INDIVIDUAL COACHING

Connect with the ground truths of your professional life and reflect on your desired growth trajectory.

In a confidential, one-on-one setting, Bridgeport invites clients to connect with the ground truths of their professional lives, examine how these truths harmonize (and/or conflict) with their whole selves, and reflect on their desired growth trajectory. The most important tools of this discipline – which some clients appreciatively describe as “work therapy” – include fluency with key frameworks for deepening self-awareness; the wide lens that comes from being in relationship with a diverse array of organizations; and the ability to translate vision into a clear, actionable strategy. Those, plus kindness and humor.

WHY COACHING?

One of Bridgeport’s favorite activities is providing leadership coaching for brave and talented CEOs, executive directors, academic deans, rising faculty, and the leaders of local government and community organizations. As they say, it can be lonely at the top. But it doesn’t have to be. We are honored to serve as trusted partners, confidantes, and cheerleaders to some of the most amazing leaders we know. Individual references available upon request.

"My team eagerly anticipates our strategy sessions with Bridgeport. Besides being high-level professionals, they also have a heart for our mission and are people of the highest integrity and compassion. Their mix of “head and heart” have made them perfect to work with Gleaners."

Gerry Brisson, President & CEO, Gleaners Community Food Bank

"I have had the great pleasure of working with Bridgeport Consulting numerous times. At the end of each project, all participants have left with greater clarity, a sense of optimism, and strategic immediate next steps. I can say with 100% certainty that we would never have accomplished any one of these projects to their full extent without the incredible support of Bridgeport."

Anna Marx, Chief Strategy Officer, Jewish Learning Venture

"I knew the first time I met Kerry that she was someone special; she proved to me in several minutes what creative problem-solving looks like in the real world. Every time I’ve had the good fortune to spend time with her, I’ve come away with practical ideas that are immediately implement-able. She is a great listener and really strives to understand whatever “problem” we’re working on, and she never shies away from a challenge. Kerry has the magical ability to make difficult work refreshing, and on top of it all, I truly enjoy my time with her!"

Suma Rosen, Executive Director, InsideOut Literary Arts Detroit

"Bridgeport Consulting's support in organizing and implementing our survey and focus group project was invaluable. Their staff consistently followed up to keep us on our timeline and focused on the central project goals. They were flexible as needed, adapting their support based on the project's development over time. Their work was comprehensive and professional on all fronts."

Rhonda Longworth, Provost and Executive Vice President, EMU

"Anica has been amazing. Smart, thoughtful, skilled and emotionally intelligent. What a gift."

Mary Jo Desprez, Director, U-M Wolverine Wellness