Testimonials

“When talking with Fredia, I begin to formulate solutions to my problems through our dialogue. She was encouraging and relatable, and her global perspective helped me work through cultural challenges and problems with diverse perceptions. Fredia was instrumental in my being promoted, and helping me approach my career advancement proactively and strategically.” — Senior Vice President, State Street Bank


“Our work together enabled me to develop more nuanced communication skills including influencing, negotiating, presenting and managing conflict”

“When I started leading a global team, I assumed I would use the skills that had always helped me be successful.  But our work together enabled me to develop more nuanced communication skills including influencing, negotiating, presenting and managing conflict, and your global perspective helped me operate on a much bigger stage. I have been given roles with greater responsibility and have been promoted since working with you.” — Vice President, Global biopharmaceutical company


“I enjoyed our work together and appreciated your commitment to making me a better leader. You helped me gain a strong awareness of my management and leadership style, and improved my ability to set a vision and manage staff better, including problem situations”. — Executive Vice President, Fidelity Investments


“Your facilitation and team-building skills led to improved team cohesion and cross-organizational collaboration” — Executive Director, Non-profit organization


“You shifted the paradigm of my thinking about needing to be more aggressive to sell.”

 “And by working with me on my calendar, you gave me actionable ideas to improve my efficiency and my effectiveness. I can get out of my own way and focus on what I need to do to get ahead.  You helped me achieve clarity from data about my performance, so I can turn it into new approaches, improve my performance and get to where I want to go. Before I felt vague and unspecific and so missed opportunities to improve, was slower at achieving my goals and less efficient for my company and my clients”. — Senior Consultant, Global consulting firm


“I always had comfortable interactions with Fredia, and she raised the bar with her high expectations of me. She is attentive, focused, probing, positive, and appreciative, and increased my self-awareness re: planning, assessing my situations and taking positive action.” — Executive Director, Non-profit organization


“During each session, I have an epiphany!”

“Fredia helps me understand my strengths and challenges. She is strategic, thoughtful, critical, insightful, passionate. She always increases my understanding of who my stakeholders are and how to get our interests aligned.” — Executive Vice President, Financial company.


“She gives me encouragement and support. Her thought provoking ideas are beyond what I likely would have come up with on my own, but not so far beyond as to make them futile or unachievable. She is insightful, challenges complacency, and is well informed. She gave me increased awareness about how to instill change in an organization.” — Senior Vice President, Global technology organization.


“Fredia acts as a sounding board, and gives me constructive advice and excellent direction.”

“She effectively translates theory into practice, and is an excellent facilitator, who synthesizes information in an easy to understand, succinct manner. She is a thoughtful, patient listener, generous teacher, and is passionate about leadership. She provided excellent tools and scenarios for ongoing Board development, which resulted in increased utilization of performance dashboards and a reorganization of our Board agenda.” — Executive Director, National medical association.


“I appreciate Fredia’s approach. She is serious and pragmatic, and there is also fun, playfulness, humor.  She gives permission to be oneself by modeling authenticity, shows up as “real” and “present”, self-effacing, non-threatening, and non-judgmental. I always receive useful, actionable information or insights, and after every session, feel motivation and energy to address problems that have been lingering.  She is a good listener, insightful, compassionate, and has helped me enormously in developing my leadership skills, including conflict resolution, more control of my calendar, better delegation to team members, stronger voice, more confidence.” — Division head, Global finance company.

 

 

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    “I highly recommend Fredia as an executive coach. As a result of working with her for nearly two years, I have grown as a leader and have deeper insight into my strengths, but more importantly she inspired me to overcome mental blocks that limited my effectiveness as a leader. Fredia continuously pushes you slightly past your comfort zone, without making it feel daunting. Over time, I began to realize these little steps of progress have transported me to the next level. My newfound confidence is elevating me and my team to new heights. I will be forever grateful for her insights and techniques.”
    Senior Vice President, Global Technology Organization