Coaching and Consulting Experience
Gary Crane is an experienced executive coach with over twenty-years of executive leadership experience. He coaches executives at the Harvard Business School for Executive Education and he has coached senior leaders within the Department of Defense, Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Treasury, Department of Energy, Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the Department of Health and Human Services. He recently authored an article in the Federal Times entitled “How Leadership Coaching Can Transform the Federal Government”.
Coaching Areas of Expertise:
- Facilitating teams of leaders in successful team building activities in executive education programs
- Developing effective strategic planning models and facilitating Executive level planning sessions
- Assisting leaders in developing the future leaders of their organizations by analyzing current leadership practices and identifying strategies to implement the leadership powered organization
- Observing teams in action and providing real-time coaching to the leader and their team to improve group dynamics and results
Gary has spent his entire career mentoring and coaching managers and leaders. Over the years, he has devoted time to working with people who have a desire to continue their professional growth. Gary has extensive experience in strategic planning in the for-profit and government sectors. This experience includes developing strategic plans, balanced scorecards and operational measures designed to manage organizations.
In his most recent senior leadership role, Gary was the Deputy Chief Financial Officer at the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC). In this role, he was responsible for the agency’s financial operations and supervised a staff of over 80 people. Under his leadership, the OCC was designated a best practice in Federal Financial Management. Before returning to Federal service, Gary was the Chief Financial Officer for Camco Financial Corporation, a publicly traded company with five banking subsidiaries.
Education and Certifications
Gary holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Michigan and a Leadership Coaching Certification from Georgetown University. He is also an ICF Professional Certified Coach (PCC), a Board member of the Metro DC ICF Chapter, and a Certified Public Accountant (CPA).