Delaney Tosh

Certified Professional Co-Active Coach :: Professional Certified Coach

 

I believe women do leadership differently.  I believe this matters.  I believe women who lead like women will be our change agents, co-creating a more positive world.  

 

My greatest desire is a world fundamentally changed by the contributions, the voices and the participation of women who are living and leading by their own rules.

Over the last sixteen years as a coach, my work has provided me with a broad range of experiences and given me a feel for many aspects of management, business, leadership and team success, including strategic planning, self-management, personal development, team dysfunction, and team performance success.  What has become clear over this time is that women continue to come under intense pressure and scrutiny when they take on leadership roles. I am frustrated by witnessing brilliant women playing down their differences, playing small and not stepping wholly into their power, authentically. 

I've discovered that what lights me up and fuels my sense of fulfillment is working with women of vision, women who want to lead like women - from inspiration, intuition, inter-relation and inclusion. I believe that women do leadership differently and will be our change agents, co-creating a more positive world. 

Supporting leaders and their team members to find their ‘grace in action' is where it’s at for me. To me that means being the leader you know you are capable of being while working under life's daily pressures, and coming home feeling confident about yourself, your relationships, and your efforts. I absolutely love seeing that unfold for my clients, and feeling inspired by their brilliance, vulnerability, and capabilities. 

Taking the time to sink into this realization helped me refine my coaching business and branding. My vision now is to help women be more loyal to their values, their dreams and their innate leadership styles, than to their fears.  My vision is to be an inspired and inspiring coach of creative, driven, masterful women who want to feel comfortable and authentic in their own leadership style.

I’ve knocked my head up against the square-peg-in-a-round-hole phenomenon many times, and I’ve learned that being the square peg is a strength, not a weakness, as long as you know how to use your unique strengths. I’ve come to understand what it is that makes me square (a.k.a. unique) and I’ve learned to live into those strengths and use them in ways that are creative and in service of those with whom I work and play.  

I am very honoured to have the trust of my clients – those inspired, creative, intelligent, fun and quirky people who love the feeling of bringing their whole selves to work and doing good work collaboratively.

Connect with me and read more about my work experiences on LinkedIn.

What i'm known for:

  • 16 years experience in leadership coaching, team development and strategic planning.
  • Getting right to the heart of the matter.
  • Engaging safe spaces in which exploration, experimentation, creativity and learning can abound.
  • Facilitating team meetings using creative tools to quickly engage groups (even historically uncommunicative groups) and draw out their input, ideas, and collaborative solutions.
  • Translating academic and clinical research on management, leadership and innovation into practical strategies that leaders and teams can quickly implement.
  • Taking teams who have declared themselves as “unfixable” from dysfunction to friendly, productive and co-creative resilience.
  • Was told by said group, “You are the only coach who didn’t run screaming from us. We didn’t think it was possible, but you got us working like a team again.” 

And then some…

When I’m not traveling, camping or hiking I can be found cooking up a storm for friends and family, coaxing my herb garden to luscious abundance, dancing in the kitchen or pointing the lens of my camera at interesting and beautiful things, people and places.  

I have an insatiable love of life and enjoy celebrating it with food and good family fun! In my spare time, I’ve been cooking up a cross-cultural leadership project for girls here and in India!

I AM GUIDED BY:

  • My heart

  • My values

  • Posner and Kouzes

  • Teresa Amabile

  • Jean Piaget

  • Gervase Bushe

  • The incredible folks at The Coaches Training Institute

  • My talented and highly professional circle of colleagues who continually challenge and support me in my learning journey