Executive Coaching for Established and Emerging Leaders

Most of my clients are either business founders or Next Generation family members moving into positions of increased responsibility. I work with leaders who are eager to evolve and willing to invest in themselves.

My coaching typically involves 1:1 meetings with the leader over the course of 6 to 12 months. If desired, these meetings can be supplemented by a disciplined process of gathering feedback from key team members, giving us real-time data on what needs to be strengthened or changed. I address specific behaviours and skills that leaders must adopt in order both to BE effective in their roles and to BE SEEN as effective by their colleagues.

I believe that the potential for professional success is greatly boosted or thwarted by personal habits and family functioning. Leaders at all levels need a place to safely discuss their concerns and struggles in all matters affecting their well-being. I create such a space for them in our work together. I have an extensive referral network, and will make recommendations for other experts’ involvement when that is needed.

Among the issues that I deal with as a consulting psychologist and coach are the following:

  • establishing healthy boundaries within family-owned businesses
  • changing the attitudes and behaviours that most commonly hamstring effective leadership
  • improving the speed and quality of decision making
  • creating the conditions for teams to flourish
  • dealing with the dynamics of family business succession
  • harnessing key personal strengths that enhance performance and meaning
  • staying sane through insane periods at work
  • dealing with issues around wealth creation and transfer, including effective philanthropy and raising successful children in the context of affluence

For more information, contact me at drsomers@moneymindandmeaning.com, or call  (204) 488-6796.