Sean Kelsey is in a class of his own and is the CEO of the Nave Law Firm. His life’s journey has steered his passion toward empowering individuals to transform adversity into opportunities. Sean is dedicated to working diligently and passionately to not only enrich his own life but also the lives of others around him, all while fostering lasting value and purpose. His commitment is to continually refine the way he delivers positivity and to embrace daily learning.
“Your smile is your logo, your personality is your business card, how you leave others feeling after an experience becomes your trademark.”
What is Empathic Leadership?
“Leadership based on a deep understanding of someone's ability to understand their and others emotions to find and work to resolve emotional distress which may be affect the rest of the team..”
What skills or competencies did you enhance through the coaching process?
“Understanding the importance of self managing, Understanding DISC much better to create an ability to communicate in the same "language" as others, to slow down and not move so fact and even though intuition is good and important focus more on fact based communication, especially with the behavioral types within the legal industry .”
Share an example of a goal that you have realized as a result of coaching.
“Cant share just one!
The ability to take better care of myself. I had always believed that even if struggling if I gave enough to others, that would make me feel better. However, it only backfires and creates resentment. Most of the people I was giving to are unaware of the level of kindness I was providing; they just took it as the exception norm and created a worse situation. But that's not their fault; that's on me for allowing that to happen through not self-managing. How I feel is how I respond, which creates the culture around me.
That inside us is a thorn, and we need to figure out it and remove it vs. working around it. For me, my past/history made me feel I was not worthy (or competent) of the role I was in. But through coaching, I realized my superpower is my past, as it's shaped who I am and allowed me to create a family culture and build the life I wanted.
Feelings are not facts."
What do professionals need to start anticipating as the change needed to be a strong leader?
“To not be consumed by the noise, don't give it the energy to distract you. Be better at active listening, asking for more information, and then waiting to make a decision. Mitigate don't resolve, work to get THEM to make the decision I want.”
Describe Michael Sgro as a professional coach.
“I can not imaging another career for Michael as he is so amazing at coaching. He has the ability to work with some amazing people and give them skills which can enhance the already amazing things they may be doing. Caring, honest and accountable. He will provide a framework to succeed, but he will not do the work for you. You have to be vulnerable, you have to put in the work to make the conscience subconscious. Michael is someone who has forever changed my life by giving me the opportunity to see something within myself, which has allowed me to be a better husband, parent, co-worker, leader.”
Anything else you want to share about leadership? "Leadership is hard, harder if not focused on tools like EI, DISC and Values. These tools will allow you to inspire others to reach their full potential and brining the best out of everyone around me. One of the best gifts I got this Christmas was from an employee who gave me some artwork which had the quote "A sign of a good leader is not how many followers you have but how many leaders you create", and in the end, that's what matters. The impression you leave people with, which is why one must first self manage and take care of themselves to succeed."
Our mission is to coach extraordinary leaders and to develop empathy as a core competency. We work with business owners, nonprofit organizations, professionals, universities and community members who are facing challenges in their personal and professional effectiveness or want to reach their full capacity as a leader.