Executive Coaching is a one to one relationship to guide an individual through career, family or personal transitions toward a healthy outcome.
A charitable org CEO worked effectively with several previous Board Chairs but clashes with the new one. Its going to be a long, two years.
- An Executive Coach can provide feedback and guidance on the CEO's style to foster an improved work relationship.
Nine Department managers, far too many, currently report to the nonprofit Executive Director. But creating a COO role and transferring several direct reports to a subordinate will ruffle feathers and stir anxiety. An Executive Coach can offer guidance and recommendations.
A manager led a department effectively over ten years. But the shifting environment demands additional skills and they haven’t rise to the new challenges. They’re likable but need guidance as staff are beginning complain and a few deadlines weren’t met. Participation in leadership discussion is minimal and things are coming to a head.
- An Executive Coach can assess whether their continued leadership benefits the organization or if its time for a change.
"Duane met with our nonprofit board of directors several times when we were in transition to hire our first Executive Director. His insights clarified the board's changed role and prepared us to successfully work together with our new Executive Director and I'd recommend him as a consultant to any nonprofit."
Donna Detrick, Board President, Warren County NJ Habitat for Humanity
Consulting is a consultant/org relationship that involves multiple people. Strategy, systems, staff and mission require constant leadership and monitoring; a consultant provides guidance and an outside perspective.
- A charitable org with several staff and $1.5 million budget faces a changed environment. The original mission is still relevant but the “shine” has faded. It’s time to refresh mission and strategies. As an experienced outsider, a consultant frame important questions and help chart a forward path.
- An organization’s founder is thinking about moving on to something else. He/She retains much institutional knowledge, is deeply networked to supporter and holds much loyalty from the board. But its time to look seriously at transition and a consultant can provide guidance.
- A family business needs to pass leadership to the next generation. Its complicated by all the normal family issues of favoritism, ambition and coddling poor performers. Help! A consultant can help.
- A board has a lot of experts in the org mission but lacks other important leadership in finance, legal, marketing, funding and policy. Stronger governance is needed and it’s time for a consultant to identify ways to strengthen the board.
- An organization was viable for many years but the environment is changed. Maybe we’re not relevant. A consultant can help ask and address tough questions.
- Staffing is a little skewed. Some are a great fit but we’re not sure about some others. A consultant can help align skills with the right work to effectively grow capacity.
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