Big news! I just accepted a full-time position as a Leadership Coach at Stanford's Graduate School of Business (GSB). I'll be working with the Center for Leadership Development and Research (CLDR) on a variety of coaching and mentoring activities and with the faculty on several of the organizational behavior courses. Last month I was also accepted into the school's Group Facilitation Training Program, so I'll be co-facilitating a group in the Interpersonal Dynamics course as well.
The GSB is making a big commitment to leadership development (including, but not limited to, executive coaching), and I'm thrilled to be involved. Last summer Evelyn Williams came to Stanford from the University of Chicago's Graduate School of Business, where she'd created a substantial Leadership and Effectiveness Development program over the previous six years. As Associate Director of the CLDR, Evelyn has been making some great things happen at Stanford and I'm particularly excited by her interest in applying technology to leadership development. Evelyn and her colleagues have pulled together a very talented team consisting of folks like Andrea Corney and John Cronkite, and I consider myself lucky to have the chance to work alongside them.
I'm hoping to continue working with other faculty like David Bradford and Carole Robin on courses such as High Performance Leadership, which I TA'd this past fall. And this position will allow me to make the most of my participation in the facilitation training program with Mary Ann Huckabay, Scott Bristol and the amazing group of people who are my colleagues in the program.
As a professional, I feel blessed to be able to contribute to such important work. (Although I'm also sad that I'll be saying goodbye to my current clients, and I look forward to staying in touch with everyone and hearing about your future successes.) As a GSB alum, I'm proud that the school has made such a big commitment to these issues. And as a person, I'm incredibly grateful to everyone who's played a role in the growth and development that's allowing me to take advantage of this opportunity--many thanks.
I don't have my Stanford info yet, but I'll always be reachable through my current contact info. And my writing here will slow down (especially as I get up to speed next month), but it won't stop, so subscribe to my feed to get RSS or email updates when new posts appear. And if we don't cross paths before then, Happy New Year!