Success Stories

Case Study: R.M.

Empowering Leadership Through the Shift from Rescuer to Coach

Client Background
R.M., a dedicated leader, had a natural inclination to step in and solve problems for his team. His intentions were noble – he wanted to support and protect his employees. However, this tendency to rescue often hindered the team’s growth and autonomy


R.M. realized that his rescue mentality, while well-intentioned, was limiting the team’s development. Employees became dependent on him for solutions, and their own problem-solving skills were underutilized.
Coaching Journey with Liz
Recognizing the need for a shift in leadership approach, R.M. sought coaching. The focus was on transitioning from being a rescuer to adopting a coaching style that would empower his team to take ownership of challenges
“Coaching with Liz has changed the way I lead. I used to believe that rescuing my team was the best way to support them, but I realized it was hindering their growth. Through coaching, I learned to step back, empower my team, and act as a guide rather than a rescuer. The impact has been transformative – the team is thriving, and I’ve witnessed a level of innovation and collaboration that exceeded my expectations.”
Director, Energy Sector

Strategies Employed

Self-Awareness and Reflection

Through coaching sessions, R.M. gained self-awareness about his rescuer tendencies. Reflecting on specific instances provided insights into the impact on team dynamics.

Coaching Techniques Training

R.M. learned and practiced coaching techniques that encouraged open dialogue, active listening, and empowering questions rather than providing immediate solutions

Delegation and Trust-Building

The coaching process included strategies for effective delegation, fostering trust within the team, and allowing team members to take on more responsibilities

Outcomes and Achievements

Team Empowerment

R.M.’s shift to a coaching approach empowered team members to think critically, solve problems independently, and take ownership of their tasks.

Enhanced Collaboration

The team flourished under the new leadership style, fostering a collaborative environment where ideas were freely exchanged, and everyone felt a sense of ownership.

Innovation and Creativity

With the newfound autonomy, team members began contributing innovative solutions and creative ideas, leading to improved processes and outcomes.

Improved Employee Morale

Employees felt more valued and trusted, resulting in improved morale, job satisfaction, and a sense of personal and professional growth.