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A traditional classroom couples on-site learning with the added value of face-to-face interaction with instructors and peers. With courses and exams scheduled worldwide, you will be sure to find a class near you.
Highly Interactive
On-going interaction with instructor throughout the entire classroom event
Interaction with peers/professionals via face-to-face
Components (May Include)
On-site instructor-led delivery of course modules, discussions, exercises, case studies, and application opportunities
Supplemental learning elements such as: audio/video files, tools and templates, articles and/or white papers
E-course materials available two weeks prior to the course start date; printed course materials ship directly to the event location
One + Days
Varies by course ranging from one to multiple days
Technical Needs
Specific requirements are clearly noted on the course page
Virtual Classroom
Ideal for those who appreciate live education instruction, but looking to save on travel. A virtual classroom affords you many of the same learning benefits as traditional–all from the convenience of your office.
Highly Interactive
On-going interaction with instructor throughout the entire virtual classroom event
Interaction with peers/professionals via online environment
Components (May Include)
Live online instructor-led delivery of course modules, discussions, exercises, case studies, and application opportunities
Supplemental learning elements such as: audio/video files, tools and templates, articles and/or white papers
E-course materials available up to one week prior to the course start date. Recorded playback and supplemental materials available up to seven days after the live event.
Varies by course ranging from one to multiple sessions
Technical Needs
Adobe Flash Player
Acrobat Reader
Computer with sound capability and high-speed internet access
Phone line access
A self-paced, online learning experience that allows you to study any time of day. Course material is pre-recorded by an instructor and you have the flexibility to view content modules as desired.
Independent Learning
Components (May Include)
Pre-recorded course modules
Supplemental learning elements such as: audio/video files, online quizzes
E-course materials start on the day of purchase
Optional purchased print material ships within 7 business days
60 Days - Anytime
60-day access starts on the day of purchase
Direct access to all components
Technical Needs
Adobe Flash Player
Acrobat Reader
Computer with sound capability and high-speed internet access
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Coach Profile

Kathleen Zwarick Shanley
Kathleen Zwarick Shanley, PhD, CAE, ACC

How will clients benefit with you as their coach?

Clients will be set up for "success" feeling fulfilled, engaged, heard, and connected. They will develop measurable results and begin to see them with each session.

What results have clients reported after working with you?

Testimonials are available here: In addition to those, clients have reported that I helped them discover where and when they were making up stories in their head that may negatively impact their leadership ability and did so while making it enjoyable and fun. They report they feel inspired, acknowledged, and validated.

Here's a sample testimonial: "As a new leader on an established executive team I was in search of perspective, renewed focus and an opportunity to work more closely with my teams to meet our goals. I interviewed three coaches and Kathy's coaching strategies were most in line with my priorities and she listened to what I was looking for. Within 6 weeks of working with Kathy my focus changed from self- doubt to positive self-awareness and focus. Kathy continued to push me to harness my positive energy and use it to support my team and myself. I now approach work and life with a renewed motivation and focus. Her ability to push my thinking and help me work past mental barriers has changed the way I consider problems and work through them. It has also helped me speak with my team as they become challenged in achieving their goals. In just a short time I was able to take frustrations in my lack of forward momentum to leading a large team through a challenging project with energy and action. As Kathy said multiple times, 'trust the process'. I did and have the utmost respect for Kathy's approach, her candor and support for my continued professional growth and success."

What do clients say about working with you?

"Kathy partnered with me to coach a team of three managers during a six-month period. Using tools including a 360 assessment and the Energy Leadership Index, each team member identified key areas of development: 1) creating synergy among and across teams; 2) discovering areas that may negatively, and positively, impact their ability to lead, understand and navigate difficult conversations; and 3) managing conflict. Kathy provided exceptional value to the team. Her coaching accomplished our goals to groom our future business leaders and arm them with effective leadership and communication strategies." Bill H., COO and Director of Innovation, major imaging software and research company, Parsippany, New Jersey

"From our first meeting, Kathy really made me think about what it was I wanted to do, helping me focus on the things that really mattered to me, and how I could achieve them. The sessions reignited a dwindling self-belief and inspired me to get back on track and figure out what I really wanted. She helped me to focus and organize my thoughts as well as re-evaluate what was important to me and whether I was willing to make the sacrifices needed to achieve what I wished to do with my working life.

