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Build a powerful coaching culture

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Great leaders are often shaped by great coaching.  Accelerating Leadership is a playbook for your organization to build an amazing coaching culture and develop a pipeline of future great leaders!

Accelerating Leadership

How to Integrate Executive Coaching in Your Organization

A guide for organizations that want to help their leaders develop faster, go farther, and achieve better results.

In this book, you'll learn how to build executive coaching that works as a catalyst for your organization's leadership development efforts.

Build stakeholder agreement

Accelerating Leadership provides a strong framework for understanding how HR, executive sponsors, coaches and clients can work together for coaching success.  

Coaching creates results

Offering executive coaching as a follow-up to almost any learning experience has been proven to create better results.  Accelerating Leadership provides real life examples of how to integrate coaching as a true accelerator.

Improved Return on Learning Investment

External vs. internal coaches? Which is best? How should new coaches be trained?  What are the ethical considerations? Accelerating Leadership answers these questions and more.


Accelerating Leadership: 

How to Integrate Executive Coaching

 in Your Organization

About the Authors

Lance E. Hazzard, CPCC, ACC

President, Oppnå® Coaching


As Executive Coach and President of Oppnå® Executive & Achievement Coaching, Lance’s mission is to help people and organizations successfully achieve what’s next.


Prior to founding Oppnå® Coaching, Lance served as a Vice President of Human Resources at Medtronic, a global healthcare solutions company, working in multiple global business units as well as corporate and group functional capacities.


During his 19-year tenure with the corporation, Lance helped lead integration efforts with a number of mergers / acquisitions, aligned teams, managed and advised global organizations, and coached numerous leaders. Lance also held HR leadership roles at other Fortune 100 companies prior to Medtronic, including RCA and GE.

Lance holds an MS in Economics from Butler University and a BA in Social Science, Labor and Industrial Relations from Michigan State University, along with multiple HR and Coaching related certifications.

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Eric T. Hicks, ACC, Ph.D.                 

Principal, Insight for Leadership


Eric Hicks is principal at Insight for Leadership, an executive coaching and leadership development firm.  He has led global talent, learning, and organizational development for multinational companies such as Cigna Healthcare, JPMorgan Chase, and PepsiCo in over 30 countries in Asia, Europe, and the Middle East.  

In addition to his work on large organizational change and learning efforts, Eric also teaches courses for MBA and Executive MBA programs.  Within his consulting firm, Eric coaches both working teams and individuals in improving their performance and attaining their goals and personal life ambitions.

Eric holds a Ph.D. in HR Development and Organizational Leadership from the University of Louisville, a Master of Science degree in Instructional Systems Technology from Indiana University, and a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from Brigham Young University.

More info on Eric can be found at

What People are Saying

Lance and Eric have done a masterful job identifying  and addressing one of the biggest gaps in the world of executive coaching, which is the critical role that the executive sponsor and HR can play in ensuring that the coaching investment yields a powerful ROI.


This book is packed with incredible insights from two outstanding executive coaches and they have creatively supplemented their insights with research, practical tips and strategies, models and a compelling call-to-action for organizations and coaches.

John Mattone, CEO John Mattone - Global Inc.

#1 Authority on Intelligent Leadership and World's Top Executive Coach

An important primer on how to make the most of executive coaching - especially intended for those inside organizations, such as HR or the boss of the coaching client.  Will help any organization further its best practice use of executive coaches.  Just the right size book for any busy leader too!

Brian O. Underhill, Ph.D, PCC

Founder and CEO, CoachSource

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What’s refreshing about Lance and Eric’s work here is their ability to articulate the value of coaching in specific business terms. Their case studies are vivid and ends-directed. Their examples appropriately respect and honor the role of both the internal and external coaches. What I really like about their message—the internal coaches need to be equally as accountable for producing measurable ROI as the external coaches are.

Paul Batz, Executive Coach
CEO and Founder, Good Leadership Enterprises
Author of How Goodness Pays

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