You may be new to management, a seasoned leader facing unique challenges, or looking down the road as you level up in your career. We are here to support anyone, at any stage of their career journey.
Meeting with a Wherewithall coach is like having a one-on-one with a manager who cares deeply about, and is invested in, you and your own growth. We're here to give you feedback, a gut-check, and most importantly, to help you to deeply introspect and find the answers that already live inside of you.
Working with Lara is the best thing I’ve done for my career. She challenges me, encourages me, and gives me new tools for approaching my work. I leave our conversations with renewed energy, clarity, and focus, and have become a much stronger manager and leader through our work together.
Marie Connelly, Director of Community at Vox
How it works
What happens in a session?
Wherewithall's coaching practice leverages four primary skills in a blended approach. Your coach will provide:
Coaching: using open questions to help you deeply introspect and understand the shape of your challenge, before moving into problem-solving mode
Mentoring: giving advice, sharing our perspective and what we've seen work/not work
Sponsoring: advocating, making introductions for new leadership opportunities
Feedback: routinely sharing clear, specific, and actionable feedback to help you continue to grow
Our clients find themselves at all different levels and have varying experiences. They come from a multitude of disciplines. But they’re all absolutely amazing people, at incredible companies, who could use a sounding board, and a supportive place just for them.
We'll chat over the phone or video, and we'll design a schedule together based on what you need. Coaching can be a one-off call to help you work through a problem, check-ins over a year as you grow, and anything in between.
Coaches at Wherewithall leverage their experience (and enjoyment!) coaching and supporting managers at various levels, stages of team growth, and challenges to help your leaders excel.
Providing your line managers, team leads and directors with one-on-one coaching is an investment into your team. Wherewithall coaches support and supplement the time and energy you’re putting in to grow your management layers. Training, sponsoring, and growing your leaders and managers takes a village, and we’re eager to be in yours.
When you retain Wherewithall to coach your leaders and managers, it does three things:
Line managers and emerging leaders feel supported for the tough stuff when they need it most, regardless of your bandwidth.
Senior leaders feel less headaches and stress because they have a trusted, always-available lever they can pull for extra support.
Your senior manager pipeline is strengthened. Spot coaching can be a key strategy towards increasing the speed and efficiency of filling future open senior-level spots, because we will be coaching line managers and emerging leaders towards more senior skill sets.
We offer retainers for organizations interested in supporting their managers and leaders with routine one-on-one sessions. We customize the coaching session cadence based on your teammates' needs, and your organization's budget.
When I think about the most pivotal moments in my career over the last five years, I can’t do so without hearing Lindsay’s voice - asking perceptive questions, sharing insights, and challenging me to take thoughtful risks. Her coaching has pushed me to seek out positions that align with my skills and energize me, which has created a balance in my life I didn't know was possible before meeting her.
After more than a decade growing leaders as a VP of Engineering, Lara now specializes in supporting members of underrepresented groups.
She's been exactly where you are: she's hired, fired, provided really difficult feedback, changed team cultures, and questioned whether she could handle all that was on her plate. She understands where you’re coming from and she's eager to have your back.
Julie Schechter has spent the last decade spanning law and entrepreneurship, leading teams and serving as a coach in multiple professional arenas.
A graduate of Harvard Law School, Julie first practiced at an international law firm before becoming a coach. Before joining Wherewithall, Julie was the Director of a leading executive consulting practice in NYC that handles the career development of high-powered professionals.
Lindsay has spent the last 10 years leading and building teams in the tech industry. As a former educator, she is passionate about developing individuals and teams, recognizing the unique qualities each person brings and the importance of continuous learning as they adapt to change.
With a strong management background, Lindsay serves a range of clients from emerging leaders to executives.
I started working with Lara during a challenging role transition where I felt like I was drowning on an almost daily basis. Lara didn’t just help me stay afloat - she kept me focused on strategic priorities, helped me work through difficult decisions, and ultimately supported me in harnessing the opportunity to rapidly grow in my leadership capabilities. I’d recommend Lara to any engineering leader looking for extra support outside their organization.
Steve Lloyd, VP of Engineering at Strava
Lindsay expertly navigates the tricky line between offering support and holding someone accountable, and I think this quality alone makes her a phenomenal coach. Tack on her natural instincts to ask thoughtful questions and uncover tangled motivations, thoughts, fears, and more, and you’ve got a partner who enables you to suss out blockers and move forward in the face of any challenge.