Executive Coaching

Leadership Development Coaching is a series of conversations and other interactions between coach and coachee, that ultimately yield deeper insight and enhanced performance for the coachee – and, in many cases, transformations/shifts in character/spirit that add significant value to a person’s life experience.

Here is just a small sampling of the praise Lawrence received for his Leadership Development Coaching work:

“I met Lawrence Ellis at a healthcare conference, at which he delivered a daylong workshop on collaboration, facilitation and change. I was preparing a 10-hospital system for accreditation before the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, the nation’s predominant standards-setting and accrediting body in healthcare. So his presentation resonated deeply with me. However, what impressed me most was the effect he had on the attendees (some of the nation’s top healthcare leaders). This group had disparaged an earlier presenter who failed to meet our high standards. In comparison, we gave Lawrence a standing ovation, which, according to conference organizers, is the first and only time this has happened in the nine-year history of the conference. As soon as I had an opportunity to hire Lawrence Ellis, I did. This was when I accepted a position as the Executive Director of National Patient Safety Foundation.”
– Dr. Joanne Turnbull, Retired Executive Director, National Patient Safety Foundation

“The approach focused on getting outstanding results, using efficient work processes and building a healthy workplace climate — and our team benefited in each of these areas. … I’ve worked with several excellent teams throughout my work life, on the sports field, and in other arenas — both as a team member and as a team leader. SMA was one of the best teams I’ve ever worked with, and I owe that, in large part, to the work of Lawrence Ellis.”
— Jim Pedrick, former Vice President, Strategic Marketing Analysis, Charles Schwab & Co

“Without a doubt, Lawrence Ellis is one of the absolute top consultants I’ve known over the course of my several-decades career… top-tier in both Complexity-Science Organizational consulting and Organizational Development consulting… an amazingly effective and rare combination of people skills and process savvy, with a strong focus on results… and consummate integrity.”
— Jocelyn Scarborough, former Vice President of Human Resources at AAA-NCNU; retired Vice President of Human Resources at SanDisk

“Lawrence Ellis is a caring, strategic coach who will help you discover and own your power. Lawrence builds on your strengths and helps you address the barriers that stand in your way. He stands as one of the top coaches with whom I have worked. I wholeheartedly recommend him to leaders interested in making successful leaps to new heights.”
– Dr. Musimbi Kanyoro, three-term former World Secretary General and CEO of the World YWCA; President and CEO of The Global Fund for Women

“Lawrence was the primary coach for the core filmmakers. We were able to turn to him at almost every critical juncture: challenges with funders, political dynamics with luminaries, uncertainties about the creative arc of sections of the film, navigating mazes of the film world, and more. He modified his approach to fit our needs – from facilitating our problem-solving, to serving as a sounding board, from engaging as a wise thought-partner, to being appropriately directive at times, from giving us moral support with setbacks, to celebrating our successes. With his coaching, we became enormously more clear, skillful, and effective.”
– Guy Reid, Director of Overview (winner of 2013 Environmental Media Award), and Planetary, The Film