Evan is an executive coach who works with the few who influence the many. He helps executives to thrive in the corporate workplace. He has been a corporate executive for 30 years, serving in roles such as Chief Financial Officer, General Manager, and Chief Learning Officer in finance and technology companies, many of which are publicly traded. He has led teams in Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, Holland, the United Kingdom, and the United States.
In addition to being a Certified Professional Coach and Energy Leadership Index Master Practitioner, he is a Certified Public Accountant. He has expertise in leader development, facilitation, financial analysis, strategy development, innovation, organizational change, mergers and acquisitions, team dynamics, conflict management, employee engagement and well-being, and international operations.
In addition to his direct coaching clients, Evan coaches executives through the Thunderbird School of Global Management’s Global Institute of Coaching as well as MBA students from the McColl School of Business, Queens University.
Evan speaks Spanish and occasionally tries his hand with Portuguese, French, German, and Russian. This is one of the places where he experiences the thrill, humility, and humor of learning something new. Evan has served on the board of Healing Waters International, a nonprofit ministry, whose mission is to bring clean water to the poor. He is passionate about helping corporate leaders, no matter what country they reside in, to reach their goals, with no regrets.
Who I Am
Studies show that people’s worst fear in buying a product or service is that they will make the wrong decision. I understand and respect that concern. Selecting a coach is not one size fits all. If I am not the right coach for you, I have a great network to refer you to. Here are some things that are really important to me:
- My faith in Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior.
- My marriage, family, and church – relationships are very important.
- Integrity – doing what I say I will do.
- Work – I love to work hard and deliver results.
- Serving people – from an early age, I knew I was born to serve. Nothing is more fulfilling for me.
- Mountains – Waking up every day and seeing the Colorado mountains is inspiring.
- All things international – I love learning languages, experiencing new cultures, laughing at my silly mistakes, and traveling the world.
- Soccer – I collect jerseys from all over the world. Why can’t the World Cup be every year?
Frequently Asked Questions
It’s important to have your questions about coaching answered before you start working with a coach. Know what you want to get out of coaching, and if the answers below don’t fit your questions, please contact me.
- What is the difference between coaching and therapy?
Coaching is primarily future focused – reaching your goals! It’s said that therapy moves the client from dysfunctional to functional, while coaching moves the client from functional to optimal. Coaches believe that the client’s answers come from within. While the majority of my clients doubt this fact at first, they soon realize that reaching their goals comprises a blend of their experiences, their intelligence, their intuition, and their harnessed energy.
- Can my coach offer me advice, if I am stuck?
Great coaches ask insightful and empowering questions that largely will move clients through their blocks. That said, coaches can provide information that is helpful to the client attaining their goal.
- How long is a typical coaching engagement?
This answer largely depends on what the client wants to work on and how frequently they want to meet. Generally, many attempts have been made by clients to reach goals on their own, before a coach is called. Some goals are attainable relatively quickly, while others take time. My clients start with a minimum of three months of partnering with me as their coach so that we can assess the current situation, clearly lay out the desired outcome and then work quickly and intently on reaching that goal.
- What types of assessments are used in the coaching process?
(1) – A multi-rater feedback assessment (also known as 360 feedback). This allows my client to see themselves through others’ eyes – their manager, their peers, and their direct reports (2) – Energy Leadership Index. This assesses the energetic DNA of the client and accelerates the coaching process, reducing the time it takes to get to results.
- If a company sponsors my coaching, how confidential is the coaching process?
The process between coach and client is completely confidential. While the corporate sponsor may articulate goals for the client, the relationship between client and coach stays just between the two. The best coaching can only be done when there are high levels of trust between coach and client, nurtured through confidentiality.
- What kinds of assignments will I need to complete?
Each session will result in work being done by a client between sessions. The work varies by client and what their goals are. For clients looking to increase their overall capabilities as a leader, I use the Energy Leadership Development System which highlights the following key areas:
- Emotional Intelligence
- Dynamic Communication
- Influencing and Engaging Others
- Problem Solving
- Productivity and Decision Making
- High Energy Relationships
- Health and Wellness
- Time Management and Balance