Executive Coaching

Who Benefits?

I most often work with high-performing clients. I find high performers the most at-risk of experiencing frustration and burnout within their organization, particularly as they move from the role of ‘doer’ to ‘leader’. I’ve coached mid to senior level managers and deputy ministers in the public sector, as well as team leaders, directors and executives in the private sector. Coaching helps you step back and create a plan that focuses your talents and energy so that you can stay engaged, on track and achieving big things.

Common themes of coaching include: 

  • Clarifying priorities
  • Identifying obstacles and strategizing to get beyond them
  • Understanding individual communications style and how to better engage others
  • Delegating
  • Strengthening leadership presence
  • Rallying the team around common goals

What my clients are saying…

  • “I had the opportunity to engage Karen as a leadership coach while I was at Emera. My work with Karen was very useful in helping me navigate the various changes in my world, and in assisting me in setting goals. Karen is a great sounding board for ideas and in assessing the best approach to resolving challenges along the way. I highly recommend Karen as a leadership coach.”

    Bob Boutilier Utilities Professional
  • “I was young, ambitious, filled with big dreams...and frustrated that I wasn't making fast enough progress. A colleague told me about a great coach he was working with, so I decided to check her out. Enter Karen Kelloway. Karen's coaching helped me create a powerful vision for what I wanted and a tangible plan for making it happen. Flash forward eight years. I'm sorting through an abandoned filing cabinet and re-discover a folder containing notes and worksheets from my work with Karen. I recycled everything in that cabinet EXCEPT my "Kelloway File." I'm keeping it because when I think of how she helped me redefine and claim success at a pivotal point in my career, I continue to feel a deep sense of gratitude.”

    Eleanor Beaton Women's Leadership Development Expert
  • "With all of the leadership training and development I have taken to date, the opportunity to work with Karen as a career coach has been the most rewarding and beneficial to me so far.”

    Michael Thebault Senior Manager, Corporate Security, Emera
  • “Karen’s leadership coaching allowed me to accelerate the performance curve of my new role. I found her guidance during the on-boarding process an invaluable tool as I negotiated the many complexities of public sector leadership.”

    Wendy Griffin VP, People and Change, Workers’ Compensation Board of NS
  • "The overall coaching agenda with Karen is flexible and allows me to respond to the needs of the day. Karen’s coaching brings a little structure to a chaotic world. Every session is a valuable investment.”

    Executive Director, Nova Scotia
  • “Shortly after becoming CEO I hired Karen Kelloway as my CEO coach. By month three we had structured a Development Plan that was fully endorsed by my Board, After six months the Board stated that what I achieved due to my Development Plan was beyond their expectations. Through our coaching sessions, Karen provided the tools along with simple but impactful approaches that resulted in a very comfortable and effective leadership style that works for me.”

    Ian MacNeil CEO, League Data

The Coaching Process

I focus on leadership and management development in order to advance organizational and professional results. The goals of each coaching conversation are to assist clients to:

  • STEP ONE: Promote self-discovery and awareness

  • STEP TWO: Establish achievable goals

  • STEP THREE: Determine a course of action

  • STEP FOUR: Create accountability and motivation to achieve those goals

A typical coaching program lasts six to eight months.

Please contact me for a pdf of the full coaching steps I use in the Executive Coaching program.

Let’s work together
karen@karenkelloway.com

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