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We specialize in assisting high potential and top talent leaders to step into their A-game by expanding their capacity and ability to perform their personal best, inspire their teams to deliver outstanding results, and be a driving force in organizational change. We believe that investing in the potential of your best people is the secret to business success.

Common Client Challenges

With more than 29 years of experience working with managers, directors, senior leaders, executives and CEOs in a variety of industries, many of our clients experience similar challenges. Our leadership development for top and emerging talent programs address a variety of common obstacles:

Strategic and Organizational Changes

  • Rapid business growth
  • Organizational restructuring
  • Mergers or the acquisition of another organization
  • Developing new lines of business / business expansion
  • Navigate organizational changes

Developing Leadership and Managerial Skills

  • Executive presence, positioning and personal brand
  • Counterproductive or inappropriate behavior
  • Communication challenges and strong interpersonal skills
  • Team talent development, productivity, turnover or alignment issues
  • Develop strong organizational advocates and key stakeholders
  • Setting clear organizing priorities with managerial discipline to execute

Partnering and Working Effectively With Others

  • Personal effectiveness to encourage open expression of ideas and opinions
  • Trust and advocacy that impacts, inspires, and builds strong relationships
  • Understand and appreciate other perspectives with a diversified range of backgrounds, experiences, and styles
  • Development of high performing teams that leverage diversity, provide opportunities for, and encourage others to participate leading to an inclusive work environment
  • Partners across boundaries to build alignment, buy-in, and achieve outcomes that benefit all parties

Personal Growth and Effectiveness

  • Determining what’s most important and aligning one’s day-to-day life and work with one’s core values
  • Identifying one’s gifts and talents and finding the best way to use them
  • Managing up, influencing key stakeholders and navigating politics
  • Feeling stuck, stale or frozen
  • Getting out of one’s own way and taking action
  • Developing confidence in oneself and inspiring the confidence of others

Talent Development and Succession Planning

  • Staffing the right leadership team to achieve specific business results
  • Developing top and emerging talent and succession planning
  • Management effectiveness
  • Retention and talent development to develop high potential individuals into future leaders

Team Assessment and Development

  • Clear leadership competencies that support achieving strategic goals
  • Collaborative working relationships; have each others’ back
  • Connect leadership competencies and business results
  • Deliver outstanding results with alignment of teamwork, excellence, leadership, performance, growth, and outcomes
  • Clarity of roles, responsibilities, goals and outcomes

Women’s Leadership

  • Robust women’s leadership forum that produces measurable results
  • Consistently developing women to step into their leadership potential
  • Executive presence and ability to present ideas powerfully with confidence
  • Proactively building a personal leadership brand

Women’s Leadership Retreats

  • Renewed sense of self, power, confidence, and capabilities to create the next phase of leadership
  • Attract more opportunities with ease
  • Expand and stretch vision, voice, capabilities, and impact
  • Nurturing supportive community of professional women

 

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Executive Coaching

Vision Quest Consulting equips leaders with the skills and behaviors to boost their leadership performance, work better together, and achieve truly ambitious goals as they increase their ability to achieve superior business results.  Our Executive Coaching services help organizations grow their leadership bench strength by developing leaders, teams and change agents.

We work with leaders, high potential leaders, and those identified for great career success. Every once in a while organizations have senior managers who exhibit negative behaviors and weak or counterproductive interpersonal skills. Ineffective leadership behaviors can hinder productivity and relationships, and prevent a company from achieving desired business results.

Vision Quest Consulting’s master certified coaches help executives:

  • Develop their potential to exceed their personal and professional goals
  • Identify leadership strengths and weaknesses, and address performance and development areas head-on
  • Modify communication styles and strategies to improve Individual, employee and team effectiveness
  • Identify interpersonal and organizational roadblocks
  • Address problem behaviors that could be career derailers
  • Inspire themselves and others toward greater performance

Leadership Coaching for Organizations

Firm-wide executive coaching initiatives enable organizations to take a comprehensive approach to leadership development and effectively incorporate overall strategic objectives into their leadership development initiatives.

