Professional coaching is defined as a relationship followed within a defined period that allows the client to obtain concrete and measurable results in his professional and personal life. Through the coaching process, the client deepens his knowledge and improves his performance.

Executive Coaching

When you’re searching for the right executive coach, we’re well aware that you have a lot of choices. A quick Google search for executive coach, leadership coach, or change management yields seemingly endless results.

Because the field of coaching is not yet regulated, anyone can call herself a coach. But that’s not our story. ALI adheres to International Coach Federation standards: we are highly trained and make a commitment to abide by certain ethics, and to continuously improve our skills and our ability to serve our clients.

What Sets Our Executive Coaches Apart?

Some business coaches specialize in helping their clients with tactical and transactional activities. We strive for results that are much longer-lasting.

ALI’s area of expertise lies in change management – we are transformational leadership coaches specializing in facilitating transformation at a much deeper level:

We help individuals and organizations gain the clarity necessary to define their true purpose, to understand and achieve their goals, and to align their actions and behaviors with their core values. In doing so, we guide them to real, lasting transformation.

Virtual Coaching

Less Stress + Limitless Location Options = Optimal Results

The transformational leadership coaches at ALI are here to help – wherever you are.

We work with clients all over the globe. We know that your schedule is busy and that you may not be in one place for more than a day. With these schedule demands, making any time for yourself can feel like one of the biggest challenges ever.

That’s why we also offer virtual coaching. Whether you’re presenting in that staff meeting in Singapore, attending a conference in San Jose or taking care of new clients in Dubai – or anywhere in between -we’re here to provide the same level of professional executive coaching services as if we were meeting together in person.

How do you benefit from online coaching services?

  • No stressing as you wait in traffic hoping you’ll arrive on time
  • No dashing out of the office for yet another appointment
  • More freedom and flexibility to fit in with your busy schedule
  • Connect from virtually anywhere you have access to a phone or the Internet

What is Coaching?

Change is skin deep – one dictionary definition is “to substitute” or “to exchange.” Transformation? That’s a true metamorphosis. It calls for deep shifts within the very core of the individual – and the organization. If you’re seeking lasting, meaningful fulfillment, you make a transformation – not a change.

What Does an Executive Coach Do?

First and foremost, coaching is future-oriented and client-centered. It focuses on the future that YOU, as the client, want to create.

From our perspective, and contrary to what you might believe, we don’t see ourselves as the “experts” on your life and career. Rather, we hold you as resourceful, creative and whole – knowing you have all the resources and insights available right within.

Our job as executive coaches is simply to hold a mirror up (no one has eyes in the back of her head!), to provide you with the tools and expertise necessary to develop your perspective from different angles.

We help you to go within to see things in a new way – so that the solutions that once seemed elusive become more visible and readily attainable.


We see executive coaching as a collaborative partnership where we as change leadership facilitators guide you the client to focus on the skills and actions needed to successfully produce personally relevant results. We empower you to facilitate the enhancement of your performance, productivity, and joy at work and beyond – and to sharpen your continuous learning spiral.


In essence, executive coaching has many facets. Our philosophy at Authentic Leadership International is that coaching:

  1. Guides leaders to recognize both how they currently look at things – and how they might potentially view things differently to create more powerful, effective results.
  2. Creates a safe space where leaders can become aware of their “blind spots” – and from there, take actions that are more wholly aligned with their authentic selves.
  3. Focuses on behavioral and performance results, allowing the leader to meet or exceed their goals.
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