Since starting our coaching practice in 2013, engagements have inspired feedback from our clients. A sampling of these testimonials follows:
“Eileen was instrumental in helping me to navigate workplace dynamics in real time. My sessions with her provided concrete action items that allowed me to excel in my career, leading to my promotion shortly after one year of executive coaching with her. She was an excellent sounding board and delivered feedback in a constructive and helpful manner. I can’t recommend her enough as an executive coach.”
SVP Marketing Executive – Global Real Estate/Asset Management Company HQ in New York
“Working with Eileen has truly enhanced my effectiveness as a leader, allowing me to reflect and process all the complexity of my personal leadership capabilities with the realities of running a business every day. I loved the opportunity to learn through our discussions on specific events and interactions I experience in my job. Eileen has an exceptional ability to listen, probe, and explore to bring out the most critical learnings or ‘ah ha’ moments. She then helps me process and identify what actions or things I would do differently. I always leave a session with Eileen feeling more confident, and ready to tackle all that lies ahead of me.”
Tina Morris, S&P Global
“I have had the pleasure of knowing and working with Eileen Finn for over 25 years. I began working with her when I was responsible for the executive recruiting function at Chase Manhattan Bank early in both of our careers. I asked her to manage one search, then another, then many. Eileen grew quickly into one of the most competent executive search consultants in the business. I have found her judgment, integrity and professionalism to be superior and constant. She is efficient, concise and has earned the exceptional reputation she enjoys. As my career progressed across other industries and back to banking, she has always been there to provide executive search and personal counsel. I trust her judgment and value her coaching immensely.”
Fred Staudmyer, Chief Administrative Officer at Patriot Bank, N.A.
“Eileen was extremely helpful in guiding me through a period where I would need to adjust to a new manager, after several years of working more independently. She was very hands-on performing a 360 degree assessment, and her thoughtful feedback was accompanied by practical suggestions for addressing areas of improvement. After just a few sessions together, I felt that Eileen really understood my professional and personal values and goals, and that depth of understanding made our sessions very effective, resulting in an action plan quite tailored to my style. Her insights remain with me today, several months after our formal consulting arrangement ended. I miss our regular meetings.“
Coaching client – Global Fortune 500 Company
“When I started working with Eileen, I had just started a new role leading a team at a large real estate organization. It was invaluable to have Eileen’s support in real time as issues presented themselves on the team. Eileen’s expertise as a coach helped me navigate staffing challenges, assess strategy and analyze the best course of action in every scenario. Being a team leader can be an isolating experience and working with Eileen made me feel like I had a partner who was looking out for my success and wellbeing. She is uniquely skilled at presenting difficult feedback in an approachable way as something that can be tackled together. Our work together was integral to my success as a leader.”
Coaching Client – SVP, Marketing, Global Commercial Real Estate Firm
“Eileen helped me to navigate a very difficult transition within my organization. Her insights helped me both operationally and mentally to better align my interests and skills with the role that I wanted to play within the organization. Since our coaching, that alignment has led to a higher level of satisfaction in my professional and personal life. It was amazing to have strategic and emotional support during this time of change.”
Director of a Social Change Not For Profit based in Washington DC
I was initially referred to Eileen Finn during a challenging time in my professional career. I was working for a leader who was unreasonable at times and showed very little interest for his staff’s time and energy. I found Eileen to be a consummate listener; she began to guide me through this difficult time. She introduced me to tools and professional skills that helped me pivot and deal with situations in a manner that was best for me.
Eileen has been my coach for more than a year. She has shepherded me through the departure of that Manager and helped as I grew my staff to support the scale of the business.
Eileen also has a strong business acumen which provides a foundation as I grow my team and level of influence within the business. I am grateful to Eileen for her commitment, diligence and support. I challenge others to find a more gifted, eloquent and impactful coach.
Coaching Client, VP/Executive in the Hospitality Industry