Executive Coaching

Why Leadership Coaching?

Coaches unlock the potential of leaders to enable them to maximize their performance within their organization. Working on their goals and challenges, the client and coach focus on strengths and areas of development. Together they create a trusted partnership to gain greater self-awareness, tap into new potential, broaden leadership skills and change behaviors. Through a personalized approach, executives are able to raise the awareness and consciousness of their leadership to enhance the performance of themselves and their teams or organization.

How does coaching work?

The focus of the coaching process is to identify behaviors that are strengths and those that detract from performance and help leaders to make sustainable changes that improve leadership outcomes. Typically, the process begins with a 360-degree online assessment and structured interviews from key individuals. Through a shaping meeting between coach and client, the coach shares comments and they select the behaviors to be addressed for a development plan. Operating as a sounding board, the coach uses exploratory questions to support the client in discovering answers about themselves while maintaining focus on goals.

The coach-client agreement generally includes:

  • 360° Feedback administration and debrief
  • Engagement with development plan spanning 6-12 months
  • Bi-monthly coaching session, each approximately 60-minutes
  • Support in between sessions (email or phone) as needed
  • Additional tools and resources available if necessary 
  • Sponsor connects (up to 2)
  • Follow up after development plan completion
  • Supplemental coaching available

Who should consider a coach?

Executive coaching benefits leaders who are committed to their own development as well as the growth of their teams. Coaching supports and sustains leaders during transitions to new responsibilities, to more senior roles, or those who are seeking to expand their management skills. The skills that bring people to a new position are often different from the ones that have made them successful in the past. Executive coaching helps leaders build the capacity to move smoothly and intentionally into new expectations. Executive coaching also helps leaders who are looking for ways to enhance themselves and remain fulfilled and vibrant in their current positions.

About Celia Chase

Celia Chase brings a wealth of experience as a business executive, leadership coach, and team facilitator. With over 20 years in senior management and VP roles leading strategy and marketing teams, she has a demonstrated track record of building high performing environments in Fortune 500 companies such as Oracle and Sun Microsystems. As a consultant, Celia has advised clients on strategic planning, best practices and process change to accelerate their growth. She has built her career with a focus on delivering meaningful results and brings that same drive to her client work.

Celia partners with established and emerging leaders to deliver positive growth, increase effectiveness and create superior teams. She is dedicated to moving her clients forward through their vision to effectively navigate complex situations. Across a wide spectrum of organizations, she facilitates workshops on leadership development and coaching executives and individuals. 

She holds an MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College, and a Bachelor of Arts degree from UC Berkeley. Completing the Professional Coaching Certification program through the Institute for International for Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC), she is Master Practitioner of the ELI (Energy Leadership Index) and is also certified through the Center for Creative Leadership for 360 assessments, which act as the foundation for development plans. Celia has been recognized with multiple awards such as the Greater Leadership of Concord and Excellence in Marketing. Serving as the Board Chair and Member for several non-profit organizations, she is currently the Secretary of the Board for The Friends Program in New Hampshire.