Executive Coaching

 

Who I work with

My clients are generally smart, fast-moving executives who are masters in their technical fields, but who want to extend their mastery to the non-technical aspects of leadership. Usually, this means helping leaders to develop the high-leverage intangibles that differentiate the great leaders from the rest.  These high-impact capacities include:

  • purpose: a strong internal compass of what matters and why
  • integrity: actions that consistently line up with stated values
  • focus: the ability to direct time and effort to what is critically important
  • connection and resonance: the ability to understand, reach and inspire an increasingly diverse set of stakeholders
  • strategy: the skill to think and act from a broader, longer-term perspective
  • steadfastness: the ability to effectively navigate through conflict and emotion
  • presence: the blend of confidence and humility that commands attention and creates trust and
  • well-being: the ability to care for oneself for sustained excellent performance

Click here for a complete listing of my clients.

DSC_0649Approach

I am a Master Certified Integral Coach™ through Integral Coaching Canada.   A more rigorous approach than most, this method:

  • is rooted in extensive research on human development
  • provides structured and systematic process for helping people develop
  • elicits a depth of insight and regard for the person being coached and
  • pays attention to the client’s whole self and whole life

This powerful approach contributes more to my clients’ success than perhaps any other factor in my coaching.

I believe that a leader’s real-life experience is the best classroom, so I use what’s already happening in clients’ lives as the ground for learning. I use models and methods that are both business-relevant and personally transformative. Thus, most of my clients make significant change that reaches beyond the workplace and “sticks” long past the coaching engagement.

Stylistically, my clients say that I am direct, down-to-earth, kind and funny.

The structure of an engagement

A typical coaching engagement lasts between six months and one year, during which you will receive:

  • assistance in clarifying your coaching goals
  • an in-depth initial assessment
  • a customized “coaching blueprint” which guides and focuses our work
  • regular coaching sessions to deepen your learning and sustain momentum
  • exercises, custom designed for you, that build upon each other in a staged and logical progression
  • guidance on building mechanisms to sustain change after the coaching ends
  • ad-hoc consulting after the formal program has ended

Final Check list with green penAre we “there” yet?

If you’re like most clients, you want to know how we’ll know we’re ‘done’ and it’s time to close.  Since I believe that meaningful, sustainable change is the goal of coaching, then I define success as the point at which you:

  • have shifted in some way that is meaningful to you and to your organization
  • are consistently taking new, more effective action
  • have started to experience new competencies as second nature and
  • can sustain the new behavior independently over time