Coaching helps executives thrive within their current role and prepare for future opportunities. I like to begin coaching engagements with a comprehensive understanding of the person, developed via in-depth discussions, on-line assessments and input from colleagues. This approach yields a rich picture of professional skills, personal qualities and development needs. I provide in-depth feedback and an outline of development priorities. We align our development priorities with the person or board to whom the executive reports, and then engage in detailed development planning. We set clear goals and very specific tactics. Coaching is a candid and fulfilling process that unfolds over months, culminating with an evaluation of progress.
Organization Development is where it all comes together – strategy, goals, leadership, team, culture and process. Whether we take a broad look at a business from the viewpoint of the senior team, or focus on evaluating the effectiveness of a particular department, OD projects produce insights and initiatives that help an organization function more effectively and produce stronger results. The work is collaborative and compelling, and aimed at helping leaders understand issues, identify priorities, clarify accountabilities and drive change.
Executive selection examines the goodness-of-fit between a candidate (internal or external) and a particular position, team and organization. The key is to compare business strategy, culture and position requirements to an in-depth assessment of the candidate’s qualities and competencies. The process yields a goodness-of-fit judgment between the candidate and position. For internal candidates, the process and feedback can be developmental in nature, so they can benefit from the experience. For external candidates, if there is a good fit with the position, the process includes recommendations for development and integration into the team.
Retreats, Workshops, Speaking Engagements
I offer custom services that apply my knowledge and skill with leadership and team development. Whether designing and facilitating an executive retreat, leading a team-building workshop or serving as a keynote speaker or panel expert, my aim is to bring forth my experience in an enjoyable, compelling manner that fosters positive change.