Ken Crooks, MBA
I am an executive coach with 25 years of experience working in high-pressure assignments as a Vice President of Sales and Operations. I specialize in solution-driven executive coaching and enact change through leadership development and increasing self-awareness. I develop action-oriented plans to elevate executive presence, facilitate personal branding and rebranding, improve intercultural competencies, and prepare tomorrow’s leaders.
My coaching philosophy: Executive coaching is a synergistic partnership designed to unleash the untapped talent within your executives to realize their true leadership potential. A thorough assessment of an executive’s strengths, opportunities, and aspired performance versus operating performance along with organizational potential is incorporated into a transformative plan to help the executive find their unique journey to learn, develop and grow to improve their performance to be aligned with their aspired goals. Today’s executives are operating with no spare capacity and are leading organizations characterized by dynamic ecosystems. Partnering together, executive coaching can serve as a catalyst to elevate your executives to adopt a more agile mindset to identify solutions to succeed in a dynamic and ambiguous operating environment. Situational analysis will reveal where an intensified focus on executive presence can positively impact the organization and elevate the path of your career. Assessment tools, from one on one sessions to group workshops, are utilized to establish benchmarks coupled with self-discovery exercises, goal setting, and action plans designed to develop cultural intelligence, bridge intercultural gaps, and increase self-awareness for tomorrow’s leaders.
Helping executives gain insight and adapt to organizational and cultural changes, hiring to build high-performance teams, and retooling skills to address career inertia. Clients include Cox Communications, Comcast/NBC, Cisco, and emerging companies.
Bachelor of Science: Economics, Hofstra University
Master of Business Administration: Finance, Pace University
Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) Certified Practitioner
Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI) Qualified Administrator
Personally, I enjoy long-distance cycling and mentoring young adults in high school. My preferred vacations are to explore new destinations and learn about other cultures.