Our Executive Coaching Facilitates Lasting Change

Contact Me if You Want to Expand Your Leadership Impact

The most important component in become more effective is responding instead of reacting to people and situations. However, it is also the most challenging for most people due to the industrialization of our education system. If you grew up in a country where reward and punishment was used at home and/or school, you likely react to people and situations instead of respond. No blame, it's part of the socialization.

To learn to respond is a journey. Such a journey starts with understanding the mindset you bring to challenges. This becomes complicated in face of criticisms, judgments, blame, uncertainty, mistakes and other types of unwanted outcomes and consequences. Coaching guides your new habit formation while showing you which methods are faster and provide long-lasting benefits. As a result, you feel more focused, engaged and in control even amidst ambiguity and fast-paced change.

The current context in which we all live and work exposes enormous cracks in past-trusted structures and institutions. Such cracks generate unprecedented uncertainties that rattle even well-honed habits or leadership mastery. This context reflects an historical transformation within our organizations and societies:

  • from an industrial mindset that treats people as replaceable resources — or titles, jobs, functions
  • to a human-centric mindset that respects and amplifies peoples' inherent value and unlimited potential — a mindset that puts people at the center of decisions

MOST of the problems that we humans face are created through the industrial mindset. When we are treated as if we're replaceable, we defend ourselves against threats to our image and livelihoods and have to prove our worth through visible achievements. Reacting at work, we can easily feel frustated, powerless and uncertain of our abilty to handle challenges. Covid-19 has exacerbated these existing problems making things more intense and complex. We come to learn that the problems we face are not the real issues, rather HOW we respond to them that determines our well-being and impact.

To create change, it is essential to:

  1. acknowledge that we live in a world that sees people as replaceable titles or functions
  2. realize that we are not to blame, yet we do inadvertently use the industrial mindset
  3. use the human-centric mindset to respond to triggers, communicate clearly around the core issues and amplify the value each person at work brings

Coaching with me is a proven way to create exponential change at home and work.

Schedule an introductory power session with me if you're serious about change. 

About me, Eleni Pallas, Executive Coach (PCC)

The client-coach relationship must "have chemistry" to succeed. You can read about me, but it's whether or not we "click" that activates your coaching experience and outcomes.

Schedule a gratis session to see how it feels to be coached my be. I will ask you powerful questions that stimulate new thought, clarify senses that  you've had but couldn't name and hold you accountable to an action plan that energizes you and progresses your goals and agenda. 

My focus is leadership. It includes the mental or emotional support needed to expand your mindset and boost your productivity especially in times of change and uncertainty when new rules emerge. 

No people-related problems phase me. I accept your experience and guide your change, paying attention to the situations or behavior that trigger you so that you find more resourceful ways to respond. My coaching style is no-nonsense, direct, empathic and fair. I'm more interested in getting to the bottom of things than avoiding temporary discomfort. 

Coaching is confidential. I do not mention to anyone my clients' names, yet I do earn most of my clients through referrals. I am certified with the International Coach Federation at the PCC level (the second of three levels) and follow their code of ethics. You can learn more about my work global experience and formal education here

I help you respond (vs react) to problems that arise as you pursue your professional goals and come up against contextual challenges. Specific issues include:

  • increased stress from Covid-related uncertainties and problems
  • work-related challenges around leadership impact, team work quality, conflict or office/profession politics
  • recovery from professional mistakes, lost credibility, law suits, job losses or job quits
  • career derailment from illness or injuries that affect work/your profession
  • overwhelm, anxiety, frustration, depression, disgust or anger
  • stagnation, unhappiness or feeling powerless
  • addictions to external validation, people-pleasing or overwork

Everything you want is outside your comfort zone. As a result, it is natural to face a variety of  challenges en route to your desired goals. I help you achieve your goals more quickly and easily such as:

  • joie de vivre 
  • job promotions
  • new partnerships or multi-stakeholder collaboration
  • new work-related initiatives 
  • more life/work balance

Through coaching, you will feel energized and encouraged. You feel proud of yourself and aware of the thought/feeling/behavior patterns that drive you. Knowing those patterns helps you decide how to change and which patterns support your intentions and goals.

