#178: The Power of Questions in Establishing A Coaching Culture within Finance with Sarah Elliott

with Sarah Elliott

Our Guest Mentors:

Sarah Elliott, is co-founder of Intend2Lead a leadership development firm that that coaches CPAs to access the Dimension of Possible: an elevated place where fear is no longer the enemy, and love reigns. Sarah is also founder of Ellivate Alliance to connect people, ideas and resources in a way that creates powerful new opportunities to elevate women entrepreneurs. 

Sarah is a CPA, an Associate Certified Coach and lives in the Austin Texas area in the United States with her family. 

Key Quotes From the Episode: 

“[On how to normalize challenges we face] In this world a lot of us wear these masks as though we have it all together and we know what’s going on and sometimes we are afraid to show vulnerability, and what happens is when we share that with another human being it connects us in a special way and it normalises what we’re going through, like, “I’m not the only one,” and that’s part of starting a business, it’s hard, so let’s just talk about it together, so we can learn faster, and better together.” [10:00]

“[On what coaching is] Helping another human being discover their potential and helping them live into that and we do that by providing a safe space for that person to explore, where we sit back and are not telling, but where we are listening and asking curious questions.” [11:32]

“[On the power of questions] In fact when we think we know what the answer already is that limits possibilities, because we see the answer we think we know but creating new things, new solutions, new ideas, innovating, that happens outside what we think we know.” [15:11]

(Other resources and how to connect with Sarah below).

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Key Points From the Episode: 

  • Two ways on how we can earn a seat at the decision-making table. 
  • What is a Mastermind and can not 
  • What business partners are asking for and the mindset we need to bring in Finance. 

Time Stamped Show Notes 

[02:10] – Sarah shares her career journey from PwC to partner to how she connected the dots to pivot towards serving the accounting profession as a leadership development coach.

[23:34] – The resource Sarah recommends to audience check out. 

[25:00] – How best to connect with Sarah. 

[25:41] – Sarah’s parting thoughts on believing and taking care of ourselves.   

Resources Mentioned: 

  • The Big Leap: Conquer Your Hidden Fear and Take Life to the Next Level 

Book by Gay Hendricks 

Kindle: https://www.amazon.com /dp/B0026772QU/ 

Audiobooks: https://www.amazon.com /dp/B00282MRQI/ 

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