Let's close the gap between the political culture we have and the political culture that we know is possible.

Being willing to even consider running for public office takes courage -- thank you. Setting a goal of getting elected, and an agenda of change once you win, can be incredibly rewarding, and perhaps a little daunting.

Luckily, you don't have to do this alone. Effective political leaders know that they themselves need support. As a coach, I support candidates and electeds like you to connect with what's most important to you, see what's getting in the way of running a more effective campaign, and create the structures to give it all you've got. Whether you're just exploring a run for office, or actively engaged in a campaign, talking to a coach can help you can see your path more clearly.

Working with a coach

Coaching for candidates is a growing field. Campaign consultants provide some of this support, but typically offer much more expertise on the 'outer game' -- the messaging, strategies, organization and networking that goes into a successful campaign effort. A coach, on the other hand, is focused on the 'inner game'. 

There is always an inner game being played in your mind no matter what outer game you are playing. How aware you are of this game can make the difference between success and failure in the outer game.’
— Tim Gallwey, creator of The Inner Game

Working with a coach can help a candidate to:

  • Accelerate learning throughout the course of the campaign
  • Avoid burnout by connecting with our natural capacity to say 'yes' to challenges
  • Demonstrate integrity throughout the day-to-day demands of meetings, events and conversations with citizens
  • Avoid a campaign that's harder than it has to be
  • Prevent burnout after election day
  • Put the candidate in charge of the campaign, instead of the other way around
  • Quickly move from experiences of being 'stuck' to knowing the next step

I am excited to hear about what you're up to and support you to make things a little easier.