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Leadership and Executive Coaching



"By embarking on this journey of learning, you will get customized coaching in bringing out more of the extraordinary leader within you."

Get customized guidance for achieving your personal leadership development goals. My coaching processes provide you with a learnable set of leadership development skills that enable you to create an organizational culture where leaders emerge everywhere and an organizational spirit that brings out creativity, innovation and enthusiasm. These one-on-one sessions will allow you or one of your key people to focus on individual needs—and the needs of your organization. One-on-one coaching takes place in conveniently scheduled half-day sessions, and includes follow-up consultation for one year by telephone.

How You Will Benefit

This process brings out more of the extraordinary leader within you. You can enhance your career by further developing as a leader. We all possess unique values, capabilities and visions of the future. By embarking on this journey of learning, you will get customized coaching in bringing out more of the extraordinary leader within you. Your team will benefit through your enhanced leadership. Your family will benefit because my coaching process applied to your family will create more family happiness. And most of all, you will benefit by becoming more effective as a leader while you create deeper fulfillment within yourself.

How Your Organization Will Benefit

An organization is no better than its weakest leader. When organizations further the development of their leaders, they benefit because the transformation of organizations starts with the development of leaders. This ongoing enhancement of organizational culture is necessary to survive and prosper in today's climate for organizations.


  • Ever-improving innovation in your organization's products and services

  • Ever-improving quality for your organization's customers and clients

  • Ever-improving teamwork, learning and employee satisfaction for your whole organization

  • Ever-improving service to to the larger community

What is the Human Foundation for Change?

Organizational change takes place in primarily two ways. Quality improvement brings about gradual, evolutionary change. Process reengineering and similar structural changes bring about paradigm-shifting, revolutionary change through whole new processes. These two kinds of change are necessary to survive and prosper in your organization's situation. Both of these methods of change require a special foundation: an organizational culture where leaders emerge everywhere. Leadership and Executive coaching gives you an explicit, learnable set of leadership development skills to create such an organizational culture.

How You Will Learn

In the privacy of his office, Kelly will help you through methods of accelerated learning. You'll develop your leadership capabilities through conversational processes, video analysis, customized audio recordings, leadership assessments, direct coaching, feedback, situational analysis and more. Some clients want a completely customized program. Others want a structured program such as the one outlined below.

Structured Learning Program

Twelve Sessions

Session 1 - Discovering Your Mission and Values

Session 2 - The Leadership Cycle and the Victim Cycle

Session 3 - Integrity Processes and Your Healthy Self

Session 4 - Seeing Good in Others - Values Systems

Session 5 - Empathy Processes & Apologizing Skills

Session 6 - Vision Processes -- Wide Angle and Long Term

Session 7 - Objectivity / Logical Thinking Processes

Session 8 - Preventing Victim Behavior

Session 9 - Coaching & Mentoring Skills

Session 10 - Requesting & Negotiation Skills

Session 11 - Learning Victim Cycle Antidotes

Session 12 - Organizational Learning & Presentations

Follow up consulting for one year by telephone.

Our Two Types of Coaching Programs

You can either get VBL Coaching for situations, or go through a structured program.

If your organization (and you) has gone through six days of the two three-day VBL Foundation Skills Workshops (or the equivalent) to learn the foundation skills of VBL, then it is best to get coaching on a situational basis. With feedback from others, you decide on your goals for VBL Coaching One on One, and you pursue them directly in your sessions with Kelly Gerling.

If you want a structured program prior to your organization's involvement with VBL, then you can choose a structured program, such as those sessions listed on the next column. You'll not only learn these skills, you'll also learn to apply them to specific situations in your organization. 






Tags: career development, executive coaching, leadership coaching, organizational change