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Senior leaders who want experienced partners to help them ‘up their game’ during times of significant change come to Best Practice, Inc for executive and team coaching. Our clients describe us as highly personalized, uniquely insightful, and results focused…the work we do together is both practical and profound. That is by design. We are experienced, effective, and we come very highly recommended...
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“Sherryl is a natural coach, confidant, advisor, and mentor…[she] brought the best out in everyone I saw her work with, including myself. Sherryl will take you to a deeper level that will allow you to be a more effective leader.” Read More
— Dennis Madsen, former CEO of REI, former Board member of Alaska Airlines and West Marine
“Sherryl did really profound work individually with our executives… I got to watch their transformation in the workplace. She also has really good business acumen in understanding there has to be a return to the business… that is a big difference in terms of how she shows up.” Read More
- Michelle Clements, VP of HR at Seattle University, former Sr VP of HR at REI
“You don’t get your foot in the door as a coach if you don’t have the basics. Sherryl has all those. On top of that, she layers in a personalized, individual, non-cookie cutter approach that says not only is she professional, but she actually cares about me.” Read More
- Steve Secrist, Sr. VP and General Counsel at Puget Sound Energy
“What I value about Sherryl is she’s really no-nonsense. She’s very direct; says it like it is. That’s what we hire her for—to challenge the status quo and make us do things that make us better leaders.” Read More
- Michael Nahum, President of Micro Encoder Inc.
“I’ve worked with Sherryl and I’ve used other executive coaches. With Sherryl, what’s remarkable is she’s just very present. You feel like you have a partner as opposed to a hired consultant. That was the difference.” Read More
- Matt Hyde, Executive Chair of 5.11 Tactical, Chair of the YMCA Board, former CEO of West Marine
“Sherryl is unbelievably great at intuitively sensing what’s going on in a group. I’ve probably worked with 15 different coaches and team builders — people who are excellent — but she’s by far the best. She’s so strong in the moment.” Read More Read More
— Tom Williams, CEO, Evergreen Systems Inc., former VP and CTO at Kodak Health Imaging
“Sherryl is insightful, courageous, and holds you accountable to your plan and to make the changes you’ve committed to. She holds herself accountable to ensure there is measurable progress. If there’s not, she is one to halt a partnership.”
“Where Sherryl excels over anyone I’ve seen is her ability to reach out and win over skeptical teams. She’s very good at painting the picture of what the future could look like. She wins them over, like she won me over.” Read More
— Kyle Smith, CEO at Reell Precision Manufacturing, formerly VP of R&D for Care Division at Hill-Rom
“Sherryl fundamentally changed how I approached my work—especially through her insights into myself and how others perceived me. She’s just very good at figuring out how to help executives operate and grow." Read More
— Mike Crook, VP of Global Operations, Camelbak
“When selecting an executive coach, be aware of what kind of rapport or interaction works best for you. For me, I love that I can just present an issue to Sherryl and she will talk me through it, not necessarily giving me the answer, but more about letting me unveil the answer to myself.” Read More
— Fortune 1000 Executive Coaching Client
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A Note From the Founder
I have a question for you...
Do you believe that people can change?
The answer to this question is at the core of what you want and expect from an executive coaching or a coaching super-vision relationship.
Are you looking to learn some new skills and behaviors, or are you looking to make some transformational shifts in how you show up in your work relationships…or some combination of those things?
Our experience is evidence that people can and do change, by their own design or by the natural cycle of navigating life circumstances. We walk with our clients through those changes by providing support that is both practical and profound.
The practical, ‘outside-in’ processes are frameworks for things like developing teams, aligning efforts across organizations, or leveraging the ‘sweet spot’ between performance, engagement, and innovation.
We also provide more profound, ‘inside-out’ processes like building emotional and conversational intelligence; shifting our beliefs about our role as leaders and the impact we make; or integrating and balancing our various roles in life so that we, and those around us, can thrive.
It is good work we get to do…and we are grateful for the opportunity to do it. Please let us know if you would like to learn more, or sign up for our monthly Executive Reflections. Any one of us would be happy to follow up!