Consulting and Coaching

Set your sail is a metaphor shaping both attitude and destination. You determine how and where you will go in life!

The role of Perception Coaching is to provide strategies and support which increase the quality and speed of your travel. We do this for individuals and organizations by leveraging both coaching and consulting processes.

Coaching is a dialog designed with you to meet your needs.

Coaching

A coaching relationship is all about you and your goals! Your coach is like a generous friend who listens to you to understand you, asks questions to support your hopes and dreams, and makes space for thinking aloud. Your coach provides measured support and challenge, to enable success beyond expectations.

Perception Coaching works with you, to match your strategies with your talents. 

  • Start with what you do well; explore your talents.
  • Discover your values and what gives you energy.
  • Clarify your goals and create your best path.
  • See more by appreciating the perspectives and talents of others.
  • Focus your strengths to increase success, quality relationships, and happiness.

As a result, your new perspectives and skills are aimed at your goals in a way that works for you. 

Perception Coaching is founded on the principle that when you use your talents and values to set your direction, you are better equipped to face challenges, barriers, and setbacks with grace.

The clarity, force, and energy of your direction supports resilience, and provides meaning for continued growth and success. Finally, the ability to shift perceptions and see other perspectives stretches potential and possibility to make your next direction even more yours.

Progress Partners

Progress Partners Services provide a check-in for those that know what they want to do, and want help keeping it at the top of their list. 

Daily responsibilities: work, social and personal, as well as all of the things that come up, can derail even the best plans made by the most self-disciplined individual. If you want to do more, we help by providing a scheduled time to reflect, check progress, and/or determine next steps so that you get closer to your vision, faster!

Your success has always been achieved by your efforts; we provide space and support to keep your focus on reaching your next level of leadership, success, or happiness.

Consider how best practices from different industries may apply to your work and support innovation.

Consulting

For over 20 years Dr. Bengtson has researched perception especially related to cognition, communication, problem solving, and engagement. With this expertise, she creates unique programs for businesses and organizations.

Tailored actions aligned to your organization’s goals and talents will produce more powerful results than a one-size-fits-all method. You know your business; Perception Coaching knows how trust, leadership, engagement, learning, and other factors impact productivity and wellbeing. Together we can create a plan to meet the needs of your people and organization.

Barb excels in using research based strategies to grow skills such as communication, emotional intelligence, decision making, and leadership. Investing support in your teams, staff, and leadership will make a lasting impact for your organization and culture. 

Find your staff’s energy for work and life by increasing their wellbeing and skills, with consulting support from Perception Coaching LLC. 

Perception Coaching starts with your goal in mind. Personalized to respect to your experience and needs, we work together to create and implement your EDICT.

EDICT process

Explore preferences and perceptions

Define success

Identify resources

Commit to success

Transform your strategies and succeed

You have many reasons for the goals you have, and as many factors provide barriers to your instant success. If your actions do not pay off as planned, Perception Coaching LLC is here to help you reconsider, revise, and recommit (R3).

Contact Dr. Bengtson to see how the EDICT process can help you!

Barbara Bengtson, Ph.D.

Founder and Consulting Psychologist of Perception Coaching.

On a lifelong journey to understand the why and how of success, she discovered that understanding one’s natural preferences leads to increased success in a much more effective manner than following the steps another takes to succeed.

Barb’s learning and development journey started as a classroom teacher and continues as a consulting psychologist. Along the way her search led to achieving many successes including a Masters in Teaching and Learning (St. Mary’s University), a PhD in Educational Psychology (University of Minnesota), certificates, certifications, and many courses to discover ways to recognize the talents of individuals of diverse backgrounds:

Barb’s mission is to connect diverse people to their talents and their best strategies, so all find more joy and success.

Haley

I’m Haley and I’m here to help you reach your goals!
At Perception Coaching I help with our Progress Partners program and am taking courses through Gallup to earn my coaching certification. You’ll also find me facilitating Sparkshops through Zoom and hopefully in the office soon!
If I’m not at the office you could run into me on the local trails with my dog, working and running with the Northern Minnesota Track Club, or grabbing a burger at a local restaurant.

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Will

This is Will, he helps with virtual meetings and tech support around the office. In between meetings he takes care of the his homestead with his partner Ven.

Ven

Your growth and success is our mission! ~Perception Coaching LLC.

Contact us for more information on consulting and coaching, or book a session online!