This is a one-on-one experience based foremost on mutual trust and respect. Coaching is an especially valuable resource for women who want direction, support and guidance in their career. Together you and your coach will address four key areas: effective communication, relationships, and organizational and behavioral change. You will discuss how to manage yourself and others in order to make you most successful at what you do.
Why Use A Coach?
- Develop high potential leaders
- Facilitate role transitions
- Focus on future success
- Discover career strengths and leverage them in the organization
- Guidance with the end goal of self-reliance and self-awareness
- See improved personal and team performance
The Bottom Line:
- In one study conducted by MetrixGlobal LLC, companies received an average return of $7.90 for every $1 invested in executive coaching.
- A recent study of Executive Coaching in a Fortune 500 firm by MetrixGlobal reported a 529% return on investment and significant intangible benefits to the business.
- A survey by Manchester Inc. of 100 executives found that coaching provided an average return on investment of almost six times the cost of the coaching.
Meet Our Coaches
Our coaching staff understands the challenges in the work place, especially for women. Our coaches have not only lived inside corporate America but know what it takes to advance their careers. Holding senior leadership positions and coaching executives, they bring a unique prospective to their coaching styles, and their clients have seen real results from their coaching sessions.
Developing people and facilitating employee career success is Ondrea’s passion. Her 30-year career has focused in the areas of talent management, executive and high potential leadership coaching, leadership development, organizational development, and performance management.
Ondrea is a certified facilitator for training curriculums from Development Dimensions International (IM:ExL and IM:ExP), AchieveGlobal (Frontline Leadership and Stellar Service) and FranklinCovey (7 Habits of Highly Effective People and Writing Advantage). She is a Certified Professional Coach (CPC) through the Center for Coaching Certification and has also received the Human Performance Improvement (HPI) certificate through the Association for Talent Development (formally ASTD). Ondrea also recently became a Birkman Assessment Certified Consultant.
Jennifer Browning Holmes, Founder & President of IWL, has been an executive coach for most of her career. As an executive leader with 30 years’ of corporate experience, Jennifer coaches emerging women leaders at all levels of an organization. She provides a coaching methodology that empowers women who are preparing for greater roles and responsibilities. She coaches women who desire to enhance their leadership style through self-awareness, communication and professional presence.
Over the course of her career, Jennifer has recognized a common set of core challenges encountered by women wanting to advance their careers—especially in those industries considered “male dominated” such as technology, finance, law and healthcare.
Self-awareness • Communication • Professional Presence
“I received executive coaching from Ondrea for the better part of 3 years. I entered into the program with a desire to listen, be coached and change. Ondrea provided me with valuable insights, outside material and a perspective that I found to be invaluable as I grew within the organization. Her approach to coaching is reflective, informative and guided me to an understanding of how to improve and develop my executive level skills. I am very appreciative of the time that Ondrea dedicated to my development and, if you are willing to change, I highly recommend her services.”
John Martin, Chief Credit Officer, First Merchants Bank
“Ondrea was my coach for a little more than a year while at First Merchants Bank. One of her best attributes, which I learned quickly, was her ability to make me feel at ease so that I could share openly with her. I found value in that her experience spans different industries, which allows her to relate and coach on almost any situation. Her positive approach to reinforce good behaviors helped my confidence in making future decisions. I can honestly say that because of Ondrea, my strengths are stronger and my opportunities have been improved. In all of my professional experience, I feel that I gained more from working with Ondrea, than anyone else in my career.”