Executive and Leadership Coaching

Who doesn’t need a coach?

Like professional athletes, business leaders gain valuable insights about themselves from coaching. Coaches see the potential, develop it, and hold you accountable to your goals and commitments.  They call you out on things that could be getting in your way and help you see your way forward.

My executive and leadership coaching clients look like this:

1. NEW MANAGERS AND SUPERVISORS with promise and potential in their respective fields who want to focus on developing a positive and influential style of leadership.

2. EXPERIENCED MANAGERS  with many years of experience who want to sharpen and update their leadership skills and perhaps overcome an issue or two that could be holding them back.

3. C-SUITE PROFESSIONALS  Directors, senior vice presidents, and CEO’s who value an objective professional to give them straight-forward insight and feedback. Senior leaders who want to continue to grow and change in dynamic work environments.

Recent coaching engagements:

  • A CTO who wants honest feedback and a sounding board to pitch ideas
  • An introverted senior director who wants to have more presence and influence
  • A young project manager full of potential to lead others
  • A medical doctor suffering from career burn-out
  • A CEO who wanted to know what employees thought of his leadership style
  • A successful business person who needed a trusted confidant
  • A talented surgeon perceived by hospital staff and patients as arrogant and narcissistic
  • A middle manager with much promise seeking insights for growth and development
  • A CFO talented with numbers but not connecting to others
  • A registered nurse with a master’s degree and potential for senior management
  • An MBA in the commercial construction industry with CFO potential
  • A valuable CIO who benefited from 360-degree feedback from his co-workers
  • A young technical manager eager to learn about team building, management, and leadership development
  • A young manager in the hospitality industry preparing for a leadership role
  • An experienced manager who wanted insights about the latest trends in leadership practices
  • An out-of-touch CEO who needed to know what his staff was afraid to tell him.

What to expect:

Most coaching engagements begin with a). a questionnaire, b). multiple strength and personality assessments, c.) establishing goals and agenda items, and d.) the option to includes a confidential 360-degree feedback survey from (direct reports, peers, colleagues) addressing their perceptions of your strengths and weaknesses as a manager.

Executive coaching session topics include but are not limited to:

Personality Strengths and Weaknesses: Identification and understanding what you do well, what you don’t do well, and what to do about that.

Emotional intelligence: Identifying and assessing levels of self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, and the ability to maintain relationships.

Leadership Style: Managing up, down, and across, giving and getting feedback, influencing others, modeling leadership traits.

Interpersonal Communication Style: Active constructive responding, active listening, demonstrating understanding, verbal and non-verbal messages, perceptions, cognitive agility, and insights from 360-degree feedback.

Work and Life Balance: Preventing stress, dealing with stress, compartmentalization, sleep, diet, exercise, meditation, relaxation, and recreation.

Team Building: Trust, rapport building, conflict management, meeting, small group dynamics, performance feedback

Leadership Best Practices: Technology, intergenerational differences, meetings, agendas, attention, well-being, movement, focus, attention, and energy.

Executive Coaching Programs and Fees:

  • Individualized Leadership Development Program $5,000 – $10,000
  • Single 360-degree Feedback Survey:  $2,000 (supplemental)
  • Coaching Sessions: $300 hourly

Executive Coaching programs include a pre-coaching questionnaire; strength and personality assessments; establishment of goals; telephone and email support between sessions; and emphasis on selected agenda items from the manager.