Webinar – Managing Executive Coaching for World-Class Results

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Date: Wednesday, January 16, 2019 – 2:30 PM ET / 11:30 AM PT

Length: 60 minutes

Hosted by:  Robert Gregory Partners

Presenters:  Stephanie Lyford, Maria “Sully” Sullivan, and Bob Drovdlic

Summary: Join Stephanie Lyford, Director of Leadership Development at Abbott Laboratories, as she shares her best practices and tips in building a world-class executive coaching practice at a global organization. Learn the strategies utilized by a Fortune 500 Executive Development Leader, and hear how you can apply them to your own organization’s coaching practice.

This session will be moderated by RGP Partners, Bob Drovdlic and Maria “Sully” Sullivan, and share the steps needed to create and optimize large-scale coaching practices – whether you are starting from the ground up or working on making your current practice more robust. Specific topics covered on the webinar will include:

– Internal set-up of your coaching practice for optimal results
– Best practices for coach/vendor selection and management
– Managing each engagement to ensure successful outcomes

We look forward to having you join us for this interactive, informative session.


Stephanie Lyford, Director of Leadership Development at Abbott Laboratories, is a relationship-oriented HR leader with 11 years of experience. She has been with Abbott for more than 20 years, and currently supports the development of Abbott’s overall change management strategy through their globally integrated talent management system. Stephanie will share her experience of elevating Abbott’s world-class executive coaching program through the setup of their coaching practice, selection of their vendors, and management of their coaching engagements.

Maria Sullivan - RGP WebinarMaria “Sully” Sullivan, Managing Director of Leader Development Consulting at Robert Gregory Partners, is charged with building the RGP’s leadership development practice nationally and globally. Her career spans 29 years as senior manager, mentor and coach in the legal and financial fields. She spent the last half of that at Deloitte, first managing the firm’s internal coaching team of 60 coaches and, subsequently, its external 50-coach panel. She also designed and managed the high-potential leader development programs for Deloitte’s 3,000 U.S. partners.

Robert Drovdlic - RGP WebinarBob Drovdlic, MSSA, Managing Partner at Robert Gregory Partners, focuses on all aspects of client coaching management and coaching philosophy at RGP. For nearly 20 years, he has coached executives at the highest levels of large, global companies. His experience at the vice president and C-suite level is deep and broad across industries, including healthcare, logistics, Big Four accounting firms, manufacturing, financial services and gaming/hospitality. Before his career in executive coaching, he worked as a mental health clinician, serving some of the most difficult clinical populations. His clinical experience has helped Bob work effectively with the most challenging personalities in his executive coaching assignments.

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