Whenever possible we integrate leadership coaching for 1-3 senior leaders into our engagements. Coaching is designed in partnership with each executive around identified individual leadership challenges and in light of the demands of the priorities. We will set goals for the coaching period and beyond, and encourage the coachees step into new approaches to addressing their challenges over the course of several months. Leadership coaching focuses on the individual, while at the same time considering context. The focus in the coaching and as a part of our assessment overall is on the “adaptive challenges.”   


Adaptive challenges[1] are those for which there is no known solution, those that require the people in the system to do the work to make progress. Seeing these adaptive challenges and addressing them as such can be the key to informing and translating vision to practice.  You have a history that impacts the present every day. You also have multiple internal and external stakeholders, the constituencies, allies, and resisters who can advance or block progress. Doing the adaptive work helps you see and act on the interrelationships between the larger social system, your organization, your team and you — and to become skillful at mapping these interrelationships and partnering across authority on sustainable solutions.

[1] Based on the work of Dr. Ron Heifetz, leadership author and teacher, we enable you to diagnose your adaptive challenges and distinguish them from technical challenges. (Adaptive challenges are those for which there is no easy answer, challenges that don’t have an off-the-shelf solution and those which require the system to betray loyalties and act against long-held assumptions. Technical problems have an answer that can be easily applied.)

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Whole Organization assessment

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Talent Initiative

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Leadership Coaching

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