Executive Coaching

We work with individuals, teams and groups who seek to take their careers and businesses to a new level, yet need help in making the changes needed to get there. What sets us apart is our creative, holistic approach, with a laser focus on deeply understanding our client’s strengths, values and needs; then connecting them to dynamic business performance and results. Whether you are already in the “C suite”, or you want to “see sweet” advancement in your career and future, we will recommend the type of services that make the most sense for you based upon your needs and budget.

Individual Coaching.  These are one-on-one sessions for executives, typically in person, designed to accomplish your specific coaching goals related to advancing your leadership and management skills. While the goals vary widely, some examples might include proactively designing a Leadership Advancement Plan that maximizes the value of your unique strengths; increasing your executive presence and emotional intelligence; becoming a more competent professional and effective “rainmaker”; enhancing your communication and leadership style for greater influence and career advancement; aligning your values and passions with your work; using your creativity to conceive “marketing” plans and practices that work; planning for a season of “on-ramping” or “off-ramping” or taking a sabbatical; or preparing for an anticipated or desired promotion or career transition.

Candidates for our individual executive coaching services include professionals, consultants, and entrepreneurs as well as executives in small and large businesses.

Group Coaching.  We provide group coaching for organizations seeking to introduce executive coaching to their rising talent in an economical way. Typically, these contracts include at least one individual session with each member at the outset, one assessment, monthly group sessions, and one to two follow-up individual sessions, either by telephone or email for spot coaching as the Coaching Action Plan is implemented.

Team Coaching.  These are in-person sessions (or part of team retreats) with the entire team designed to create an action plan to take your team from “Good to Great.” We typically also include at least one individual coaching session with each team member. Our focus is in equipping strengths-based teams with the capacity, confidence and culture needed to succeed.

The team coaching sessions are customized and structured to achieve each team’s unique goals. We work closely with the team leader(s) in designing each session so the team can be aligned with the leadership and business strategy of the organization. Examples include aligning team strategy; enhancing team dynamics, systems and communications; building strengths-based teams; or merging two or more teams.

Now, more than ever, organizations are demanding highly cohesive teams who can anticipate and respond to unprecedented change and uncertainty.  The data shows that one of the most important elements for effective teams is cohesion around purpose.  Yet the team does not create its purpose, the purpose creates the team.  

We work to help teams articulate and align around their unique purpose.  We also help them discover their evolving team purpose, both what the present demands, and what the future will require, for them to meet their stakeholders’ needs.  Our systemic approach provides a higher, deeper, more sustainable transformation than other types of team development. Some of the many tools we use include the Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team powered by Everything DiSC® (as an Authorized Partner) as well as Hawkins’ Systemic Team Coaching® and the Team Coaching International assessment. 

The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team® program helps teams understand how they score on the key components of The Five Behaviors model: Trust, Conflict, Commitment, Accountability, and Results. Individual team members will learn about their own personality style and the styles of their team members—based on the Everything DiSC® model—and how their style contributes to the team’s overall success.

Our Coaching Process. We provide each client with a Coaching Action Plan, derived from our Hudson Institute training. We use the Hudson Coaching Methodology:

Generally, we begin by detecting your strengths, values and passions (individually, as well as a team), as well as identifying any missing strengths or blind-spots. We help you design your own inspiring vision of the future, together with an action plan and SMART goals to achieve that vision. We help you anticipate and plan for any obstacles in your path- to transform stumbling blocks into stepping- stones. During the coaching relationship, you will begin new practices for sustaining the changes needed, all while creating your Action Plan to get there, so that your learning is transformed into results. For sustainable change, we recommend a minimum of at least eight to ten sessions.

Additionally, we work with clients in measuring and evaluation the return on investment (“ROI”) of our coaching engagements.  We capture data that illustrates the overall impact on the individual and the organization, including financial impact. For more information on our ROI analyses, please contact Kathleen.