Executive Coaches for Emotional Intelligence and Executive Presence

A collaborative partnership for executives who want to raise their game

There is no more powerful change agent for you as an executive, or for a corporation’s executives and employees, than executive coaching.  Coaching’s return on investment is well-documented.  Executive coaching — professional coaching for performance, or leadership coaching — embodies everything truly effective that you merely read about in the best-selling business books or only hear about in corporate management seminars.  Add to the inherent power of coaching the deep C-level executive experience of our executive coaches in starting up, running, and even profitably selling businesses, and you have the makings of a strong partnership.

Our executive coaches have started up a dozen companies, with and without venture capital, run businesses at the CEO or similar executive level, and even successfully sold businesses.

Cameron Powell, Founder and Executive Coach

Cameron Powell, Head Coach and CEO

Using my own Strengths-Based Coaching method, I work with senior executives, lawyers, doctors, and other professionals to enhance their performance in their careers, from meeting strategic objectives to working effectively and amicably with colleagues and direct reports.

I have studied the art and science of effective leadership since the mid-1980s.  I’ve held leadership roles in law and business, and have studied and written extensively on topics of emotional intelligence in executive leadership.  I have also conducted leadership training and team-building seminars, including as the Associate Director and speaker on best practices for the Corporate Leadership Council, a division of the Corporate Executive Board consultancy, in Washington, D.C.  In the United States, Canada, South America, New Zealand, and Australia, I have coached executives in over 120 Global 2000 corporations and the Colorado National Guard.  Read more about my personal, legal, and business background.

 

C.J. Liu, Executive Coach

C.J. Liu has worked with individuals, groups, teams, and organizations.  C.J. is a former CFO and strategic consultant who brings the know-how of more than 20 years of business, finance, and product development experience to her coaching clients.  C.J. has worked at some of the leading Fortune 500 companies, including Microsoft, General Electric, and Clorox.  Before joining Feroce, C.J. served as an in-house executive coach at Microsoft and she continues to work with teams and individuals there today.  C.J. is a rarity in the world of executive coaching – she is one of few certified professional coaches with an MBA from a top-ranked program.

C.J. has coached executive directors at non-profits, business owners, and entrepreneurs on the issues that can create — or undermine — success: effective leadership and communications, conflict resolution, how to develop strong working relationships, and the hows and whys of emotional intelligence.  C.J.’s strong business background and diverse experience in product development, strategic planning, marketing, finance, and business development provides her coaching clients with a nice balance of Business IQ and Emotional Intelligence (EQ).

C.J. is pragmatic and realistic, and she brings an intense laser-like focus to issues of importance to her clients, which allows them to make quicker progress.  At the same time, she is perceptive, intuitive, optimistic, and light hearted, which is especially important in supporting her clients who are facing challenging business issues.

Bradley Foster, Canada’s Executive Coach

I’m executive coach Bradley. I lead by example. I’m a compassionate, intuitive and open minded executive, leadership and relationship coach who identifies your strengths and areas of growth motivating you to increased focus, higher productivity, a finer balance, an improved sense of purpose, clarity and authenticity. I am a deep listener, comfortable delivering frank feedback, practical tips and perspective to foster lasting, transformative change.

My coaching as been described as: part adviser, part sounding board, part supporter, part manager and part strategist.

I become your “thinking partner” who helps you achieve the following:

  • Clarifying your skills, strengths, values and life purpose.
  • Improving your communication and relationships.
  • Identifying your goals.
  • Creating effective action plans.
  • Increasing your self-awareness.
  • Broadening your perspectives and choices
  • Experience fulfillment and success.

I have been dedicated to leadership studies since I was in graduate school. Since then I have held many executive positions in business and society and been fortunate to have the opportunity to learn from, observe and advise respected leaders. My unique background combines consulting, communications, therapy and coach training and mentoring. I have over 20 years of work experience consulting in a business environment and running successful companies. My formal instruction includes three years of leadership training at the graduate level. I have written extensively on coaching, authentic leadership and emotional intelligence and led seminars that have helped reshape the direction of corporations.

I am a highly skilled executive coach that combines my unique background with Feroce’s best practices in coaching. I believe every one of my clients are creative, resourceful and able. My goal is to help clients identify and work toward their goals instead of being caught in the daily grind or working toward other people’s goals. I am here to help you get more of what you want in life:

  • Work/life balance
  • Enhanced Communication Skills
  • Confident, in-the-moment decision-making
  • Improved Leadership Skills
  • Genuineness
  • Renewed Interpersonal Skills

Integrative Approach:
I use an integrated/holistic approach to help you find you passion and purpose in life. In addition to coach training and real life experience as a consultant, entrepreneur and an executive, he is trained in Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP), Gestalt psychotherapy and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). If this sounds like alphabet soup to you, just know that these are merely tools that he can use. Bradley tailors his approach to each client, sounding out your strengths to find a path that is true for you. It’s not only what you bring to the table that’s important but finding a career that suits your suite of unique strengths is the key to satisfaction and fulfilment.

I have a Master’s degree. I graduated from the Gestalt Institute of Toronto in 2005 (Leadership and psychotherapy) and trained as a coach (Core Curriculum) with the Coaches Training Institute. In addition I have trained as a mediator and in other modalities like Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and Neuro-Linguistic Programming. You will find that I am an attentive sounding board; someone who will listen without judgment, ask the right questions and help you clarify your thoughts and desires with practical outcomes.

I have eight years experience as a coach and a counsellor in private practice. I also have a business background consulting in the financial, communication and IT sectors (15 years). My clients describe me as understanding, balanced, intuitive, insightful, creative, calm, easy to talk to, and humorous. Contact me if you are looking for an experienced, well-trained and insightful coach who will give you the tools to succeed.

