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…

  • “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
  • “My work with Karen, in the context of succession planning and leadership development, was an extremely positive and rewarding experience. Karen is a dedicated, knowledgeable and consummate professional. Regardless of your place in the org chart, working with Karen to uncover and focus on your skills, and address your weaknesses (we all have them!) is a great way to add some high octane to your career development.”

    Gregory Phipps Venture Capitalist, Board Director, Mentor, Entrepreneur, Teacher, Writer
  • "Virtual coaching conversations with Karen are invigorating and get me thinking differently in my role as CEO."

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

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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