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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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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.

Greig Schneider

Greig Schneider

Boston

Greig Schneider, based in Boston, was Egon Zehnder’s Managing Partner in the U.S. from 2010 to 2016 and now serves on the firm’s Board of Directors.

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…

Jennifer Pack McDill

Jennifer Pack McDill

Chicago

Jennifer Pack McDill, based in Chicago, is active in Egon Zehnder’s Executive Assessment and Development Practice.

Julia Nenke

Julia Nenke

San Francisco

Based in San Francisco, Julia Nenke is a leader in Egon Zehnder’s Executive Assessment and Development and Human Resources practices with a…

Karena Strella

Karena Strella

San Francisco

Karena Strella led the design of Egon Zehnder’s model for assessing leadership potential and has deep expertise in talent management and CEO…

Ricardo Sunderland

Ricardo Sunderland

San Francisco

Ricardo Sunderland, based in San Francisco, is a leadership development Consultant whose life’s purpose is to “Bring humanity back to corporations”.…

Valerie Spriet

Valerie Spriet

Toronto

Valerie Spriet, based in Toronto, leads Egon Zehnder’s North American Executive Assessment and Development Practice and the Canadian Technology and…

Alain Serhan

Alain Serhan

Montreal, New York, Toronto

Alain Serhan coleads Egon Zehnder’s global Digital Health initiative and plays a key role in its Private Equity and Technology and Communications…

Carolina González-Alcántara

Carolina González-Alcántara

Mexico

Based in Mexico City, Carolina González-Alcántara works across multiple sectors while being especially active in Egon Zehnder’s Industrial Practice…

Andrew Roscoe

Andrew Roscoe

London

Andrew Roscoe, based in London, leads Egon Zehnder’s global Executive Assessment and Development Practice and is also an active member of the firm’s…

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.  Certified in several psychometric…

Sven Petersen

Sven Petersen

London

​A German-Brazilian living in London, Sven Petersen advises on leadership talent and development across sectors but spends most of his time in the…

Sophie Hanson

Sophie Hanson

London

In her role as the coleader of Egon Zehnder’s global Retail, Apparel, and Luxury segment, Sophie Hanson sees firsthand the strong forces impacting…

Fiona Packman

Fiona Packman

London

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

Miranda Pode

Miranda Pode

London

Miranda Pode leads Egon Zehnder’s London office and the global Priority Clients Initiative for the firm’s Financial Services Practice.

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