Areas of expertise
Executive coaching, leadership development, career coaching
Dr. Joan Kofodimos has been an executive coach and leadership consultant for 30 years. She works with leaders at all levels, in a range of organizations from Fortune 100 corporations to entrepreneurial high-growth companies. Her approach is pragmatic and grounded in the leader’s concrete objectives, but also deep enough to support sustained and meaningful change.
Joan helps leaders better understand their style and impact on others, broaden their strategic perspective, improve stakeholder relationships, overcome ingrained patterns, and reach their goals. She has helped leaders facing a range of challenges such as:
- stepping into a more senior role
- rescuing an initiative that’s at risk
- increasing strategic influence with clients
- becoming a managerial coach
- exiting the organization and clarifying what’s next
Joan served as a consultant to the nationally known GE WorkOut program, which helped transform GE into a fast, flexible, and high performing organization. At GE, she led change acceleration teams focused on workforce diversity and process redesign initiatives, and trained teams in facilitative leadership.
Joan is also a prolific writer and has authored several books and articles, including 'Your Executive Coaching Solution, a user’s guide to executive coaching' and 'Balancing Act: How Managers Can Integrate Successful Careers and Fulfilling Personal Lives'.
Joan taught Leadership at Duke University, and Organizational Psychology at the California School of Professional Psychology. For many years, she was a Behavioral Scientist and Trainer at the Center for Creative Leadership, where she co-created one of the earliest executive coaching programs. She has a BA in Psychology and MA in Sociology from Stanford University, and a PhD in Organizational Behavior from Yale University.
Joan believes you get out of coaching what you put into it, and that meaningful change takes time. Her engagements involve a six-month minimum duration and include unlimited coaching calls and intensive leadership feedback.
Engagement includes intensive leadership feedback and unlimited coaching calls for 6 months
6-month extensions are $20,000 (also unlimited calls)
Recent clients include:
• Sapient Global Markets
• Dana Corporation
• NBT Bancorp
• Starwood Hotels and Resorts
• GE Power Systems
• GE Capital
• Hewlett Packard