Dr. O’Hara provides executive coaching services to business owners, executive officers, senior leaders, and high potential leaders. He delivers leadership development coaching, crisis management consultations, psychological assessment, and organizational development programs to individuals from the pharmaceutical industry, financial services organizations, medical practices, private foundations, religious judicatories, and family businesses.
All services are delivered directly by Dr. O’Hara in a manner consistent with the individual’s and the organization’s specific needs, resources, and goals.
Dr. O’Hara works to establish a clear understanding of objectives, measures of accountability, and the organizational culture. He works collaboratively with emphasis placed on surpassing expectations regarding communication and achieving results.
All of my professional resources will be committed to assisting Dr. Smith in developing his business effectiveness.
Dennis J. O’Hara, Ph.D., ABPP
Dr. John Smith is a warm, friendly, very intelligent leader. His drive, integrity, and responsibility are exceptional. He is a fast learner who is direct, pragmat
and structured. Dr. Smith possesses a fine blend of experience, personality, and global sensitivity.
Dr. Smith is becoming more assertive in meetings and has “learned to act in the role, to get the role.” Dr. Smith has focused on making at least two meaningful contributions in each meeting.
Dr. Smith has seen the value of developing and articulating a stronger vision of his role and has learned to position himself more impactfully.
Dr. Smith has slowed his speech when speaking in groups but can continue to work on articulation, pace, and inflection.
Dr. Smith demonstrated an increasing self-confidence and leadership presence in planning and presenting during his spring trip to Brazil and Chile.
Dr. Smith has experienced a number of “aha” moments when discussing group roles and behaviors on the global team. He has expressed great interest in learning strategies for difficult, quiet, controlling, and derailing individuals on work teams. Dr. Smith has benefitted from excellent mentoring by his manager and has taken appropriate advantage of opportunities afforded him. Dr. Smith has taken tentative steps in assessing risk and sharing information in an ad hoc manner.
Dr. Smith has more to learn about self-promotion and “managing up,” but he has begun to see the importance of it for his own career development.
Dr. Smith has used this leadership development opportunity to significantly improve his personal impact, leadership capabilities, and his vision of future career responsibilities. He managed the global alliance with skillfulness and is learning how to shape the conversation so each company can internalize the project and work together toward a successful outcome.
Dr. Smith was an enthusiastic learner throughout the coaching process. He made himself vulnerable and open to new ideas and eagerly pursued new approaches to “people problems.”
Dr. Smith will need to continue to focus his development on understanding personal dynamics on teams, anticipating problems, increasing appropriate risk-taking behavior, and learning how to influence senior leaders.
Dr. Smith was one of the most rewarding managers I have ever coached. During our time together, I learned more about cross-cultural coaching and how to help a manager with a “scientific mind” develop as an interpersonal leader. It was my pleasure to work collaboratively with Dr. Smith.
Dennis J. O’Hara, Ph.D., ABPP