Leadership Coaching Services

For Individuals

Are you ready to have a sounding board, an expert listener who really listens to you – your ideas, your approaches, and helps you find a path forward?Β  Are you a Tech leader that needs a leadership advisor who has been in your shoes? We can offer both…

Leadership Coaching

for Individuals Directors/Executives

Transition Coaching

for ANY professional

For Organizations

Is your Company or Team looking for higher sustainable performance?Β  Do you have new leaders that need to improve their leadership and management skills? Do you have a Team that needs to form quickly to respond to evolving market conditions?

Team Coaching

for Teams & Organizations

Leadership Consulting

Deeper investigations and customized interventions

Coaching for Individuals

We guide new and seasoned Tech leaders’ professional development and career journeys.

 

Leadership Coaching for Directors & Executives

Our ICF-certified Coaches are committed to unleashing your leadership potential. We leverage proven tools such as 360 interviews to gather feedback from partners highlighting contours and bushwhacks/derailers for your journey. Together we create a personalized map designed to discover and develop what you need for success on this new trail. Our careers have some well-worn maps from our own travels πŸ˜‰

We have also worked with over 400 mid-career high potential MBA students for over 15 years. Over 300 were in our Leadership Communications “class” at JMU, really a series of experiential workshops on topics key to success. We also managed a Leadership Development Portfolio to focus on Individual Development Planning (2 to 5 years), Mentoring, additional professional development workshops, and a short Capstone paper. This formed an β€œevergreen” process for these high potentials to return to every year to track their progress and make course corrections needed to continue their growth. All of these resources and approaches are available to you without the MBA tuition πŸ˜‰Β 

Below are more details about our coaching program and a sample guide from our resources page:

Details About Our Coaching Program

A detailed breakdown of our leadership coaching approach.

Feed the Bear

A sample lesson.

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Transition Coaching for ANY Professional

You are climbing towards something – but what? The next promotion, the next rung on the ladder? Will it be what you really want from your career? As a Certified Designing Your Life Coach, we help clarify what you are looking for – your job, career, life – or all three.Β  Hundreds of leaders have used our proven Job Search and First 90 Days On-Boarding GuideBooks at all levels to ensure their career path has some clear blazes and trails to upward success.

We are certified in tools for the deeper inner journey of understanding. Positive Intelligence, a New York Times Best Seller, synthesizes recent breakthroughs in Neuroscience, Cognitive/Positive Psychology, and Performance Science. Our partner Connected Balance has workshops to guide you with proven trailblazes for a more rewarding but often less traveled trail.

Below are more details about our Designing Your Life and Positive Intelligence Coaching Programs, plus a free guide from our resources page about finding the right job for you:

Designing Your Life

Click for details about this coaching program.

Positive Intelligence

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Job Search Guide

A sample lesson to help youΒ wonder as you consider a transition.

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Coaching for Organizations

We assist organizations with professional development workshops, team building, and culturing performance and communication.

 

Team Formation, Team Building, & Team Performance Workshops

Very few of us are on solo thru-hikes on our career journey. We are constantly interacting with others on the trail, leveraging their insights, the perspectives that are needed to ensure we all get to our destination together. We start by building a senior Stakeholder team to help us assess and also harvest existing best practices and tools. Leveraging our own proven content, we develop a custom program, (a sample shown below) blending in Leadership Coaching to support each participant in their own journey. Our approach keeps costs low so that managers and directors experience coaching early in their careers.

A real business problem frames our intentional formation of Teams to work together.Β  This ensures a place for all leaders to put their new skills to work immediately and also provides them with practice on how high-performing teams can work. Having worked in and with global and virtual teams for decades, we blend in certified models from 5 Behaviors of A Cohesive Team to The Team Performance Model: Drexler-Sibbet to ensure you and your team are operating at your best.

As a tech person, you are probably musical. Even in the earliest days of computing, the correlation between reading/playing/enjoying music, and a technical mind was well established. As a result, we leverage tools like anthym that enable you and your teams to form and perform quickly.

We also offer our companion site, leadingWithMusic, a blog series focused on leadership principles that are mapped to an amazing soundtrack. Topics such as Delegation, Goals, and Continuous Change are easier to digest on your trail when accompanied by Eric Clapton, Cake, The Avett Brothers, Bo Diddley, Sammy Davis Jr, Sly and The Family Stone, Van Halen, and of course… wait for it… Journey πŸ˜‰

leverage the power of music

Click here for details about this innovative team building platform.

Sample Cohort Workshop Training Schedule.Β 

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Organization-wide & Executive Team Consulting

As primarily Leadership coaches, we have all been line executives faced with real-world, global challenges. While maintaining the β€œcoaching stance,” we bring you and your team our expertise in Strategic Planning, Human Capital Planning, Change Management, and Leadership Development. Our industry-proven leadership workshops are based on 6 half-day modules allowing all leaders time to learn new skills and approaches built upon a Coaching Model of β€œLearn – Do – Apply – Assess – Repeat.”

