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High Performance Coaching

High-Performance Coaching is a sharply focused intervention that helps key performers find efficient ways to change.​

Facing the demands of the future requires making changes with speed and flexibility. People continue to improve at gaining knowledge about customers and markets, keeping up with technology, and developing analytical skills. However, they often lag behind on the people side, including looking at the impact of their own behavior on the business.  

Situations Organizations Face

Facing the demands of the future requires making changes with speed and flexibility. People continue to improve at gaining knowledge about customers and markets, keeping up with technology, and developing analytical skills. However, they often lag behind on the people side, including looking at the impact of their own behavior on the business.  

Do you have leaders/executives or high-potential performers in your organization who are important contributors, but have little awareness of how their behavior has negative effects or do not know what to do about it? It could look like any one of the following scenarios:

  • Taken on new responsibilities and found the transition difficult.
  • Continues with behavior that does not fit the new culture and values.
  • Expected to replace internal competition with cross-functional collaboration.
  • Get the results, but few people want to work with them.
  • Should be promoted, but their style is not a good fit for the next level.
  • Receive complaints from their customers, subordinates, or peers.
  • Consumed by the complexity of their changing job.
  • Intent on bettering themselves and want the best “training.”
  • Resist important change initiatives.

Implications of the Situations

​The implications for both the organization and the individual when behavior and style issues are not resolved can be serious. 
Organizations may find that
  • Their people are not able to fully support the new vision, values, and culture when behavior that represents the “old” is tolerated.
  • They cannot change with greater speed and flexibility than the competition.
  • They are not fully leveraging the learning from assessments and 360º feedback.
  • Results are achieved, but relationships are damaged.
  • Productivity, customer satisfaction, and morale suffer.

Individuals may find that:
  • They are not considered for promotions commensurate with their contribution and skill.
  • They do not have a clear enough picture to understand their part in the current problems.
  • They work harder doing what worked in the past with little improvement in today’s problems.
  • They have difficulty handling confrontation and conflict.
  • They are reluctant to delegate the details to others.

Solution: High-Performance Coaching​​​

High-Performance Coaching is a sharply focused brief or extended intervention that helps key performers find efficient ways to change.
  • Identify and address the “rough edges” in their work.
  • Understand the underlying conflicts that limit their effectiveness.
  • Try out new behaviors to excel in their work environment.
  • Manage a difficult person or situation effectively.
  • Improve their leadership approach with a broader focus including getting results through others.
  • Step back, assess, and refocus in the middle of complexity.
  • Tap their values and beliefs to increase personal effectiveness.
  • Change their professional self-concept to fit their new, broader role.
Outcomes and Benefits of
High-Performance Coaching

As a result of High-Performance Coaching, you can expect:

  • Expert support to help address sensitive issues
  • Changed behavior leading to increased effectiveness
  • Immediate help and relief in tense situations
  • Increased speed and flexibility in responding to change
  • Greater creativity from the high performers
  • A tailored approach for the specific needs of the high performer
Pat's Biography
High-Performance Coaching requires a unique set of skills and experiences in order to be successful. It is a blend of consulting and counseling that requires a seasoned professional who has successfully applied High-Performance Coaching in a variety of business organizations. It requires someone who has solid experience dealing with executives who are facing tough issues.
Pat Ruzich has more than twenty years of experience successfully applying these tools and methodologies. She enjoys working with intelligent, action-oriented executives who want to make things happen. Facing the demands of the future requires making changes with speed and flexibility. Pat’s high-performance coaching approach is sharply focused and tailored to each individual’s needs in the context of the organizational system.

Pat started Ruzich Consulting in 1997, specializing in coaching for high performance. Her professional experience includes seven years as a Senior Consultant at First Chicago NBD Corporation, five years as a consultant and manager at Rockwell International, and ten years as an independent consultant and a therapist for families and family-owned businesses. Her clients include Bank One; Fifth Third Bank; Hewitt; Towers Perrin; Johnson Controls; Bandag Corporation; the law firm Schwartz, Cooper, Greenberger & Krauss; Roush Racing; the Brookfield Zoo; and others.

Pat received her Master Coach training from two years of study with Rita Cashman, one of the pioneers of the corporate coaching business. She is also a Master Practitioner for Neuro-Linguistic Programming from the NLP Institute of Chicago. Pat attended the Systems Dynamics Institute at M.I.T. She earned her degree in Applied Behavioral Science at George Williams College and is a graduate of the Gestalt Institute of Chicago. She was a college instructor for the Gestalt approach to change and organizational behavior. Besides coaching and consulting, she is an avid gardener and enjoys being out in her sea kayak.

Pat's Work History


Testimonials

  1. Vice President Fortune 500 Company
    “Patricia Ruzich is the most effective executive coach I have experienced, and I have met and worked with many executive coaches. What sets Pat apart from all the others is her intuitive ability and skills to identify the issues preventing an executive from being highly effective. Not only can she drill down to the issues, but she works with an individual to define realistic actionable plans that can be put into place with visible results.”
  2. Attorney, Chicago Law Firm
    “Pat came in and rather than telling me how I should behave, she made me more aware of my surroundings and taught me how to assess my surroundings to become more effective.”