You learn how to see yourself in a new way – a way that highlights your strengths and redefines your "weaknesses" as actual super powers. Super powers are perspectives and skills that are useful in the world even if labeled badly in certain contexts such as "being a rebel" or "controlling." When relabeled and redirected, such energy becomes useful in fueling the value you bring to people and projects.

You learn to become comfortable with uncertainty and increasingly skilled at leading change. That includes knowing how to prevent and artfully transform conflict, tension, resistance and criticism, judgment and blame (CJB).

You feel a new sense of self, more at peace, more grounded in your inherent value and more resourceful to meet life's and work's challenges with elegance and mastery.

How Does Coaching Help?

Coaching is a dynamic and energizing process that helps you design the life and leadership impact you want. Working with a coach is increasingly common across organizations and seen as a prestigious relationship that amplifies your joie de vivre and success.

Affecting change can be slow. A masterful coach accelerates the process so that you feel energized and consistently progress toward your goals.

Coaching helps you:

  1. achieve your intended goals with more speed, creativity and ease
  2. identify limiting beliefs and triggers so you can respond in ways that actually amplify your intentions
  3. feel confident, empowered and in control across the various situations you find yourself
  4. affect change at work for your team or organization


I work with people who want change now. They either have problems they want to solve or results they want to create. The operative word is now – the urgency to get relief from intense emotions or lead new projects or initiatives.

My clients tend to be outwardly successful who want more inward fulfillment. They want to feel calmer, stronger and more in control as they pursue and achieve goals that demand higher levels of creativity and performance from themselves.They want to feel happy and find solutions to overwhelm, boredom, frustration or other potent emotions. They actively pursue ways to deepen their fulfillment and expand their leadership impact.

Most of my clients are in high-stress professions that affect the well-being of other people such as:

  • Change-agents in organizations or social activists
  • Physicians, surgeons, Chief Wellness Officers
  • Nurses, Chief Nursing Officers
  • Lawyers
  • Organizational leaders, executives

The people who benefit the most from coaching with me are those who:

  • Are ambitious
  • Ready to do what's needed to attain the change they want
  • Invest in themselves – their learning and development as a person, not only a professional
  • Have a problem or situation they want to solve now OR have an opportunity they want to pursue now – urgency is a key to coaching success with me

Coaching is not Therapy

Coaching is a dynamic and energizing process that helps you design the life and leadership impact you want. Working with a coach is increasingly common across organizations and seen as a prestigious relationship that amplifies your success and joie de vivre.

Coaching can be confused with therapy because it includes the discussion of emotions and deep-rooted beliefs that affect your behavior and results now. Each one has their place – they are both useful yet the approaches and results are very different.

Coaching: No therapy. No stigma. No analysis of your youth. No blaming your parents. No judgment. Pure inquiry. Using the Socratic Method with insightful and probing questions, we close the gap between what you have and want. 

  • no stigma – in fact, executive coaching is prestigious
  • assumes you're healthy and capable
  • accepted as a constructive tool by organizational leaders
  • works with clear goals
  • provides structure and includes measures and timelines
  • based on a partnership between coach and client
  • energizes you and gives you a new way of seeing yourself and dealing with triggers
  • acknowledges that inner gremlins surface when you're pursuing stretch goals 
  • deals with the present for a better present and future
  • confidential
  • paid by client or employer
  • has stigma for people in many professions
  • assumes you have a problem defined within the DMS-5
  • revolves around a diagnosis
  • based on a hierarchical relationship between therapist and patient (which creates an imbalance of power that the coaching context corrects)
  • analyzes your emotions
  • unknown measures or timelines
  • deals with the past for a better present and future
  • confidential
  • paid by client or health insurance

If you're unfamiliar with coaching or looking to hire a coach, contact me for a "power coaching session"