SPECIALTIES

Business Management

Years in Practice

3-5 years

where

Saline MI 48176 - United States

Credentials

BS, CPC, Other

Additional Expertise

Career Coach, Confidence Coach, Consultant, Leadership Coach, Personal Development Coach

I Practice in

All areas, please inquire

I AM FLUENT IN

English

I Believe

Often our focus is only on being effective and that is critical, no doubt, but what if professionals went beyond that? What if the goal was solutions delivered with a delightful experience?

About Bridget Baisch

Hi!  I’m Bridget Baisch and I am the founder of Strong Minds Consulting & Coaching. I provide consulting, training, and coaching to businesses and individuals who are looking to make the most of day-to-day interactions.  At work, most of the focus is on being effective and that is critical, no doubt, but what if it went beyond that to include a positive, growth-minded experience for employees and clients?  

When it comes to communication, participation, and interaction at work we're often given a general message, an expectation, or a desired outcome but not usually how to execute or the tools to take action on the directions.  And follow-up to see how the integration is going...does that happen?  I took a lot of "soft skills" training in my 20 years as a corporate employee and I left feeling like there were good ideas and I put the shiny placard on my wall for reference but then the real work came about and those ideas faded as the placard fell behind my desk.  I want to change this!

Five years ago I began meditating regularly and realized I wanted to find a way to help businesses and individual professionals be mindful every day so that work could be enjoyed and an agent of growth.  This had to begin with me. I used to think I had two separate lives-personal and work; so I made a choice to change this mindset and stop wasting energy pushing these worlds apart.  Rather than keeping my head down and only engaging when asked, I sought people out, volunteered to be on committees, and asked for project work.  I had a goal of making each interaction an opportunity to listen, learn, and share and it resulted in wonderful assignments; plus I enjoyed considerable influence among peers and leadership.  Internal and external clients were happy and so was I because my confidence was soaring and I found that being more compassionate made the day-to-day interactions easier.  

The best part about this change was being asked to help others create this success.  That's when I decided to go through a coaching certification program.  This opened a new world for me that included powerful questions and a focus on the shared human experience that I had never considered.  I knew it was only a matter of time before I would venture out on my own.  It took me time to decide what I wanted my business to be and it turns out that consulting with coaching is the winning combination!  I use my vast experience and knowledge to create tailored packages that include coaching so the great ideas and hard work don't fade.  I'm excited to be a partner that helps create effective and positive experiences at work.

Want more details? Here you go...

• Certified Professional Coach from the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC)

• Professional Certificate in HR Management and Workforce Development from Michigan State University

• BS in Psychology from Michigan State University

• 20 year career in medium and large corporations doing Customer Support, Human Resources, HR Information Systems, Technical Software Support, Process & Procedure Development, and Knowledge Management.

• 13 years of volunteering that include working in a soup kitchen, advising collegiate women on managing life and supporting philanthropic initiatives, supporting booths and events within my community and through the Chamber of Commerce.

• Love to practice yoga, garden, listen to music, snuggle with my pets, and travel with my husband!

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