Barbara McMahon




"A true leader has the confidence to stand alone, the courage to make tough decisions, and the compassion to listen to the needs of others. He does not set out to be a leader, but becomes one by the quality of his actions and the integrity of his intent."

At the heart of high performing organizations are courageous leaders – leaders willing to take tough stands AND also courageous enough to learn about themselves and the impact they are having on their organizations’ effectiveness.  We work with leaders who care deeply about the success of their organizations as well as the health and well-being of their employees.

Executive/Leadership Coaching

Executive/leadership Coaching. Leaders have strong competencies that have helped them get where they are, but those might not be right skills to get them where we want to go.  New abilities and approaches may be needed.  We help leaders work through the challenges they face, providing them with honest non-judgmental feedback on both their strengths and their growth opportunities.   We then help them design strategies that lead to the fulfillment of their professional goals.

  • 360 Feedback.  We provide leaders with the balanced feedback they need to develop and improve. This full-circle view of performance provides more insight for coaching and development, and ensures that current and future leaders have the information they need to excel.
  • Emotional Intelligence Assessment.  Research continues to document the impact that highly developed or underdeveloped emotional intelligence has on the bottom-line performance of the individual and the organization.  This is particularly true for leaders and managers of people.  We are certified to administer a powerful assessment tool, The EQ In Action Profile, which provides critical information on how an individual uses his or her emotional competence in various situations.  We create development strategies that increase our client’s ability to work effectively with others.

Leadership Development/Succession Management

Leadership Development/Succession Management.  Creating strong leaders and planning for leadership continuity is key to ongoing organizational success.    We lead our clients through a deliberate and comprehensive process that includes assessing leaders in relation to the core leadership competencies necessary to fulfill your strategic vision and values.  We help assure smooth leadership transitions by building a strong leadership bench for the future and by assuring that critical knowledge and skills are retained.

Championing/Sponsoring Change

Championing/Sponsoring Change.  A new strategic direction often requires change.  Strong sponsorship by the leader has proven to be by far the single most important difference between change efforts that are successful and those that fail.  We help leaders learn how to be effective sponsors of change.