Leadership Services

Executive Coaching: Developing Your Leaders

At Ellig Group, executive coaching is first and foremost a partnership between the Executive and the Coach. Each coaching engagement is tailored to the client’s particular needs and goals, and above all, our process emphasizes the Executive’s ownership of their own development. We aren’t here to tell you who to be or how to do your job. We’re here to work with you, an executive, as you discover and embody the best version of yourself as a leader.

Our Approach to Executive Coaching

Whether you are looking to drive transformation, build resilience, level up your leadership or improve your communication style, our Executive Coaching services creates space for leaders to boldly explore, rather than simply problem-solve. Whereas a consultant answers questions, a Coach questions answers. Our Coaches partner with leaders to set goals, and then hold them accountable as they work towards those objectives.

Our Executive Coaches serve as a resource and sounding board to leaders as they work towards, or simply move through a challenge or goal. We do so in a way that fosters learning, insights, growth, and transformation. We listen, ask powerful questions, and offer observations. We create an intimate, trusting space so you can focus on transforming your leadership, driving impact in your businesses. 

We are a purpose-driven, women-owned and operated global leader in recruiting diverse executive talent. Executive and board search is the cornerstone of our business, but only the beginning of our partnership with our clients and candidates. Through our advisory and assessment capabilities, as well as our leadership development and onboarding programs, we provide the guidance and tools to help both parties reach their goals.

We are Reimagining Search through the talent we present, the success of our candidates, and the world-class experience we provide our clients.

Talent Thrives. Cultures Collaborate. Organizations Outperform.

From the Fortune 500 to startups, companies trust Ellig Group with their leadership, culture, and DEI initiatives.

Accelerating Impact

Executive Coaching for Your First 100 Days

Ellig Group provides a curated executive onboarding experience to help you unlock and exceed your potential as you hit the ground running in your new role.

Accelerating Impact is a curated executive onboarding experience that addresses your unique needs and offers one-on-one support with our certified executive coach, Barbara Stahley, during your first 100 days in your new role. It also serves as a launch pad for your ongoing professional development once the program has concluded so that you keep the momentum going!

Your onboarding experience is an important part of a seamless and comprehensive entry into your new organization. It also affects your ability to hit the ground running and be an impactful leader. The relationships you build with colleagues and fellow leaders, as well as the strategic objectives you set, in these early days, are vital to positioning you for long-term success. One of the ways in which we demonstrate our commitment to that success is through our Accelerating Impact program, offered to leaders, like you, who we recruit into our client organizations.

In partnership with your organization’s talent development plan, we will develop a customized coaching plan, as well as a 30/60/90-day plan, that helps you unlock and exceed your potential to hit the ground running in your new position. We will also partner with your leader to better understand their objectives and goals for you. This work is intended to complement and support your organization’s onboarding offering.

Crafting a Tailored Coaching Blueprint

Accelerating Impact includes eight 30-minute virtual sessions to be held over the course of your first 100 days in your new role. We know that your schedule has many competing priorities, therefore, the coaching meetings may extend beyond the first 100 days. This program is customized and tailored to your unique needs, and we will work at your pace.

Executive Assessments:
Data-Driven, Human Led

While partnership-driven and custom-tailored to each client’s needs and objectives, our process is fundamentally data-informed. We use evaluation tools such as the Hogan Assessment, the Leadership Circle Profile and CliftonStrengths, all of which have been normed and validated against a large and diverse sample population. By combining these standardized tools with personalized human factors, we achieve a rich, nuanced picture of the client’s strengths and opportunities for growth.

A unique strength of our leadership practice is our access to a variety of cutting-edge technologies and services via our ecosystem of Strategic Partners. This allows us to provide a level of services on par with the offerings of much larger firms, but with a personal touch those firms simply can’t match.

Why Our Clients Choose Us

Our greatest asset is, by far, our people. Our team is client-centric, responsive, commercial and intuitive. We understand and anticipate our Client Organizations’ needs, as well as those of the Executives whose careers we champion. We are nimble and resourceful and, as a boutique firm, partner closely with our clients in a meaningful, personalized way.

