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The International Coach Federation (ICF) defines coaching as partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential.

“Coaching is unlocking a person’s potential to maximize their own performance.  It is helping them to learn rather than teaching them.  Clients say coaches bring out their best by helping them focus, break down tasks and clarify their values.”  - Fortune Magazine

Executive coaching allows clients to:


  • meet goals and objectives  

  • enhance performance

  • develop their careers

  • optimally and effectively manage responsibilities and working relationships

  • learn to maximize time, energy and potential for a fully satisfying, successful, and rewarding work/life



  • Consistent checking-in to see what’s working and what isn’t, so client is encouraged to take steps to improve their job engagement and performance

  • Employee retention – coaching is about making an investment in the employee

  • Stronger organizational commitment as well as individual commitment to the job

  • Job growth and promotion preparation

  • Greater opportunity for skill development in areas such as communication, leadership, time management, and organizational skills

  • Helps address difficulties before they become problems

  • Greater clarity on expectations, issues and projects

  • Helps identify if employee is in the right job by looking more in depth at the employee’s strengths

  • Higher levels of job satisfaction, engagement and productivity​


Coach as a Guide


  • Listens and asks thought-provoking questions

  • Serves as a sounding board

  • Empowers and inspires clients to be the best versions of themselves

  • Acts as a mirror, helping clients see their impact in the workplace

  • Facilitates professional growth and problem-solving through a collaborative partnership that steers clients' actions toward goals and choices


Building highly effective, optimal teams and organizations starts with its greatest asset, its talent.   Identifying, developing, retaining and fully engaging talent takes strategy, vision, passion and expertise. Ensure your organization is set up for success with a detailed talent management strategy that addresses your specific organizational needs around:


  • Strategic Staffing

  • Staff and Leadership Development

  • Culture & Engagement

  • Performance Management

  • Retention Tactics

  • Organizational Communication
















  • Building a culture plan/road map to run parallel with your campaign plan

  • Looking for ways to reap the myriad benefits of a multi-generational workforce – 5 in total!

  • Conducting pulse surveys to check in on employee well-being

  • Conducting employee engagement/stay interviews

  • Creating talent profiles for all employees

  • Working smarter and wiser!


Let the magic begin with the right talent in place.  Finding and selecting development officers with the right experience, strong ambition and drive, coupled with palpable passion for their work can spell extraordinary success for your organization.  This means looking for- and holding out for - the right fit, the A+ player that you are thrilled to call a member of your team.


With over 20 years experience finding exceptional development talent for organizations such as Northwestern University, The University of Illinois, and The University of Michigan, Jackman Coaching is uniquely qualified to effectively conduct your next senior level fundraiser search.


Custom retreats can be designed for your team/organization that would be interactive and inspirational in nature to revitalize and refocus staff.  Build a retreat that promises to be highly effective by engaging staff in practical and useful dialogue and exercises around such topics as:

Planning – set new goals, milestones, timelines, visions for success

Determine each team member's Social Style and Versatility (emotional intelligence) via the Tracom Social Styles Profile

Celebration – acknowledge successes and achievements

Getting perspective – looking at projects, programs, problems from multiple perspectives to seek new solutions, ideas and results

Building stronger, more cohesive teams that play to each member’s strengths and interests

Well-being in the workplace – coping with change, stress management, time and energy management, work/life balance, keeping things light

Communication – being clear, effective, open, honest, thoughtful communicators – take a look at team strengths and challenges

Values-clarification – determining individual, team and organizational values for a consistent, predictable, values-centered work environment

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