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Gain valuable insights from an organizational effectiveness expert in the Office of Strategic Consulting. We are now offering office hours to faculty and staff at no cost. Request your no-commitment, no-cost consultation today.

The Challenge

Becoming an effective leader is not something you simply “achieve” and then your work is done. Your organization and workforce are constantly evolving, which requires you to continually evolve as a leader as well. This requires intentionality, agility, time, and space (physical and mental) to reflect on your strengths as a leader and determine where and how you can build on those strengths.

How We Can Help

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We use proven coaching techniques and candid feedback to guide you through a process of reflection and discovery to define your goals.

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We work with you to develop action steps to meet those goals.

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Throughout the coaching process, we teach you to challenge your beliefs and test your assumptions.

If you’re ready to
pursue the next step
in your growth as a
leader, schedule a
free consultation.

What You Can Expect

Strategic Consulting’s leadership coaching is a highly personalized experience, tailored to your unique needs and goals. It promotes personal discovery and growth through conversations and activities designed to help you work towards established objectives. A typical coaching engagement consists of one or two sessions per month (we recommend a minimum of six sessions). However, this can be customized to accommodate your schedule and goals.

Coaching Is:

  • A process that empowers you to maximize your personal and professional potential.
  • Guidance to help you uncover and build on your strengths.
  • Exploring how you’ve found success in the past and defining what future success looks like to you.
  • Exploring new ways of thinking (while uncovering limiting beliefs).
  • Experimenting with new ways of working and doing.
  • A collaborative, positive partnership.
  • Sensitive and confidential.

Coaching Isn't:

  • Focused on the individual without considering the organizational goals.
  • Career counseling.
  • Therapy, or for those in crisis or experiencing trauma.
  • A short-term solution for a specific work problem.
  • Mentoring.
  • Assigning tasks and goals or telling you what to do.
  • Giving expert advice or opinions.
  • A fix for performance issues.


Diagram of steps involved in Leadership Coaching process. Discover: Uncover which aspects of your role generate fulfillment Explore ways to build on those to enhance your performance, as well as that of your team and organization. Goal-Setting: Define and commit to personal and professional goals that are meaningful to you and clearly articulate a roadmap for the future. Exploration experimentation, & action planning: Explore and experiment with intentional actions to move you and your organization in the direction you want to go. Reflection: Reflect on your learning and growth as a leader

Interested in Sponsoring Coaching for Your Organization’s Leaders?

Many campus departments choose to sponsor coaching for their emerging leaders. Sponsorship is a great way to invest in and support your employees in their professional and personal development. Leadership coaching is not appropriate or effective in cases where it is mandated, Human Resources is involved for employee or employer concerns, or the individual is in crisis. In cases of crisis or trauma, please contact the Employee Assistance Office for support. Coaching relationships are confidential; coaches will not report out to sponsors.

Professional Coaches

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Deb Filipiak

Internal Consultant

Deb works with mid-level leaders to identify their values and strategies for improving their leadership skills. She loves helping clients overcome barriers that are standing in the way of their...
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Jacob Hahn

Senior Internal Consultant

Jacob’s approach to coaching is based in a deep understanding of identity development—in leaders and all adults. As individual experiences and ways of thinking, being, and doing differ, he believes...
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Jeremy Kautza

Internal Consultant

Jeremy approaches coaching as a partnership of equals where he and the client work together in a thought-provoking and creative process to maximize personal and professional potential. This partnership is...
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Tena Madison

Internal Consultant

Tena brings intuition, sensitivity, and creativity to her coaching that results in deepened awareness, improved communication, collaboration, and connection as well as more creative and empowered idea exchange and visioning....
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Charles Meyer

Interim Associate Vice Provost for Strategic Initiatives & Director

Bringing compassion and extensive leadership experience to his coaching practice, Charles believes the coaching process helps us reframe the stories we tell ourselves and empowers us to learn and grow...
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What Our Clients Are Saying

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The [Office of Strategic Consulting] Leadership Coaching has provided me with an outside and fresh perspective that has helped me strengthen my leadership skills specifically in areas like self/other awareness, leveraging strengths, cultivating empathy, and executive presence. As a result, I have been able to better strategize my leadership expertise and strengths to effectively overcome potential challenges. I am grateful for this opportunity.