Executive Coaching

"Success in the knowledge economy comes to those who know themselves,
their strengths, their values, and how they best perform” - Peter Drucker

What is your #1 challenge? If you are like many other leaders, it is the lack of quality time to think and be creative. Leaders often complain about being stretched too thin, overwhelmed and not as effective. So while most leaders want to be good leaders and inspire others, those challenges can get in the way. High stress levels may keep sub-optimal habits in place, not allowing their ‘best self’ to show up.

As former leaders and business consultants we understand the unique pressures executives face today. In our work, you will be provided with the space to pause and connect with your values and purpose. Through a process of partnership that facilitates deeper awareness, insights and habit change, you will get to see more clearly who you are (your strengths, "blind" spots and triggers) and what gets in your way (e.g., competing agendas) and to understand better those around you.

You will also get to practice new behaviors — e.g., manage stress; regulate triggers; focus energy; build relationships. As a result, you will be more agile and able to align your intent with your impact. 

As a Leader, your energy and passions are contagious. Helping you be at your best also serves to support your environment where everyone can step up their game.

"Orly is an extraordinary professional  coach. I highly Recommend her to anyone who wants to be the best leader possible. She truly changed my ability to lead, build relationships, and balance my entire life!" 

-Mendy Goodman, COO,
S&E National Law Firm (PA HQ)

Coaching Process

Executive coaching has shown an impressive (7 times) return on the initial investment based on a global PwC Study. The coaching starts with an Engagement Launch Meeting designed to get to know the client, understand overarching goals, discuss mutual roles & responsibilities and align expectations. Our process typically includes 360 assessment or other feedback from key stakeholders. As the client, you will get a confidential feedback report focusing on your strengths and developmental opportunities. The feedback report helps to fine-tune goals and draft a Leadership Developmental Plan.

We will meet with you regularly (typically bi-weekly) to broaden your awareness, experiment with new ways of doing things, and close the gap between your intentions and your behaviors. Between sessions, you are given customized resources and exercises to deepen your learning and maximize the coaching impact. You can contact us at any time between the sessions. We finalize the engagement with a formal meeting with you and your Manager that includes your self-assessment of progress. We schedule 3-month/6-month post coaching follow up calls to discuss progress and challenges.


Explore Goals, Discuss Expectations and Ensure Alignment


Use Assessment Tools
In-depth Interviews


Analyze Key Themes
& Share 360
Feedback Report


Facilitate the
Development of
Goals & Action Plan


Coach on the Execution
of the Action Plan


Measure Progress vs. Metrics; Discuss Tools
to Sustain Progress

Our Approach

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    Facilitate Changes in Mindsets and Behaviors:

    Hold both personal reflection time and quality of engagement with others as important for leadership growth. Use both Mindfulness-based and Behavioral-based Coaching modalities to facilitate real changes in mindsets and behaviors. Read more...

    Mindset Changes– You will get to understand your feelings and recognize how those affect your actions. Also, you will increase your awareness regarding triggers, mind blocks and habits that impede your success. Self-awareness is a key starting point for leadership growth.
    Behavioral Changes– Support you in strengthening self-management, communication and relational skills. You get to practice new behaviors and engage key stakeholders in providing feedback and "feedforward" (future-oriented) suggestions on how you can get better at your developmental goals. Stakeholders’ input will both, help you identify “blind spots” and provide ongoing support for your growth.

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    Focus on Sustainable Results:

    Favor sustainable solutions over surface ones. You will be provided with exercises designed to deepen your awareness and understand hidden patterns that get in your way. You will be given tools to cultivate choice-based behavior and facilitate lasting change. 

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    Pragmatic, Experiential Approach:

    Provide practical tools, firmly grounded in evidence, that result in real changes in behavior. You will get to experience new ways of doing things through active experimentation and practice.

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    System Approach:

    Engage stakeholders to get a system perspective and support. Use multiple coaching modalities, to help you get your Thoughts, Emotions, Behaviors & Relationships in sync. The benefits for you are greater clarity, resilience, and better relationships.

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    Recognize The Impact of Emotions:

    You will learn to notice your emotional triggers, understand how those affect your behavior, how they impact others, and how to self-manage. It is important to recognize emotions because they tend to drive our behavior and drain our energy; plus, they are contagious. 

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    Ensure Confidentiality:

    Hold all coaching conversations in strict confidentiality—no exceptions.

“80% of what it takes to change your behavior
is a function of your ability to self-regulate” — David Drake

Types of Clients

Our clients include:

  • Senior management – Director to C-Suite
  • High performers and high potentials
  • Millenniums, Generation X, and Boomers
  • Wide range: Fortune 500 to Mid-size businesses, Startups and Nonprofits 

Key to successful engagements: Motivated clients who are committed to show up and do the work and have the backing of their organization. 

Coaching Areas / Specialties

Our Executive Coaching service spans the continuum from building deep insights, new skills and new habits to overcoming challenges, resolving issues, improving relationships and so on. Our clients articulate needs such as the following:  “I have been told that my communication style is too abrasive;”I need to control my temper;”How do I influence people I don’t have authority over in a matrix organization;”  I want to build my confidence and executive presence;”I am stressed all the time I feel burnt-out;” and many more. 


  • Increasing Self-Awareness (strengths; blind spots; competing agendas; pain points)
  • Strengthening Self-Management (triggers; moods; impulse control)
  • Managing Stress (happiness at work) 
  • Developing Emotional Intelligence and Resilience
  • Strengthening Organizational Relationships, Influence and Impact (managing up, down and across peer group)
  • Developing People/Teams
  • Improving Listening and Communication Skills (including ability to carry difficult conversations)
  • Building Executive Presence (confidence; composure; influence)
  • Improving Clarity on Priorities + Focus in Changing Environments (ability to manage ambiguity; agility)
  • Improving Time & Energy Management Skills
  • Accelerating Preparedness for Future Role
  • Building Political Savvy
  • Promoting Diversity & Inclusion

Coaching Style

In my years of leadership and executive coaching practice I have found that most leaders want to do the right things and be good leaders, but daily pressures and competing agendas can get in the way. When I work with clients, I come from a place of non-judgment, with a deep interest to understand the Leader’s world, their goals and what gets in their way of success—so they can overcome challenges and fulfill their potential. When I challenge assumptions and explore beliefs with the Leader, I do it with curiosity, without a pre-conceived notion of the ‘right’ way. This approach allows them to tap on their own wisdom and discover answers and solutions. Read More

I treat each client with deep respect, as an individual, bringing energy and a sense of humor. It is essential that you will feel heard and understood. It is also critical that you will get significant value out of the coaching by considering new ways of thinking and doing and by stepping out of you comfort zone. I offer honest feedback along with a confidential environment to discuss goals & challenges and to practice new behaviors. In that space, trusted partnerships emerge. Leaders become open to try new methods to remove barriers for change as they step up to their full potential. They develop more awareness, emotional intelligence skills, resilience and agility. They build scale and accomplish key goals.

My core belief is that leaders can transform and become more successful with deeper awareness and a few behavioral changes. My coaching style helps leaders to open up, have honest conversations, see beyond what they thought was possible and take courageous steps in trying new behaviors. My deep commitment is to help you achieve meaningful goals, become the kind of leader you want to be and lead with purpose.