Leadership Coaching

Our business is the business of coaching.

Coaching is a central element of our services.  Every engagement has a critical component of executive consultation or specific development coaching. The nature of the interaction varies with the situation, but the end result is the same. As external consultants, we add value by bringing an independent, objective point of reference to the client. 

Our backgrounds as business executives, leaders of high performing teams and leadership coaches combine to create positive results for our clients. Our perspective and skills with teams, organizations and individuals all come into play when we work with a coaching client. 

The power of the group acts as a motivator to push individuals to perform at their best.
— Karen Walker
Karen created a deep sense of trust with our leadership team over time. They only see her a few times a year, but speak with her regularly and about anything. She helps the team work better together and get the most out of each person, especially as they take on new roles, broader responsibilities and higher expectations. Karen is now setting off to help us build the strength of the level below the executive team. Each person starts in a different place and has different needs. Her ability to make a difference quickly is important to our continued growth.
— Tony Clancy, CEO, nCourt
Karen’s team was fantastic! They were instrumental in designing and conducting the inquiry process as well as galvanizing the leadership team, contributing greatly to our effectiveness. Karen added huge value, going above and beyond their responsibilities to see this project through.
— Charlie Smith Secretary Vermont Agency of Human Services
 

How do we do it?

As trusted advisors, we work in partnership with our clients to improve their effectiveness.

What is working...what is not working? After this is defined, we create very disciplined processes to influence and reinforce the needed behaviors, and so that the right thing happens over and over again. 

We begin by assessment - using 360 feedback tools, style assessments, interviews and observation to understand the whole person in context. We evaluate competencies based on the needs of the business and the role. Next, we help the learner clarify their critical success factors, and identify the behaviors and competencies necessary to realize them. Following this, we work closely with the learner to create a clear plan of action. 

Who uses our services?

Our clients really want to accomplish things. They understand that shifting organization behavior will allow greater achievement.  We consult primarily with enlightened, achievement motivated CEOs and their leadership teams. Our clients really want to accomplish things. They understand that shifting organization behavior will allow greater achievement.

Leadership Development Programs

Our approach to leadership development focuses on the competencies needed to lead at the personal, team and organizational levels. Placing a balanced emphasis on each level creates a leader with proportionate skills, capable of managing in diverse circumstances. The developing leader must recognize that the skills to lead are not the same as the skills to "do."  I work with leaders to look at both what is working, and not working in their current behavior, and what is required for the future.

Leadership coaching develops individual talent with personalized, results driven programs. We’re after behavior changes that improve decision making, productivity, and retention. It starts with an assessment. We use 360 feedback tools, stylistic assessments, interviews and observation to understand the whole person. Next, we help the learner clarify their career aspirations and identify the behaviors and competencies necessary to realize their goals. 

Group leadership training is at the core of many talent development strategies. The power of the group acts as a motivator to push individual’s to perform at their best. Together participants learn, set goals, and debrief their performance; a process that generates deep mutual accountability.