A successful exit takes a team of advisors. An executive coach can be a powerful partner as an owner seeks to improve the value of their business and prepare for exit.
Please join us for an interactive and engaging panel conversation on how coaching can be an integral part of the transition team and process, and learn how to combine your transactional expertise with transformational coaching.
If you’ve ever felt uncomfortable navigating the “soft skills” part of the Exit Planning Process, here are some ways a skilled coach can help:
Navigating through the emotional challenges of an exit.
Providing guidance to handle the challenges and frustrations that clients often experience
Providing clarity and focus so the process runs smoothly, efficiently and effectively
Working with diverse cultures
Susan Commander Samakow, PCC, CPCC
Maura Fredericks, MA, PCC
Nancy Kaplan, Managing Partner
Susan Commander Samakow, a Past-President of the International Coach Federation D.C. Chapter, is a Certified Professional Coach, Facilitator, Speaker, Mediator, and Author.
Susan’s coaching pulls together her broad experience in business and leadership and life and career transition. Whether you are an emerging leader, seasoned professional or business owner, Susan can help you with ‘what’s next’. She supports clients in their development and growth, and Susan and her clients work together to achieve the client’s professional and personal goals.
At the foundation of Susan’s coaching are confidence/positive self-talk (our inner dialogue) strategies and resilience techniques, all supported by the latest neuroscience research. This results in people building productive, positive lives and mindsets, both professionally and personally. Susan has just launched her book, Talk Yourself Into Success: Strategies for Positive Self-Talk, Confidence and Resilience, on the subject. She appears on WUSA9 TV, WNBC TV, and writes a column for a digital forum. She is married with two children.
Maura Fredericks is a trusted executive coach and facilitator committed to supporting results-oriented executives, co-founders and families create and sustain a foundation for success. Founder of Relevant Habits for Business Owners, Maura knows how business works and organizations function.
Maura works in deep partnership with her co-founder clients to design the ideal conditions for collaborative conversations in which each partner truly feels heard. Executives explore options for initiating critical conversations that drive business results and families benefit from working with Maura to minimize conflict and communicate with trust and care. Maura specializes in facilitating the pivotal conversations during a business exit that result in better decisions, better relationships and better business.
Maura is accredited by the International Coach Federation (ICF) as a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) and holds a master’s in organizational development from The George Washington University. Maura has served on the Boards of several non-profit organizations and donates her time to the Arlington Free Clinic and Girls on the Run of Northern Virginia.
Nancy Kaplan is Co-CEO and Managing Partner of Conscient Strategies. At Conscient Strategies, we are catalysts for consistent, long-term change and position organizations for sustainable success. When leadership change occurs, we work with both the departing executive and the incoming leadership. With an eye on personal objectives as well as on organizational mission and financial goals, we coach executives, help to resolve differing points of view, and shape a common vision. We partner with executives to define their pathways and empower innovative leaders to develop cultures that thrive in change.
Nancy has extensive experience orchestrating change for a wide range of organizations, from corporations to nonprofits and family-run businesses. Prior to co-founding Conscient Strategies in 2014, Nancy was a strategy partner at a global Fortune 50 consulting firm and the COO of a boutique consultancy. She also served as the regional managing partner of ADVENTIS, named by Consulting News as one of the Seven Small Jewels of the consulting industry. Nancy holds an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and a BA from Yale University. She is a certified mindfulness and meditation teacher.