I specialize in coaching professionals to stretch into the requirements and expectations of executive leadership. I have coached leaders in acquiring the skills to clearly articulate vision; generate engagement and commitment; facilitate change within organizations and to communicate clearly and effectively. My work with teams includes helping members adjust to new organizational structures and to work together effectively. Specific communication coaching has helped leaders change from confrontational to collaborative styles and to learn how to effectively hold difficult conversations and give effective performance feedback. Previous clients include leaders in Xerox Corporation, Rio Tinto, Earth Share, NetAid, CASA and the Calvert and Kellogg Foundations.
As an active member of the International Coach Federation Research and Development Committee, I have been a participant on several committees, including the Program Accreditation and Credentialing Committee and my present position as vice-chair of the Research Committee. In past years, I have been a member of the ICF Research Symposium Leadership Team and co-edited the proceedings of the 2004, 2005 and 2006 Symposia. For five years, I hosted the ICF Research Special Interest Group. I also serve on the Board of Directors of The Graduate School Alliance of Executive Coaching Programs (GSAEC) and on the Academic Standards Committee of that group.