Coaching Connection

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Continue Your Individual Leadership Journey

Take the next step with coaches sourced from the HERS Network.

From our inception, HERS has been as focused on fostering a supportive network of women leaders as it has been on individual leadership development. While it is beyond our scope to offer one-on-one coaching, we recognize the need for individuals to continue their leadership development journey, and we encourage our alums to seek out supplementary coaching when possible. 

And where better to turn than the HERS Network, where opportunities abound to connect with leadership coaches, many of whom are HLI alums. Coaching Connection simplifies your search by highlighting several of the coaches in our network. These twelve coaches are not affiliated with HERS, but they do carry our trust and recommendation.

Choose from Twelve Executive Coaches

To learn more about each coach’s experience and philosophy, click on their card below. When you’re ready to take the next step, click on the link they provided us.

Mary Churchill

Levels Coached: Early-Career Professionals, Executive, President, Chancellor, Mid-Managers, Senior Executives, VP, Provosts, etc.

Industry Experience: Corporate, Government, Higher Education, Non-profit/NGO

Robin R. Means Coleman, Ph.D.

Levels Coached: Early-Career Professionals, Mid-Managers, Senior Executives, VP, Provosts, etc.

Industry Experience: Corporate, Government, Higher Education, K-12,
Non-profit/NGO

Francine Crystal

Levels Coached: Early-Career Professionals, Executive, President, Chancellor, Mid-Managers, Senior Executives, VP, Provosts, etc.

Industry Experience: Corporate, Government, Higher Education, Non-profit/NGO

Tammy M. Gocial, Ph.D.

Levels Coached: Early-Career Professionals, Executive, President, Chancellor, Mid-Managers, Senior Executives, VP, Provosts, etc.

Industry Experience: Higher Education

Dr. Lua Hancock

Levels Coached: Early-Career Professionals, Mid-Managers, Senior Executives, VP, Provosts, etc.

Industry Experience: Corporate, Higher Education, K-12, Non-profit/NGO

Dorine Lawrence-Hughes

Levels Coached: Early-Career Professionals, Mid-Managers, Senior Executives, VP, Provosts, etc.

Industry Experience: Corporate, Government, Higher Education, K-12

Tom Matthews, Ph.D.

Levels Coached: Early career professionals, high potentials, senior leaders, CEOs, CFOs, and Chief Medical Officers.

Industry Experience: Higher education, healthcare, finance, non-profits, and secondary education.

Pat Okker

Levels Coached: Early-Career Professionals, Executive, President, Chancellor, Mid-Managers, Senior Executives, VP, Provosts, etc.

Industry Experience: Higher Education

Dr. Julia “Chinyere” Oparah

Levels Coached: Executive, President, Chancellor, Mid-Managers, Senior Executives, VP, Provosts, etc.

Industry Experience: Higher Education,
Non-profit/NGO

Carolyn J. Stefanco

Levels Coached: Executive, President, Chancellor, Mid-Managers, Senior Executives, VP, Provosts, etc.

Industry Experience: Corporate, Higher Education, Non-profit/NGO

Bethany Zecher Sutton

Levels Coached: Early-Career Professionals, Mid-Managers,Senior Executives, VP, Provosts, etc.

Industry Experience: Higher Education, K-12, Non-profit/NGO

Ching-Yune C. Sylvester, Ph.D.

Levels Coached: Early-Career Professionals, Mid-Career Professionals, Sr Executive (Chairs, Deans), Mid-Managers (Division Chiefs)

Industry Experience: Higher Education, Non-profit/NGO, University Hospitals

Executive Coaching

Many of these coaches offer executive coaching, a unique form of coaching which aligns a leader’s goals with the goals of their institution. If you would like to learn more, our Executive Coaching Circles program is an accessible introduction to the format.