|Goldberg Executive Coaching
| Who We Are
We are a Chicago-based executive coaching and leadership development firm, specializing in taking already successful business leaders and their teams to the next level of performance. Typical client engagements include executive assessment and coaching, strategic planning, high potential/succession planning, team transformation and alignment. The firm focuses on aligning priorities, systematically developing goals and action plans, and inspiring leaders’ passion for excellence. Our persuasive and collaborative style supports rapid resolution of business issues and productive relationships. We have demonstrated success in assisting our clients meet their financial and operational goals by focusing on analysis, planning, and execution.
Our Value Proposition
Our coaches are our value proposition. All of our coaches possess an average of 20+ years of in-house and external corporate leadership experience. Our consultants are seasoned professionals who can partner with your team to maximize results. They have varied experience and backgrounds, from corporate executives to HR/OD specialists, ensuring the best “fit” for your leaders and organizations. Whether it be a multi-location coaching program, a high potential leadership program, coaching needs for executives or a re-assessment of your company’s strategic plan, our national network of accomplished consultants will deliver cohesive, results driven, end-to-end solutions.
Our Commitment is
We partner with your leadership to maximize their potential, optimize the organization’s performance and drive your business results.
- To create customized solutions that work and are driven by business need
- To provide you with a clear roadmap with measurable results
- To create a “complete” program that can be sustained and are not a “one and done” approach
- To deliver on our promises including project outcome, timeline, and price
- To operate with integrity, honesty, and a commitment to doing what it takes to help you succeed
When we work in the area of organizational effectiveness
there is a spectrum of roles that our coaches play. Throughout the
process of working with an organization, we will move freely back and
forth through the following spectrum as needed by the individual or
team. The spectrum is:
Teacher ? Trainer ? Facilitator ? Manager ? Consultant ? Mentor ? Coach
We are proficient in stand-up training, facilitated workshops, and discussion groups.
challenge leaders to understand every aspect of their company, evaluate
what makes them and their organization unique, and leverage the talents
of each individual team member. Our top-down approach to coaching has a
cascading affect on the entire organization. When employees see their
leaders re-energized and armed with the fundamentals of leadership,
teamwork and personal effectiveness, the whole company and its bottom
| Josette specializes in taking already successful business leaders and their teams
to the next level of performance. Josette’s passion is challenging leaders to
understand every aspect of their company, evaluate what makes them unique, and
leverage the talents of each individual team member. Her top-down approach to
coaching has a cascading affect on the entire organization. When employees see
their leaders re-energized and armed with the fundamentals of leadership,
teamwork and personal effectiveness, the whole company and its bottom line
Her highly successful career as a corporate executive and business owner
includes experience in the wholesale, retail, financial services, professional
services, healthcare, manufacturing, communications, technology, advertising, and
academia. Her diverse experience equips Josette to ask the questions that
business leaders need to answer to reach the next level of performance.
Josette coaches clients from a wide variety of organizations including MB
Financial, Kohl’s Retail Stores, CDW (Computer Discount Warehouse), US
Cellular, DeVry University, University Healthsystem Consortium, Disney/ABC.
Whirlpool, and Starcom/Mediavest.
Representative assignments include:
BUSINESS and ORGANIZATIONAL LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCE
- CEO, US subsidiary of a Brazilian steel company
- VP, North American healthcare sales
- CIO, international cheese product producer and distributor
- General Manager, information management and security company
- EVP Client Groups, brand communication and consumer contact organization
- VP Residential Care Services, senior living communities
- Physician, university hospital setting
- Dean of Research, international veterinarian university
Josette has been in senior executive and officer roles for over 20 years. In both
corporate and professional organizations, she has led teams and mentored
individual managers to success. Josette has guided several Fortune 500
companies through both financial and cultural turnarounds by leading initiatives to
expand the organizations’ impact in their industry, increase sales, and improve
As Chief Administrative Officer at American Express, Josette was responsible for
human resource and employment litigation, information systems, financial analysis
and corporate administration functions. She was the first female officer at
Balcor/American Express and the organizational and strategic planning advisor to
the Chairman and CEO.
Josette also held positions as SVP Operations at Household Finance Corporation
(HFC), a $10 billion national consumer finance company and Enesco, a giftware,
and collectibles company where she worked with US and international subsidiaries
in Canada and the UK. She represented these companies in all public relations
issues and was organizational, business and strategic advisor to the President and
CEO at both organizations. During her tenure at Enesco, she led a culture change
initiative, moving the organization from a paternalistic hierarchy to a collaborative
cross-functional partnership. This reduced turnover from 32% to 13% in the first
two years, saving $2.7 million.
PUBLICATIONS and SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS
Josette has spoken for various professional groups and conferences, including
Loyola University’s Women’s Leadership Conference, and Illinois Technology
Association. She has recently been featured in Crain’s Chicago business, a
regional business newspaper, as having successfully re-inventing her passion into
a successful business helping others to reach their highest potential. She is an
active mentor for Menttium and Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association (HBA).