Richard Koonce is a certified executive coach who has worked with executives and teams in the United States, Asia, India, Europe, Latin America and the Middle East. His robust approach to executive coaching and team development is based on his extensive experience as a consultant to leading professional services firms, during which time he developed deep expertise in business transformation, change leadership, team building and organizational communications – topics often at the core of his executive coaching work today. He has written extensively on leadership and team building topics, and is co-author of five books, including Growing Leaders.
Rick’s coaching methodology involves a rigorous process of asking probing questions, generating self-reflection, building trust and rapport, and helping coachees develop clear (and measurable) coaching goals. Clear agreement is struck, early in each coaching engagement, to align coaching goals with business or organizational strategy, and to address existing/emerging skills gaps or professional development priorities.
As coaching proceeds, various coaching tools and assessments are employed, based on appropriateness, to accelerate and facilitate the coaching process, and to gauge progress.
Clients for Rick’s coaching services include corporations, consulting firms, nonprofit organizations, NGOs, federal government agencies, and colleges and universities. He has worked extensively with executives and managers at all levels, including the C-Suite. Rick focuses his executive/leadership coaching in the following areas:
Rick holds a Master of Arts degree from Georgetown University and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the College of William and Mary. He is a graduate of the AT&T National Sales School, and holds a Leadership Coaching Certificate from Georgetown University’s Center for Professional Development. He is a Master Coach Supervisor for the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology. Rick is a member of the International Coach Federation (ICF), the Boston Facilitator's Roundtable (BFR) and the International Executives Resources Group (IERG)
Richard is credentialed to deliver several different assessment instruments to clients. Each of his coaching engagements begins with an initial project assessment, followed by the development of a project plan and schedule to meet the individual client or organization's needs.
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