Trusty navigation services for adventurous women leaders

… and the Thriving International Schools that Hire and Support Them

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What is Sidecar Counsel?

A Call for Adventurous Leadership

Leading an international school is an adventure unlike any other, with added dimensions for female leaders. Women taking on leadership positions can ably fill these roles, shape them to reflect their innate strengths and realities, create new norms around leadership, and cultivate thriving schools.

And a Trusty Guide on the Side

Adventurers often appreciate the companionship of a trusty guide: one who can serve as a personal GPS, calm counsel and motivator. They can then have more confidence in their navigation, get support through the rough spots, and even enjoy the ride!

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I’m Bridget, your Sidecar CounseL

As your sidecar guide I bring years of experience with international school leadership recruiting and deeply-rooted passion for helping adventurous leaders explore new frontiers.

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Benefits of Coaching

As your Sidecar Counsel, I can help you

Connect with your purpose and embed it into your adventure

Clarify your goals, values and parameters

Create a roadmap to your destination

Cultivate your professional networks, supporters, and other champions

Prepare for ‘knowns’ and ‘unknowns’ in the road ahead

Navigate through difficult passages and at strategic decision points

Remain steady and motivated

Enjoy the ride, with experienced counsel and good company

Sidecar Services

Whether you’re an aspiring leadership candidate seeking her next destination, a ‘sitting’ leader looking to fully express her talents, or a school aiming to thrive by empowering women leaders, I’ve got you covered.

Leadership Search Adventure Packages

We’ll get you clear on your purpose and direction, pack your bags for the road ahead, navigate the tricky spots, and set you up for success when you close in your destination.

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Coaching for Leaders
“On the Job”

Coaching can help you develop stronger and more fulfilling relationships at work, greater personal and professional effectiveness, a better work-life balance, and opportunities for growth.

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School Consultations

We’ll explore the current climate for women leaders at your school and discuss ways to cultivate an environment where female leaders - and all constituents - thrive.

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Oneoff Services

Not ready for a full coaching adventure but could use some ‘one-off’ assistance? Contact me for these specific services or others that lend themselves to a one-time session with me.

Sidecar Tuneup: Resume Refresh

When’s the last time you ‘looked under the hood’ of your resume to see if it’s serving you well in your leadership search? After 7 years of consulting on leadership searches for international schools, I’ve seen hundreds of resumes and have a good sense of what resonates with recruiters and search committees, and am happy to share that perspective with you. If your resume is ‘leadership search ready,’ I’ll convert the time you’ve paid for to a 30-minute personalized coaching session.

Sidecar SOS

Facing a time-sensitive leadership conundrum? Not sure who to turn to for a sounding board? Important to keep your deliberations private and confidential?  Contact me. I will do my best to make myself available within 48 hours.

“The best we can find in our travels is an honest friend.”

— Robert Louis Stevenson
Webinar

Sidecar FastTrack

This 3-part webinar series, which takes place over 3 sessions on Sundays in March, offers my top tips for accelerating your leadership job search, in a group setting.

Gain insiders’ insights on the search process

Learn practical, powerful tips to enhance your candidacy

Connect with and learn from other female international school leaders

Have opportunities for personalized coaching

Feel well-prepared for the upcoming recruiting season (for positions beginning in 2022)

Click for more information, and to register for the webinar series. Early Bird pricing for registrations prior to February 10.

Testimonials

Happy Sidecar Client-Drivers

Bridget has developed excellent reflective activities that have helped me identify strengths, areas of improvement, and opportunities that I have yet to explore. I feel much more prepared to be the school leader that I want to be.

Kristen Schroeder
Director of Inclusion and Challenge (designate)

I have benefitted immensely from Bridget's extensive knowledge of international recruitment coupled with her deep commitment to improving the leadership landscape for women. I have happily accepted my next leadership role.

Kristine Stamp-Jerabek
High School Principal-designate

You really moved me along, gave some excellent practical advice, and encouraged me to dream big, too.  Not only are you the sidecar advisor, you are the big blazing light one puts on front of the motorcycle!

Dale Taylor
Head of School
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