If you choose to be the best of the best, retaining an executive, leadership or business coach is what you need.
In the past, coaching was reserved for and viewed as a privilege granted to top talent so, it is not surprising that successful executives and leaders, regardless of the industry, had an executive coach.
Today, coaching is available to everyone; however, few realize that top performers usually have a coach providing them guidance and direction. If you’re ready to “level-up” and experience a shift in your mindset, explore your behaviours, do some out-of-the-box thinking and work within a new paradigm, then it’s time to make an investment and hire a coach. If you’re ready to find clarity, regain energy and test out new ideas or, if you’re navigating tough business decisions like identifying a path beyond the COVID-19 pandemic, it is time to hire a coach.
All of our Osborne coaches are certified specialists who’ve held several leadership positions before becoming a coach. We believe in partnering with our clients, co-creating customized solutions that lead to sustainable results in behaviours and performance. Our coaches are experienced in the following disciplines:
- Groups or teams
- Mastermind hosting
- High potentials
During COVID-19 restrictions, we have transitioned our in-person coaching to an online virtual format using Zoom technology.
Our virtual, on-demand coaching format provides a personalized, structured approach and we have made scheduling a coaching session easy. You simply select 3, 6, or 9 hours of coaching and you’re ready to start talking to one our certified coaches today.
In HR, the competitive advantage is leveraging the intangibles – your people. These intangible assets are hard for competitors to imitate, especially if your organization has a sound strategy and those assets are aligned with that strategy.
The field of Human Resources includes strategy; professional practice; employee engagement; workforce planning; talent management; labour and employee relations; total rewards; learning and development; health, wellness, a safe workplace; coaching; metrics, reporting and financial management. Our clients come to us for senior level, strategic support in these areas. Some of our work includes:
- Leadership development including executive transitions
- Coaching and/or mentoring a high potential employee
- Performing culture and talent audits during reorganizations, downsizing, business acquisitions or mergers
- Meeting and event facilitation
- Project management
- Employee engagement, as well as diversity and inclusion initiatives
- Evaluating, developing and implementing policies and practices
- Reviewing payroll processes, benefits and compensation
- Providing support while you/we find a permanent replacement
- Recruitment structures and talent strategies
- Career ladders, job competencies
- Talent management, succession planning, organizational change
Some clients need a few days of support and others require weeks, months or a fixed term. Regardless of the need, our clients like our flexibility and bench strength. We have senior HR leaders with cross-sector experience in start-ups, scale-ups, and restructuring. Whether it is a senior HR consultant, a change expert or an HR executive, one of our Osborne advisors can help.
Who Can Help
Representative Case Studies
“We engaged Osborne Interim Management to redesign our outdated website, wanting to modernize the design and make it easier to read and understand. Working with little direction and with a short time frame, Osborne was able to produce a dynamic, fresh and user-friendly website on time and under budget.”
David Dial – VP Corporate Services, Next Hydrogen
“Osborne Interim Management provided invaluable assistance to us as we merged three different operating entities into the new 4-H Alberta. Mark Olson as Interim CEO of the 4-H Foundation and Judy Williams as communications strategist played a significant role in our transformation and I would highly recommend their/Osborne’s services.”
Kim McConnell – Former Interim CEO, 4-H Alberta
“The Osborne Principals assisted us in identifying areas of improvement, then worked with us to make their recommended changes. Their actions have had a positive impact on the way we operate our business.”
Andy McKnight – Partner, Maskell Plenzik & Partners Eng.
“We engaged Osborne Interim Management to assess the capacity of our Canadian Operations in the wake of ambitious five year growth plans. Not only did the Osborne Principals deliver a thorough report, but they provided us with valuable tools to undertake ongoing analysis and forecasting based on a number of Canadian market variables.”
Elias Partyka – Director of Global Marketing, Gowan Company, Yuma Arizona
“As a young charity, early guidance from the Osborne Interim Management team provided timely direction as we developed the YouQuest service in support of younger families living with dementia. It was energizing to learn from each team member and very rewarding to feel their personal interest in our progress and future success.”
Myrla Burlman – Co-founder, YouQuest
“I would recommend Osborne Interim Management’s approach for any organization looking to add coaching and mentorship into their workplace for senior and mid-management staff.”
