Executive Coaching

The corporate landscape has never been more dynamic, with most top leaders spending less than five years with an organization. Additionally, as baby boomers begin to retire, many companies are watching their most experienced leaders walk away and wondering who could possibly fill their shoes. Pearson Partners International’s custom, focused executive coaching services can help you strengthen current leaders and retain the top talent that will become your company’s future.

We understand your need for high-performing executives, confidentiality and return on your investment. By helping top employees become more successful and satisfied in their careers, we’ll help improve their capacity to achieve both short and long-term organizational goals, boosting overall performance and making them an even more valuable asset to your company.

logo icfOur leadership development services are managed by Lisa Thompson, LPC, PCC. Lisa is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Professional Certified Coach, Licensed Marriage and Family Counselor, and a member of the International Coach Federation.

Our Executive Coaching Model:

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How We Do It:

We start by aligning with your business strategy and providing an objective, quantified assessment for target employees. Based on that assessment, we determine a clear action plan that complements your business goals, including milestones, deliverables and timelines. We give executives the guidance and accountability they need to stick to that action plan and put new skills and behaviors into practice to make a difference for your organization. Highly customized, our executive coaching services are hands-on and focused on action and accountability. Designed to deliver solutions to business problems and drive executives to their highest performance, our process is based on a proven methodology with milestones and measurable results.


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Maria MacMullin, Senior Director of Major GiftsGenesis Women's Shelter and Support
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Mark Layton, COOVideoPlus
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