We coach established and emerging leaders to perform at their best.

Our coaching practice is focused on supporting emerging and experienced leaders who are committed to improving. their performance. We often work with leaders as they prepare to move into new roles, helping them to proactively consider and address new challenges in the role so they are positioned to lead most effectively. We are also called upon to coach leaders who are contributing great value, but have a blind spot or opportunity that is impacting their effectiveness as a leader.

Our clients include:
Leaders in transition, who are preparing to assume (or already in) a new role involving:

  • Expanded responsibility and visibility such as stepping into a president or CEO position.
  • New responsibilities such as shifting between staff and line functions
  • Shifting to a different industry or culture.
Leaders with styles or behaviors that are limiting their effectiveness, such as those who:
  • Have been successful individual contributors, but now struggle to lead and delegate.
  • Are not developing their direct reports and/or building an effective team
  • Get great results for the organization, but at the expense of high employee burnout and turnover.
  • Would benefit from a more impactful executive presence.

leadership teams

An organization can only be effective and aligned as its own leadership team.

Leaders know when they are part of a team that is working below its collective performance potential, and they know the high cost of this reality.

We see common drivers of this condition including misalignment on strategy, lack of trust, or unclear roles and responsibilities. We also often see executive teams avoiding constructive conflict to minimize further damage, but at the high cost of leaving critical points unsaid.

These behaviors become manifest throughout the enterprise as employees follow their leaders’ examples. The result is often missed operating goals, creation of silos and politics, increased turnover, and overall stress. And though they may not understand the root cause, customers can sense these problems through their interactions with a company, which can create further competitive challenges.

In contrast, a well-aligned executive team can lead to an unstoppable organization with motivated employees and delighted customers.

Catalyst works with executive teams to understand what has led to the challenges they are facing, and to facilitate the conversations needed to clear the air in a way that is constructive, not destructive. We then work to:

  • Create a shared definition of success for the organization and of how the team needs to lead collectively to achieve this success.
  • Build new ways of working together and communicating that will sustain and grow the team’s effectiveness moving forward.
  • Support each leader in cascading this framework throughout each team and across the organization.