ABOUT ALIDA - ZM Coach

I coach managers to become great leaders. They go from feeling overwhelmed and uncertain to projecting confident authority. They build teams full of trust, where people are committed and engaged. They become influencers in their organizations, which opens up new opportunities.

I coach managers to become great leaders. They go from feeling overwhelmed and uncertain to projecting confident authority. They build teams full of trust, where people are committed and engaged. They become influencers in their organizations, which opens up new opportunities.

Discover the 5-Step Strategy My Clients Use to Thrive as Authentic, Confident Leaders.

My Clients

 

 

 

My clients are highly capable professionals who have been promoted based on top performance. They know that to succeed in their current role, and continue their upward trajectory, they need to take their leadership to the next level. They know that what got them “here” isn’t going to get them “there.”

 Committed to personal growth, they’re not afraid to ask for help. They see the value of having an elite coach who can help them hone their skills and enhance their performance.  

Using practical, concrete tools, they quickly learn to build effective teams full of trust where people are committed, collaborative, productive, and fulfilled in their work. They also learn to communicate with influence and build the strategic partnerships that make things move. As a result, they gain the confidence, respect, and recognition that sets them apart so they’re first in line for that next promotion.

 

 

 

Alida Zweidler-McKay

MY EXPERIENCE

My coaching builds on over 20 years of experience helping leaders and teams to take their performance to the next level. I’ve consulted for major corporations like Chevron and Shell on some of the largest projects in the energy sector worldwide. On those projects, I supported leaders with team building, conflict resolution, and coaching to ensure their teams worked well together and could perform at their best.

I’ve also provided change management consulting to organizations in the IT, healthcare, and human services sectors. In those engagements, I worked with managers to build the buy-in and support they needed for the change efforts to be successful. Through these experiences, I learned exactly what it takes to lead people effectively through uncertain and challenging times.

I earned an M.B.A. with Distinction from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, where I was honored to serve as the commencement speaker for our class.  Prior to Wharton, I received a B.A. with Distinction from Swarthmore College. I currently live in Lincoln, MA, where I enjoy hiking the local trails with my husband and teenage son.

MY EXPERIENCE

My coaching builds on over 20 years of experience helping leaders and teams to take their performance to the next level. I’ve consulted for major corporations like Chevron and Shell on some of the largest projects in the energy sector worldwide. On those projects, I supported leaders with team building, conflict resolution, and coaching to ensure their teams worked well together and could perform at their best.

I’ve also provided change management consulting to organizations in the IT, healthcare, and human services sectors. In those engagements, I worked with managers to build the buy-in and support they needed for the change efforts to be successful.

I earned an M.B.A. with Distinction from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, where I was honored to serve as the commencement speaker for our class.  Prior to Wharton, I received a B.A. with Distinction from Swarthmore College. I currently live in Lincoln, MA, where I enjoy hiking the local trails with my husband and teenage son.

My Inspiration

Early experiences can have profound impact on our future selves. In my case, my interest in leadership goes back to when I was just 12 years old. My dad took a new job as Sales Manager for a business owner named Harry, who knew exactly how to make the most of his talents. Before that, Dad had seemed a little stuck. From what I could see, it looked like his superiors weren’t very interested in his opinions, his job satisfaction, or his long-term growth. But Harry was different. He knew how to tap into what was great about my dad.

This job changed Dad’s life. He came alive at work. In doing so, he made major differences for the company, doubling their revenues within just a few years. It also made a huge difference for me. Dad was much more present at home. He had more energy and enthusiasm than I had ever seen before. Harry seemed to inspire that same energy in most of the people working for him. His support helped my dad take his career to the next level and to create a team of people who were committed to and proud of their work.

I thought that was absolutely fascinating and it sparked a deep curiosity in me about the art and skill of leadership. I yearned to know exactly how someone could build that sense of team and engender such loyalty and commitment to quality work. From then on, I devoted my life to learning what it takes, and then guiding leaders to inspire the very best performance in themselves and their team members.

If this story resonates with you, watch my free training to see how a few simple shifts can help you become that same kind of engaging leader.