What is executive coaching?

It’s no simple task to explain succinctly why coaching works.  But imagine this:  you’re a chief executive officer.  You’ve got goals and the need to reach them — and you have a chief of staff following you around all day with a clipboard.  Do you get things done?  Yes, you do. Now picture a chief of staff who knows psychology, best business practices and organization, and motivational behavior.  This is what I do for you, by means of phone, email, and instant messenger contact with you throughout every week, noting your intentions and plans and making sure you get things done on your own deadlines.  I am strategist; I am accountability.  And you get things done.

Coaching works, ultimately, because the client wants it to.  But it helps that coaching is the very definition of accountability; coaching runs 24/7 for months, and can (and should) last until the goals are inevitably reached; and, like the best partnerships between coaches and elite athletes, coaching is a highly effective joint venture, a performance collaboration between peers:  the executive, and the executive coach.

Raise the Level of Your Executive Game

Feroce executive and business coaching helps executives and managers to raise the level of their game by:

  • Ensuring success in a new leadership position through our proven new-hire onboarding practices
  • Developing or expanding leaders’ strategic vision
  • Developing business empathy – the ability to listen closely to one’s self and others
  • Becoming not just good managers but effective and empathetic leaders of their employees
  • Helping them to become more at ease with themselves
  • Becoming more authentic, or honest and transparent with themselves and others
  • Grounding their self-esteem in themselves, rather than merely their positions or resume, and therefore enhancing a professional presence that is more effective because it is visibly authentic
  • Thinking smarter and working harder, with less self-damage
  • Increasing their ability to achieve buy-in from others
  • Prioritizing what’s really important in their work, their lives, and between the two
  • Enhancing their flexibility and responsiveness for better executive decisions
  • Provide more value to the people they work with and the organization they work in
  • Improving how they handle stress
  • Helping them achieve more harmonic balance between life and work
  • Increasing their personal expressiveness, including speech coaching

Why Executive Coaching Beats Anything Else You’ve Tried

Coaching does a better and more cost-effective job of all this than the alternatives — seminars, conferences, books and videos, one-or-two-day team-building sessions, or internal mentoring programs. Coaching is a unique, continual, one-on-one collaboration — in no other method do you have a full partner. Someone with whom you can check in several times a month — or even more often, with our instant-messenger, text-messaging and email services — and not just for the weekend or during a brief retreat, but for as long as it takes to attain goals.  The discussions become action-oriented because they occur while you’re at work or shortly before or after, and the assigned tasks flow into work.

The progress we make sticks because it’s grounded in your real world.  Learn more about our Executive Coach services and send us an email from the button above.

If you are looking for a coach in order to reach higher levels in your current position, you’ll also want to read about career coaching — sometimes it’s just a matter of emphasis or even of semantics, because all coaching is ultimately holistic, and deals with the entire person and his or her situation.

Most of our executive coaching is focused on growing a business or dealing with internal problems and conflicts, but it can also be directed toward fomenting individual executives’ growth, performance, and improved leadership (usually referred to broadly as executive coaching).

Our executive coaches serve executives in Los Angeles, San Francisco and the Bay Area, Miami, Chicago, Detroit, Minneapolis, St. Louis, New York City, Charlotte, Philadelphia, Dallas, Houston, San Antonio, Madison, Milwaukee, NYC, Washington D.C., San Diego, Denver, Jacksonville, Atlanta, Honolulu, Baltimore, Boston, Kansas City, Omaha, Las Vegas, Newark, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Dayton, Portland, Pittsburgh, Nashville, Fort Worth, Salt Lake City, Seattle, San Jose, Phoenix, Tucson, Tampa, Olympia, Spokane, Tacoma, Palo Alto, Pasadena, Sacramento, Santa Monica, Greenwich, Hartford, New Haven, Albuquerque, Austin, Birmingham, Huntsville, Montgomery, Eugene, Salem, and many more!

Ahjamu Umi – African American Life Coach

“There is no progress without struggle!”
Frederick Douglas
Ahjamu transitioned from the inner city streets of Hunter’s Point, San Francisco to obtain a masters degree in Economics from California State University, Sacramento.  He has spent the last 15 years as an executive banking manager.  In that time, he received numerous professional accolades and awards for leading diverse departments and teams to success.  He’s an accomplished speaker and writer and has published a number of industry articles on successfully managing business relationships and building and guiding strong teams.
Ahjamu’s approach to team and executive coaching is rooted in his long experience mentoring young men and maintaining the delicate balance of personalities required to negotiate gang treaties in California.  This experience helped him develop a respect for diversity of experiences and opinions, as well as to call it like it is.  Ahjamu is clear, direct, and savvy.  He has merged these experiences into his professional existence.  As a result, he is a strong leader who understands how to gain the confidence and respect of professional colleagues and team members.  He can help you develop and maintain strong cohesiveness and productivity personally in your business relationships and with your team by helping you implement and maintain the following critical principles:
?    Communicating employee and  business partner expectations clearly and concisely.
?    Empowering your staff to “drink the Kool Aid” and buy into your goals and objectives.
?    Facilitating conflict and disagreements so that resolutions are adopted and productivity isn’t adversely impacted.
?    Maximizing potential to reach goals
?    Applying one-minute-manager techniques so that team members and/or colleagues never question how much you value their daily contributions and input
?    Maintaining a positive morale and environment, thus making you the person people want to work with and your work place the place people want to work!
You’re successful and your team is strong, but don’t you want to be even stronger with continued success?!  This coaching experience will definitely improve your professional and personal relationships!

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