Executive coaching programs: best practices, key issues, and trends for driving leadership development and succession

Date: Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Time: 2:00 PM EDT

Duration: 60-minutes

Executive Coaching is a holistic development process that takes leaders out of their comfort zones so they can be more self-aware and reflect on their leadership capability and effectiveness. Senior leaders and executives are commonly faced with navigating complex change, leading people and processes and managing the business to achieve objectives. Some of these leaders are in a succession plan and preparing to transition into a new role, while others need overall refinement of leadership skills to lead at the right level. In today’s business landscape, coaching is most effective when aligned with business objectives and the talent management strategy and not used reactively for remedial performance improvement. In this webinar, you will learn how organizations are using executive coaching for leadership development. The discussion will also review common leadership assessment tools and compare the value of internal vs. external coaching programs. 

Session takeaways include:

  • Executive coaching strategy, purpose, and outcomes — how it is used in organizations.
  • Structure and process for a successful coaching outcome.
  • Building the coaching bench — skills, standards, and rigor.
  • Measuring the effectiveness of coaching.
  • Trends in executive coaching.

Sponsored by:




   Debra Hamilton
Senior Vice President, Chief Learning & Development Officer
   Fulton Financial Corporation

Debra Hamilton is the SVP and chief learning & development officer at Fulton Financial Corporation in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. She brings 25 years of expertise to the education and training landscape, primarily developing programs and strategies for a wide range of leadership/executive development, change management, and professional development initiatives. In her current role, she is responsible for developing a formalized talent management strategy and process which includes succession planning, 360 feedback and leadership development, executive coaching and high-potential development. Prior to joining Fulton, Hamilton was at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, where she designed and managed CHOP’s leadership and executive coaching programs. She also spent 15 years as a consultant translating business strategies into robust talent, leadership and learning and development programs. Hamilton has presented at numerous conferences, including ICF Philadelphia, Philadelphia SHRM, the Financial Services Learning & Development Innovations Conference, The Public Library Association’s National Conference, and the Women’s Institute Conference-Bergen Community College. She is a member of the Penn State University Training & Development Advisory Board, as well as the Association for Talent Development and Organization Development Network.