Executive Coaching Services | Nursing Consulting Partners (NCP)
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Executive Coaching

Nursing Consulting Partners offers expert Executive Coaching services that target the wide spectrum of healthcare leaders who face unprecedented challenges or are leading through executive and administrative transitions such as retirements, promotions, organizational restructuring, service changes, and succession planning. We work with those identified as “high potentials” to prepare them to excel in new roles and support leaders seeking to maximize their performance. NCP coaches also work with dyads, (CNO/CMO), triads (CNO, CMO, COO), and other leadership groups to improve team performance and achieve organizational objectives.

We believe that executive coaching must involve a partnership between the coach, those being coached, and the organization supporting them. Executive coaching is a one-on-one individualized process that benefits both the leader and the organization. Client determine the goals of the coaching relationship within the context of their own organization to support strategic initiatives. NCP Executive Coaches use various coaching models and assessment tools to develop leader’s self-awareness, emotional intelligence, and executive potential to lead into the future. Our qualified and trusted NCP coaches provide valuable feedback in a confidential way to unlock potential and effectively change leadership behavior.

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Phased Approach

Phase 1

Coaching Engagement

NCP consultants with executive experience and coaching qualifications partner with you to establish an Executive Coaching Agreement. Its purpose is to ensure productive outcomes, clarify roles, and set expectations. We share the proven processes, tools, and recommend approaches to create your customized coaching plan. We work with you to decide on the frequency and duration of coaching sessions. We clarify expectations and responsibilities of both the client and the coach.

Phase 2


NCP Executive Coaches conduct on- site interviews with you, your boss, peers, and direct reports. We review any previous leadership and personality assessments and may conduct other standard industry assessments. Our comprehensive assessment strategies provide genuine insight into your strengths and help shape specific goals of the coaching sessions.

Phase 3

Goal Development

Establishing precise and measurable goals that promote client growth and support organization’s strategic initiatives is an essential component of executive coaching. Our Executive Coaches believe that goal setting must be a self-directed process that clearly defines what you want to accomplish. We design a development plan with specific action steps, “homework,” and outcome measures. We discuss possible options and obstacles and help you see through “blind spots” that may be hindering you.

Phase 4


Our Executive Coaching sessions focus on your development plan. All sessions are confidential. We work with you onsite, telephonically, and online to implement action steps. Coaching sessions reinforce newly learned behaviors and guide you in developing greater self-awareness. We conduct a mid-cycle check in evaluation to monitor your progress and adjust plans as necessary.  

Phase 5

Wrap-Up and Summation

NCP Executive Coaches review measures of your success in achieving your goals at the end of your Coaching Agreement. We seek your feedback about the coaching relationship and discuss potential next steps to maximize your development as a health care leader.

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Client Testimonials

Thank you for your wonderful presentation entitled “RN Care Coordination: Practice, Education, and Certification” at our Catalyst Academy 2015. Your important topic and great presentation style had the audience immediately engaged
Holly A. De Groot, PhD, RN, FAAN
Catalyst Systems, LLC
You had a hand in getting us there [receiving Magnet® status].
Thanks for your article in the Nurse Leader on shared decision making. I always appreciate your words of wisdom in this arena.
Great examples of control charts used [in NCP’s webinars] to “tell a story” of improvement over time.
What a difference a peer makes! Our discharge medication reconciliation accuracy rose from 56% to greater than 90% in one year, and our improvement has been sustained for over one year beyond that.
Nicole Jones, RN, MS & Beth Lacoste, RN, MSN
East Jefferson General Hospital, Metairie, LA
We appreciated the examples you presented [in your webinars] per standard – this was helpful related to many standards be written generically.
Our Pathway to Excellence® document was accepted! Thanks for all of your help!
Pathway to Excellence® Project Director
Thank you for helping us on our way to Magnet® status. I know your visits to us and your advice steered us on this journey. We value your input.”
We just summarized the comments from your presentation – Our nurses loved our consultant and her message.
Judy Boerger
Parkview Medical Center
Thank you so much for an amazing Nurses Day! We had the best turnout ever, and your presentations were spectacular. People have been talking about it ever since, and I’ve heard grumbling from people who couldn’t be there—a sure sign of a great event! Thank you for your wisdom and support! It has been totally great working with you.
Paul Parker, RN, BC
Mid Coast Hospital, Brunswick, ME
We value your input – I especially value your candor and wisdom!
Excellent presentation! I’m excited about implementing peer review in our organization. Fabulous speakers with a true passion for the content.
Peer Review Workshop 2012
I wanted to say thank [our consultants] for their insight. I’m a staff nurse and beyond their guidance for Magnet, they provided insights into my profession while tying in IOM and ANA principles. You inspired my colleagues and myself with our journey.
Joy Fumera
Kaiser Permanente Orange County-Irvine
Thank you for the excellent workshops you conducted for our nursing leaders, council members, and educators. Finalizing the professional practice model as well as writing our bylaws, and council charters and objectives, was monumental. There was overwhelmingly positive feedback and enthusiasm as we move forward on our shared governance journey. Thank you for your leadership and expertise.
St. Mary's Health System
The level of excitement since your visit is outrageous. Staff are even more engaged and energized, with most talking about the learnings you shared.
Just wanted to take a moment to send you a personal note of thanks for all of the efforts you and your team put into helping our organization successfully achieve its fourth Magnet designation. Although Julie and her leadership group are enjoying many well-deserved accolades for this successful accomplishment, I have certainly not forgotten that it was you and your partners who helped immeasurably in getting our Magnet efforts back on track and providing assistance and mentoring to Julie and our team as they navigated this process and re-tooled our nursing governance structure. It is amazing to think back 2 ½ years and realize how far our nursing team has come in that short amount of time. Thanks so much again Kathleen for all of the time, thought and effort you and your colleagues put into helping us achieve this milestone.
Rob Myers MHA, FACHE
Chief Operating Officer, Goshen Health