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Accelerating Leadership: How to Integrate Executive Coaching in Your Organization

ISBN: 9781634892261
Binding: Hard Cover
Author: Lance Hazzard
Pages: 144
Trim: 5 x 7 inches
Published: 6/7/2019

Some businesses turn to executive coaches not when it’s business-as-usual, but when they’re in crisis. This can help turn things around, but leading companies are finding that executive coaching is more than an emergency tool to return your company to normalcy. It is a springboard that elevates your entire organization by investing in leadership development.

In Accelerating Leadership, Lance and Eric consolidate their years of corporate experience into a guide filled with real-world case studies of leadership training. They will introduce you to executive coaching strategies that actually can demonstrate ROI by increasing results, improving employee retention rates, and jump-starting a coaching culture within your company. Executives will learn how to accelerate their strengths, proactively engage with and improve their weaknesses, and cultivate their innovation and accountability. Lance and Eric will help you achieve your internal goals, so externally, your business can take on the world.


Eric Hicks is principal at Insight for Leadership, an executive coaching and leadership development firm. He has led global talent, learning, and organizational development for multinational companies such as Cigna Healthcare, JPMorgan Chase, and PepsiCo. Eric holds a PhD in HR development and organizational leadership from the University of Louisville, a master of science degree in instructional systems technology from Indiana University, and a bachelor of arts in communications from Brigham Young University.

As executive coach and President of Oppnå® Executive & Achievement Coaching, Lance Hazzard’s mission is to help people and organizations successfully achieve what’s next. Prior to founding Oppnå® Coaching, Lance served as a vice president of human resources at Medtronic. Lance holds an MS in economics from Butler University and a BA in social science, labor, and industrial relations from Michigan State University, as well as multiple HR and coaching-related certifications.


Accelerating Leadership provides organizations, coaches, and executive clients with a detailed road map for ensuring that everyone is aligned throughout the coaching journey. Hazzard and Hicks have done a masterful job identifying and addressing one of the biggest gaps in the world of executive coaching: the critical role the executive sponsor and HR can play in ensuring that the coaching investment yields a powerful ROI. This book is packed with incredible insights from two outstanding executive coaches. A heartfelt congratulations for writing a book that has advanced the world of executive coaching!” —John Mattone, top executive coach

“An important primer on how to make the most of executive coaching—especially intended for those inside organizations, such as HR or the boss of the coaching client. Will help any organization further its best-practice use of executive coaches. Just the right size book for any busy leader too!” —Brian O. Underhill, PhD, PCC, founder & CEO, CoachSource