Executive Coaching

A Roadmap to Full Potential

Our Program

Our Executive Coaching engagements are individualized to each leader. We begin with an in-depth talent assessment and a needs analysis questionnaire. These first steps allow us to match each leader with the right coach and to tailor the engagement to the individual’s specific strengths and goals. While each coaching engagement is unique, many leaders choose to focus on common topics including:

  • Change management
  • Difficult conversations
  • Collaboration with peers
  • Appreciative Inquiry (AI)
  • Defining the challenge
  • Legacy building
  • Values-based leadership
  • Utilizing strengths

Our coaches have experience working with leaders in roles ranging from Directors and Principals to Vice Presidents and the C-suite and in industries including health care, finance, hospitality, professional services and consumer packaged goods. Some typical results include:

  • Improved leadership confidence
  • Better understanding of how to leverage the leader’s individual strengths
  • Enhanced relationships, team performance and engagement
  • More clearly defined personal leadership legacy

Our Coaches

Abby Christensen

Abby Christensen, M.A.

Leadership Consultant


Dr. Maribel Cruz

Maribel Cruz, Ph.D.

Leadership Consultant

Bekka Erks-Byrne

Rebekka Erks-Byrne, M.S.

Leadership Consultant

Annie Managaro

Anne Manganaro, M.S.

Leadership Consultant

Taylor McMaster

Taylor McMaster, M.A.

Leadership Consultant


Travis Russell

Travis Russell, M.S.

Leadership Consultant

Cecily Sweet

Cecily Sweet, M.B.A., J.D.

Leadership Consultant

Steve Wang

Steve Wang, M.B.A.

Leadership Consultant

Dr. Scott C. Whiteford

Scott Whiteford, Ph.D.

Leadership Consultant

Kelli Wood

Kelli Wood, M.A.

Leadership Consultant




Our basic model is a six-month program and includes one in-person visit and bi-weekly phone calls for a total of 12 sessions.


What We're Hearing

“Overall, I found the interaction with you to be very valuable. The beauty of an external ‘coaching’ partner is that you can really be open about challenges and growth opportunities, which I felt was true in my interaction with you. I appreciated your approach, which often included an exercise or activity to tackle before our next discussion…You encouraged me to develop a more personal interaction with my team members. I have made progress in this regard and I have also learned that I will always need to be deliberate in doing so. Having an open door is great, but only if people are comfortable walking through the door…”

  • Lisa Marshall

Associate Vice President, Major Gifts – Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center

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