Discover The Insightful Leader Within



Executive Coaching
That Guarantees:


“Leaders That Know Themselves Through Others’ Eyes and Through Their Deeper Inner Wisdom Create Workplaces That Flourish” – Carlann Fergusson

For Individuals


Stand Confidently in Your Leadership Brilliance

• Embrace Your Incredible Strengths
• Crush Limiting Beliefs
• Eliminate Self-Sabotaging Behaviors
• Influence the Most Challenging Stakeholders
• Lead with Vision and Energy
• Get Results and Stop Working Weekends

For Organizations


Polish Your Leaders’ Edges

• Boost Executive Presence and Influence
• Deepen Self-Awareness and EQ
• Close Competency Gaps
• Ready Successors for Greater Responsibility
• Transform Leaders to Reach Results Without
Creating Casualties

• Create Visionary Leaders Who Propel Your
Organization to its Future

Success Stories

"I approached Carlann to help me with visioning for my current team and in preparation to take the next step in my career. With her guidance, I developed a vision statement that I am very proud of and that resonated well with the team. Carlann skillfully nudged me in the right direction in a way that I feel the vision statement is mine. I own it, but I would not have gotten there without her input. Her combination of knowledge and insight, compassion, and humor worked really well for me. I feel more confident in my leadership abilities moving forward."
–Lisa Steelman, Senior Associate Dean, Florida Institute of Technology
"As a result of working with Carlann, I have been able to communicate my expectations to my group better. She listened and asked the right questions to make look at things in a different way, thus finding meaningful solutions. Her coaching provides a great foundation for growth and success."
–Marci V., Maryland
" Carlann was my coach as part of a professional mentoring program. She helped me identify my needs and to focus on my career ambitions. She also outlined what prevented me from moving forward. She used specific tools which were very useful and I found it a pleasure doing the program with her."
–C Pochet, Promoted to Regional Industry Lead Electronics and Household Americas Styrolution
"Working with Carlann was transformative. She has a very practical process for helping leaders define and communicate in a way that is unique to that individual."
–S. Jacobs, promoted to Chief Product Officer and Head of Demand Marketing, The Gilt Groupe
"It can be hard at times to hold up a “mirror” to yourself and dig deep, but Carlann’s expertise and customized guidance made it possible for me to see the opportunities in myself. I’ve put many tools in practice from my time with Carlann and feel confident about my progress! "
–Nancy Mines, Director of Strategic Operations, Blue Dog Design LLC
"Carlann's coaching has improved my communication with the senior leadership."
–Chris Lewis, promoted to Director, Engineering, Varian Medical Systems
"Carlann’s insights were invaluable in allowing my self-doubt to fade to the background while my gifts and skills were able to shine. As a result, I was able to land a new position at the next level in a field I love. I am most grateful!"
–D. Armenia, promoted to Director of Pastoral Care, Franciscan Sisters of Chicago
"Between Carlann’s coaching and applicable wisdom I have become much more comfortable with myself. I’ve been focusing on “not getting in my own way” as she so eloquently put it. God put her in my life at such a pivotal time. Carlann and her gifts are a blessing."
–J. Avery, Vice President, Chicago, IL
"As a result of Carlann’s work we were able to identify high potential employees and their developmental needs and ensure our succession plans could be realized. Our plan went from a 40 percent selection rate to 90 percent."
–D. Stephenson, Executive Vice President Human Resources, Visteon
"Carlann is one of the most talented organizational development professionals in her field. She has the ability to ask the right questions, and to dig deep into finding root causes, as opposed to quick fixes."
–Marcia Brandt, Sr. VP, Human Resources, Source Refrigeration & HVAC
"I give great credit to Carlann for her training and mentorship that has played a major role in my journey to becoming an effective and successful leader. "
–Frank Robinson, Real Estate Project Manager and Strategic Planner, Intel Corporation
"Carlann is a seasoned professional who understands the challenges that organizations face. She harnesses the team’s unique skills and talent to build a cohesive team that reaches their goals and achieves success."
–Cheri Straka, Change Manager, Cisco Systems, Inc.
"We requested Carlann to develop team alignment and vision creation for our engineering department. The results were remarkable. Our department changed from a group doing autonomous engineering and construction to one building relationships and serving our internal customers."
–Michael Featham, P.E. Manager of Fossil Operations Engineering, Florida Power Corporation
"I could tell it was just as important for Carlann to see me grow as it was for me to improve myself. She saw an unspoken barrier to my growth and jumped right into the deep end with me. She made me realize what was restricting me from growing further in my career. Thank you for reading my true needs and helping me find more potential in my career and life."
–K. Sanders, promoted to Manager, Application Development Services, Conoco Phillips
"I knew I had a vision for my leadership, but the class helped me to verbalize it. When I rolled out my vision to my team, what I experienced is that they were impressed that I had a plan for the direction that I want to take them to. They were impressed of the thought I put into this and their response is that they want[ed] to be part of this journey and want[ed] to help me to get them there. It was a special moment as a leader."
–A. Dearborn, District Manager, Eisai Pharmaceuticals
"I have been with my firm since college and was having an issue embracing my standing as a leader within the firm. Carlann helped me face my fears, focused my career aspirations, and educated me on how to achieve my aspirations. She is a great coach!"
–J. Amartey, promoted to Marketing Director, Gaines International
"Carlann has the keen ability to quickly and accurately narrow in on specific challenges that translated to ‘me getting out of my own way.’ I was able to apply the knowledge to my personal life as well, which is proving to show a positive transformation. Her outstanding ability has really taken my professional/personal development to the next level."
–J. Avery, promoted to Vice President Operation, Allen Austin
"Carlann was able to grasp our culture, understand our markets, determine where the holes were in our company and got us all on the same page in terms of a strategy going forward. I would recommend Carlann for any organization. She can toggle between both large corporations and smaller firms like ours."
–D. Gaines, CEO, Gaines International
"Carlann helped coordinate the organizational contributions of 15,000 direct employees and contractors in the location, construction, and operation of Intel facilities worldwide. This division controlled a $2B operating budget and $3.5B capital expenditure budget. These changes to the support infrastructure enabled Intel to double their manufacturing capacity."
–Bill Sheppard, Sr. Vice President, Corporate Services, Intel Corporation

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