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Coaching

When we think about development at Egon Zehnder, we think about the gap between where you are today and where you want to be. If that gap is about skills or knowledge, that’s one thing. But if that gap is about identity and mindset, it requires a different approach. This is where coaching — a critical step in an executive’s development — comes in.

At Egon Zehnder, our approach to coaching differs from that of standard executive-coaching firms in both breadth and depth. Because of our 50-year history of assessing senior-level individuals, we have deep insight into what success looks like in the C-suite and the various kinds of behaviors that are most relevant to achievement in business. And because our consultants come directly from industry or professional services, we know what it’s like to face the pressures you face. More than 80 of our consultants have completed a two-year coaching-skills training program. Through the firm’s extensive network, they are closely connected to world-leading experts in the field of senior executive development, enabling us to bring the best intervention to your specific needs.

Typically, we work closely with you for a six- to 12-month period, meeting monthly in a safe, confidential setting, conducive to openness. We use our expertise in executive benchmarking to clarify your baseline. We help you define and visualize your goals, and assist you in accessing the full richness of your inner strengths, as well as what may be holding you back. We work with you to clarify your identity and purpose, and thereby unlock untapped potential.  

We hope to have the opportunity to work with you on your leadership journey. We also offer invitation-only programs for top executives who wish to meet in a small group setting, and we encourage you to explore our separate page on this website. 

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Coaching Consultants

Julie Chen

Julie Chen

New York

Julie Chen, based in New York, is an active member of Egon Zehnder’s Executive Assessment and Development Practice. Read more

Lena Triantogiannis

Lena Triantogiannis

New York

Lena Triantogiannis co-leads Egon Zehnder’s partnership with Mobius Executive Leadership as well as its global Accelerated Integration practice. Read more

Akiba Smith-Francis

Akiba Smith-Francis

New York

Akiba Smith-Francis, based in New York, belongs to Egon Zehnder’s Consumer, Sustainability and Public and Social Sector practices. Read more

Greig Schneider

Greig Schneider

Boston

Greig Schneider, based in Boston, leads the firm’s Leadership Advisory practice. He was Egon Zehnder’s U. S. Managing Partner from 2010 to 2016 and… Read more

Jennifer Pack McDill

Jennifer Pack McDill

Chicago

Jennifer Pack McDill, based in Chicago, is active in Egon Zehnder’s Executive Assessment and Development Practice. She is a trusted advisor to clients… Read more

Michael Portland

Michael Portland

Chicago

Michael Portland is a member of Egon Zehnder’s CEO and Board Consulting practices and has deep expertise in CEO and C-suite succession, executive… Read more

Ricardo Sunderland

Ricardo Sunderland

San Francisco

Ricardo Sunderland, based in San Francisco… Read more

Julia Nenke

Julia Nenke

San Francisco

Based in San Francisco, Julia Nenke leads the firms Leadership Advisory Practice for North America. As a leadership and transformation specialist… Read more

Valerie Spriet

Valerie Spriet

Toronto

Valerie Spriet, based in Toronto, is a leader in Egon Zehnder’s Global Leadership Advisory practice with deep experience in Assessment and Development… Read more

Alain Serhan

Alain Serhan

Montreal, New York, Toronto

Alain plays a key role in Egon Zehnder’s Private Equity and Technology & Communications practices and coleads the firm’s global Digital Health… Read more

Jacqueline O'Sullivan

Jacqueline O'Sullivan

London

Jackie O’Sullivan, based in London, is a member of Egon Zehnder’s global Assessment and Development practice. Read more

Mark Byford

Mark Byford

London

Mark Byford, based in London, guides global clients on board and CEO succession, C-suite coaching, and organizational development. He advises public… Read more

James Martin

James Martin

London

Based in London, James Martin focuses on CEO succession, board consulting, individual leadership development, team effectiveness, and coaching… Read more

Laurence Monnery

Laurence Monnery

London

Laurence Monnery’s passion is to help leaders be the best they can be. After 10 years in corporate roles followed by 20 years at Egon Zehnder working… Read more

Andrew Roscoe

Andrew Roscoe

London

Andrew Roscoe, based in London, is a member of The Board of Egon Zehnder and is currently overseeing the firm’s Greater China business. Read more

Fiona Packman

Fiona Packman

London

Based in London, Fiona Packman leads Egon Zehnder’s Professional Services Practice there. Read more


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