Is Executive Coaching for Me?

The real questions are, "Why not me?" and "What's the most effective coaching approach for me?"

As a Marshall Goldsmith Certified Stakeholder Centered Coach, I champion effective leadership development.

The essence of Stakeholder Centered Coaching (SCC) is that it –

  • Engages the leader’s Stakeholders throughout the process –– these are the people with a vested interest in seeing the leader improve in a specific leadership behavior.
  • Emphasizes the future (feedforward) rather than the past (feedback).
  • Facilitates a parallel change in leadership behavior and Stakeholder perceptions.


Stakeholder Centered Coaching enables you to get even better by achieving positive, lasting leadership behavioral change – that you initiate, and others can readily see and experience while you make the changes.

Additionally, it’s an avenue for organizations to consistently offer their leaders and emerging leaders a proven approach that elevates leadership effectiveness and establishes a consistent platform of inclusive leadership development.

SCC helps to establish a culture of coaching that raises the standard for personal and organizational performance.

A Client’s Voice

“I am so grateful for the incredible journey I embarked upon with Lillian Davenport as my professional coach. Working with her has been a game-changer in aspects of both my professional and even personal life. As she guided me through the Marshall Goldsmith Stakeholder Centered Coaching, I could feel a positive shift in my mindset and my approach to various challenges.

During the program Lillian listened to my feedback and together we crafted an achievable goal in alignment with the Stakeholder Centered Coaching. 

I have seen significant progress in my development as a manager and leader. Lillian asked the right (and sometimes very hard) questions that challenged me while providing valuable insights. 

I can say that investing in this program with Lillian has been one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. The progress I’ve made, both professionally and personally, is a testament to the value of having a skilled and dedicated coach.

– C. Garvin, Chief Operating Officer

More SCC Advantages

When you engage in SCC as a leader, you can expect –

Heightened Self-Awareness

You will learn about your strengths, areas of improvement and practical ways to navigate leadership challenges from the people you most often interact with in the organization.


Gaining insights from Stakeholders – colleagues, superiors, and team members – helps to identify and address issues that are not readily communicated to you yet can materially affect your leadership impact and career growth.

Network Building

Engaging with key Stakeholders allows the mutual development of business relationships. These relationships facilitate collaboration and teaming, potentially leading to increased visibility, advocacy, and sponsorship within the organization.

Inclusivity and Equity

Each leader experiences the full breadth of the SCC process that invites a broad range of perspectives from Stakeholders to help shape their professional development. You will have the same benefit.

Focused Effort

When you engage fully in the SCC process, you can expect to refine leadership skills, develop leadership presence, and build trust and credibility within your organization.

Next Steps

While Stakeholder Centered Coaching requires courage, humility, and discipline to achieve your desired outcomes, the process is efficient and the benefits are worthwhile. You can gain an overview of the five-step process here.

Are you ready to take your leadership to the next level? Let’s have a conversation about gaining your organization’s support.

Lillian Davenport, SPHR, SHRM – SCP, CTACC, Principal, End View Solutions, LLC

Lillian Davenport is a coach, consultant, and women’s leadership strategist. Her leadership program, Maximize Her LeadershipSM, guides women in bringing together their talents, strengths, and executive presence to experience a thriving career.

Lillian’s career as a human resources leader includes roles at JPMorgan Chase & Co., Woodforest National Bank, and American International Group, Inc. (AIG), where she leveraged employee relations, and diversity, equity, and inclusion expertise in leadership development.