Thank you for visiting the website of Coach To Strength!
My name is Elma Levy. I am a Leadership, Life Skills and Wellness Coach, with an extensive background as a business executive , business mentor and healthcare provider.
In addition to my experience as a coach, my successful Entrepreneurial Business career, my extensive HealthCare background as a nurse and a Nurse Practitioner, my work as a Business and Lean Start-up Mentor, and my personal experience with career and professional role transitions, provide me with the unique well-rounded skills and tools to work with you in your journey toward personal, professional and physical strength!
My Coaching Philosophy
Our lives consist of many different, and often competing, areas of need. A disruption in one area causes an imbalance in other areas of life, and we need to adapt. I understand this, and, because of my diverse background, I am uniquely qualified to work with you to uncover your strength so you can tackle challenges and grow into new circumstances. My goal is for you to be stronger and more resilient because of our work together!
Whether you are retired, in career transition, a business leader, a start-up entrepreneur, experiencing physical and/or personal obstacles or encounter challenges that cause you to feel stuck, we can work together to discover new options and untapped potential.
You have the strength and resilience already.....let's uncover it and put it to work for you!
My coaching philosophy is centered around the belief that you have it in you to make the changes and adaptations that will get you to where you want to be…. You just need someone to help you visualize it and realize it! My mission and passion is to have a positive impact on you!.…..to work together with you on building personal, physical and professional strength.
Graduate of the Leadership for Organizational Well Being program; George Mason University
Leadership Coaching Strategies program; Harvard School of Continuing Education
Life Skills Coaching program; Life Coach Institute of Orange County
The Leadership Circle 360 Profile Certification
Certified DiSC Facilitator
Healthcare and Wellness:
RN, BSN, MSN, FNP
extensive hands-on clinical experience as a nurse and nurse practitioner
Business and Leadership:
Co-founder and Chair of the Board of Dovel Technologies (http://doveltech.com)
Vice Chair Board of Directors of Montgomery Hospice (https://www.montgomeryhospice.org)
Graduate of Harvard Business School, Executive Education: Women on Boards: Succeeding as a Corporate Director (November 2018)
Member Advisory Board of Summit ET (https://summitet.com)
Member of the GWU SEAS Advisory Council (https://www.seas.gwu.edu/national-advisory-council
Lean StartUp/NSF ICorps mentor (https://www.nsf.gov/news/special_reports/i-corps/)
Mentor in Residence GWU Innovation & Entrepreneurship Center (https://newventure.gwu.edu/mentors-residence-program)
Walk & Talk
You've heard that sitting is the new smoking! Research shows the health risks associated with a sedentary (sitting) life style. So why sit and talk? If you like to be on the move, join me for a walk...
My ‘Walk & Talk’ program is designed to give you the ‘two-in-one’ benefit of physical activity while engaging in a coaching or mentoring session. Our sessions can be at any location of your preference within a 10 mile radius of Bethesda. We will walk at your pace, for the duration and distance you feel comfortable with.
Just as a baby is not a small adult, a start-up is not a small size large company; with the right guidance and structure, however, a start-up will become a mature and thriving organization. Each phase in the cycle of growth comes with unique challenges and requires a different leadership style. From start-up through rapid growth and into maturity, I have lived through each phase, and I can work with you and share my experience. From scaling your organization, and building a stable foundation to support growth, to identifying the right team for each phase and transitioning of people into, and out of, roles, why not work with someone who has been there....
Going from where you are to where you are heading.....in simple terms, that's transitioning.
Transitioning can be a wonderful and exciting process, or a painful and negative one. What is almost always true is that it's both exciting as well as frightening.
Think about it :
Retiring: finally!...but now what?
New job: great opportunity....but will I be successful?
New career: exciting....but where do I start?
Changing role: better for the organization...but where does this leave me?
I have been in all these transitional situations, and then some...and it was exciting and scary every time, all a once. One lesson learned is to not allow transition to happen by default, be deliberate about where you want to be...
Let's talk about it and work on your transition strategy!
As you and your organization change, the demands on you change. Whether you are in a leadership position, and want to grow in your career, or your environment around you demands adaptation.
As a Leadership Coach, I work with clients on developing strategies to meet the changing demands and developing roles within their careers and organizations.
My background as an entrepreneur and business owner, and a graduate of the GMU LCOW program and the Harvard CE Leadership Coaching program give me the experience, the skills and the tools to work with you inside or outside your organization. Perhaps you realize that you are not functioning at your potential, or you are not sure what your next step should be, or something is holding you back from advancing in your career....
let's explore it together and see what your options are. Through skilled Coaching you will discover new options and a different perspective.
My extensive background as a nurse (BSN, MSN) and a Nurse Practitioner, combined with my training and experience as a Life Coach, leaves me uniquely prepared to support you in your journey towards a healthier and stronger you! Are health challenges preventing you from living a life of Well-Being? Do you want to introduce lifestyle changes? Let’s work together to unleash the strength and resilience you have in you to make it happen. My approach will be to help you visualize outcome, set attainable goals, create a plan of action, and support you in your road to success.
LIFE SKILLS COACHING
Sometimes you just feel stuck or overwhelmed…….
Whether you are uncertain of your direction, or you have multiple options and you are not sure which way to go, or you might not see any options……. you need someone who can help you clarify, untangle, visualize, and find options you don't think you have.
As a Life Skills Coach, and a graduate of the Life Coach Institute of Orange County, I am experienced in asking you the questions that will lead you to realize your options, question your perceived limitations, discover new directions and visualize a path forward.
We will work together to define that path and develop the strength and resilience for you to walk that path
In -person sessions are held in Tysons Corner or in Bethesda
Telephone/Skype sessions are available
Walk & Talk sessions are at a mutually agreed location.