Executive Coaching

The first year in any new Head of School's tenure is filled with excitement and a feeling of boundless potential.

It is also filled with questions, anxiety, and, at times, a deep sense of isolation. Empirical research has shown that equipping a new leader with a strong support system-specifically a professionally-trained and experienced executive coach-is the best way to ensure success and conquer the inevitable challenges that arise. Executive coaching is practically a requirement in other industries that seek to maximize their investment in leadership.

Driven by Outcomes, Exceeding Expectations
The consulting team at Carney, Sandoe & Associates has been providing consulting support and delivering results for independent schools for over 40 years. Our work is outcomes-driven and focuses on achieving results that meet your school’s needs and exceed your expectations.

Custom-Tailoring Our Processes and Solutions
We know that no one understands the unique strengths and challenges of your school better than you. As consultants, we take the time to get to know your school and we adapt our methods to fit your school’s specific needs, ultimately providing insight and direction in setting realistic goals that frame strategic outcomes.

Visiting More Schools Means Deeper Resources
Through our placement, search, and consulting services, CS&A works with and visits more schools than anyone else in the industry, and has unparalleled knowledge about all types of schools. We are supported by this deep pool of resources and have and access to a wealth of information found nowhere else.

Doing Searches Makes Us Different
Leadership and strategy are symbiotic—one needs the other to be successful. Because our consultants are also involved in leadership searches, we uniquely understand the intersection of leadership and strategy. We bring to your project actionable extra knowledge of what is practical and realistic to the success of a school, not simply theoretical advice.

Providing a Wide Breadth of Experience and Knowledge
Our consulting team has an unmatched depth of experience as school and community leaders, board members, and leadership search consultants. Each of the schools we work with benefits from the support of the entire team, representing an unparalleled richness of resources.

Brad Sewell, Head of School
I am incredibly grateful for the executive coaching I am receiving from Bill Clarkson. Bill has been a trusted guide in helping me navigate my first year as a Head of School. His wisdom, insight, and breadth of experience has been invaluable in challenging me to think about situations from different perspectives; he’s been a source of confidence in decision making, and his direction has helped me develop a high level of self-awareness.

I cannot imagine what my first year as a Head would have been like without the coaching I’ve received. On several occasions this year, Bill’s advice was critical in the success of several decisions that were made for our school. To have Bill as my executive coach has been the difference maker in my success this first year.
Brad Sewell, Head of School Veritas Christian Academy of Houston

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