Business & Productivity Coach
Camille’s Mastermind program is an incredible opportunity to strip away the daily layers and share pressing questions, concerns, and dreams with an intimate inspiring group of women who are there to equally share, grow, offer advice and experience and enable every one to be their best selves.
As the founder of a venture-backed startup, I face a constantly-changing set of challenges each and every day. Camille has been invaluable in helping me to meet the professional and personal challenges that come with the pressure cooker of a tech startup, from navigating complex investor dynamics to helping me curate my leadership style and personal brand. I am a better leader, coworker, and man for having known Camille.
When Camille takes you on as a client, she is beside you for the ride. She thought deeply on my behalf, challenged me to think bigger, and inspired me to expand my reach. After working with Camille, I raised over 100% of my nonprofit’s operation budget in the first quarter alone. This created space for me to think more strategically about developing my team, positioning my business relationships, and expanding my comfort zone. Sometimes with a gentle nudge and other times with a kick in the pants, Camille engaged me to be my best self, better than I ever thought possible.It wasn’t just my organization and work life that thrived; my family life improved, too. Her systemic approach pushed me to navigate challenges and be more fully present with my children. Her coaching inspired several once-in-a lifetime conversations with my elderly father that I never would have had before. Coaching with Camille changed my life in every way.
Having worked with numerous coaches in several organizations, I am very pleased to recommend Camille highly. My organization has hired Camille to work with many of our leaders and high performers. She has made a substantive and positive difference in their leadership growth. Camille gets to understand the many layers of a person’s leadership journey, she works relentlessly to prioritize areas of development and gets to the core of what needs work.
I first worked with Camille when I was a new law partner trying to find my legs as a leader, rainmaker, and manager. She helped me find my unique style, build and hone the skills I needed to lead effectively, and challenged me to be more authentic in business relationships. I went from a service partner to rainmaker. When my wife’s father died, Camille inspired me to support my wife in ways I otherwise might not have had the courage to try. Most important, my relationships with my wife, son, and daughter flourished.Nearly seven years later, at a new firm I was confronted with significant opportunity and politics. I reengaged Camille for the next level of learning and was appointed chair of my North American practice area. Through her coaching, I know myself better, I am more effective in achieving outcomes, and I have adapted my work to feel more fulfilled.
Camille has a unique ability to succinctly summarize our key issues (both challenges and opportunities) and then help us drive to actionable conclusions. I have worked with other coaches in the past and found Camille to be more effective. She focuses us on change and driving action, often citing studies or anecdotes. She will make a positive difference in your professional development - guaranteed.
Working with Camille brought an unusual combination of structure and creativity to bear on my endeavors. The structure she provided gave me motivation to stay on task, even with daunting, long term projects that would otherwise have been easy to postpone. And the creative questions she posed helped me to see some of my challenges in helpful new ways, opening paths to solutions that I would never have seen on my own. Camille brings a perfect mix of insight and energy to her engagements, offering both deep reflections and practical applications.
At times it is unsettling that Camille understands me better than I understand myself. She helped me to decode myself, to focus on outcomes, to simplify and to enjoy life more. The impact was huge: getting over fear of flying and building clarity about where I wanted to take my business and my life. It was beyond valuable. It was life changing.
Camille’s presentation on Mastering Female Leadership was dynamic, engaging and insightful. Her content resonated with women across multiple GE businesses and experience levels, helping us identify opportunities to become more effective leaders. Many of us wanted to hear her speak longer, so much that we are looking forward to bringing her back to speak again.
I invited Camille to lead a presentation at Working Mother Media’s Work Life Congress. Her session was, hands down, one of the most popular. Camille is charismatic, engaging, funny, and impactful. She integrated neuroscience and psychology with real-life practical applications to deeply engage her audience and lead them in active learning. Most important, participants left with specific pathways to drive change. Simply put, she was amazing.
All rights reserved. Camille Preston, 2015.