Inspiring Action | Achieving Results

My commitment to executive development is reflected in my leadership agenda, “Inspiring Excellence, One Person at a Time.” I have had the privilege of serving as an executive in a Fortune 500 Company, owning a business, and working with accomplished leaders of small and midsized companies. This combination allows me to see business and leadership from multiple points of view and tailor my coaching accordingly.

My clients are included in Inc. 5000, Crain’s Fast 50, Chicago Tribune’s Top 100 Workplaces, and Crain’s Largest Privately Held Companies; they achieved these prestigious rankings during the time we worked together.

Throughout my life, I have followed my passion for excellence. I began studying business at an early age, a pursuit that led to a Kellogg MBA, 18 years in an executive leadership role at Northern Trust, and the establishment of my coaching practice, EKS Ltd., in 1998. In 2006, I expanded my practice to include an affiliation with Vistage International and for several years I led five peer advisory boards. I became a Master Chair in 2012 and earned the organization’s Star Award in 2013 and 2014, which ranked me in the top 2% of Vistage chairs worldwide. Today, in addition to my private coaching, I lead a single high performing Vistage CEO group.

I am a member of the Board of Trustees of the City of Evanston Firefighters’ Pension Fund and a member of the Advisory Board for the Independence Equity I, LP Venture Fund.