Custom Coaching for Your Needs

“When I first met Dennis as my Executive Coach I thought this was going to be about changing the faculty. But now I realize this is really about changing myself ― how I communicate, collaborate to resolve differences and lead the department. It’s more about looking at myself and learning what I can do differently, which isn’t what I expected. But it’s working. I’m seeing improvements in the department, and that’s all due to what I’m doing differently.”
Associate Professor and Chair of Linguistics and Cognitive Science

Coaching for Academics

Our team at ALP has a passion for helping department chairs resolve complicated, obstinate, unnerving and painful experiences. Our collective goal is to enable you to find your own solutions by acting as thinking partners, investigators and instructors who have knowledge, critical skills, compassion and experience in dealing with difficult situations.

During the one-to-one academic executive coaching process, we focus on helping you begin intentional conversations that are carefully crafted, have a clear purpose, use practical language and get results. Through self-awareness, self-reflection and problem-based learning, you will clarify your goals. Through solution-focused coaching, you will learn to motivate colleagues, facilitate change, resolve cumbersome dilemmas, and lead with your principles. Our proven process covers the seven stages of intentional conversations:

  • contact
  • seeing
  • collaborating
  • executing
  • moving forward
  • celebrating, and
  • establishing new goals.

In short, our approach will help you develop as an inspirational leader who enables your colleagues and university to flourish.

“The one-to-one Executive Coaching was targeted on specific leadership issues in our departments. It gave me an opportunity to discuss issues, get feedback on my communication and leadership interactions, develop solutions to difficult situations apply them and then debrief. Through the program I gained more confidence and became a more effective as a leader.”
Professor and Chair of Music History and Literature