Ouch! The Pain of Growing and Developing Others

My Story- GDF CoachingHere’s a little secret that should make all business owners and leaders feel a lot better.

If you’re struggling to grow and develop your team, you’re not alone.

Often we’re placed in positions of power and authority not because we’re great at developing and leading others, but because we’re great at what we do. This undoubtedly would put a lot of pressure on anyone. Suddenly, we’re responsible for coaching, monitoring and mentoring a team of people. Chances are good that these are skills we’ve never formally acquired.

Don’t lose control.

Regardless of whether you manage a team of one or fifty, if you don’t have the necessary tools to train, advise and hold people accountable, things can spiral out of control very quickly.

There is a unique skill set surrounding how to properly engage your team, avoid conflict and open the doors of communication.  If your culture, roles, responsibilities and expectations are not clearly defined, your work environment can soon become filled with chaos, poor results, and hostility.

A happy team is a loyal team.

Sounds too simple, right? But it’s true. The ultimate goal for any organization should be to build a team of associates that feel important, understood and excited to be at work. This may seem like an overwhelming task to accomplish, especially if you feel things are too far gone to get back. They’re not.

It’s never too late to get your people and organization under control.  If you have the will and dedication to help improve their performance, create a great culture, and begin to enjoy the work you do again, I can give you the effective tools and techniques to move forward.


Gina DiStefano Fernandez, founder of GDF Coaching, LLC, was established after 15 years combined experience in executive level recruiting and working for one of the largest restaurant corporations in the world.  Gina holds a wealth of knowledge surrounding people development, hiring, leadership training, personal growth and career transition.  For more information, visit her website at www.gdfcoaching.com

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