Our Services

What is Coaching?

Coaching is the most highly individualized form of leadership development available. Coaching is a process in which a qualified coach works one-on-one with a leaderthe “coachee.” The coachee and the coach collaborate to assess and understand the coachee and the developmental task, challenge current constraints while exploring new possibilities and ensure accountability and support for reaching goals and sustaining development.

“I’m a very private person, and the concept of working with a coach made me a little skeptical. After working with her for 7 years, I can honestly say I couldn’t have been more wrong. My coach knows me, but more importantly, has taken the time to understand how my family life impacts my work life, and vice versa. The time that we spend together is one of the more useful things that I do to help me continue to be a balanced, productive manager and teammate.”

Bo YoungExecutive Director, Global Strategy, Customer Analytics

LDI’s Coaching Services Offers You:

Personalized Attention

Good coaches blend an understanding of behavioral and organizational dynamics with an expertise in psychological assessment, enabling them to tailor their coaching interventions to the unique needs of their clients. The support and accountability provided by the coach ensure that the goals of the executive coaching program are translated into lasting change. Through the coaching process, our coaches will become a trusted resource; they understand your organization’s culture, they know your strengths and opportunities and they can support you as you navigate your professional challenges and celebrate your successes. 

Coaching Outcomes

Sometimes individual executives choose to pursue coaching for themselves; other times, a manager or a human resource professional recommends coaching for them. Either way, successful executive coaching can significantly improve personal, team, and organizational performance. The specific goals that lead executives or their organizational sponsors to initiate coaching include improving interpersonal skills, managing stress, driving change, preparing for professional advancement, and preventing derailment.

Credible, Experienced Coaches

LDI’s coaching staff consists of highly trained and experienced coaches with diverse business and academic backgrounds. They have undergone a rigorous selection, training and quality control process. They are seasoned professionals with strong business acumen, exceptional interpersonal skills, a commitment to confidentiality and expertise in 360-degree feedback, leadership effectiveness and organizational dynamics. They hold advanced degrees and have extensive industry expertise and real-world work experience. All LDI coaches work closely and collaboratively with individual leaders and within organizational structures.

The Right Candidate

For Executive Coaching

Some companies provide coaching initiatives for new employees, employees taking new positions and high-potential employees, or those who need to improve their capabilities to succeed at the next level. Most coaching engagements are intended to help managers make progress on specific developmental goals. Coaching engagements usually last from three to 18 months.

A good coach will help you develop clarity of purpose and focus on action. With a coach you will work on making the specific behavioral changes you want to make, leverage your strengths to become more effective in your work; and identify and address development needs.

Consider Hiring a Coach if:

  • You need structured planning and support to help in the accomplishment of a new way of leading or managing others.
  • You’re faced with a significant increase in the scope of your responsibility.
  • You’re a project manager who needs to improve how you build and lead teams.
  • You’re a leader who wants to be successful at managing across geographic, cultural or demographic boundaries.
  • You’re a traditional manager who wants to move to a less dominant and directive leadership style.
  • You’re an executive who needs to develop, articulate and sell a new vision for your organization.
  • You’re a line manager who wants to broaden your experience and capacity to take on an executive position.
  • You’re a technical manager who needs to become adept at articulating ideas, influencing others, and understanding organization politics.
  • You’ve just completed a development program and have a heightened awareness of skills you need to develop or skills you may rely on too much.

From the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL)’s April 2003 eNewsletter: Considering a Coach

About Our

Executive Coaches

All of LDI’s executive coaches are seasoned professionals with expertise in assessment, management and performance enhancement. They include doctoral level psychologists and business professionals with varied industry backgrounds. All LDI coaches have advanced degrees in relevant fields and are trained to work closely and collaboratively with individuals committed to professional and personal development.

