Executive Coaching & Leadership Training Testimonials

“My experience with [my Arden Coach] was incredibly powerful and a game-changer for my career.” – Chief Marketing Officer, Media

“Executive coaching with [my Arden Coach] really changed my life and confidence. Instead of making decisions based off gut feelings or reactions to stimulus, I now have systems, communication skills, and techniques to work through problems that I am able to pass along to my staff.  I’m able to share my vision, validate before debate and use non-violent communication to give positive and critical feedback in a respectful manner. She’s also allowed me to have space in my career for my marriage and friends.  She’s given me the ability to give myself permission for self-care and success.  Executive coaching has truly changed my life and business for the better.” – General Manager, Hospitality

“Thank you for the difference you and your team have made in our company.  You’ve had a huge impact on how we operate and how we talk to people.” – VP of HR, Construction

“Meeting [my Arden Coach] has literally changed my life both professionally and personally.  She taught me the skills that would allow me to be “authentic” while still being “me”.  She helped me reach individuals I was having trouble reaching and showed me ways to get the job done without being overly aggressive.  As a result, I am a much better employee, mother and all around person for it.  I will take what she taught me and use it for a lifetime.” – V.P., Media Company

“Want to thank you again for your impact on me – there are conversations we had or suggestions you gave that run through my head almost daily. I feel I have grown as an employee, manager, and person – additionally, I am much happier!” – Manager, Learning Team

“My work with [my Arden Coach] has been very productive. There have been a lot of changes in our family business and [my coach] has helped me negotiate the lightening speed at which it’s happening. My objective was to find my voice and learn some basic communication skills so I could effectively interact with employees who I have known a long time but in a very different relationship. I’m very satisfied with my progress, my coach, and the journey.” – Director, Service Business

“Thank you! You are always amazing at getting so quickly to the heart of the matter, verbalizing the situation and a potential discussion so eloquently…Your help is really appreciated – thanks so much for the great guidance.  It’s helped us to get moving on this.” – V.P. Diversity and Inclusion, Construction

“I thought Arden was wonderful in achieving the goals for this retreat. They pushed us to express our thoughts in a structured manner and did a nice job of keeping a difficult group on task. They were very sincere, well-prepared, engaging, made us feel extremely comfortable.  I want to thank you for your help. It feels like the session was a hit from all accounts. I’m glad we did it with you!” – S.V.P., Construction

Arden is a place where our guard can be dropped and a candid discussion can be had yielding a nontraditional conclusion that is usually insightful (only because we seldom go there).  Much like many things in life one can usually work through a problem when they talk about that problem and vet potential solutions.  The problem is that most of us “engineers” either don’t recognize or are too cavalier to admit, that a problem exists.  Arden has been a good resource to vet thoughts and concerns that I just would not feel comfortable vetting within the Organization.  Arden’s been a super sounding board with an appropriate and thoughtful response that is well balanced in delivery.” – V.P., Construction

“[Arden’s] coaching has been instrumental in helping me to: strengthen my effectiveness as a leader, build a stronger team with a more positive work environment, utilize my strengths to improve my growth areas.  [My coach’s] wealth of experience and knowledge as a professional coach and trainer have enabled her to provide sound practical advice to assist me in identifying and implementing solutions to real-life challenges in the work place.  Her positive approach techniques have not only showed dividends in my abilities as a leader, but have been transcended down to my staff as well.  I appreciate the skills and techniques I have learned from you these past months and I am positive they will help ensure professional success in my career.” – CFO, Insurance Brokerage

“This experience has meant so much to me and benefited me so much. You are a tremendous coach. We have done some pretty incredible things in a pretty short period of time. I got a $50M increase approved for my program, I got a new job, I went from hating my new boss to loving her and learning so much from her. I don’t think I could have gotten there without my coach.” – Director, Government Agency

“You’ve been masterful. I never had the experience of being with someone so relatable, easy to be with, present and trustworthy. It always feels like a soft place to land. You were the only person who could make a difference with me. I never could have raised this money from Board Members last year. I’m so grateful and so so thankful.” – Non-profit

“It’s been an awesome 12 months. I’m a better person, wife, VP, mother, daughter. I had myself caged and now I’m doing delicious stuff. Everyone around me has seen the change. You are able to have me shift my paradigm and shift how I’m feeling. You have a skill and art and a way of dropping that seed that allows me to do a deep dive and I come out on the other side having an ‘aha’ moment.” – Hospital Vice President

“There are things you said that will resonate with me FOREVER. You uncovered my power. I don’t care if you help someone become President of the United States – that’s nothing compared to what you’ve done for me! You helped me find my core. You have no idea what you’ve done for me.” – Managing Director, Theatre Company

“I felt that my coach was truly invested in my progress. She held me accountable to our goals and at times was challenging, which is all the markings of a great coach. I really appreciated that there were exercises and next steps that continued after our course of work concluded. Going forward, I also know she is always available for questions as a general go-to professional resource. This includes the ongoing newsletter and blog posts from Arden that are always welcome in my inbox!” – V.P., Media

“This is exactly what I need. You’ve helped me work thought the inner confidence that has always been there but hasn’t come out. You’ve given me tools for that to come out which has been really helpful to be more effective. I’d felt without purpose at work, but now I see that it’s not all or nothing – I have time with my family but I’m more intentional about time at work and time at home. Thank you for your openness and non-judgmental ways. It’s been a lot of fun. I feel a new sense of maturity as a result of our work. I’m very grateful.” – promoted to Head of R&D, Consumer Product Company

“Look at what’s happened in the last few months. Years ago I imagined how great it would be to be here. There’s no magic. Going after it and making it happen is what makes it happen. There are fundamental shifts in thinking I’ve had in working with you. This process has been invaluable. It’s been a very valuable investment. I extricated myself from a failing business, and managed to keep income coming in while looking at other options. I’ve also gotten all sorts of tools and perspective. Things are changing. My confidence level is higher. The tools you and I have been working on are changing things for the better. There’s value in the coaching if I’m willing to work – and that’s on me. We’ve accomplished significant things in six months. These sessions continue to surprise me with their value. I’m very clear now on what I need and what I want. Thank you!” – Entrepreneur

“I have never met a more indefatigable ally – [my Arden Coach] is truly a superlative person to have working alongside you in your court.  She is warm, perceptive, compassionate and fiercely intelligent.  Best of all, she is lightning fast at grasping the most complex of personal challenges.  She is ready always to help you get to the root of every single perceived obstacle that’s standing in the way of genuine fulfillment. I now feel a new sense of openness, possibility and energy as I tackle projects big and small and plot out major career and life goals.  Defeatism and fear have been unmasked at last for what they really are.  She is a miracle worker! “ – Writer