Coaching and solutions for demanding periods of leadership and decision-making. Since 1998.


Leadership and Executive Coaching

When is the best time to begin leadership and executive coaching?

If you are like the clients I've coached since 1998, you ...

  • Are highly committed 
  • Carry major responsibilities 
  • Have a demanding workload in an often-changing environment
  • Manage high expectations, both from yourself and from others 
  • Must remain productive, even during periods of significant stress 
  • Feel stuck, showing signs of burnout, or just running on empty
  • Want clarity to navigate a particularly demanding period of time

Or, you may simply want to work with a seasoned Christian Executive Coach. If this describes you, now may exactly be the best time to work together.


In short, those I work with would rather be running on full than running on empty

If you are a leader thinking about one on one executive coaching, and see yourself somewhere in this description, contact me to discuss how I might be of assistance to you. I'd be honored to have a conversation.

For over 25 years, my job has been clear. Help leaders and executives maximize contribution and achievement while minimizing those things that can lead to overload and burnout.” 

Executive Coach, Gary Wood

How Can I Start to Leverage the Benefits of an Executive Coach?


As you look ahead, three, six, twelve months from today, what difference would you like leadership and executive coaching to have made for you? For your team? On your key objectives?

Think about the possibilities and the things you'd like to work on.

  • Are you leading through an extended, challenging, and stressful period in the organization?
  • Do you feel like you're trying to accomplish objectives in the face of constant volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity?
  • Are you working on sluggish initiatives that are in need of clarity and momentum? 
  • Are you simply trying to up your game as a leader?

In their own words, here's a sampling of what some of my clients have worked on.

Here's helpful information about how we would work together

What would you like to work on with a professional executive coach as you advance important projects, programs and initiatives?

Let’s schedule a conversation to discuss what's happening, what's needed, and what's next.

“My time with Gary Wood was an investment not only professionally, but also personally. In selecting an executive coach, it was important to me that I work with someone who comes from a place of shared beliefs and values and I found that in Gary. Through our 2+ years in collaboration together, I gained a better understanding of myself as a leader, developed new confidence in partnering with senior leadership, and landed my first executive-level role.” 

VP Operations

How Long Have You Been Providing Support and Executive Coaching for Leaders Feeling Burned Out at Work?


I have worked with leaders, executives and senior level professionals around concerns of overload and burnout since 1998. My own experience prompted me to understand what was contributing to burnout and what to do about it. 

Most of the leaders I serve retain my leadership and executive coaching services when they know they are at a crossroad and must address the following ...

  • High stress: There is a need to deal with persistent intensity, overload, or burnout. 
  • Sluggish performance: There is a need to regain personal productivity and effectiveness that has been eroded over time. 

It's not uncommon for the leader to feel overextended, exhausted, and like they are running on empty.

If they're not burning out at work, others around them may be. They face the task of getting the right things done in the face of too many things to do. And the list goes on ...

“Thank you so much for being there for me, especially at times when I really was lost about what to do.” 

Executive Director

Coaching You to Regain Resilience and Adaptability


One thing is for sure. You still need to keep things moving forward, but it’s tough. A hard, sometimes toxic mix of situations, people, and expectations have left you feeling drained.

  • Sluggish performance? With coaching you can elevate those things that sustain contribution and achievement.

As experienced a leader as you are, you may feel like you are dealing with some significant stress, maybe even on the edge of burnout.

I invite you to connect to discuss what's possible. I've professionally coached in this type of situation for over 26 years. Sometimes one conversation changes everything.   

"With Gary as a non-judgmental sounding board, I was able to say out loud those things that were clouding my outlook and making me lose sight of the bright possibilities."  


Can You Help Develop and Bring Out in Me the Best Qualities of a Good Leader?


Whether you work and lead within:

  • Corporate or Nonprofit
  • Government or Business
  • Faith-based or General-market 

I am noted for zeroing in quickly to help you clarify and act on those few things which make the biggest difference in moving you and your priorities forward. That's important when you might find yourself under significant pressure.

Every day you are working on getting the right things done. And, you do that while experiencing all the challenges faced by leadership. My aim in coaching is to draw the best out of you.  

After many years and many thousands of hours of personal coaching, strategic planning work and client success, I understand how to help committed individuals regain and increase their capacity to work and lead through those more challenging periods.

More information on addressing overload or burnout. 

Do You Provide Healthcare Executive Coaching?


I have the privilege of providing healthcare executive coaching to some truly resilient men and women, in both Canada and United States.

While I've coached leaders in this sector prior to, the Covid pandemic during the early part of the 2020's required of them, in many ways as never before. 

  • The complexity of challenges faced by leadership
  • Rapid deployment of strategies for managing change
  • Managing workplace stress
  • Engaging the power of a positive attitude
  • Constantly faced with how to make tough decisions

To say they were strained almost sounds like an understatement now. The challenges just kept coming. Leadership and executive coaching made a difference during a difficult few years. You can read more about our healthcare executive coaching journey through the pandemic here

I mention this because almost all leaders will go through at least a handful of really stressful, and sometimes extended times that require all we've got ... and maybe more.This is where having that one on one executive coaching with me makes the difference.

To explore healthcare executive coaching, please contact me.

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Call ME to work through those few demanding, extended periods of intensity.

Do You Provide Christian Executive Leadership Coaching?


A large percentage of my clients identify as Christian leaders, executives or senior-level professionals. Being a believer myself, I understand where the faith-based leader is coming from in their desired approach to leading in both secular and faith settings. 

Some of my clients are able to be very public about their Christian beliefs.

My Christian coaching clients work in sectors and settings where their private faith informs their public behavior and thinking.

Every one of my clients wants to be sincerely living out the positive characteristics of a Christian leader to a watching world that longs for their public and private leaders to "walk the talk." 

All bring passion and high-level contribution to their work.

Whether you work in a secular or faith-based setting, I will custom design coaching to address your unique situation. I have no difficulty working in either setting. More information. 

As always, navigating leadership this year will pose new challenges that will necessitate Christian executives taking advantage of coaching and support. 

Since 1998, I have been privileged to serve many hundreds of leaders, executives, and senior-level professionals, all wanting to run better businesses, lead more influential organizations and guide cause, project or program initiatives to success. I would be honoured to explore how I might best be able to serve you.

Would You Provide Leadership and Executive Coaching to One of the Leaders in Our Organization?


Often, individuals are sponsored by their company or organization for leadership and executive coaching. While I've worked with leaders from many sectors, they have one thing in common ... they HAVE to keep doing their job and bringing in the results.

If you are the one inquiring for coaching, hopefully your organization will be interested in seeing you do well and they will pay for you to have an executive coach.

Having said that, many professionals do pay their own coaching fees when it comes to dealing with overload and burnout. Simply, they want to keep it confidential. It varies from one organization to another.

I can help you identify those FEW THINGS that will
make the biggest difference moving forward and
know which ONE to concentrate on first.

I provide support. I work with leaders, executives and professionals privately and confidentially. The support is personal, live and full of care and understanding. I'm not working from theory. I've been there and understand what's going on. Let's explore how I might be of service to you. Contact me here. 

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