Executive Coaching

Moving Leaders Forward Through Safety, Trust, and Creativity.

Change Partners coaching lies at the intersection of leadership and strategy.

We create an environment where participants feel safe to brainstorm and take appropriate risk in the interest of their own growth and that of their business. A safe environment leads to trust among all participants which generates optimal creativity, innovation, and problem solving.

“The central issue is never strategy, structure, culture, or systems. The core of the matter is always about changing the behavior of people.” — John Kotter, Harvard Business School

Our one-on-one and team coaching is designed around the leader’s current business issues and emerging plans. Personal and professional growth immediately contributes to, and is reinforced by, improvements in day-to-day business interactions and results.

We help managers to set clear goals and objectives to be achieved over time, focusing on actionable issues. By disengaging the emotional aspects of decision-making, executives are able to approach a task more objectively. Checkpoints are built-in to monitor progress along the way and make course corrections if needed. Often we might do a 360-degree feedback session at the front end, before coaching begins, and then do another midway through the program and one more at the end. That way we can check back with whatever audience is most important — the individual’s board, leaders, peers, and his or her team — to evaluate perceived changes.

Coaching leaders is often analogous to coaching world-class athletes. We’re often dealing with subtle changes or points of growth that result in significantly more powerful and effective outcomes. This is why our programs are highly customized to focus on the individual leader and, often, the leader’s team in support of the organization and its stakeholders.

For more information read, Should You Use An Executive Coach? From MBA Today, the newsletter of Penn State Great Valley. Used with permission.

One-on-One Executive Coaching

  • Key executives
  • Executives with high potential and/or performance needs/issues
  • Personal productivity
  • Career and life plans
  • Leadership development
  • Diversity issues
  • Transition to new stretch assignment
  • Transition to new culture; onboarding
  • Thinking partner support