Each year, 75% of our work is with existing clients. They keep coming back to us to help them find, build, assess and coach their leadership teams. Not because of the size of our firm, but because of the people on our team, telling their compelling story, as their market ambassador. The trust placed in us by our Client Organizations and Executives is what empowers us to deliver the exceptional results they’ve come to expect.

Augmenting our team is the power of our carefully curated ecosystem of Strategic Partners – another key strength and differentiator of Ellig Group. We endeavor to provide our Client Organizations and Executives with the best advice, counsel and services possible. Sometimes that means leveraging experts in areas like data analytics, AI, communications, and leadership development.  

Our clients also appreciate the flexibility and customizability of our offerings. Our leadership services – Executive Coaching and Executive Assessment – can be part of a stand-alone, one-off engagement or be embedded in and fully integrated with an Executive Search.

Leadership Services and Executive Search

We know that assessments and onboarding coaching are critical parts of the Executive Search process. We know matching the right talent to the right leadership position enables executives to have immediate impact in their new roles. The integration is seamless: clients work with one cohesive Ellig Group team on both their Executive Search and Leadership Consulting needs. Throughout the process they will have access to the same dedicated partners, who understand their unique needs, circumstances, challenges and culture.

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Janice Reals Ellig

Chief Executive Officer

As the head of the Ellig Group, Janice is dedicated to increasing the placement of women and diverse candidates on corporate boards and in C-suites by 2025. Janice joined the legacy firm in 2000 and became Co-Chief Executive Officer in its transition to Chadick Ellig in 2007; she assumed sole ownership of the company as the Ellig Group in 2017 with a new focus on Reimagining Search. Prior to her career in executive search, Janice spent 20 years in corporate America at Pfizer, Citi and Ambac Financial Group, an IPO from Citibank, where she was responsible for Marketing, Human Resources, and Administration.

Heralded by Bloomberg Businessweek as one of “The World’s Most Influential Headhunters,” Janice is often consulted for her expertise and her commitment to gender parity, inclusion, and diversity. She frequently appears at speaking engagements and as a media guest, and she has penned multiple articles for outlets such as Directors & Boards, Directorship, Corporate Director, The Huffington Post, and Forbes.com. Janice also co-authored two books: Driving The Career Highway and What Every Successful Woman Knows, acknowledged by Bloomberg Businessweek as “the best of its genre.”

A tirelessly active member of the industry and champion of her causes, Janice is Founder of the Women’s Forum of New York’s Corporate Board Initiative and its signature event, Breakfast of Corporate Champions. Since 2011, Janice continues to spearhead this event to honor companies committed to board diversity and to encourage CEOs to sponsor board-ready women for the Women’s Forum database. (LINK: www.womensforumny.org).

Janice is personally committed to several NFP organizations: Board Director of the National YMCA and Past Chair of the YMCA Board of Greater New York; Trustee of the Actors Fund and Committee For Economic Development (CED); Incoming Chair, University of Iowa Foundation; Women’s Forum of New York Past President and Chair of the Corporate Board Initiative; member of the Steering Committee, US 30% Club and The Economic Club of New York.

In recognition for her many philanthropic activities, Janice received the University of Iowa Distinguished Alumni Award in 2011 and the Association of Executive Search Consultants (AESC) Eleanor Raynolds Award for Volunteerism in 2008. Named one of the “21 Leaders for the 21st Century” by Women’s eNews, she was also a recipient of the Channel 21 Award In Excellence for her contribution to “Excellence in the Economic Development for Women.”

“Listening to our clients’ needs, learning their business and understanding their culture is how we present the best talent and provide  a competitive advantage. We place candidates with the character, competencies, commitment, (intellectual) curiosity and courage to make a difference. Our goal is always to go beyond the expected and deliver valuable advice, measurable results and great talent!”

– Janice Reals Ellig

  • Champion of gender parity, diversity, and inclusion
  • Industry expert, speaker, and author
  • Founder of the Women’s Forum of New York’s Corporate Board Initiative
  • Committed board and committee member and philanthropist

T: (212) 688-8671 ext. 226
E: Janice@ElligGroup.com