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Courage and Humility

Courage is the ability to act right and face opposition, uncertainty, tradition and intimidation. The courage to think, act and communicate differently and challenge our outdated perceptions, fears and the status quo. The courage calculator carefully evaluates the risks and rewards, considers the culture and facilitates action upon our convictions while maintaining mutual trust, respect, and humility. CoachQuest Leader-as-Coach Workshop teaches you how to balance courage and humility.

Courage to challenge and be challenged 84% of CEOs consider the ‘Courage to Challenge’ a critical leadership skill. 56% agree that “Courage to Challenge” is one of the hardest skills to find in leadership.


The only way to motivate performance and energize change is to GET REAL. That means an effective leader has to courageously address the heart of the issue at hand without being contaminated by politics, ego, fear of retribution, or social correctness.

This applies to any interaction, conversation, leadership debate, team meeting, or coaching. Extraordinary leadership is about creating a climate where the truth is told, brutal facts are confronted, pink elephants are discussed, solutions are debated, commitments are made and kept, and unified teams stand behind decisions. CoachQuest teaches the balance of Socratic Dialogue with Directive Language.

Connect. Motivate Engagement

Engagement occurs when people feel seen, heard and respected for their talents—“switched-on.” Leadership Intimacy is often the illusive force that’s necessary to motivate employees to higher levels of performance. Intimate Leaders know that the level of engagement determines the level of performance. Intimate teams take ownership, produce results and can deliver exceptional performance. Ultimately, switched-on talent yields extraordinary profits. Encourage collaboration & diminish the political games teams play.

87% of CEOs consider Collaboration a critical leadership skill.
60% point to the lack of cross-functional conflicts as critical for leaders to address.

Commit. Take and Drive Accountability

Accountable Leaders understand the delicate balance of driving for results and persuading through engagement. These Leaders take enthusiastic ownership of their own performance. They know how to hold their peers, superiors, and direct reports accountable. They strive to develop creative solutions, and contribute with passion.

“How often do you receive an honest performance appraisal that really tells you where you stand?” Typically, audiences rate that question with a 10% during Jack Welch’s presentations. He says, “That isn’t just unacceptable, it’s outrageous.” You are responsible for fast, regular feedback. Speak about what is working well and what needs to improve.

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Helanie Scott
Helanie Scott
Helanie (pronounced yeh-LAH-nee) Scott, CEO and founder of Align4Profit in Dallas, Texas, has driven stunning leadership and cultural transformations for an impressive list of organizations. She has mastered the ability to connect with her audiences in the boardroom, classroom, on stage, or in one-on-one coaching sessions. Helanie’s Align4Profit clients rave at the way her engaging programs freshen outdated mindsets and deliver results-oriented, aligned action.