I am excited to bring you another Bright Arrow Coach Spotlight, featuring Kisha Wynter. I hope you enjoy getting to know our coaches and getting a glimpse into their personalities and coaching style. All of our coaches are highly trained, experienced, certified, and hand-selected for our clients. Serving as executive or leadership team members for organizations of all sizes, our coaches have walked in your shoes. Bright Arrow coaches spent decades navigating the business landscape and successfully climbing the corporate ladder prior to entering the executive coaching field. Our coaches have experienced the same volatilities and uncertainties, complexities, and ambiguities prevalent in most organizations today.
Let’s get to know Kisha Wynter, Bright Arrow Coach.
Why did you become a coach?
I became a coach, first of all, to experience personal transformation. I had a lot of limiting beliefs based on how I was raised and the messages that I received from childhood that limited my ability to self-actualize professionally and personally. Once I discovered that transformation was possible for myself through coaching, I became an overnight evangelist, and really found my passion in championing the women who never thought they could win and show them everything that’s possible for them.
What are your special focus areas as a coach?
As a coach, I focus on helping women amplify their voices and impact in the corporate space. I help them recognize that they bring something unique, valuable, and essential to the table. When we as women own our brilliance and step into our power; our families, communities, corporations, and the world benefit tremendously.
What is it like to work with Bright Arrow and Bright Arrow clients?
The community of coaches that Tegan has brought together through Bright Arrow is truly top-notch. They inspire me to be a better professional and person. Whenever we interact, I am always amazed by the generosity of them sharing their brilliance. The clients are a delight to work with because they are on the front lines as leaders, doing the hard work of running organizations, yet doing it with heart, guts, and integrity. They have the hard skills needed to lead and are committed to building the people skills needed to be transformative leaders expanding their impact far beyond themselves. They are the true heroes.
What do you believe is important that leaders embody in order to be effective in the future?
The leaders of the future need to have the ability to balance challenging the people they lead to deliver business results. They also need to provide a safe space for those same people to be vulnerable, show humanity, and bring their full selves to work in a way that past generations of leaders never had to. They need to sometimes lean into uncomfortable discussions around race, gender, etc., in a way leaders of the past never had to.
What is the best advice about leadership you’ve ever received? OR your favorite quote about leadership?
The best advice I have ever heard about leadership is that people will be better as a result of having worked for you. It’s not about the leader shining but bringing out the best in the people on their teams or in their sphere of influence. This quote from the book “Multipliers: How The Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter” sums it up perfectly, “Multipliers are leaders who look beyond their own genius and focus their energy on extracting and extending the genius of others.”
Tell us a little about yourself.
I have now lived in Stamford, CT the majority of my life. Although I am originally an island girl from Jamaica and would ALWAYS rather be on the beach, New England has really grown on me, I have grown to love this state.
What do you do in your free time?
Besides wishing I was a polyglot, and taking dance lessons, I am an avid reader of business, personal development and spiritual books. My family has been my rock, so I spend a lot of time with them. The rest of my free time is going to the ocean. The beauty, the sounds, the smell, the ambiance, everything about the beach refreshes and revives my soul. I am very much a beach snob by the way, if I can’t see through the water I will not get in.
Something people are surprised to learn about you.
I always shock people when I start speaking in Spanish, at first they think I know a few words, and then when I keep going they are intrigued. I actually decided to learn it in high school because of the shock factor. While I am not fluent, I know enough to be quite dangerous. Now I am on to Portuguese.