"Karl combines a deep sense of humility about his level of competence and talent in working with some of the most difficult coaching situations. That is combined with both a sense of the gravitas in his role, measured to his commitment and understanding of the importance of his success with his coaching customers. I've observed numerous times his ability to turn a difficult situation around, and there have been many occasions when senior executives have expressed amazement at his talent. Yet, he is genuinely humble in the face of the praise. We have considered Karl to be one of the best coaches that we have worked with. "
"His positive energy and ability to turn complicated negative situations into positive wins is unparalleled "
"I was able to partner with The Coaching Group to provide leaders with a development opportunity to help them grow in their careers. The coaching group was able to take our organizational needs and values and align them with our leaders individual goals. Being a confidential external resource, the coaching process with the Coaching Group allowed leaders to truly challenge themselves in a meaningful and personal way to break through barriers to their success "
"The Coaching Group continuously prepares me to improve my leadership through reflection. This leads me to clearer (logic-based) decision making and direction setting for myself and my team. The result has been productivity gains in our organization's executive function, leading to less errors, greater accountability, increased staff satisfaction, and better financial performance. The Coaching Group achieves this because of its passion for client service and ability to tailor solutions to the individual level. Through a combination of consistent light touches and deep conversations, The Coaching Group creates opportunities for me to gain insights on my own time, better connecting the dots to generate value. "
"The Coaching Group and Karl Pister’s work with multiple physicians has had significant value. Our organization has asked Karl to engage with physicians who have been in many respects leaders in their medical specialty, yet have struggled with collaborative relationships and behaviors in their work environment. When part of a development plan within corrective action, effective coaching necessitates the establishment of trust and recognition of opportunity for growth with the physician subjects. At the same time, appropriate communication with the administrative stakeholders who have commissioned the coaching must be developed and maintained. Karl has shown skill in transitioning between his role as an advocate for the development of individuals, and the larger organizational contexts in which coaching may occur. Karl’s engagements have supported well both the development of individuals, and served to strengthen connection to the values of the organization. "
If you are not learning, you cannot lead. Leaders who actively learn are the most effective leaders. With this in mind, Karl shares his expertise and knowledge to his network of executive leaders through weekly leadership writings in addition to multiple reading suggestions during the course of the coaching.Get a copy of a variety of these leadership writings here