Leadership Development

leadership development

Individual and team coaching are just two aspects of leadership development. I offer several additional services designed to develop leaders and ensure your organization is performing at the highest possible level.

Leadership Development for Succession Planning

Does your company or organization have a clear succession plan? Do you have a formal process to groom your top talent – that next generation of leaders? I will work with you to customize a program that meets your need and offers a combination of competency development, action learning projects, shadowing, and skill development.

DISC Communication Style Assessment and Workshop

The ability to communicate effectively with people may be the difference between success and failure in both our work and personal lives. DISC is a highly validated personal assessment that provides insights into observable behavior and gives us an objective view of the communication connection between people.

It is a great tool for new teams; for offsite retreats; for small offices – really any person or group interested in learning how to adapt their communication style for increased effectiveness.

During this popular workshop, participants receive a personalized report to increase their self-awareness. Everyone will learn the difference in conflict styles; the value of each style to the team; and how to adapt their style for more impactful communications. They will leave with practical tools and knowledge they can immediately put into action.

360 Feedback

Leading is not a static endeavor – it means continually learning and evolving to increase your self-awareness and refining your skillset. 360 feedback is an important tool for executives and managers because it gives them rich, candid feedback from those they work with (their manager, peers and subordinates) about their work style and effectiveness.

Whether your company provides a 360 assessment or if you would like me to provide access to one, I can help the executive integrate the feedback and design and implement a plan to increase both their effectiveness and personal satisfaction.

“Kathy facilitated the implementation of our organization's Leadership Development Program five years ago. Her talent and insight helped steer us in the right direction and led to the realization of a successful, long-term program that continues to produce insurmountable benefits.”

“As the VP of a growing technology/manufacturing company, I am pulled in a lot of directions where everything seems to be urgent, but not always important, and it’s easy to lose sight of my personal and professional development.

The big value that Kathy brings is making me think about being an executive - unfrazzled, above the fray, distinguished - in the midst of pushing hard to get things done. She serves as my sounding board…we talk through challenges; she gives me a different perspective; holds me accountable; and most importantly she tells me the truth in a way I can hear it. I value our partnership.”

“Kathy has worked with our organization from top to bottom for the last several years. She has been instrumental in helping to guide and shape everything from our strategic vision to sharpening our skills as a team to perform at a higher level.

Kathy doesn’t just stand there and hold a mirror in front of you; she is a true coach who invests the time and her years of expertise to pull out the best of your potential for the greater good of the organization. I wouldn’t make a final mission-critical team decision without input from Kathy.”

“I have worked with Kathy for several years and her insight and expertise was invaluable to me as I transitioned into executive management. I relied quite a bit on her expertise in developing strategic plans for the organization.

I particularly value being able to bounce things off of her and how she was helps me think through issues without emotion, and then develop a strategy to effectively manage these issues. She has helped me grow both personally and professionally.”

“Going into coaching, I was prepared to face some hard truths about myself professionally. I had no idea how enlightening this would be for me personally also. Those two worlds are so closely linked and are now both benefiting from my time with Kathy.

From our very first meeting, I knew Kathy would be an integral force in my life. She continues to be so even after our coaching has ended, and I will be forever indebted to her.”