When working throughout an organization, the Vision Quest Consulting team:

  • Assesses existing leadership competencies in teams and individuals
  • Identifies cultural impediments to achieving business goals
  • Ensures new leadership skills, behaviors and frameworks are applied consistently throughout the organization, tied into business goals and strategies, aligned with future direction, and sustainable over time
  • Helps achieve desired business results and return on investment

Leadership Coaching for Individuals

Some organizations choose coaching for individuals with specific leadership or management roles or challenges, including:

  • New hires and on-boarding
  • High potential leaders and managers
  • Individuals in new leadership roles
  • Individuals with communication, cultural, interpersonal or performance challenges

Likewise, individuals often approach Vision Quest Consulting for their own needs in leadership or career coaching. Common challenges include:

  • Determining what’s most important and aligning one’s day-to-day life and work with one’s core values
  • Identifying one’s gifts and talents and finding the best way to use them
  • Feeling stuck, stale or frozen
  • Getting out of one’s own way and taking action

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Affiliations

Our Network and Affiliations

Vision Quest Consulting maintains ongoing relationships with the leading global associations for leadership, training, coaching and personal development. These affiliations allow us to be at the forefront of research and best practices in leadership development. In turn, we provide clients with the best and most effective leadership programs. We have both founded and served as directors on the boards of many of the world’s premier executive coaching and leadership development think tanks and communities.

Vision Quest Consulting Affiliations:

  • Founding members of the International Coach Federation (the largest membership of certified coaches in the world)
  • Founding members of the International Executive Coaching Summit
  • Founding members of the International Consortium of Coaching in Organizations
  • Human Resources Planning Society
  • Human Resources Learning Forum
  • American Society of Training and Development (ASTD)
  • Harvard University Insight Initiative
  • Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School
  • The Newfield Network
  • New Ventures West
  • Coaching Training Institute (CTI)
  • Founding members of Conversation Among Executive Coaching Masters (CAMalot)
  • The Booth Company
  • Global Institute of Leadership Development
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Our Team

Vision Quest Consulting’s team has more than 20 years of leadership development experience working with executives in corporations and entrepreneurs across a variety of industries. We are current and former line and HR executives, as well as master-level certified coaches and trainers. We collectively hold a variety of advanced degrees, from business and psychology to organizational development and law.

We are passionate about learning, discovery, the mastery of leadership development skills and the attainment of critical business results. We help individuals become their best selves by teaching them the skills necessary to create the results they desire. We are deeply committed to bring out the best in individuals and teams, and help organizations achieve their desired end goals.

Meet the Vision Quest Consulting Management Team

WENDY CAPLAND, Chief Executive Officer advises the top corporations in America on leadership. See what other great stuff our CEO does!

ASHLEY STONE, Business Development
STEVE ALLEN MEDIA, Public Relations
SHONDA ROGERS, Social Media
STEPHAN LAENEN, Information Technology

Senior Consultants, Coaches and Trainers:

Philip Abrams
Dave Ancel, Ed.D
Karen Aznoian
Deb Bercume, MS, CPC
John Boisvert
Pam Boney
Peter Bopp
Joanne Brem, PCC, CPCC
Janet Britcher
Sandye Brown, MCC
Boris Carl
Elizabeth Carrington, MCC
Eleanor Chin
Jen Cohen
Sherry Dutra, PCC
Jessika Ferm
Fredrick Fogelberg
Amy Elizabeth Fox, MA
Erica Fox, J.D.
Michele Gravelle
Rob Greenly
Kate Harper, PCC
Kathy Holub, JD
Bernd Kappel
Ann Houston Kelley
Jeffrey Kerr
Helen Kosinski
Sandor Kovacs
Steve Lishansky
Terrie Lupberger
Julie Magrath
Christine McDougall
Barbara McMahon
Craig Miller
Andrew L. Miser, Ph.D.
Martha Miser, Ph.D.
Wynne Miller, MCC
Casey Mitchell
Jenn Morgan
Linda Netsch, JD
Karen O’Donnell, PCC
Sydney A. Paredes
Suzi Pomerantz, MT, MCC
Lauren Powers, MCC
Alan Price, JD
Karine Remolu
John Richardson
Claudette Rowley, MSW, PCC
Uwe Schollmeyer
Christa Schöning, MCC
Angelique Skoulas
Jane Wells
Claudyne Wilder

Vision Quest Consulting is based in the Boston area, with a team of leadership consultants, coaches and trainers throughout the United States, Europe and Canada.

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What Makes Us Different

The Vision Quest Consulting team is unique in the marketplace:

We are executives ourselves.

