Coaching & Executive Coaching

Coaching is a creative, inquiry-based approach to personal and professional development. The coaching process is a partnership that helps leaders, and potential leaders, create awareness, generate action, and facilitate learning and growth. The Brighter Strategies coaching team focuses on improving performance and effectiveness by helping individuals to develop and sustain new perspectives, attitudes, skills and behaviors.

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Coaching Services

We offer coaching in 6-month increments. The first meeting can be either face-to-face or via video conferencing, while subsequent meetings are via video conferencing or phone. Throughout the duration of the global health crisis, all of our caching engagements will be facilitated virtually. Coaching sessions are typically every 10-12 days, but can be more frequent depending on the needs of the client.

The Coaching Process

  1. Initial Meeting is held with Leader and Coach:
    • Identify coaching goals and create a coaching development plan
    • Specify measurable outcomes for the engagement as a whole
    • Clarify coaching process and expectations
  2. Exploration and Assessment
    • Deeper dive conversations to explore client goals
    • Administration and evaluations of skills/leadership assessments (to be determined by coach and coachee)
    • Debrief conversation to explore assessment outcomes
    • Optional check -in with organizational sponsor/s and/or HR, if so desired
  3. Solidification of Coaching Objectives
    • Employee and Coach have coaching sessions focused coaching objectives
    • Cultivation of the identified coaching goals and development plan
    • Enhance self-awareness and management, social awareness and social management skills
    • Learn through the self-exploration and probing of the leader’s experiences; assist the leader in applying lessons learned through coaching, including providing best practices, readings, tools, etc.
  4.  Wrap-Up one-hour Coaching Progress Meeting with Leader
    • Review progress on coaching goals and development plan
    • Identify ways for the coached leader to continue their growth
    • Determine if additional coaching is desired
    • Optional: an HR representative may be included in this meeting, if desired
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Executive Coaches

Maura Fredericks is an experienced organizational development consultant, ICF certified executive coach, and facilitator who supports C-Suite executives & teams to navigate complex business challenges. Maura’s intentional approach to developing effective interpersonal and organizational communication skills result in her clients learning to have conversations that are transformative for their organization, teams, and customers.

Maura’s coaching philosophy is rooted in her belief that conversations drive relationships and relationships drive results. After three decades of leading across multiple industries, Maura noticed that inspired leadership starts with courageous conversations that facilitate positive change. Maura’s coaching framework is based on her training in the positive psychology methodology of coaching, additional studies in narrative coaching and a deep understanding of conflict and the stages of change.

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Brenda is an experienced leadership coach and leadership development facilitator who helps clients cultivate professional qualities and habits that are most critical to their individual and organizational success.

She works with individuals and teams within organizations, and as part of sector-specific learning cohorts. Her experience includes working with leaders in private, public, government (Federal and local), non-profit, intergovernmental, and humanitarian organizations. A certified Global Mindset facilitator, Brenda works effectively with leaders in international and culturally diverse settings to help them maximize their capacity for influence with people who are different from themselves. At the core of Brenda’s approach to coaching is an allegiance to authenticity for clients and for herself. She helps clients find their way to their personal leadership style, premised on their unique characteristics and capabilities. Brenda believes that when clients become more self-aware and develop confidence in who they are, they expand their capacity to develop sustainable habits that inform their ability to achieve individual and organizational success.

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Kaye has been providing professional coaching, consulting and program creation services for over 25 years. She is known for her ability to consistently demonstrate passion and proficiency in coaching. Among her greatest attributes is her ability to understand the multitude of challenges faced by professional and emerging leaders, and to offer practical solutions that are pivotal to successful performance.

As a proven strategist, Kaye’s professional clientele and experience includes service to the Commonwealth of Virginia, Virginia Commonwealth University Institute Social Services training activities, University of Virginia School of professional studies, Virginia Community College Office of Continuing Education and local Office of Economic development. In civic engagement, she serves as Executive Vice Chair for the Charlottesville Chamber Minority Business Alliance and Board member for the Charlottesville Minority Business Commission.

Kaye is a graduate of Old Dominion University Communication and Humans Services programs, Life forming Coaching Institute, University of Virginia Graduate Workforce development programs, along with credentialing from the Virginia Governor’s Workforce Council.

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Randall is an experienced leadership and team coach, trainer, meeting and retreat facilitator, and strategic planning consultant who thrives on helping leaders and organizations grow and achieve business results.

