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Jennifer Gervès-Keen & Dr Ronnie Kurchner-Hawkins

Strategic integration of executive coaching

Stream: Transform
Area: Coaching
Type: Workshop
Style: Lecture

Session on Friday, Apr 26, 10:45
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Executive coaching is now globally seen as a key element in achieving better leadership and therefore stronger organisations. Most leadership development programmes delivered in today’s organisations use executive coaching as either a follow-up to help sustain and implement the learning, or as an add-on for any particular individual challenges leaders may be experiencing. We have turned that practice on its head, and have created incredibly effective leadership development programmes using executive coaching as the foundational cornerstone of the program, linking it to all other aspects of leadership development in our clients’ environments.

Join us as we share our experiences, the latest research around coaching in the workplace and how it pertains to leadership, and our ‘stories from the trenches’ as we walk you through not only why this is critical to the future effectiveness of organisations everywhere, but how you can create your own programmes. and what you need to be considering – whether you are a coach or working inside an organisation – to truly transform business leaders and their companies from the inside out.


Jennifer Gervès-Keen was named in 2018 by CEO Today Magazine as one of the top 100 outstanding consultancy experts across the globe, Jennifer Gervès-Keen is one of 20 executive coaches in North America to hold the Master Corporate Executive Coach Fellow designation. After 12 years working in France to hone her communication and business skills in both languages, Jennifer moved back to Canada in 2005. Through the creation of her business JGK Consulting, Jennifer’s goal was – and remains – raising the bar in executive development in order to create and sustain great business. A passionate lifelong learner, she completed her Master’s degree in Adult Learning & Development while in France. After returning to Canada, Jennifer became a certified coach, and won the prestigious ICF Prism Award in 2014 with one of her clients, a global professional services firm. Jen’s sweet spot is working with executive teams, moving them forward through honest and effective coaching and group facilitation. She is particularly skilled at designing internal coaching programs and working with executives to enhance their leadership through powerful coaching. Her executive coaching style is as daring as her choice in shoes and her multifaceted organizational and international experiences offer clients unique perspectives and insights.

Dr Ronnie Kurchner-Hawkins has for the last thirty years helped executives and organisations develop practical, high-quality solutions that achieve bottom-line results and meet business objectives. She is passionate about helping people reach their full potential. She is a seasoned business professional, executive coach, and consultant focused on learning and organizational development. Ronnie understands the challenges of leadership. She has used her broad-based knowledge of how to apply best practices to support individuals, teams and organisations through transformational change. Her executive coaching and consulting work includes supporting organizations through change, including rapid growth, downsizing, strategic redirection, mergers, acquisition, culture change, and reorganisation. Her special areas of expertise include accelerating executive transitions, executive and management development, executive presence, culture change, employee/executive assimilation, and building high-performing teams. Ronnie has authored and co-authored many papers and reports on organisational issues and presented at national and international conferences on topics including executive development, accelerating executive transitions, organizational politics, organizational assessment, change, leading virtually, e-learning, and new employee orientation. Ronnie earned a PhD in organisational communication, and a master’s degree in educational psychology from Michigan State University (USA) and a BA in psychology from The College of New Jersey (USA).

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