Executive Coaching

Nancy’s clients are senior executives who are predisposed to keep pushing their boundaries. With constructive feedback and timely challenge and support, they deepen their awareness, learn new skills, and adopt more productive assumptions and mind-sets. Nancy keeps a focus on both leadership performance and personal fulfillment, knowing that leadership excellence stems from a solid footing in core values.

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More about Coaching

Nancy partners with senior executives to incorporate meaningful feedback into choices about what to change and how. Clients come to understand what matters most to them and to their organizations and are able to choose from a broader range of options to accomplish their aims. Change often means thinking differently, acting more strategically, and responding with conviction and courage while nurturing relationships with others, all in the vortex of challenging circumstances. Ultimately, coaching leads to choices and actions for creative solutions that mirror core values, and therefore provide rich reward and more fulfillment in leadership and in life.

Typical Coaching Scenarios 

Transitioning into more challenging leadership roles

Stepping up to assume higher and broader levels of executive responsibility means reevaluating how one brings the most value to the organization while maintaining what is core to one’s integrity. Among other things at higher executive levels, success depends on the ability to

  • master the fundamentals - create and communicate a vision, empower others, pursue innovation and manage change, and lead by example

  • deal effectively with ambiguity and make substantive decisions in the face of uncertainty

  • align and inspire a diverse workforce and organizational system toward higher-order purpose and strategy

  • cultivate a broad network, negotiate politics and influence peer and manager relationships

  • demonstrate authentic leadership presence to build credibility and personal authority

  • think systemically and act strategically in order to provide value leading a larger, more complex organization.

High-potential executives

Preparing for higher levels of leadership and authority requires these executives to identify and leverage their strengths and address blind spots while experimenting with new ways of thinking and acting in more complex scenarios. Coaching in these situations is often accompanied by engaging the coaching client’s manager, team, and other supportive resources in a structured process. The coaching client may also be enrolled in a leadership development program at the same time.

Confidential conversations

The most senior executives can seriously use a sounding board from time to time. These may be crisis situations, transitions, or times of great opportunity and challenge when a seasoned confidential resource for unbiased support and perspective is invaluable. Nancy’s thirty years of experience coaching and training leaders is beneficial in these kinds of situations.

Each coaching engagement is designed to meet the unique needs and circumstances of each individual.