In this article the author describes how executive coaching supported leaders in several U.S. government financial institutions from 2005 to the present.
G. Lee Salmon is Principal and Owner of Learning for Living, LLC. His typical coaching client is a government leader who is in transition- stepping into a new assignment or career, being faced with the need to reorganize, or confronted with extraordinary change and crisis. Lee works primarily with political appointees and senior executives across the executive branch of government. He has 22 years of government service and recently retired from the National Business Center in the Department of Interior. His clients value him as a trusted partner able to help them develop their leadership and manage difficult professional and life transitions. Lee has coached SES and SIS officers and their teams on an ongoing basis in over a dozen government agencies, including those within the Intelligence Community. For five years he was faculty instructor and senior coach for the Leadership Certificate Program within the National Clandestine Service in the CIA and coached several senior scientists and executives at NSA. His background and training as a physicist and organizational change expert makes him attractive to many scientific and technical organizations. In the last ten years, Lee was Executive Coaching Program Manager with the Federal Consulting Group in the Departments of Interior and Treasury. He managed a nationwide coaching cadre of over 100 coaches providing senior coaches to leaders across government. He designed successful coaching programs for the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Department of Treasury, and for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Department of Health and Human Services. He has published case studies on government coaching programs and research on coaching to develop emotional intelligence (EI) in two books published by Pfeiffer/Wiley. He has also published two journal articles on coaching and EI in the IJCO.