Choosing the Right Executive Coach

In choosing a coach, you will need to consider a variety of factors. Not only will you want to consider the coach’s educational and professional background, but it’s also critically important that your coach be someone with whom you feel comfortable working in a close relationship. When you are considering establishing a coaching relationship, we will talk to you about your goals for coaching, learn a little about your career history and recommend two or three coaches that we believe might be a good “fit” for you. It is often possible to have brief conversations with up to three potential coaches before you make your final choice.

A Few Words from Our Clients

About Executive Coaching

“Working with my coach was instrumental in helping me navigate a variety of unique career challenges that took place during a time of unprecedented business and economic disruptions. Thanks to her, I was able to develop a vision of what success looks like, increase my confidence, and become a better leader. Executive coaching wasn’t something I realized I needed until I experienced the transformation it helped to build.”

Stephanie Morge,

Director Operations Training and Development, Power Design

“My coach provided guidance in translating the information and tools from the workshop into an individual action plan. I was determined to walk out of the program with a well defined plan that addressed business planning, process, and employee relations. I have been tremendously successful in accomplishing 13 of the 15 action items over the course of a year. The result is a better work environment and increased sales performance. My coach was critical to my success as an effective manager, giving me not only the tools but the guidance and continual support to implement my plan.”

Kelly Sooter,

Head of Domestic Home Entertainment, Dreamworks

“My coach provided guidance in translating the information and tools from the workshop into an individual action plan. I was determined to walk out of the program with a well defined plan that addressed business planning, process, and employee relations. I have been tremendously successful in accomplishing 13 of the 15 action items over the course of a year. The result is a better work environment and increased sales performance. My coach was critical to my success as an effective manager, giving me not only the tools but the guidance and continual support to implement my plan.”

Kelly Sooter,

Head of Domestic Home Entertainment, Dreamworks

More Information

On Executive Coaching

If you’d like to learn more about our coaching program, please feel free to call us (800-753-0444) and ask to speak with someone who can answer your questions about coaching, or email Maggie Dunn, Coaching Talent Lead at the Eckerd College Leadership Development Institute.

Live Online

Leadership Coaching

Our team of exceptional leadership coaches is ready to support you. We offer executive, leadership, conflict and team coaching virtually by phone, video and on web platforms of your choice. Live online delivery is individualized, accessible when you need it and focused on what matters most to you.

Convenient. Cost-Effective. Personal and Individualized. 

Working with a coach will help you to:

  • Lead during times of uncertainty and change
  • Reflect on your values, goals, and effectiveness
  • Deepen awareness of strengths and weaknesses
  • Identify the barriers and bridges to enhanced performance
  • Receive support as you navigate these unprecedented challenges
  • Increase your resilience

Sign Up for Virtual Coaching Sessions

You can purchase 3, 6, or 9 hours of coaching at $400 per hour in one simple step online.

Call us at 727.864.7529 or email Maggie Dunn (dunnmw@eckerd.edu), Coaching Talent Lead at the Eckerd College Leadership Development Institute to learn more about our coaching offerings.

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“Working with my coach has been instrumental in helping me navigate a variety of unique career challenges that took place during a time of unprecedented business and economic disruptions. Thanks to her, I was able to develop a vision of what success looks like, increase my confidence, and become a better leader. Executive coaching wasn’t something I realized I needed until I experienced the transformation it helped to build.”

Stephanie Morge,

Director of Operations Training & Development, Power Design

The Benefits

Of Virtual Leadership Coaching

Convenient.

Virtual coaching can happen anywhere at any time. The live online interactive format is convenient and prepares you to meet your current challenges at work and at home.

Cost-Effective.

Now more than ever, leaders are required to work harder, for longer hours, and with fewer resources. Virtual coaching provides you with high-quality individualized support when you need it most and with no travel costs.

Personal and Individualized. 

Coaching is the most highly individualized form of leadership development available.

Why Choose Virtual Coaching at Eckerd College?

Experience

We’ve been coaching leaders since 1981, and over the past three years, LDI has conducted over 3,000 executive coaching engagements for leaders from the corporate, government, and nonprofit sectors in a variety of different program delivery offerings.

