Certified Executive & Professional Coach, University of Texas at Dallas
MA Organizational Leadership, Gonzaga University
BBA, Economics & Finance, Gonzaga University
This is my story
Hello! I’m Cait Swamy, and I’m a Leadership Coach with Ama La Vida.
Helping people tap into their innate talents and coaching them to reach their full potential is my passion and life’s purpose. I call myself a people enthusiast because I believe people are the heartbeat of any organization. With close to a decade of leading Global Talent Development Programs at a Fortune 50 company, I have coached leaders from early career to executive leadership. In addition to my corporate background, I also have a background in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Consulting where I have coached and supported leaders to develop as Inclusive Servant Leaders. What attracted me to leadership coaching is the notion that we are all on a journey as we continue to grow and evolve. This work is never quite done and the process of learning about each individual’s unique potential absolutely fascinates me. I believe that the strongest organizations are those in which employees feel connected, not only to their work, but to each other. My approach helps leaders cultivate that connection.
When I’m not coaching, I enjoy spending time with my husband (JJ), son (Lennon), and lazy Goldendoodle (Marley). I am passionate about people (their gifts and their aspirations), learning (podcasts, books, documentaries, you name it!), nature (being outdoors and breathing fresh air everyday rain or shine), health & wellness (living an active & mindful lifestyle), cooking (specifically plant-based cooking), entrepreneurship (particularly women-owned businesses), Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion (gender equity and racial justice), sustainability (living intentionally and consciously) , spirituality (I lead with my intuition), travel (the pandemic has really taken a toll on this one!), design (I have a deep appreciation for beautiful interiors), music (vinyl records), and food (because let’s be honest the greatest moments in life are shared with good company over a great meal and wine). I bring all of these passions to my coaching approach because they are rooted in living a life of joy, and to me that is 99% of the time why leaders find their way to coaching; the search for joy, for Ama La Vida. I am beyond honored, humbled, and grateful to be joining the Ama La Vida family and most importantly to be your coach!
My Coaching Approach
I believe that a coaching relationship can be a powerful experience, involving the development of new possibilities, new levels of achievement and personal growth. Learning is fundamental to a successful coaching experience. My coaching style is rooted in positive psychology and strengths-based leadership. As a maximizer, I am interested in maximizing your potential through understanding your innate talents and then partnering with you to develop them so that together we can maximize your leadership. My role as your coach is to support you in the intentions and actions that YOU have chosen for yourself. A natural empath, my approach is to listen from the heart meaning I will be show up, be present and create the conditions for a safe space.
I work with leaders who are:
- Executive Leaders
- New Leaders
- Anyone interested and open to developing their Servant Leadership potential (which I firmly believe exists within each of us)
- Leaders early in their career (or beyond) and who are interested in exploring their leadership philosophy
- Leaders who are interested in developing and tapping into their intuition
When you work with me, I commit to:
- Maintain client- coach confidentiality, always
- Provide my undivided attention and listen fully
- Ask powerful questions
- Provide coaching consistent with your vision
- Be honest and straightforward in asking questions and making requests to increase your awareness and move you toward your desired future
- Honor the style of support that works best for you
- Attend to your agenda with exploration of measures of success and accountability
- Celebrate you and have fun a long the way
“Cait is a fantastic coach to work with! You can tell she cares about you as a person and not just a client which sets her apart from my other experiences. She asks thought provoking questions that truly helped me to better understand myself and how to move forward. Cait is the epitome of servant leadership and I left that experience feeling more confident than ever in this next stage of my career.”
-Teaira Spencer, Talent Acquisition Advisor, The Boeing Company
“Before I started working with a coach, I was skeptical that it would lead to measurable results. I was so wrong. Within just a few sessions of working with Cait, I started operating with more self-awareness and personal vision. Caitlin has an incredible talent for asking both thought-provoking and clarifying questions. I walked away from every session feeling more energized, empowered, and equipped to address my challenges. In particular, Cait not only helped me identify my key strengths, but also created space for me to better understand how I could cultivate these strengths. I view my time working with Cait as invaluable to my personal and professional growth. If you are ready to invest in yourself and reach your next level of success, I cannot recommend Cait highly enough as a guide and champion to help you get there.”
-Stephen Blunk, Global Regulatory Strategist, The Boeing Company
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