My Practice

… is focused on supporting people in their development within business organizations.

This includes work that would be characterized as Leadership Development both at the individual and team level and development of interpersonal communication skills of individuals and within groups.

I work with individuals who are seeking to develop their leadership effectiveness.

I work with teams that are seeking to increase their collective effectiveness.

I work with large organizations, frequently as part of a larger team of consultants or coaches, usually in supporting enterprise or work group level change or developmental initiatives.

With small to mid size companies I work directly with the owners and senior teams on leadership and team development goals. Typically this involves a combination of individual coaching and group work.

What Do You Do?

Explaining this, in a way that is useful to you, is actually more difficult than it might appear. Do I organize the information by content (Leadership Development, Communication Skills, Team Building, Conflict Resolution, etc) or by delivery channel (Coaching, Training, etc)? Bear with me as I take a stab at explaining, “What I do.”

The headline is Change Management at the individual and group level that supports growth and increased capacity. At the core all my work is about helping people grow their capabilities. And that involves them changing.

I work in several content areas or disciplines:
  • Leadership development of individuals
  • Leadership development of teams
  • Team Building (group interaction skills and processes)
  • Individual communication skill development
I “deliver” that help through several channels.
  • Coaching – one on one work that centers on personal growth objectives
  • Training – mostly group work, and closely tied to specific business needs. Think Just in Time training.
  • Meeting facilitation – this is limited to working with existing clients and as part of a larger initiative.

Why Choose You?

Picking someone to work with can be a daunting task. I will endeavor to provide you with ways to answer some of the common questions people have. I think there are two high level questions:

“Can you help me? ” and  “Are you the right choice?”

The first question tends to be answered with information about credibility. What are your areas of expertise? What is your experience? Do you work with people in my situation (with the same challenges, in a similar organization, etc).

On this site we will provide, at a vey high level, some of that information. But we’ve been doing this work for a long while for people in lots of different situations and if we list all of that work  it becomes unreadable (or is that unbearable?) and only some of it is useful to you.

The real answer is for you to contact us so we can discuss what is specifically applicable to you. The is no cost or obligation for you to do that.

The latter question is certainly best answered through conversation. There is just no substitute for us getting together and chatting. I generally spend an hour or so with someone before we can both answer the questions above, “Can I help and am I the  right choice (or at least a right choice)?

Even if I turn out not to be your choice a conversation almost always moves you productively along the path to finding that right choice.

Ledgerwood Consulting

Small and not trying to appear big.

Ledgerwood Consulting is my solo practice as a coach.  My work is personal and focused on working with individuals and small senior teams. Having said that, there is actually a “we” that is involved in some of the work I do.

After three decades I come, when appropriate, with a collection of cohorts. We work with each other in a variety of ways and form teams as particular engagements require. You will find my name on many of their websites where I work as a member of their team. I can marshal an extensive array of resources when the situation calls for it.

At this stage of my work life it is clear to me how I want to be working and the types of engagements that I will take. I need to know that I can help, that the work is meaningful, and that I am a good match for the people I will be working with.