Reputation of Excellence

Eckerd’s Leadership Development Institute (LDI) has been a Network Associate of the world-renowned Center for Creative Leadership (CCL®) since 1981 and has delivered internationally acclaimed programs to thousands of local, national, and international clients. LDI is one of only five institutions honored with CCL Network Associate status globally and one of only two in the United States.

Right Climate for Learning 

Whether you are on our glorious waterfront campus or in a virtual setting, our programs offer the right climate for learning. Eckerd College provides world-class leadership coaching in a world-class setting. The climate we’ve created for learning is stimulating and challenging, yet relaxed, open-minded, and supportive.

“Working with my coach has been instrumental in helping me navigate a variety of unique career challenges that took place during a time of unprecedented business and economic disruptions. Thanks to her, I was able to develop a vision of what success looks like, increase my confidence, and become a better leader. Executive coaching wasn’t something I realized I needed until I experienced the transformation it helped to build.”

Stephanie Morge,

Director of Operations Training & Development, Power Design

The Benefits

Of Virtual Leadership Coaching

Convenient.

Virtual coaching can happen anywhere at any time. The live online interactive format is convenient and prepares you to meet your current challenges at work and at home.

Cost-Effective.

Now more than ever, leaders are required to work harder, for longer hours, and with fewer resources. Virtual coaching provides you with high-quality individualized support when you need it most and with no travel costs.

Personal and Individualized. 

Coaching is the most highly individualized form of leadership development available.

Why Choose Virtual Coaching at Eckerd College?

Experience

We’ve been coaching leaders since 1981, and over the past three years, LDI has conducted over 3,000 executive coaching engagements for leaders from the corporate, government, and nonprofit sectors in a variety of different program delivery offerings.

Reputation of Excellence

Eckerd’s Leadership Development Institute (LDI) has been a Network Associate of the world-renowned Center for Creative Leadership (CCL®) since 1981 and has delivered internationally acclaimed programs to thousands of local, national, and international clients. LDI is one of only five institutions honored with CCL Network Associate status globally and one of only two in the United States.

Right Climate for Learning 

Whether you are on our glorious waterfront campus or in a virtual setting, our programs offer the right climate for learning. Eckerd College provides world-class leadership coaching in a world-class setting. The climate we’ve created for learning is stimulating and challenging, yet relaxed, open-minded, and supportive.

Talented, Trusted Coaches

LDI’s executive coaching staff consists of highly trained, experienced, and credentialed coaches with diverse business and academic backgrounds. From doctoral-level psychologists to business professionals with broad industry experience, all our coaches have advanced degrees and are committed to the highest professional ethical standards. Our coaches blend an understanding of behavioral and organizational dynamics with expertise in psychological assessment, enabling us to tailor our coaching interventions to the unique needs of every client. The support and accountability provided by our coaches ensure that the goals developed during the leadership coaching are translated into lasting change.

Coaching Focus

Our clients seek coaching to deepen their insights and effectiveness as they manage the challenges of leading in a changing environment, engaging teams, leading virtual teams, igniting innovation, managing conflict, preparing for the next level of leadership and managing work-life balance.

LDI has deep expertise in coaching and a broad set of development offerings. Our approach supports leaders with increasing self-awareness and enhancing overall effectiveness. The development areas on which we focus are driven by the unique needs of each individual leader, but some examples include:

  • Developing teams to enhance synergy and results
  • Leveraging individual and team strengths
  • Providing clear direction, aligning resources, and engaging associates
  • Creating a culture of shared ownership and accountability
  • Enhancing influence and communication skills
  • Examining the barriers and bridges to effective conflict management
  • Increasing the effectiveness of decision-making
  • Creating a climate of trust and collaboration
  • Leveraging strategic delegation to increase team capacity
  • Building capacity to champion change
  • Understanding the value of an entrepreneurial mindset when driving growth and innovation
  • Strengthening leadership impact with clear individual and organizational vision