Executive Coaching

Although business has long utilized executive coaching as a tool to improve performance, nonprofits have begun only recently to enlist the expertise of executive coaches for executive directors and key staff such as development directors. While coaching objectives always include personal issues such as specific skill development or behavior management, they should be related to organizational goals with tangible outcomes that can be measured or documented.

Both executive directors and development directors often have few others in their organizations or in their professional lives in whom they can confide and receive objective feedback or advice. That’s one of the principal benefits of an executive coach and is based necessarily on a foundation of trust. Trust is established in an atmosphere of honesty, genuine caring, and dedication to the best interests of the individual and the organization.

Issues can range from dealing productively with the complex dynamics of a board of directors to overcoming resistance in assuming a leadership role to staying focused on strategic priorities. We draw upon extensive experience and accumulated wisdom to assist key leaders in surmounting internal and external challenges in order to achieve organizational success. 


"My coaching relationship with Mike has been a tremendous benefit to our development program and to my professional advancement. He provides an invaluable perspective not only because of his extensive experience but also because he listens carefully. It is truly a collaborative effort in which I am learning as we solve problems together."

Ann Kaiser, CFRE
Director of Development
Sacred Heart Hospital
Eau Claire, WI




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