A coach seeks results for the client.
To accomplish those results, coaches rely on
procedures, methods, tools, assessments, listening and instinct.

Northwestern University MSLOC Coaching Model

Masters of Science in Learning and Organizational Change (CC BT-ND). Copyright Northwestern University.


Carefully selected tools present multiple learning options

Immunity Map

The Immunity Map is an advanced coaching method for addressing stubborn barriers to performance and leadership improvement.  If you need to increase performance or make a change and something stands in the way, this method may be for you.

 Kegan, R. & Lahey, L. l., (2009).  Immunity to Change:  How to Overcome it and Unlock the Potential in Yourself and Your Organization.  United States:  Harvard Business School Publishing Company.

Goal Self Assessment

Before you begin the work of pursuing your goals, we need to evaluate the nature of your commitment to the journey. The survey helps to determine what your reasons are for engaging a coach. With this knowledge, I can properly develop a plan that aligns with your needs and level of engagement.

Leadership Excellence

Successful leaders maintain their mental fortitude in the most stressful environments. The leadership excellence path helps you learn to “lead above the line” by maintaining your executive strengths while managing the derailers that can drain your leadership effectiveness.

Gaps Grid

If you have gaps between your work performance and your desired outcomes, the Gaps Grid helps to identify those areas of development. Then we can begin the work of performance enhancement to close those gaps and achieve your dreams.

Peterson, D. B., (2006). People Are Complex and the World is Messy: A Behavior Based Approach to Executive Coaching. In Stober, D. R., & Grant, A. M. Eds. Evidence Based Coaching Handbook (51-76) Hoboken New Jersey: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Life Balance Wheel

In your pursuit of a balanced life and meaningful work, the life balance wheel offers a self-assessment to identify places where your life has become unbalanced and needs some attention. I use the C12 Group version that includes a faith component for my clients who value the integration of faith and work.

Steps (Ladder) of Influence

The steps describe the process you go through , largely without realization, to move from data input to an action.  If this process disrupts your life, job performance or sense of fulfilment, I help you question the various steps from data to decision. 

Senge, P. (1994). The Fifth Discipline:  The Art and Practice of the learning Organization.  New York, NY:  Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Company  Ross, R. (1994). The ladder of inference. In P. M. Senge, A. Kleiner, C. Roberts, B. J. Smith, & R. Ross (Eds.), The fifth discipline fieldbook. New York: Doubleday