“Things do not change; we change.”
Henry David Thoreau
Henry David Thoreau
ARC Leadership Associates provides a broad range of services for both individuals and teams. Individual services include in-depth coaching to C-level executives, development coaching for high potential leaders, and on-boarding for leaders who are newly hired or new to their role.
Our team programs are tailored to our client’s situation and challenges. We help launch new teams and support established teams to reach higher levels of performance. We can also integrate individual leader coaching with the team development process.
Delivered a comprehensive coaching program for a CEO at a large financial services firm.
Accelerated the successful transition of a newly hired chief marketing officer for a mid-sized publishing company.
Provided assessments, action planning, and focused executive coaching for senior sales leaders across the country at a medical distribution company.
Provided executive coaching to a senior financial leader transitioning to a chief operating officer role at a mid-sized financial company.
Delivered a coaching program to a vice president with P&L responsibility for a global professional services firm.
Delivered coaching to a senior leader taking on new responsibilities for a leading Chicago non-profit organization.
Provided executive coaching to help a general manager re-engage their regional team at a Fortune 100 technology and manufacturing company.
Designed and delivered a team effectiveness program for a leadership team at a major Chicago academic institution.
Delivered an integrated individual coaching and team development program for the owner/CEO and executive team at a small family-held manufacturing company.
Expedited the ramp-up of a newly formed cross-functional product development team at a large global industrial manufacturing company.
Designed and delivered a work preference style and communication effectiveness program for a global pharmaceutical company.
A manufacturing company generating $1+ Billion in domestic and international sales
ARC Leadership Associates was engaged to help a recently hired VP Customer Care transform her 100+ employee organization, which was underperforming with respect to customer satisfaction and day-to-day operations.
In this fast paced and metric driven environment, the client had to work on multiple fronts to implement her strategy and deliver a culture shift. She first had to a quickly determine the critical priorities. Our client then needed to gain buy-in from senior leaders and engage frontline employees. Additionally, her goal was to maintain her relationship oriented style while driving change—a challenging balancing act.
ARC conducted a situation analysis consisting of 360° feedback interviews and a variety of leadership assessments, including the Hogan Leadership Forecast Series and MBTI Step II. We then collaborated with the client to develop goals and a twelve month action plan. Ongoing coaching continued over that timeframe to:
After 18 months in her new role, the client successfully:
A $2+ billion division of an international industrial manufacturing company.
ARC Leadership Associates was engaged to work with two dedicated cross-functional teams and their new leaders. These teams were newly formed and for the first time, fully and jointly accountable for new product development. The teams were asked to:
ARC designed an integrated approach that addressed development for each individual team leader and for the freshly chartered new product teams.
For the team leaders, ARC’s program incorporated individual assessments to foster insight on leadership style, motivation and values. Quantitative and qualitative 360° feedback provided additional performance information. The coach worked with the two team leaders to generate action plans. The plans focused on developing new leadership behaviors that would contribute to their success in the new role. Tools and resources for managing the team dynamics were also included.
For each team, ARC designed a full day offsite session to share the overall team profile and individual work style preferences within the team. In addition, the coach worked with the team to use this information to help establish operating guidelines, practice effective communication and information sharing, and structure a more rigorous approach to creative problem solving. Individual team members committed to specific areas of development in support of the team’s overall goals during the session.
While each team focused on slightly different objectives, both teams: