- Liza Shurik, Global Health Consultant, Booz Allen & Hamilton, U.S.
“Megan has proved to be a great coach for me bringing to the table advanced insight and clarity of mind. She skillfully combines different scientific methods into a unique 360 degree assessment that helped me bring to the surface creative thinking and solutions that were stuck deep in mind. She increases career success by strategically focusing on what candidates are TRULY good at and ENJOY doing. In this sense, her assessment gave me the right career edge which has helped leverage my unique strengths. After completing the assessment with Megan I feel empowered to take the next step on developing an action plan to achieve my professional goals."
- Luciana Jabur, Multicultural Marketing Consultant, Expat in the U.S.
"I had been working in East Africa for two years when I decided to start a business with the people I worked with. I stood in a hot, tiny room before 25 rural artisans and excitedly explained the idea of collaborating with them and introducing their talents to an international market where they had a chance to earn a reliable income in the near future. “Your life is different from ours. I need to make money today so I can feed my kids tonight,” was the first response I heard. My sales pitch fell flat and it left me trying to figure out where I went wrong.
This experience underscored to me just how important it is to truly understand the people I am trying to influence. I approached Megan about my desire to learn more about how to become a better leader in a growing business and she suggested that I take a couple of professional assessments that will essentially provide a window into how I think critically, approach problems, and make decisions in a business environment. I found it to be an incredibly powerful way to see how I am wired to perform in a leadership role. The analysis revealed from these assessments provided me with enormously beneficial insight into how I think as a manager. I was also given actionable information on how to improve my communication style in front of various audiences. Had I known this information earlier, I might have better understood that the rural artisans I talked with don’t have the luxury of planning for the future, they live in the now and the choices they make are influenced by the their immediate needs. With this insight I would have delivered my message in a way that they can relate to in their every day lives.
I believe that the more self-awareness I have, the better manager and leader I can be for the people I work with. My biggest take away from the assessments is that even though my intentions may be good, it is not always how people experience me and this can have a universal effect on crucial business relationships, from those in rural villages to the boardrooms in corporate America. These assessments have given me a better understanding of what drives me, what factors I place the most importance on when making decisions, and how to adapt to others’ preferred communication styles all while getting things done. All of which are part of building a strong foundation to becoming the best manager and leader I can be.
Megan is a valued resource for me as I work hard to sustain this venture with my business and design partner who is based in Africa while I remain in California to market the products throughout the US."
- Sarah Dunigan, CEO, Songa Designs, Expat in Rwanda