Working Together.

The first step in the coaching engagement is to conduct an exploratory session (45- 55 minutes in length) where I gather information, learn more about where you may feel “stuck” and/or recognize the blocks that may be holding you back.

If this session is helpful to you, and you choose to engage in an ongoing coaching relationship, we enter into a structured contractual agreement. In our experience, the most productive plan is comprised of a 3-month commitment to include up to 10 hourly sessions.

Midway through the contractual sessions, we evaluate our progress and make adjustments, considering: Do you feel you are moving forward with a definitive plan to achieve success in an identified area? Are we ready to transition into specific advisory services or do you wish to extend the coaching relationship?

What My Clients Say About Their Coaching Experience.

When I started working with Phyllis, I lacked direction on my business plans and goals. I reached out to her for an initial consultation and by the end of the call I knew I needed to continue.  Throughout our sessions, she helped me stay focused and align my goals with my core values. I accomplished having a business plan, figuring out what products I wanted to offer to my clients and even created some marketing tools.  Phyllis is an excellent listener and pushed me when I needed that push. She also challenged my thoughts and made me go deeper into what I was struggling with during the call. 

Candice B.


Innovative Business Partners guided and directed us through the murky waters of fundraising for our national PBS show Two Moms and a Car. George and Phyllis consistently provided solutions  that empowered and encouraged us to grow in our abilities as independent producers. They know the ins and outs of sales as well as how to connect with potential leads. They showed us how to interact and engage in successful conversations with corporate executives. Their feedback and knowledge has been indispensable to the funding of our business.

Courtney Godsey

Co-Host Two Moms and a Car

The services provided by Phyllis provided me with an avenue to identify and overcome barriers hindering my personal and professional development.  Phyllis’ use of well-designed assessment tools allowed her insight needed to facilitate our discussions.  Within four sessions I was able to clearly identify and remove the “mental” limitations interfering with my overall success.  Our coaching sessions were effective, timely and flexible.


Grants Administrator

My coaching experience with Phyllis Nolan was awesome. She brought a unique perspective to the issues we discussed. She was supportive, never critical, yet guided me using insightful questions, comments and suggestions. With her guidance, I was able to explore new approaches to problem solving. One of the most valuable lessons I learned was that I can turn to others for help and input. While this may not seem revolutionary to many people, for me this was a game changer.  Phyllis was generous with her time sharing meaningful and applicable information from her diverse experience and resources. I would recommend her coaching service to others with a desire to be more productive and intentional in their efforts.


Financial Services Professional

Phyllis Nolan came to Positive Management Leadership with enough experience to fill several positions! Phyllis is well organized and has a talent for listening to the client and providing a proposal that will best fit the needs of the client and his/her company. She is a great advocate for all of her clients and uses THEIR needs as the key in her business development work. If you need a good listener, someone who will help you to fine-tune your company’s training needs; if you are looking for someone who is a well-rounded and experienced person; if you need help figuring out how to match your training needs to your budget, then Phyllis is just the person for you. You cannot go wrong!

Despina Yeargin

As a committee member for the Upstate Regional Women’s Leadership Conference, Phyllis was an inspiration for all of us that worked on the committee. She had a vision, connected with a colleague to develop that vision, reached out to create collaborative relationships that created the committee and was able to realize her vision through the conference. Her energy, enthusiasm and drive provided the leadership that kept the group on track. Phyllis has a unique gift bringing people together to achieve a common goal.

Linda Jameison