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Simply put, executive coaching is about facilitating change. Clients typically come to Quartic because they acknowledge that they are looking to learn and grow, and our role is to help facilitate that process, effectively and efficiently.


Working one to one with a coach who is committed to your success helps you align your natural strengths with your personal and professional goals, identify obstacles that get in your way, and close the gaps between your current state and the achievement of your goals.


Quartic coaches partner closely with you to achieve results for yourself, your organization, and the people around you.



Executive Coaching is based on a partnership of equals. We know you are resourceful. ​Our role is to help you tap into your resourcefulness through thought-provoking questions, challenges and support.

While we will briefly review how you got here and identify what has worked (and not worked) in the past, our objective is to become clear about where you are today, the future you want to craft, and how to address the obstacles in the way. Through increased self-awareness, you will be able to tackle your most urgent matters – developing strategies to harness your energy and resources that will help you move forward with clarity of purpose and authenticity towards your work and life goals. 




Quartic coaches will work with you to create and implement a bespoke Action Plan that addresses your unique needs and desired outcomes. Within the Action Plan we will identify goals, strengths, obstacles, awareness practices (internal work), and measurable behavioral changes (external work). Importantly, we will outline metrics for success, with specific milestones to ensure that we are optimizing your ROI.


The formalization of an Action Plan is key to facilitating the results that you want to achieve, and ensures that we stay on task and on track throughout our engagement.


As our coaches work alongside you to help you deepen your self-awareness and build your capacity to tackle new opportunities, your responsibility is to come to each session prepared with an agenda of what you want to get traction on, practice new behaviors that align with how you want to reposition yourself, and share reflections on what is/is not working.


High potential people tend to have one thing at the center of their being: learning agility. It’s the ever-present quality that makes them curious, makes them unsettled with the status quo, makes them persevere where others would acquiesce. People develop through introspection and experience and because they choose to. They see the results that come from consistent desire to be better tomorrow than they were today. 



Change is hard even when you do know where you are going. If you’re unsure of your path, it’s even harder. A coach helps you navigate changes and Quartic coaches are especially adept helping executives transition.


We draw upon our backgrounds in executive search, personal brand development, and talent management to create a custom experience tailored to you and your unique needs. After you’ve accomplished so much already, and with so much more to contribute still, a Quartic Career Transition Coach offers the confidential and custom coaching experience exactly aligned to your needs.




Working with clients in career transition and outplacement, Quartic coaches partner to provide integrated solutions that help people make successful transitions.


Different clients have different needs, and each Quartic coach works to create a personalized program to support a variety of career paths including full time employment, entrepreneurship, consulting, portfolio careers, freelance, and contract roles.

A typical engagement involves 3 Quartic Coaches, who will partner with the executive, with one Lead coach, selected by the Client, based his or her specific needs. Our program focuses on providing an executive with the tools to introduce themselves to the market with a clear understanding and ability to provide differentiation in a competitive job market.


Along with developing their personal brand, we work with the executive to unpack what they "own" regarding their success and failures in their previous role to better represent themselves and their capabilities when interviewing for new opportunities. This will be supported with a review of recent executive assessments they have gone through along with a Hogan assessment and debrief to further support understanding of their leadership style and focus on a continued positive shift.


Hands-on support and advice to the executive in everyday tasks of job search: Resume-building and tailoring for specific opportunities, networking, interview preparation, and debrief.


We provide our client with full access to all coaches, taking advantage of each coach’s unique background as profiled below.




Working with clients in career transition and outplacement Quartic coaches collaborate with each other to provide integrated solutions that help executives make successful transitions.


Each person we work with has different needs so we create a personalized program to support a variety of career paths including full time employment, entrepreneurship, consulting, portfolio careers, freelance, and contract roles.

John McKay draws upon over forty years of experience as an executive search consultant, business owner and corporate director. He brings his clients dedicated experience working with Boards of Directors, senior executives, and emerging leaders across a multitude of industries, both domestically and internationally.


Mary Morand leverages over 30 years of experience developing leaders. As a former Chief Learning Officer and Director of Talent, Mary works with executives to improve their leadership awareness, helping them hold onto useful patterns, shift habits no longer useful, and prepare for future roles. Mary is adept at using assessment tools to help clients match their leadership with ideal career opportunities.


Jason Press ensures clients best present their own personal brand in alignment with desired employers or customers. An expert in brand development and marketing, Jason helps clients position themselves for the right job or for their own business by building their brand through their digital presence.


In 2018, The Quartic Team joined Peter Hawkins, the father of Systemic Team Coaching, in Santa Barbara for an intense, hands-on training program at the Hudson Institute of Coaching.



While individual leaders may function well in their own right with a learning agility that enables continuous growth, a group of these leaders, when part of a team, do not necessarily function to the “sum of their parts”. Quartic coaches help teams clarify their purpose and mission, manage stakeholder relationships, improve team process, and leverage the collective leadership potential.


Highly successful teams have the right conditions in place to accomplish their work. Team coaches facilitate a process with the team to achieve internal alignment on the clarity of the team’s purpose and objectives. We refresh the norms for working together, determine the organizational support required by the team, focus the right people on the right work, and identify the processes to support the work. Finally, coaches help the team learn how to learn from each other so that the team continues to achieve together.


Examples of Team Coaching

  • Executives in new roles inheriting an existing team

  • Newly formed teams

  • Project teams

  • Teams in performance trouble

  • Merged teams through company reorganization

  • Non-profit teams and their boards