Dr. Patricia Brook’s coaching certification (International Coach Academy, International Coaching Federation) provides her with a firm foundation for coaching that compliments her degree in Psychology (PhD).
Trish is passionate about supporting leaders to reach their potential, which is what lead her to become a coach. Since 2000 Trish has coached over 200 leaders in public and private organizations. Coaching goals included supporting leaders in developing their competencies from 360 feedback, coaching leaders to fast-track to senior positions, and solving specific issues. Trish is certified in two tools that provide leadership competency assessment: Voices (360 feedback, Lominger – Korn/Ferry), and Harrison (self-assessment).
One of the areas of leadership expertise for Trish is 360-degree feedback. From 2004-2008 Trish lead the 360-degree feedback process for Nortel globally. The project started with choosing a leadership model, and aligning the leadership competencies with the company’s values. An important aspect of the project was interpreting the individual 360-assessment, creating development plans with the executives, and monitoring year over year progress. Trish also analyzed 360 group reports to determine where the company as a whole was strong and weak; suggested general training/coaching for the company that would align with their strategic goals; developed training courses that could help raise the competencies of the organization overall.
Being a senior leader provided Trish with a practical perspective on being a leader, and what it takes to develop people in a typical business environment. She led teams of 100+ employees in both R&D and HR. The hands-on experience of working in a large global company provides Trish with a valuable perspective for coaching.