one of the many business and productivity tactics Amie has taught me.
As the CEO of a software development company, I was caught somewhat unprepared when my company was acquired and my role shifted from being a small (42 people) company leader to a 400+ person enterprise. By developing my skills beyond what I am naturally good at to become an inspiring communicator, my company has continued to grow and I have grown with it. That has been in large part because of the work I have done with Amie. She is a resource that I value enough that several of my team now also work with her. That makes a big difference to our overall productivity, and to our ability to keep growing as fast as we want.
As a founder of a startup tech company, it has been very hard for me to get used to leading a team. My strength is as an engineer, but now, I am in charge of an entire company's engineering and development future. I was thinking of just leaving the day to day business and letting someone else take my position because I was doing such a bad job of the management piece and constantly feeling frustrated and angry. But the company is doing really well. It was a hard decision.
I have worked with Amie now for about 2 years and I even have one of my other engineers working with her too. She has a way of understanding the things that I am struggling with, and helping me understand what other people are expecting of me. It hasn't become easy, but there is much more harmony in my company, and my management style is becoming more like a manager and less like the guy in Mr. Robot! The company is growing even more and everything is coming together.
I really recommend Amie as a coach and consultant. I have worked with her as both over about a 10 year span. As a coach, she helped me get my health and fitness on track. That isn't what she mostly does, but I was having a hard time finding the discipline and willpower to get things on track, even though a doctor told me I had to. Because of the work that Amie coached me through, I am now healthy, off blood pressure medication, am exercising regularly and eating way better. She is a great motivator and had a ton of tricks up her sleeve to really get things moving.
I first came to Amie through my job. She was a coach for the senior executives in the company, and she worked with me to sustain the energy and take the right steps to stay on top of my sales quotas. I left that position after about a year but continued to work with her as I built a company of my own. I have gained a lot of leadership confidence and skill through her coaching, and can't recommend her enough.
Amie was recommended to me by a client of mine. I started to work with her because I was feeling overwhelmed trying to manage both my business, family, and other goals, and constantly felt like things were slipping through the cracks. She helped me develop really incredible work and time management habits. Now, I get much more done but don't feel so stressed. The tools I have implemented keep me productive, and I still work with Amie, but now we are tackling other aspects of life.
When I first engaged Amie I couldn't get any useful feedback from my subordinates about how to fix the areas of weakness that were holding back the whole company, because they saw me as "the boss". Amie's role in my business and my life is as a sort of mirror to me. Not that she mimics me, but she gives me the honest and unadorned feedback about what I am doing and could change to make things work around me, both for the bank and my own life. We have worked together now for over 7 years (on and off), and I can't recommend her highly enough.
I have a small, local service business, and it is had been really hard for me to let go of control enough for it to grow. Every time it got a bit bigger I would sabotage it because I felt like my employees were going to steal my clients and start their own business. Amie and I started out with that issue, and expanded into tons of others as I got better at delegating and trusting. I can't believe how much my business is growing, and how much more time and energy I have to devote to other areas of my life. Working with Amie really did completely change my life, and I am so happy with the results. I can't wait to see what I create next with her help!