I had the drive and the determination; I just couldn't see where I was going wrong. I was so frustrated at my lack of progress. I couldn't see any other way of doing things. With her help, I actually came away with a totally new way of looking at my life. It was as if I had all the answers I just wasn't able to find them myself. I cannot thank Kathy enough for helping me see what was important, and for giving me back the self-assurance that I had hiding in me. I don't think she even realizes such an important role she was in helping me make my decisions for the future."

N. Graham, Association Client & Now Small Business Owner, Alabama

"Kathy Zwarick gets my highest recommendation as an executive coach. Her unique ability to recognize, understand, and explain complex business relationships has excelled my thinking, and most importantly, my actions. Along the way there have been surprising (and sometimes painful) personal realizations, but Kathy's coaching continued to make me a better person every day, both at work and at home. Kathy did not hesitate to tactfully, but directly point out areas that needed to be considered a different way, and proved to be right with her observations, opinions, and suggestions. Kathy is not only challenging and insightful, but also patient and understanding, with good instincts and knowledge. With the coaching experience, I truly believe I have improved my leadership style."

Larry Fuhrmann, COO, R.S. Crum & Company, Mountainside, NJ

"My new position as senior director was exciting but sometimes challenging and overwhelming. Kathy was a tremendous help in getting me to set appropriate priorities and improve my leadership style. Her suggestions were always on point, as were her instincts. Kathy's extensive experience is evident in her delivery and style, as well as extremely constructive. Her coaching style is not only very positive but also tactful and practical. I have absolutely no hesitation in giving Kathy my strongest endorsement as an executive coach."

Association Client, Washington, DC

"Kathy Zwarick is an outstanding executive coach. Kathy and I worked together on specific leadership and communication behaviors that have allowed me to become much more effective in my role. The tools and methodology that Kathy uses are both tailored and insightful. She has a terrific way of gently pointing out both the areas where I excel and where there's room for improvement. She isn't prescriptive, but rather asks open ended questions that lead you to recognize the right path. She's personable, easy to work with and also has a great grasp of what's necessary to navigate in today's complex business world."

Stephanie Colotti, Director, Business Operations, Madison, WI area

What is your coaching philosophy?

I provide tools and workshops that foster consistent, sustainable change and believe in a client-focused, values-driven approach to advancing your goals.

What strengths do you have as a coach?

  • Empowering individuals to lead
  • Creating "buy in" and engagement
  • Developing communication skills
  • Building strategies to address conflict
  • Improving executive presence

What types of clients do you work with?

I coach those who want to level up their leadership and managerial skills. My clients include executives (COOs, Vice Presidents), emerging leaders (managers transitioning to directors), and anyone who wants to stand out in associations and non-profits. I also work with professionals seeking consultative coaching

What is your professional background?

I have been a C-suite executive for more than 25 years in the health policy and public relations fields. I complemented my leadership experience with training from the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (IPEC). I am IPEC-certified as a professional coach and an Energy Leadership Index Master Practitioner. I am an International Coach Federation credentialed associate coach and a certified association executive. I am a member of the International Coach Federation, Women Business Leaders in Health Care, American Association of Medical Society Executives, and American Society of Association Executives.

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Career Coaching Programs
Service What You Get Price Add to Cart
Three 30-Minute Coaching Sessions The Career Coaching service matches individuals with a personal coach--a confidant, champion, and challenger who will help you:
  • Gain personalized guidance through job transitions
  • Prepare and navigate through your annual reviews
  • Leverage your behavioral and professional strengths effectively
  • Diagnose reasons for career dissatisfaction
  • Learn how to take action in networking, interviewing, and taking on new opportunities
With Career Coaching you can:
  • Learn how your behavioral style affects those you work with
  • Build a compelling value proposition for a potential employer
  • Manage change more effectively
  • Overcome hurdles that impede success
  • Sustain professional success and maintain balance
  • Get ongoing support through all phases of your career
Member: $224.00
Non Member: $280.00
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