What coaching helps you do
- Understand Professional Strengths. The Executive Coach observes students in class and team settings, offers feedback when appropriate, and assesses progress toward individual development goals, as well as program learning goals on communication skills.
- Develop Executive Presence. Students receive group instruction, as well individual and team presentation feedback throughout the program. Students may receive individual coaching in one-on-one conferences.
- Leverage Team Interactions. The Executive Coach may participate in team meetings and coach team members on how to interact effectively with peers who have diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and capabilities.
- In addition to these structured activities, the Coach can assist students in creating personal learning plans and is on call to help individuals apply the skills and knowledge they are learning in the program to their work situations.
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Ann M. Hackett
Bloch Executive MBA
Ann M. Hackett, Ph.D., is the Executive Coach for the Bloch Executive MBA program. She brings over 20 years of corporate leadership experience in communications, financial, product, retail and hospitality industries, serving in both consulting and in-house roles. Having spent most of her career in organizational development and talent management, Ann has served in leadership roles with Accenture, H&R Block, and DineEquity. She has led corporate and consulting practices that include leadership assessment and coaching, talent strategy and program development, succession planning, culture and engagement, and learning strategy. Ann also works with businesses to achieve success through individual, team, and organizational solutions as president of HumanRoot LLC. Ann holds a Ph.D. and master's degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Kansas State University, and a bachelor's degree in Psychology from Central Michigan University.