Bonnie Davis, a partner at HuWork, is here today to discuss facilitating workplaces where employees are valued and excel, and businesses thrive. Bonnie shares her views on the importance of career coaching for all levels of management. Her passion is to develop leaders and those they lead and to enhance the “people side” of organizations. If you are a manager, employee, or seeking work, there are valuable tips you will not want to miss. Join us today for this thought-provoking discussion.
In This Episode:
[3:00] Bonnie discusses her educational and career choices
[7:00] Becoming a manager - The pros and cons - Desire or Obligation
[12:25] The performance review
[26:55] Creating an environment where employees are not defeated but grow
[30:27] Asking the right questions
[38:38] Valuable tips regarding your career path and growth
Performance reviews are critical for employees to understand their strengths and weaknesses. However, the employee can be defeated at the onset if the right questions are not asked or if the question triggers a flight or fight mode in the employee.
An employee may think they want to rise to the level of manager, however, when they arrive they learn all the responsibilities and activities involved in the manager's position that is purely “managerial” and have nothing to do with the work or tasks they once enjoyed.
Unfortunately, many managers focus on the areas in which an employee needs improvement and just take for granted their strengths. Building up an individual's strengths and acknowledging those can be one of the most important details of a performance review.
Bonnie Davis is a partner at HuWork, a company she founded to help to create more human, inclusive, and meaningful workplaces where people and businesses thrive. As a speaker, consultant, team facilitator, writer, and executive coach, Bonnie follows her passion for driving growth. Her work develops leaders, enhances culture and employee engagement, helps teams work better together, and guides successful outcomes on the “people side” of organizations across various industries.
Bonnie’s experience spans working for and with Fortune 500 companies, teaching at universities, owning her own business, speaking at conferences, writing for Forbes.com, and doing lots of volunteer work. She is also on the coaching and facilitation faculty for The Marcus Buckingham Company. Because she is a geek who loves to learn, Bonnie has collected a bunch of degrees and certifications.
Bonnie lives in Denver, Colorado where she loves “non-competitive” time outdoors and being goofy with her husband and teenage children.
EDUCATION & CERTIFICATIONS
MA, Organizational Psychology | Columbia University
BA, Psychology and Business Administration | American University
Leadership Certificate, Diversity, and Inclusion | Cornell University
Coaching Certification (CPCC) | Coaches Training Institute
Coaching, Mentorship & Facilitation Certifications | The Marcus Buckingham Company