Experienced Executive Coach
As a practicing executive coach in Minneapolis, MN, my focus is on CEO’s and senior executives. I have personally occupied these roles for a number of companies for 20+ years. I have worked in companies of all sizes, from under $5 million in revenue to over $1 billion in revenue, and several levels in between.
I stand by a simple principle, that there is no substitute for experience. In my case, I believe this principle applies to senior operating roles and to companies in a range of industry sectors.
In addition to having held C-suite and executive positions, I myself have been an executive coaching client on three occasions. In each I was selected because I was considered a “high potential” manager. My opportunities included strengthening my communication style and certain aspects of my working relationships. I have undergone 360-degree assessments, taken an array of questionnaires, and received follow-up coaching.
The dual experience of having been on “both sides” of the executive coaching relationship is one that I believe is truly valuable to my clients and to their organizations.
My experience as a practicing executive coach in Minneapolis has led me to believe the “one size fits all” approach is not effective. In practice, I’ve seen multiple modes of executive coaching be effective. That said, the thread through all of them is a deep and consistent focus on communication, collaboration, and leadership. I find these most critical for success.
I believe that consistent behavioral changes are necessary to improve effectiveness. A behavioral change may be as simple as holding your team to higher standards, or as complex as tailoring the way you communicate with individuals. But it’s not a “one-shot” deal. It’s about making adjustments that are sustained, acknowledged and recognized – by your subordinates, your peers, and your superiors.
Formally, I offer three executive coaching options. Whether you’re looking for an executive coach in Minneapolis or are interested in virtual executing coaching options, I have solutions. I invite you to explore my services and decide what fits your current needs.
Sometimes a CEO needs an independent perspective and a sounding board. Professional advisors who have an existing professional relationship may not be completely objective. And they may be understandably reluctant to have direct, penetrating, and open discussion about the challenges facing the CEO and the company.
I’ve been active as an executive coach for five years, both as a “stand-alone” service and in tandem with other services. See the ways I’ve helped CEO’s as their 1on1 executive coach in Minneapolis/St. Paul and around the country.
Stakeholder Centered Coaching (SCC) is a practice that is based upon the principles and practices of Marshall Goldsmith. Goldsmith is a world authority in helping successful leaders get even better. He does this by achieving positive, lasting change in behavior: for themselves, their people and their teams.
The fundamental principles of SCC are its distinguishing features. Learn more about this method of coaching and how it’s different from other executing coaching methodologies.
I am a Certified Practitioner of the Global Leadership Assessment (GLA 360) from Marshall Goldsmith Stakeholder Centered Coaching (SCC). The GLA 360 captures data on 72 skills in 15 competencies. It does this through multiple questionnaires for the individual, superiors, peers, and subordinates.
Together, based on your results, we’ll define a path forward. Learn more about this process.
Mark Capaldini’s executive coaching provided valuable outside perspective, based on his experience. He helped us focus on efforts that will have the biggest impact on our business.
~ Brendon Dennewill, Kristin Dennewill, Partners, denamico
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