Most Executives, managers and
business owners are confronted with at least one of the
following challenges during their careers.
They have a long track record of successful
performance but find themselves blocked in their career.
They have high technical ability, but need to
develop the skills to market, sell or lead.
They have no confidante to sort through their
thinking about opportunities, challenges and strategies.
They have difficulty adapting to new and novel
They are perceived as abrasive, authoritarian,
arrogant or risk-averse.
The very management style that they owe much of
their past success is less viable today.
They are high performing individuals with a
perceptual block that prevents them from moving to a higher
level of leadership.
They are challenged by having authority over
people NOT like themselves.
They are not adept at the complex political game
of competition and cooperation.
Coaching is designed to resolve these
issues and more. Numerous studies
have shown that the number one predictor of success is the
ability to evolve and be effective in new or novel situations.
Managers can no longer rely exclusively on old “success
strategies’, ways of thinking and competencies-that worked in
the past. They must continuously evolve to meet new challenges.
designed to resolve these issues and more.
Coach-Peter Stonefield, BSEE, MA, PhD.
What differentiates Doctor
from other coaches and makes him more effective are
the depth and breadth of his
experience and two fundamental breakthroughs in coaching
and human development.
is President of
Stonefield Learning Group, consultant, psychologist and author
of Managing Innovation. He was an electronic engineer and
manager for the Bunker-Ramo Corporation.
He has successfully completed over 300 consulting engagements,
created more than 20 different training and development programs
and coached over 200 executives and engineers.
He has facilitated the development of 10 knowledge leveraging
“Communities of Practice” in high-tech engineering and marketing
list includes Apple Computer, Baxter Laboratories, Dow Chemical,
Cisco, Hewlett Packard, IBM, Intel, US Government, PPG, Stanford
Hospital and Sun Microsystems. He was the principal consultant
to the winner of the President's Quality Award for Managing
Change and the winner of the GSA Administrators Award for
Managing Change in Government.
courses throughout the world on Coaching, Managing Innovation,
Cognitive and Creative Process, Leadership, Collaboration,
Communications, Counseling Skills -including Guided Imagery and
the Purposeful Imagination.
drafted a vision for computing for Sun Microsystems.
and breadth of experience uniquely qualifies him as a business
architect and Coach in a variety of technical and non-technical
Best Practices CD.
Six best practices that give you the:
Power to build internal (intrinsic) commitment to
create the future you want.
Capacity to manage your reactions to anything.
Ability to size up people and situations more
Presence and self-control to shift mind-sets and
responses on the fly.
Freedom to step back from current ways of doing
things and execute new behavior.
A simple yet powerful creative process that facilitates
self-discovered insight into “next steps” in your evolution.
Tuned to your current opportunities and
Complements your current management style.
Builds your adaptive capacity.
The Coaching process is customized to meet
your individual needs. Typically it involves:
Situation analysis, assessments, inquiry,
awareness, goal setting, planning and follow up.
Weekly in person coaching sessions over a period
of three to six months.
Clearing "history". Removing ‘perceptual blocks’
in the environment that keep others from seeing positive
Peter works one-on-one with you to:
Explore your challenges and opportunities, then
sort out your options and make better decisions.
Gain valuable information from self-assessment and
co-worker feedback when appropriate.
Explore and discover a clearer sense of
purpose-what is really important to you.
Discover your “next steps”.
Establish challenging goals.
Improve your effectiveness in your current
Develop the interpersonal skills to effect change
and build positive interpersonal relationships quickly.
Become more agile–able to adapt to any situation.
Work out a balance between your business and
Coaching Reference Workbook
Provides you with written tips and guidelines for
most leadership and communications situations featuring:
Universal and flexible communications framework.
Leadership process for enrolling others.
Effect change while maintaining essential harmony.
Build learning teams.
Build rapport and trust.
Ask the right question.
Explore the viewpoints of other’s without
generating excess heat.
Motivate and align others.
Advocate ideas effectively.
Getting to what “we want”.
Giving and receiving feedback.
Dealing with resistance to change.
Form partnerships based on commitments.
Constructive feedback on problem behaviors.
Build learning teams.