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Trends and Best Practices in Executive Coaching

  • Monday, March 25, 2019
  • 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Emory University, 1599 Clifton Road, Atlanta, GA 30322


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Executive coaching is a widely-used tool for leadership development. The practice of coaching and management of coaching programs continues to evolve. This workshop will feature a panel of experienced leadership assessment, development, and coaching practitioners who will provide an overview of current practices, trends, and research in executive coaching.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe recent trends and research in executive coaching.
  • Discuss current coaching certification programs and present impacts to I/O Psychology professionals and the coaching profession in general.
  • Apply and demonstrate select coaching best practices, including ways to address/respond to common challenges.
  • Explain and compare approaches for measuring coaching programs and managerial impact levels.
  • Describe approaches and challenges to creating a high-quality, large-scale global coaching program.

Intended Audience:

This session is intended for a general audience at a post-graduate level; no specific content knowledge is required.

Continuing Education (CE) Credits:

  • This workshop is approved by SIOP and APA to grant 3 CE credit hours (no partial credit is allowed). In order to obtain the CE credits, attendees must:
  • Sign in prior to the workshop and sign out afterwards.
  • Be present for the full 3-hour workshop period.

Note: These are SIOP/APA policies and no exceptions are allowed.


Elizabeth Bennett, MA, has eight years of applied experience in research and consulting, alongside several years of university-level experience in outreach, coaching, and leader development. Elizabeth has taught several courses in psychology at Duquesne University and has multiple publications in peer-reviewed academic journals. She also regularly presents research on leadership, mentoring, and women in the workplace at national conferences. She earned a BA in Psychology from Agnes Scott College and an MA in Psychology from Duquesne University. She is currently a PhD candidate at Duquesne.

Stephanie Downey, PhD, is Sr. Talent Management and Organizational Development Consultant at NCR Corporation. She specializes in talent management, selection, leadership assessment and development, organizational development, and culture transformation. In her role at NCR, Stephanie worked to build the leadership competency model to support selection, development, and succession of all leaders in the organization. She supports a wide variety of senior executives across the organization to facilitate growth and development through NCR’s 360 feedback process. As an internal 360 coach, Stephanie is able to provide targeted support & coaching based on the leader’s unique role, organizational constraints, market stressors, and organization cultural nuances. Stephanie is currently in pursuit of her official coaching certification from an International Coaching Federation accredited coaching organization. Because of this, she has extensively reviewed the current coaching certification program landscape and is able to provide unique perspectives on the considerations I-O psychologists should make when selecting a program. Stephanie received her Master’s and PhD in Industrial-Organizational Psychology from the University of Georgia.

Lorrina Eastman, PhD, is a Partner at HRCatalyst, Inc. She has over 20 years of corporate and consulting experience. She specializes in leadership assessment and development, executive coaching, talent management, and team development. Prior to joining HRC and becoming an executive coach in 2012, Lorrina was Senior Vice President of Leadership Development at Bank of America for 12 years and was responsible for enterprise-wide leadership assessments, succession management, new leader onboarding, and executive coaching. Prior to Bank of America, she worked in the Talent Development function at InterContinental Hotels Group and managed employee opinion surveys for LOMA. Lorrina recently completed Marshall Goldsmith’s stakeholder-centered coaching certification and has been focused on applying the approach to both her own executive coaching engagements and HRC’s coaching practice. She also enjoys applying her coaching skills in the community and has been a volunteer coach for SEED20 (Social Entrepreneurs EmpowereD) since 2014. Lorrina received her BS in Psychology from the University of Mary Washington and her Master’s and PhD in Industrial-Organizational Psychology from the University of Georgia.

Alison Mallard, PhD, is a licensed psychologist and Founding Partner at HRCatalyst, Inc. where she helps organizations align strategy and talent through selection, measurement, and leadership development. Alison has over 20 years of experience in organizational consulting and research across many industries and not-for-profit organizations and has experience working in all major global regions. Alison earned her BS at Emory University and an MS and PhD at The University of Georgia. She has taught several psychology, management, and measurement courses at The University of Georgia’s Terry College of Business and Psychology department. She has more than 15 years of coaching experience and has worked with hundreds of leaders and senior executives through debrief and executive coaching. She has managed several coaching campaigns and has helped multiple organizations design, manage, and evaluate coaching programs. Alison also works extensively with teams, delivering team coaching/ development programs and support. She has published articles in refereed journals and has presented at several national and international conferences. Alison is co-founder of I/O AT WORK (ioatwork.com), an award-winning website designed to help to bridge the gap between science and practice by providing easy-to-access reviews of recent I/O and HR-related research from top-tier journals

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