  • We have more than 20 years of experience developing executives, managers, high potential leaders and teams
  • We are master level and certified executive coaches and trainers
  • We are current and former corporate executives. We have served as leaders of critical company functions; members of corporate boards, and Human Resources business partners. We have founded companies and served as CEOs.
  • We are true business partners. We have experience across many industries including:
    • Healthcare
    • Insurance
    • Financial Services
    • Professional Services
    • Technology (Networking, Hardware, Software, Cloud Computing, Storage)
    • Telecommunications
    • Consumer Products
    • Education
    • Publishing
    • Aerospace and Defense
    • Manufacturing
    • Legal Services
  • Our own leadership presence, combined with our passion for developing leadership skills in others, inspires organizations to work with us and learn from us
  • We are objective, reliable and confidential thought partners and sounding boards

Our leadership programs are sustainable and life-changing

After working with us, our clients discover new talents, new potential and new ways to use their presence and leadership more effectively.

  • We change behavior. We teach and reinforce new and untapped leadership skills. Participants approach business and personal challenges with new mindsets and new abilities
  • By providing a holistic suite of training, coaching and facilitation, we ensure that leadership skills are not only taught but are also reinforced through accountability to one’s coach, one’s manager, one’s colleagues and one’s organization as a whole. Our results are lasting
  • We have changed the professional and personal lives of thousands of individuals

We guarantee results

We guarantee positive change in leadership effectiveness, communication and overall business results

  • We are dedicated to driving performance
  • For each client engagement, we customize all our leadership programs to reflect client culture, environment and needs. From organizational nuances to cultural hurdles to individual styles and personalities, the solutions we provide are designed specifically to help employees solve challenges and drive business results
  • We develop life-long relationships with our clients that extend beyond our engagements

Vision Quest Consulting is based in the Boston area, with a team of leadership consultants, coaches and trainers throughout the United States, Europe and Canada.

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Programs & Services

Vision Quest Consulting builds leadership competencies in individuals and teams through behavioral change. By providing a holistic suite of leadership training, executive coaching, personal development, team building and group facilitation, we ensure that leadership skills are not only taught but are also reinforced through accountability to one’s self, one’s coach, one’s manager, one’s colleagues and one’s organization as a whole. Our leadership development programs are tailored to reflect a company’s needs and challenges and empower individuals and teams to achieve desired business outcomes. Our personal development programs help individuals discover their talents, get past their own roadblocks and incorporate their gifts into their personal and professional lives.

Our Offerings

Common Business Challenges

Organizational Changes

  • Rapid business growth
  • Organizational restructuring
  • Mergers or the acquisition of another organization
  • Developing new lines of business / business expansion

Addressing Individual / Team Dynamics

  • Counterproductive behavior
  • Communication challenges, including conflict resolution and giving feedback
  • Ineffective interpersonal skills
  • Team alignment issues
  • Impacts of silos, including communication among functional areas and/or senior management team members

Long-Term Strategy

  • Staffing the right leadership team to achieve specific business results
  • Succession planning
  • A focus on management effectiveness
  • Retention and talent development efforts, including a strong desire to develop high potential individuals into future leaders
  • Interest in developing women leaders through women’s initiatives and women’s diversity and inclusion programs

Common Individual Challenges

  • Determining what’s most important, and aligning one’s day-to-day life and work with one’s core values
  • Identifying one’s gifts and talents and finding the best way to use them
  • Managing up, influencing key stakeholders and navigating politics
  • Getting out of one’s own way and taking action
  • Developing confidence in oneself and inspiring the confidence of others

For more information on how Vision Quest Consulting can help, contact us

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About Us

What We Do

Vision Quest Consulting helps organizations develop effective leaders to mobilize employees, align teams, meet corporate goals and successfully grow companies over time. We help individuals better understand and capitalize on their strengths, manage their weaknesses, incorporate their core values, inspire the confidence of others, and increase their overall effectiveness.

How We Do It

We focus on behavioral change. We teach and reinforce behaviors that directly impact corporate performance and individual effectiveness, and develop and enhance those leadership skills through a holistic approach:

What to Expect

We guarantee results in individual leadership effectiveness, team development and the attainment of organizational goals.

Vision Quest Consulting is based in the Boston area, with a team of leadership consultants, coaches and trainers throughout the United States, Europe and Canada.

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