Executive Coaching Services
for Mission-Driven Leaders

It can be lonely at the top. As a senior leader, you deserve a sounding board, a safe space to be vulnerable and get clear about challenging issues at work. Professional coaching can offer you the support you need to be more successful as a leader.

Most of our professional coaching clients come during one of two phases of their career. Do either of these sound familiar?

You may be in the first few years of your leadership role…

climber scales rock form in the badlands, helped by executive coachingYou walked into a challenging situation and now face lofty expectations from your stakeholders. As a result, you’re always playing catch up to stabilize your organization and get grounded in your role.

Although it’s possible that no one knows it, you may be seriously doubting your abilities. You sometimes worry that someone will discover you’re an impostor and doubt that you have what it takes to succeed.

Or, you may be planning to leave your position within the next few years…

You want to leave a legacy and have people remember you for the great work you did.  But sometimes you worry that all of your efforts aren’t leading to lasting change.

You want support to make sure that your organization succeeds in the long run and that the next generation of leaders carries your mission forward.

If you’re ready to leverage your strengths, overcome your weaknesses, and develop the emotional capacity to lead, our executive coaching services may be for you.

Regardless of where you are in your career, executive coaching can help you:

• Stay connected to your values, purpose, and vision Buddhist temple in the mountains, where executive coaching has some of its roots
• Improve communication with staff, board, and volunteers
• Engage staff at work and decrease turnover
• Develop a team culture of trust and resiliency
• Stay centered in the midst of conflict and uncertainty
• Set realistic and inspiring expectations
• Successfully lead change efforts at work
• Experience greater work-life balance

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Sandy Sayers, Executive Director, United Way of Franklin County

Sandy Sayers, executive coaching clientOver the last year, I worked with Katherine as my executive coach to accomplish my goals. Through our work, I learned a lot about myself, my strengths, and my weaknesses. What an eye-opener! We talked honestly and openly about my leadership skills and how to build my confidence and ability to trust myself.

Katherine is so skilled. She’s open, welcoming and supportive. It’s not easy to talk about our weaknesses or recognize our strengths. Leaders can be very hard on themselves. I learned to relax and trust my ideas!

What is executive coaching?

Over the past two decades, organizations have increasingly turned to professional coaching to help high-performing leaders enhance their behavior at work. Also known as leadership coaching and management coaching, executive coaching is a personalized method of leadership development that offers leaders the support they need to experience lasting behavior change.

To begin, the client meets with the coach to set specific goals and identify leadership skills they need to develop. Then, client and coach meet regularly over a specified period, such every other week for six months. During each session, clients check in on their progress, address current obstacles, and set new goals. With the help of their professional coach, clients achieve their goals faster than they would on their own and develop leadership habits that last.

As opposed to pre-existing leadership training or professional development courses, which have varying rates of success, professional coaching directly addresses the clients’ needs. Certified executive coaches maintain high ethical standards including confidentiality and offer objective, emotionally unattached feedback and guidance.

As an executive coach, I help my clients hone communication skills, improve time management, accomplish their goals, and make their big visions reality.

If you’re ready to lead your organization to success, I invite you to apply for a free discovery session today and learn more about our executive coaching services.

We invite you to sign up for a free Discovery Session today!

Tess, Start-Up VP

tesss-photoI’m the only woman on an all-male executive team at a start-up company, and I’ve had a difficult time feeling like I really have a place on the team. Before I met Katherine, I spent a year being reactive and looking for external validation. I was caught in a cycle of analysis paralysis and nothing was really changing. They say the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results. That’s what I was doing before I met Katherine.

As a result of working with Katherine, I have a much better understanding of what I really want, and I’ve been able to actually change my situation, rather than just thinking about fixing it. Katherine helped me realize that for real change, I need to look within. I now listen to myself in a much deeper way and understand what’s really happening on the inside, instead of just hanging out in my head. Rather than looking to other people to feel good about myself, I’m tapping into what I know to be true about who I am and what I’m capable of. Instead of being passive, I now know how to take control and shape how I experience my life (work and otherwise).

I’ve taken so many classes on self-growth, and there are two main things that set Katherine apart. First, she has a style that’s zero judgment. Many people in the “coaching” field have a certain vibe that makes it hard for me to feel like I can be my full self. Katherine, on the other hand, is completely accepting and real, and working with her has allowed me to get to a place that is super authentic.

Second, the tools and teachings she offers are much more practical and easy-to-apply than a lot of the other stuff out there. Many classes give you the background and theory, but then you don’t know what to do with it. She explains the research behind the practices she teaches, and then she tells you how to apply it to your own life. Her teachings actually get you results.

Hungry to get started? Here’s a handful of articles from our blog about some of the topics we address in executive coaching:

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Communication Skills:

Developing a Mindset for Success:

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Executive Coaching, MA > In Greenfield, Massachusetts and Online.

Executive Coaching, MA: Serving clients as close by as Greenfield, Amherst, Northampton, and Springfield, Massachusetts and as far away as China, Wales, and Canada on Skype. No matter how close or far away you are, we would be honored to speak with you.

Want to ensure the success of your organization for years to come?

We invite you to sign up for a free Discovery Session today!