Joann Bellenkes 


Certified Executive and Leadership Coach in La Quinta, California, United States

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Welcome to Your Journey to Success

My name is Joann Bellenkes, and I am a Certified Executive and Leadership Coach based in beautiful La Quinta, California. Over the past two decades, I have dedicated my career to helping individuals and teams achieve their full potential, both personally and professionally. Whether you are an emerging leader, a seasoned executive, or a professional seeking a meaningful career change, I am here to partner with you on your journey to success.

Understanding Your Challenges

Throughout my career, I have encountered a variety of challenges that leaders face. Overthinking and analyzing every conversation, especially with senior positions, can lead to indecisiveness and self-doubt. Feeling overwhelmed and stressed to the point of immobility is a common struggle that can impede professional growth. Improving communication skills and team dynamics is essential for anyone looking to enhance their leadership capabilities. Additionally, many individuals feel trapped in unfulfilling jobs or suffer from imposter syndrome, believing they are unworthy of their roles despite their achievements. My goal is to address these challenges head-on, providing the support and tools needed to overcome them.

My Approach to Executive and Leadership Coaching

As an Executive and Leadership Coach, my approach is deeply personalized. I understand that there is no "one size fits all" solution in leadership development. Each coaching program is customized to your specific goals and areas of focus. Whether you need to enhance your communication skills, manage stress more effectively, or build confidence in your new leadership role, I am here to help.

I offer a range of coaching services, including one-on-one coaching sessions, group coaching, and mastermind groups. My programs are designed to improve organizational development, leadership skills, soft skills, time management, and stress management. Together, we will work on communication, accountability, mindset mastery, team dynamics, emotional intelligence, and presentation skills. My aim is to ensure you achieve both personal and professional fulfillment.

Success Stories

Let me share a few examples of how my coaching has made a significant impact on my clients' lives:

  • From Unhappy Employee to Confident Business Owner: One of my clients transitioned from an unhappy employee to a happy and confident business owner. Through our executive leadership coaching sessions, they developed the skills and mindset needed to pursue their entrepreneurial dreams.

  • Realizing Lifelong Ambitions: An allied health professional, who had always dreamed of becoming a writer, completed her first novel after working with me. Our sessions focused on overcoming self-doubt and building the confidence necessary to achieve her goals.

  • Overcoming Imposter Syndrome: A recently promoted executive struggling with imposter syndrome transformed into a self-confident, effective communicator. They now routinely volunteer to lead team meetings and presentations, enhancing both their work and personal relationships.

The Importance of Personalized Coaching

My experience as both a Director of Training and Development for a $100M manufacturing organization and as COO for a multi-million dollar sales organization has equipped me with the insights needed to coach leaders at all levels. From emerging leaders to C-suite executives, I tailor my coaching to address the unique needs of each individual. This personalized approach ensures that you receive the specific guidance and support necessary for your development.

Leadership is not just about managing others; it's about managing yourself. Through my coaching, you will learn to navigate the complexities of leadership, build resilience, and develop a mindset that empowers you to lead effectively. We will focus on improving your emotional intelligence, communication skills, and ability to manage stress, ensuring that you can lead with confidence and clarity.

Executive Coaching Programs

One-on-One Coaching Sessions: These personalized sessions are tailored to your specific needs and goals. We will work closely together to identify areas for improvement and develop a plan to achieve your objectives. Whether you need help with time management, stress management, or building confidence, I am here to support you every step of the way.

Group Coaching for Executives: Group coaching sessions provide a supportive environment where you can learn from the experiences of others. These sessions focus on leadership development, team dynamics, and communication skills training. By participating in group coaching, you will gain new perspectives and strategies to enhance your leadership capabilities.

Mastermind Groups for Leaders: Mastermind groups offer a unique opportunity to collaborate with other leaders. These groups provide a platform for sharing ideas, discussing challenges, and receiving feedback. As a member of a mastermind group, you will benefit from the collective wisdom and support of your peers.

Skills/Personal Assessments: Understanding your strengths and areas for development is crucial for growth. I offer comprehensive assessments to help you gain insights into your leadership style, communication skills, and emotional intelligence. These assessments serve as a foundation for our coaching sessions, guiding our work together.

Leadership Training and Team Building Workshops: Effective leadership requires continuous learning and development. My leadership training and team building workshops are designed to enhance your skills and improve team dynamics. These workshops cover a range of topics, including organizational development, soft skills training, and presentation skills coaching.

The Power of Coaching

No matter how successful you are, a coach can always provide valuable insights and guidance. My own journey to becoming a Certified Leadership Coach involved rigorous training and extensive experience. I attended an ICF accredited school for 18 months, completed numerous exams, and underwent more than 10 hours of coach mentoring. This dedication to my craft ensures that I offer the highest quality coaching to my clients.

Coaching is not just about achieving professional success; it's about finding personal fulfillment as well. I have experienced firsthand the stress and exhaustion that come with a demanding corporate life. Sleepless nights, days forgetting to eat, and the constant pressure to perform can take a toll on your well-being. I understand these challenges because I have lived through them. My resilience and mindset have allowed me to overcome significant personal and professional obstacles, and I am committed to helping you do the same.

Why Choose Me as Your Executive and Leadership Coach?

Choosing the right coach is a critical decision. Here are a few reasons why my clients have trusted me to guide them on their journey:

  • Experience and Expertise: With over 20 years of leadership experience, I bring a wealth of knowledge and insights to my coaching practice. My background as a Director of Training and Development and COO has equipped me with the skills needed to coach leaders at all levels.

  • Personal Connection: I believe in building strong, supportive relationships with my clients. My ability to connect with people and understand their unique challenges sets me apart as a coach.

  • Customized Approach: There is no one-size-fits-all solution in coaching. I tailor my programs to meet the specific needs of each client, ensuring that you receive the guidance and support necessary for your growth.

  • Commitment to Excellence: My journey to becoming a Certified Leadership Coach involved rigorous training and extensive experience. I am committed to offering the highest quality coaching to help you achieve your goals.

  • Empathy and Understanding: Having experienced significant challenges in my own life, I bring a deep sense of empathy and understanding to my coaching practice. I know what it's like to feel stuck, overwhelmed, and defeated, and I am here to help you find a way forward.

Let's Work Together

If you're ready to leave behind your old negative thoughts and master the skills needed to move forward in life, I am here to help. As your partner on this journey, I will provide the support, guidance, and tools necessary for your success. Together, we will find the path to personal and professional fulfillment.

Based in La Quinta, California, I offer coaching services both locally and remotely. Whether you prefer in-person sessions or virtual meetings, I am flexible and adaptable to your needs. My goal is to make coaching accessible and effective for everyone, regardless of location.

Contact Me Today

Are you ready to take the next step in your leadership journey? Contact me today to schedule a consultation and learn more about how my executive leadership coaching can benefit you. Let's work together to achieve your goals and unlock your full potential.

Remember, your success is not just a destination; it's a journey. And I am here to walk that path with you.

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