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Close-Up Talk Radio spotlights Barbara Hetzel of Ridge Top Coaching

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Blairstown, NJ Great leaders work alongside people. They’re not “in charge” or “the boss.” A great leader listens and collaborates, is willing to admit their idea isn’t always the best idea, and advocates for people who have leadership qualities that can be developed. Finally, a great leader is introspective and reflective. Leadership requires you to be a role model, someone who understands their own level of integrity and tries to live there.

According to Barbara Hetzel of Ridge Top Coaching, life and leadership go hand in hand: if you’re unhappy in your life you’re not going to be a very good leader; if you’re feeling insecure in your leadership skills, you’re not going to be very happy in life.

“I see coaching as a way for people to feel powerful again in their lives,” says Barbara, “to know who they are, what their values are and to live their lives in that way no matter what environment they find themselves in. If you can change your thinking you can change your behaviors; if you can change your behaviors your whole world can shift in a positive direction.”

Barbara says she established Ridge Top Coaching to work specifically with leaders, though that doesn’t necessarily mean someone who has a leadership title in the work place; they can be the leader in their family or a leader of a non-profit or volunteer effort. It’s for any who is interested in developing the internal and external processes that impact great leadership.

“As a coach, I help people overcome the obstacles they might have in getting where they want to go or who they want to be,” explains Barbara. “Together, we do that in a very goal-directed way. It’s strength-based, always focused on the positive. We approach it from a perspective of appreciation rather than judgment.”