He has worked with hundreds of leaders of businesses, government, and non-profit organizations throughout the United States, Latin America, Europe, Africa and the Middle East. He is known for his strong ability to facilitate individual leadership growth, and greater leadership team integration across functions, geographies and cultures. He is fluent in Spanish and has a working knowledge of Portuguese. Randall has experience working with individuals from a variety of cultures, ethnicities, and nationalities.

Randall’s approach is to partner with clients to create self-sustaining organizational and leadership growth by focusing on building awareness, clarity of purpose, defining one’s leadership and organizational vision and then increasing one’s capacity to act in ways that lead to the fulfillment of that vision.

Clients recognize Randall as a “powerful collaborator,” “an excellent coach,” and one who “helps us make something happen!”

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Jennifer has demonstrated abilities and experience in leadership development, coaching, and facilitation for business, government, and non-profit sectors. She has successfully developed planning, marketing and operating programs for many industries including health care, manufacturing, and publishing. She managed the turn-around of an electronics manufacturing plant, including ISO 9000 Certification utilizing the Baldrige Criteria for Performance Excellence and TQI process management.

Jennifer brings her business acumen and strong training and development skills to clients to create an environment of excellence and to help them maintain focus and direction while increasing productivity and efficiency.

Jennifer weaves her professional and personal experience into her results-oriented business practice, working primarily with executives who are looking to become more effective at work while reducing stress and finding balance and focus in their lives as well as lead their teams to higher levels of performance.

Using humor with her high-energy yet caring approach, to get results, Jennifer has been coaching and training for over ten years. She is certified in various assessment and developmental tools including DISC, Belbin Team Profiles, Attribute Index, Values, Index and RAC Leadership development curriculum. She is a highly effective facilitator and is highly effective in working with group dynamics. She has developed curriculum for team chartering, high performance teams, conflict resolution, and highly effective communication for all organizational levels.

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All-Level Coaches

David is an experienced facilitator, consultant, and coach with over seven years of experience in team and leadership development. David regularly leads individuals and teams through the exploration of complex topics and helps clients with problem solving, goal setting, and communication. His work spans public and private sectors, higher education, associations, and non-profit organizations. David has worked with dozens of individual clients, coaching on topics such as navigating a career change, preparing for an important event, improving communication skills, and balancing personal and professional obligations.

Clients have described David as a warm-hearted listener who thoughtfully builds trust and holds space for his clients on their journey of self-development. One of David’s best qualities as a coach is his deep listening and analytical thinking, a mindset he developed from his background in engineering. He frequently uses his thoughtful capabilities to help clients grapple with complex ideas and draw connections from unexpected sources. He feels accomplished when helping his clients find their own “ah-ha!” moments.

As a millennial and a young professional, David’s focus as a coach is working with emerging leaders and professionals at all levels. His philosophy is that coaching is helpful for both “executives” and anyone looking to advance their career, develop a skill, reach a milestone, or solve a problem.

David holds an undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering from Bucknell University and earned his master’s degree in Organization Development and Knowledge Management (ODKM) at George Mason University. He is trained as a coach in their ICF accredited program and is in the process of completing his professional credential through ICF.

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Randall is an experienced leadership and team coach, trainer, meeting and retreat facilitator, and strategic planning consultant who thrives on helping leaders and organizations grow and achieve business results.

He has worked with hundreds of leaders of businesses, government, and non-profit organizations throughout the United States, Latin America, Europe, Africa and the Middle East. He is known for his strong ability to facilitate individual leadership growth, and greater leadership team integration across functions, geographies and cultures. He is fluent in Spanish and has a working knowledge of Portuguese. Randall has experience working with individuals from a variety of cultures, ethnicities, and nationalities.

Randall’s approach is to partner with clients to create self-sustaining organizational and leadership growth by focusing on building awareness, clarity of purpose, defining one’s leadership and organizational vision and then increasing one’s capacity to act in ways that lead to the fulfillment of that vision.

Clients recognize Randall as a “powerful collaborator,” “an excellent coach,” and one who “helps us make something happen!”

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Power Team

The power of two is greater than the power of one. And the power of “more than two” is limitless. Brighter Strategies offers a fresh perspective on how to create a “power team”—a group of two or more people who come together to work toward a common goal.

After reading and completing this workbook, you will understand team basics, including the definition, types, and natural development. You will complete a simple five-step team-building process, which includes creating the team, clarifying roles, communicating well, collaborating to meet goals, and celebrating team success. If you want to maximize your organization’s effectiveness, choosing to form a team to complete a task is the first step in the right direction.

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