Executive and Leadership Development

Executive coaching is an investment in your people and organization.

Coaching for Leadership Excellence

Executive and leadership coaching is a private and confidential engagement. With 2600+ coaching hours, Lynn establishes rapport and trust with leaders quickly. She provides value added insights into their approaches, style, behaviors and actions.

As a result, the executives Lynn has coached have stepped into increasing levels of responsibility; integrating into new roles successfully.


Our first discussion identifies clear outcomes – defined by you and/or your sponsor for the coaching engagement. While this may seem very simple, it requires that everyone – the coach, client and sponsoring organization be on the same page.

When working with certified Executive Coach Lynn Dessert, MCC,  her role does not replace or change your relationship with your boss. It is your responsibility to share ongoing progress – the level of detail is up to you. Throughout our engagement, we will meet with your sponsor quarterly to gain feedback on progress.

Below, find the most common steps in a coaching engagement:

Define our Starting Point

To measure how well you are doing against the agreed upon outcomes it is important to establish the baseline. Most often companies use 360◦ assessments when measuring leadership or personal style development. Lynn is certified in the Benchmarks, a 360-degree assessment from the Center for Creative Leadership or Hogan Instrument’s 360 assessment, two highly recognized and valued assessment tools. Assessments are administered at the beginning and sometimes end of the coaching engagements as a measurement of ROI.

Assessing the Situation

Many executives need additional information to help them pin point what is not working. Lynn uses several industry standard assessment tools, including Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), and the Herrmann Brain Dominance Instrument (HBDI). Additional feedback may be drawn from your boss, peers, and subordinates regarding your strengths and areas of opportunities. Together, we will identify and craft strategies to move to the level of mastery in your key development areas.

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Establishing Clear Outcomes

With Lynn’s assistance, you will be able to clearly identify areas for development and attainable goals that meet your specific outcomes – a proven approach to making changes a reality. You are in control of the actions you take and decisions you make in your personal and professional development. Together, we create accountability for your development by establishing milestones and timelines to insure a smoother implementation.

Breaking through the Obstacles

How well do you receive feedback from your customers, subordinates, peers, and boss? Are you concerned about what others might think about your ideas before you have had time to flush all the details out? Lynn is your sanity check and sounding board for new ideas and approaches. She will challenge your thinking – enabling you to get past any blind spots that are impacting your performance and growth. Through preparation, you will feel more confident about the decisions and actions you take in the workplace.

Opening the Door to Success

Knowledge and the ability to embrace change often gives individuals and organizations the courage and tools to successfully open the door to new opportunities. Therefore, your candor and openness with Lynn will provide quicker results. By recognizing and stopping self-defeating behaviors, you will take responsibility for yourself and results will happen!

Interested in having Lynn support your organization’s talent developing through coaching? Contact her to share the development details to learn about our service fees. 

Through executive coaching, Lynn supports leaders to:


Develop Personal Agency

Sometimes referred to as “executive presence”. Agency is an executive’s voice and self-efficacy which directly impacts their leadership effectiveness.

Make Better Decisions

Reflection and deep critical thinking skills help examine options and encourage new thinking for executives. In a fast-paced environment, dedicating private time to employ these game changing actions is difficult for executives.

Communicate More Effectively

Flexible styles of communication are critical to establishing rapport and gaining support to advance ideas, projects and people.

Influence Others

The ability to influence others entails many aspects of the executive’s personal makeup (culture, politics, communication, relationships, personality) and how they mange it within the organization.

Lead with Compassion

In today’s environment, compassion, trust and approachability solidify employee and organizational commitment. How are your leaders showing up?

Forge Relationships

At the senior leadership level, productive and respectful relationships are essential – at all levels. The balance of power is a slippery slope and recovery often requires the executive to modify their personal behaviors.

Lynn Dessert utilizes her experience and time-tested best practices to enable individuals and organizations just like yours to establish and achieve personal, managerial, leadership and organizational goals. She works privately with senior and c-suite executives to confidentially address sensitive issues.

Leadership Breakthrough offers flexible sessions to meet the executive’s demanding schedule. Executive and leadership coaching builds your competitive advantage in people talent development.

Lynn Dessert, MBA, MCC

Lynn Dessert, MBA, MCC

Master Certified Coach | Executive Coach


She has always delivered excellent results

Lynn has provided our company with excellent training and development expertise. I have utilized Lynn’s expertise in several group training sessions as well as for individual leadership training. She has always delivered excellent results. I highly recommend her! – Gary Raley, ex-President Johnson Polymer

Lynn helped me identify mental stumbling blocks

I had the opportunity of working with Lynn through the Leadership Institute of the Society of Behavioral Medicine. I selected Lynn as my coach because of her extensive experience in executive coaching. Lynn was great at helping me see myself in a different light. She helped me identify mental stumbling blocks that were impeding my forward progress as a leader and encouraged me to clarify my values and career goals. I would definitely recommend her to others. – Sandra Winter, Director WELL living Laboratory/Research Associate at Stanford Prevention Research Center

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