Each module has highly experiential learning while focusing on real business problems for practice and application. During these workshops, participants will work with peers, direct reports, and supervisors so the team develops relationships that enhance teamwork and cohesiveness for business success.

first 90 days leadership transition model

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Mark is a seasoned executive with an unwavering passion for the "human” side of an organization . Time and time again during his tenure, Mark advocated and championed projects related to human capital development . He made sure that his direct staff and some of his peers received the appropriate leadership coaching on a one -on-one basis . This program had the most positive influence on my organization and my career .
CTO and VP Technology Vendor
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Mark is a seasoned executive with an unwavering passion for the "human” side of an organization. Time and time again during his tenure, Mark advocated and championed projects related to human capital development. He made sure that his direct staff and some of his peers received the appropriate leadership coaching on a one-on-one basis. This program had the most positive influence on my organization and my career.
Tech Leader - VP
CTO and VP Technology Vendor
Young software developers who are also managers are prone to being head-strong and in need of coaching. At first, I didn't like the things I was hearing from Mark, but he really was challenging me to be a better manager and better direct report. My relationship with my boss (who also attended the class) has never been better as a result of Mark's efforts, and I feel I acquired new skills that help me lead and coach my reports.
Senior Director Technology Vendor
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Young software developers who are also managers are prone to being head-strong and in need of coaching. At first, I didn't like the things I was hearing from Mark, but he really was challenging me to be a better manager and better direct report. My relationship with my boss (who also attended the class) has never been better as a result of Mark's efforts, and I feel I acquired new skills that help me lead and coach my reports.
Tech Workshop - Tech Leader
Senior Director Technology Vendor
Mark and his team provided management training to leaders of the Product development team at Rosetta Stone. Mark quickly gained rapport with the team with his technology background. They valued the presentations provided and felt they were a value add. Mark also provided 1:1 coaching for leaders, including myself. I can attest to the positive effect he had on helping me improve in the areas I selected to focus on.
Senior Director HR Technology Vendor
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Mark and his team provided management training to leaders of the Product development team at Rosetta Stone. Mark quickly gained rapport with the team with his technology background. They valued the presentations provided and felt they were a value add. Mark also provided 1:1 coaching for leaders, including myself. I can attest to the positive effect he had on helping me improve in the areas I selected to focus on.
Team Workshop - Rosetta Stone
Senior Director HR Technology Vendor
While receiving my Executive MBA from the Darden School of Business, Mark's insights and leadership coaching strategy helped me form a solid foundation to achieve my professional goals. He's always prepared and brings a tremendous amount of experience and energy to the table. I highly recommend Mark as a leadership coach and consultant.
MBA and Senior Communications Director
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While receiving my Executive MBA from the Darden School of Business, Mark's insights and leadership coaching strategy helped me form a solid foundation to achieve my professional goals. He's always prepared and brings a tremendous amount of experience and energy to the table. I highly recommend Mark as a leadership coach and consultant.
Darden MBA 5
MBA and Senior Communications Director
Mark's experience and personality were critical to helping me identify the tools and techniques I can use to become a better leader through active listening and well-timed contributions. I cannot recommend Mark's coaching enough!
MBA and Senior Global Program Manager
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Mark's experience and personality were critical to helping me identify the tools and techniques I can use to become a better leader through active listening and well-timed contributions. I cannot recommend Mark's coaching enough!
Darden MBA 4
MBA and Senior Global Program Manager
Mark blended his years of experience, thoughtful questions, and excellent listening gave me tools to manage up and down. He helped me grasp the subtleties of how one is perceived at work and what that means for my career arc.
MBA and VP Technology Vendor
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Mark blended his years of experience, thoughtful questions, and excellent listening gave me tools to manage up and down. He helped me grasp the subtleties of how one is perceived at work and what that means for my career arc.
Darden MBA Graduate 3
MBA and VP Technology Vendor
Mark quickly helped guide me to the topic that was the most important, and which was actually foundational to the other issues I wanted to discuss . He listened to me openly, which helped me focus . I benefited greatly from his expertise, engagement, and guidance !
MBA, Medical Doctor, Department Head
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Mark quickly helped guide me to the topic that was the most important, and which was actually foundational to the other issues I wanted to discuss.Β  He listened to me openly, which helped me focus. I benefited greatly from his expertise, engagement, and guidance!
Darden MBA Graduate 2
MBA, Medical Doctor, Department Head
"Now, I have a plan that feels both productive and is helping me continue down my path of both identifying something I'm more passionate about, and how to get there productively."
Senior Director - DYL Workshop Attendee
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"Now, I have a plan that feels both productive and is helping me continue down my path of both identifying something I'm more passionate about, and how to get there productively."
DYL 5
Senior Director - DYL Workshop Attendee
Designing Your Life: "will change your life in expected and unexpected ways. The people, the stories about music, and the tips for my personal development made this one of the most memorable coaching experiences I've ever had. Highly recommended!"
VP - DYL Workshop Attendee
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Designing Your Life: "will change your life in expected and unexpected ways. The people, the stories about music, and the tips for my personal development made this one of the most memorable coaching experiences I've ever had. Highly recommended!"
DYL 4
VP - DYL Workshop Attendee

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