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…

  • "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
  • “Working with Karen I was able to better understand and enhance my leadership style by building on my strengths and recognizing where I could improve. With a busy travel schedule, remote coaching was convenient and enjoyable. Not only has it changed how I lead, it has improved my ability to use what I have learned to improve collaboration, performance and motivation not just within my team but throughout my organization."

    Kim Blanchette Senior Vice President and General Manager, Western Canada, Argyle Public Relations
  • "Virtual coaching conversations with Karen are invigorating and get me thinking differently in my role as CEO."

    Lisa Browne CEO, Stella’s Circle, NL
  • "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
  • “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
  • “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

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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