The potential for improvement resides within each of us. Helping senior leaders reach that potential is what our Executive Coaching service is all about.

We will help you identify specific areas that need improvement and give you the tools to improve in measurable ways. We will both challenge you and support you through this process.

A productive coaching relationship has the power to increase your “range of motion,” broaden your repertoire of responses, and help you gain perspective on your own experiences. It’s hard to read the label from inside the bottle.

We’ve developed a three-step approach for building the most productive coaching relationships possible and maximizing the value of that relationship to you:

1. Diagnose

Knowing precisely where you are now is the requisite in discovering where you want to be in the future and the steps necessary to get there. Finding out exactly “where you are now” includes identifying both areas where you excel and areas where you struggle.

We help you establish these baselines through data collection from different sources, including the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator®, The Birkman Method®,  360-degree assessments, and interviews. This foundation of rich, objective data builds a “hologram” of your current performance that is critical to making change.

2. Plan

We start with defining your vision of the executive you want to be. Then we work with you to create a development plan with specific action steps and goals for improvement that comes directly from the data and feedback of the diagnosis step. The intense data collection of that step allows us to deeply personalize the plan based on your needs and goals. Your development plan will be focused, specific, and actionable.

3. Coach

An effective coach both supports and challenges clients. This combination is essential to maintaining the motivation to learn and grow. As your coach, we provide encouragement, accountability, direct and indirect feedback, and a secure place to strategize about how to handle issues and opportunities.

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Executive Coaching (General) Resources

  • The Mindful Coach: Seven Roles for Facilitating Leader Development by Douglas K. Silsbee, 2007. Leaders of all kinds can benefit from Silsbee’s clear and caring process for bringing out the best in people. This is a must-read book for anyone who wants to jump-start themselves and others on their journey to fulfilling their potential.
  • The Transparency Edge by Elizabeth Pagano, 2005. A timely, instructional guidebook for organizational leaders who must establish and maintain credibility.
  • “Why We Have too Few Women Leaders” by Sheryl Sandberg. Ted Talk. December 2010. Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg looks at why a smaller percentage of women than men reach the top of their professions — and offers 3 powerful pieces of advice to women aiming for the C-suite.
  • “Why You Need A Leadership Coach” by John Baldoni, Inc., January 11, 2012. To get the truth about how you’re running your company, you’ll need someone with an outside perspective.

Emotional Intelligence Resources

  • Emotional Intelligence 2.0 by Travis Bradberry and Jean Greaves, 2009. A step-by-step program for increasing your EQ via four core EQ skills that enable you to achieve your full potential.
  • Emotional Intelligence: Why it can Matter More Than IQ by Daniel Goleman, 2006. Western cultures esteem analytical skills measured by IQ tests – but there is clearly more to success and happiness, even in technological societies, than IQ alone. Goleman has written one of the best books on the nature and importance of other kinds of intelligence besides our (perhaps overly beloved) IQ.

Assessments Resources (See also: MBTI)

  • Now, Discover Your Strengths by Marcus Buckingham & Donald O. Clifton, 2001. The inside flap of the book’s jacket includes a unique identification number that allows you access to the StrengthsFinder Profile on the Internet. This web-based assessment analyzes your instinctive reactions and immediately presents you with your five most powerful signature themes.

MBTI Resources

  • “The Power of Introverts” by Susan Cain. Ted Talk. February 2012. In a culture where being social and outgoing are prized above all else, it can be difficult, even shameful, to be an introvert. But, Susan Cain argues  that introverts bring extraordinary talents and abilities to the world, and should be encouraged and celebrated.

The Birkman Method® Resources

  • The Birkman Method: Your Personality at Work by Sharon Birkman Fink and Stephanie Capparell, 2013 The Birkman Method® reveals such aspects of your personality as your relationship with authority, communication style, response to incentives, ability to deal with change, and the triggers for stress that can derail you.