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Leadership Training
& Development


​North Star Coaching's leadership development training programs are highly interactive.  In her first career, Kerri was an educator at places like Johns Hopkins University and the University of Michigan, so you can anticipate that her programs are educative, highly interactive, and will stretch thinking.  Each engagement is tailor made. 


In her speaking engagements, Kerri pulls in the audience through reflective activities, audience input and role playing. 

When North Star Coaching partners with organizations, the first step is to identify gaps in training and build tailored curriculum to further develop leaders skill sets.  This step is critical in helping leaders slow down to go fast, empower team members with a deeper understanding the team and the environment, and objectively talk through those environmental and behavioral factors that get in the way of the team being its best.

Common topics in the leadership development programs and speaking engagements include (but not limited to):

  1. How not to be the ASKhole™

  2. The art of slowing down to go fast

  3. What drives employees:  employee engagement

  4. Motivating employees without having to put a fire under them

  5. The art of communicating

  6. Readiness: Bridging where employees are and where you need them to be

  7. How to foster healthy accountability

  8. How to have tough conversations

  9. Creating psychological safety

  10. How to give feedback so others are inspired

  11. Crystallizing your Leadership style

  12. Building those emotional intelligence muscles for greater success

  13. It's not over yet:  Continuous improvement

  14. Getting it all done efficiently: Project management

  15. Leveraging talent for successful change

  16. What got you here won't get you there: Creating desired culture

  17. Using data to drive leadership

  18. Prioritizing in the spin without getting sucked into it


Illinois Housing Authority

Kerri was a phenomenal speaker.  I left her presentation with concrete steps and items I can implement in the workplace.


Southern Illinois University

In the case of our event, Kerri jumped on board without hesitation and was very flexible as we cycled through our planning stages and onto the actual event. She was super responsive during every step and on the day of the event, she showed up incredibly prepared and with a sense of approachability.


Sick Kids Hospital

We still talk about you ALL the time & how much we enjoyed it.

  • 90-minute virtual workshop includes for groups up to 20 people:

    • Pre-meetings with leadership team to align content with organizational goals

    • Investment starting from $1,997

  • Half day (3.5 hours) virtual workshop for up to 20 people includes: 

    • Interviews with several audience members to design tailored content
    • Pre-meetings with leadership team to align content with organizational goals
    • Investment starting from:  3,497

  • Full-day (7 hours) virtual workshop for up to 20 people includes:

    • Interviews with several audience members to design tailored content

    • Pre-meetings with leadership team to align content with organizational goals

    • Investment starting from:  $5,997


Talk to Kerri about the options for travel and larger groups.

Training and Development Investment

Check out our testimonial page here to hear from those who have participated in our leadership development training programs.

Developing an In-House Coaching Program

​What is an "in-house coaching program"?


An in-house coaching program is one where the organization

trains internal coaches.

Why is an in-house coaching program a great idea?


Bringing coaching in-house provides two over-arching benefits. 

First, developing in-house coaching programs help shift organizational culture.  How?  When leaders use coaching skills, they make the shift from a transactional leadership style (often solving the problems brought to them) towards a transformational style (empowering team members to be problem solvers).  Training leaders with coaching skills is a simple strategy towards higher engagement and increased employee motivation. 

Second, there are significant financial wins when you develop in-house coaches.  This program saves the company tens of thousands (if not hundreds of thousands) of dollars by no longer outsourcing coaching contracts.  Employees become more engaged in problem solving, leaders' workloads are more balanced as they learn to empower employees in problem solving, and the entire workforce has a list of internal coaches that they can rely on to strategize around the challenges that face them.  

How does it work?


North Star Coaching will partner with your organization for 12 months to create an in-house coaching program.  Together over the course of a year, we work together to crystalize:

  • Vision, goals, and objectives,

  • Engage stakeholders

  • Develop curriculum tailored to organizational culture

  • Rollout training

  • Train the trainers that will do training post-engagement

The partnership wraps up with a seamless hand-off, as well as anything else that might come your way in the dynamic work of creating and implement a new program.  We will partner with you through thick and thin and see this program to fruition.

What are the wins?


Companies who invest in Kerri's coaching programs experience highlight leader- and culture-related wins.

​There are THREE wins related to the leaders being trained as coaches.  First, those leaders trained as coaches feel valued by the organization.  That sense of value strengthens their loyalty to the organization.  Second, the trained coaches report feeling more motivated at work because they appreciate the opportunity to coach their colleagues and serve someone in a different capacity.  Lastly, for many trained coaches, coaching is a welcome change from the day-to-day leadership work and, following the old adage, the change is as good as a rest.

Coaching programs deliver FIVE wins culturally.  First, coaching in and of itself fosters a problem solving mindset.   Second, the development of coaching skills simultaneously enhances communication skills.  Better communication serves to fosters trust, and trust then improves productivity.  Lastly, staff who engage in coaching simply feel more empowered. 

Finally, training in-house coaches saves the organization money and in many cases, offers support that may not be financially available if the organization is left to rely on externally contracted coaches.

Investment starting from

12 months:  $47,999

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