Executive Coaching and Organization Development Services
Sally Wilder, founder, specializes in executive coaching and organization development for startups to large corporations. The goal is to help companies manage change and develop high-performing leaders and teams. It is widely believed that through adept coaching, executives can become great leaders.
Sally Wilder has been successfully coaching and developing leaders at more than 100 companies for over 25 years and is well-known for being deeply insightful and perceptive. With extensive knowledge of human behavior and organizational effectiveness, she gets to the heart of any matter through in-depth analysis and skillful communication. She effectively coaches company leaders, enabling them to guide their teams confidently and capably.
Sally Wilder received a BA in Sociology from Indiana University. She holds a Master’s degree from San Jose State University and is a graduate of University Associates, as well as a Certified Trainer in Organization Development, Situational Leadership, Hogan Assessments and MBTI, Myers-Briggs. She worked as a facilitator for the Interpersonal Dynamics Course in the MBA program at Stanford University.
Sally Wilder’s CEO coaching focuses on individual leadership style, management requirements, organization structure, and effective communication. Team issues are sensitively addressed, 360º feedback is provided from board members and staff.
EXECUTIVE DEVELOPMENT AND LEADERSHIP COACHING
A systematic approach to leadership development enables executives to understand their strengths and areas for improvement. Working on a development plan and receiving ongoing coaching ensures executive growth in identified areas.
MANAGEMENT CONSULTATION FOR EARLY STAGE AND MATURE COMPANIES
Companies in all stages of maturity depend on the quality of their management teams. Sally Wilder conducts organization assessments, facilitates relationships between founders and executives, and assists companies in managing growth while maintaining a stable infrastructure.
Developing a team involves improving the communication and decision-making skills of senior managers, ensuring that roles and responsibilities are clear, and facilitating mutual support among team members as they work toward achieving company goals.
Sally Wilder’s objectivity benefits companies during reorganizations. Interviews with team members surface issues and needs. Facilitation supports leaders in the creative exploration of the company’s organizational restructuring options. Ultimately, the leaders own the decisions, the restructuring process, and the resulting improvements.
Succession planning requires in-depth consultation regarding timing, competencies and candidates for critical C-suite positions, and effective integration of new leaders, sourced internally or externally.
Resolution of conflict between individuals begins with clarification of roles and objectives, and includes data collection, identification of critical issues, and face-to-face sessions with the parties in conflict. These specially designed sessions work to temper emotions and to arrive at mutual agreements. Follow-up sessions reinforce the agreements reached.
Sally Wilder employs a systematic approach in executive hiring. She guides company decision-makers in determining the strengths and weaknesses of prospective hires and their suitability to fit within the organization and culture.
“Sally has coached several executive level and high-potential team members at Performant. She has an uncanny way of simplifying business problems into their component parts, understanding the strengths and weaknesses of people, and isolating hurdles that are not readily visible. Sally’s coaching style is versatile, honest, and appropriately direct; moreover, she quickly assesses the “core” of a person. We view Sally as the best investment we’ve made in helping our executives grow.”
Lisa IM, CEO and Board Chair
“Sally was an amazing coach. I worked with her on several projects across several start-ups where we wanted to help promising up-and-coming managers grow and develop. We were very pleased with the results and the people Sally coached were very pleased with the process. Sally cares deeply about helping each individual that she is coaching and is able to make a strong connection based on trust. She tends to help them both in actualizing their strengths and also in addressing their development areas. She also understands that the goal is actual behavioral change and she has developed the process and patience it takes to get there. I, and my team, highly recommend Sally as an executive coach.”
Omar Tawakol, Founder and CEO
“Sally helped me to find my leadership values. It turns out they didn’t need “finding” as much as they needed “revealing.” That is, they were always within me but clouded by years of conventional management training. She helped me to “unlearn” the conventional ways and find the leadership style that is authentically me.”
Eric Colson, CAO
“I have engaged Sally at 3 companies over 7 years. She is an effective executive coach who deftly handles individuals in a range of phases of their executive development. I would not hesitate to use her liberally and in the future.”
Paul L. Meissner, Ph.D., CEO
“Sally is a passionate, committed, caring, thoughtful, and most importantly tough coach. She isn’t a namby-pamby granola Zen fruitcake. She gives real advice, sometimes with tough feedback, and concrete action items. She isn’t afraid to tell someone that they are acting out of line with corporate values, and she doesn’t lower her standards or her expectations. I’m thrilled to call her a major influence on my career, a colleague, and mentor and friend.”
Garient Evans, Vice President of Client Services
“I am a better person because of her coaching, not just as a technology/business leader, but also as a husband and father. To those that have worked with her, Sally is a gift of wisdom, compassion and also rigorously challenges some of our deeply held beliefs that might be holding us back from reaching excellence in our calling. Word of caution: be prepared to dig deep, it might not always feel good, but her coaching method has always left me more competent and aware as a leader.”
Moudy Elbayadi, Ph.D., EVP
“I now have a clear understanding of my personality “blind spots” as they relate to my professional effectiveness and communication. By understanding these “blind spots” and identifying tool and techniques to overcome them, I have increased my effectiveness as a leader working with multiple functions and constituencies both within and outside the company. By understanding the blind spots of other executive members, our team can now work through issues much more rapidly and concisely as much less data is lost or wasted due to poor communication.”
William Gossman, CEO
“Sally is a talented listener, and is quick to separate signal from noise and to challenge thinking in the effort to arrive at truth. She has an excellent understanding of human nature and reads well beyond obvious interpretations to arrive at insightful and, I believe, accurate conclusions.”
Ian Smith, Vice President, Division GM
“Sally never pulls any punches and she has an impressive way of getting to the heart of the matter in a short period of time. Her open communication and commitment to the individuals she works with are unmatched.”
Frank A. Tycksen, Founder, CTO
“I was able to set aside my own sometimes confrontational and defensive posture to work with other team members on a one-on-one basis. Sally is extremely patient and will work at a problem from many angles to try to solve it.”
Michel Floyd, Sc.D, Director Consumer Experience Engineering
Los Gatos, California 95032