Randy Williams – President, Premiere Suites Western
“We engaged Osborne to undertake a thorough assessment of our business and the marketplace which involved interviewing multiple stakeholders in the development of a five year strategic plan. We were more than pleased with the results and wouldn’t hesitate to refer the quality of their work to others.”
Dave Hansen – President & CEO, CANTERRA SEEDS
“For organizations looking for interim executive support, I would highly recommend Osborne Interim Management. They provided us with a quality CFO until we could hire a full-time replacement for this position. It was a seamless, effective process.”
Sandip Lalli – CEO, Calgary Chamber of Commerce
“We contracted Osborne Interim Management to help transition our Foundation into the future with stronger processes, plans and leadership. We were very pleased with the results and would highly recommend their work.”
Reiny Kristel – Board Chair, Stockmen’s Memorial Foundation
“The Osborne Principals our business has engaged have delivered important support to our business in a number of areas and provided excellent value.”
Barry Schmitt – President, Barr-Ag
“On behalf of the Chiniki Nation, I would like to express my appreciation and gratitude for the remarkable work you have done in creating the Chiniki Cultural Centre. Your contribution to bringing our culture to the public, in an authentic and respectful way, has been invaluable. We appreciated your approach and your ability to bring people together in creating this special Centre where our people can celebrate their culture. We take great pride in our traditions, our culture and our history. You have created a place where those traditions can be celebrated and shared.”
Chief Aaron Young – Chiniki First Nation
“The interim management resources we brought in for a short time provided an organized overview of our HR functionality, helped to achieve a couple of senior level executive transitions without disruption and generally helped us to build a stronger organization going forward. We feel better prepared for next steps now.”
Peter Joe – CEO, Sunrise Soya Foods
“Mark Olson has completed his work as Interim CEO for Glenbow Ranch Park Foundation. This is his third assignment as an interim CEO for a not-for-profit organization that I am involved with as a Director, so I am familiar with his work. The fact that I have engaged him twice more after the first speaks volumes. You can count on a good result.”
Andy Crooks – Chairman of the Board, Glenbow Ranch Park Foundation
“I want to convey that Osborne would be a valuable resource for entities looking to engage the types of services they offer. I would not hesitate to refer someone to Osborne in the future.”
Heather Gore-Hickman – Trustee & Chair of Audit Committee, Kisoniyaminaw First Nations Heritage Trust Fund
“Osborne provided us with the interim management and business advisory services we needed at a critical juncture for the company. I would highly recommend them.”
Dr. Kevin Maloney – Board Chair, Line of Fire Inc.
“Osborne Interim was able to provide us with a Principal who helped guide us through a technology start-up. His extensive business experience complemented the technical expertise we bring to the table and he continues to provide support and assistance to allow us to smoothly bring our product to market.”
David Lloyd – COO, FREDsense Technologies
“Following the sudden departure of our CEO, Osborne responded immediately with a very qualified interim senior executive on site within days. He was able to hit the ground running, reassuring staff and implementing business processes that greatly assisted our operation. He reached out to stakeholders within the greater Habitat community and communicated recommendations to the Board. Osborne also assigned another executive with experience in recruitment to assist us in attracting and triaging talent for the full time CEO position. The end result was the hiring of a dynamic new leader transitioned in with Osborne’s support. I would highly recommend Osborne Interim Management to any organization finding itself in a similar situation.”
James Wright – Board Chair, Habitat for Humanity-Red Deer
“I have worked with both Mark Olson and Simon Batcup on a number of assignments. I would recommend them to you in any interim management, search mandate, planning mandate or strategic advisory mandate. You will not be disappointed and will regard any and all invoices and costs as both fair and appropriate.”
Andy Crooks – Chairman of the Board, Canadian Constitution Foundation
“With Osborne’s assistance, we validated our business concept in the marketplace and identified potential partners for our social enterprise, giving us more than a kickstart at launch. They listened to our goals and objectives, completed all work on time, and exceeded our expectations and the plan scope. We would recommend their services without reservation.”
Garth Johnson – CEO, Meticulon
“The Calgary International Film Festival contracted Osborne to develop, with senior management support, a capacity expansion plan that was strategic, specific and attainable. Osborne delivered on all counts and on schedule; receiving unanimous Board approval to move forward in the plan’s execution. I would not hesitate in recommending the Osborne team.”
Stephen Schroeder – Executive Director, Calgary International Film Festival