What People Say

“Leadership Hand excels at helping leaders and their organizations achieve business objectives more quickly. They are diplomatic and direct—telling the truth while strengthening relationships and building consensus among stakeholders. They help you stay focused on what’s important amid organizational distractions, and will help you make significantly better strategic decisions. Leadership Hand is an excellent investment when you really value the success of your project!”

-Paula C., Project Manager, IT Industry

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“We selected Leadership Hand to support in the design and facilitation of a workshop addressing a complex, global challenge. Leadership Hand quickly grasped the role of our division, and provided advice that contributed to our strategic objectives for the workshop and beyond. Their expert facilitation of the working session resulted in highly productive knowledge-sharing, idea generation, and work product that will be the basis for a bank-wide commitment. We look forward to working with them again.”

Catalina Aguiar Parera, Climate Change and Sustainable Development Sector, Inter-American Development Bank

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“The workshop you delivered for 87 women in STEM from the Middle East, North Africa, Sub Saharan Africa and Central Asia was everything we could have asked for and more. After weeks in a community designed to support and empower these emerging leaders, cultural differences as they re-enter their own countries can create significant challenges. Your workshop content was outstanding: relevant, powerful and practical. It prepared participants to overcome challenges and to recognize it as a lifetime skill.  Your interactive style, skill working with a large group and one-on-one with so much cultural diversity was just what we’d hoped for.”

– Molly Pyle, Program Officer, TechWomen, Institute of International Education

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“As diplomats we must excel building relationships on behalf of our country and the host country and delivering results. Beth Hand’s talk was relevant, original and provided insights not just into gender bias, but how anyone—woman or man, can be a more effective leader in any field – public service, private sector or the corporate world. Her style is energetic and down-to-earth—filled with practical, actionable strategies we could immediately apply. We look forward to having her back.

– Embassy of Costa Rica in the United States

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“Leadership Hand is the preeminent source for coaching, organizational development and leadership skills enhancement. I had noticeable personal and career results after my initial session and realized exponential growth and development thereafter. In fact, since working with Beth Hand, I have realized goals I hadn’t even conceptualized yet! [She] has shown me how to add revenue to my bottom line and how to cultivate skills. This one of the best investments I’ve made.”

– Ruth H., National Director, Sales, Loews Hotel

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“The members of the Association of Women in International Trade have a common interest that they unite around: Promoting Women and Promoting Trade. The WIIT Professional Development Committee hosted Beth Hand, CEO of Leadership Hand LLC, in December, for an insightful talk on the topic of gender bias in business and trade relationships.

Ms. Hand spoke to her passion on the topic from the research she did for her recent book, Hidden by Gender. Ms. Hand provided guidance on enhancing the careers of professional women involved in international trade and business. She enlightened our members with the tools needed to succeed, including strategies for advancement. As an organization committed to enhancing the careers of professional women involved in international trade and business, Ms. Hand was an excellent resource to our members.”

– Stefanie Holland, President, The Association of Women in International Trade (WIIT)

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“Not having worked with a coach before many of us were somewhat skeptical of what this process would be like and whether it would have any impact. The short answer is that we are now believers and the impact is tangible in the open communication and trust that is felt among the members of the team.

Beth is organized, thoughtful and creative. She came to each session having prepared with me the work to be done and reviewing the desired outcomes. She helped staff have painful conversations which moved the group to a much better place for communication. I am not sure if we would have been able to achieve that without her skilled facilitation.  More than that she demonstrated genuine empathy and a belief in our abilities to grow. Practically the results of her work can be seen in the use of data for; role clarity amongst team members and a greater consistency among the team in response to demands/questions from staff. 

As a seasoned manager with over 20 years of experience I benefited significantly from working with Beth as a coach. She assisted me in thinking in new ways about my approach to motivating and managing staff. It was a pleasure to work with her, and it was very productive for me and for my team. I would recommend her without hesitation.”

H. S., Division Director, Human Services

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“When we began [working together], I was growing my division into the largest revenue generator for our company. While challenging, I wanted to take on a more strategic role leading the company to mature its processes, increase corporate revenue and keep it an enjoyable place for all to work. As you know, within 1.5 years I was selected as a Vice President and am well-positioned for a C-level position. The benefits from our work together continue to unfold. What I also appreciate is that our high-trust relationship and those coaching conversations with their balance of challenge and support, continue.

The gains that coaching contributed to me were my: taking a more strategic view from the top of the corporation, and to be more strategic with my division; engaging my team more effectively in strategy formulation and problem resolution; shifting my focus to implement process improvements enterprise-wide; increasing my political savvy; and helping me identify and engage in thinking and behaviors commensurate with the next level of leadership and above. It is my pleasure to recommend you and your company…”

– Tom M., Vice President, IT Industry

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“Beth Hand’s preparation for and facilitation of Creative University’s retreat resulted in more focused strategies for the team as well as individually. At the end of the day, the leadership team was energized and aligned, international initiatives prioritized and high leverage actions identified. Through Beth’s coaching and guidance, there was been more “team efforts” and clarification since the retreat. With closer collaboration and better defined strategies, Creative University has a better chance of success.”

– Constance O. Castrence, Senior Associate, Creative Associates International

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“Beth was an exceptional coach and provided me with a level of service beyond my expectations. She is extremely knowledgeable and an absolute joy to work with. Beth not only helped me become a better manager, but also helped me through some very tough decisions in my professional life as well. By applying some of the tools resident in her knowledge suite, she was able to help me achieve my goals with an empowering sense of personal accomplishment. Her services played a key role in my success and personal growth. It was a pleasure to have Beth as my coach and I would recommend her to anyone looking for coaching or management consulting services.”

– N.M., Team Lead, Aerospace Industry

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“An engineer by trade, I have always been leery of the “softer” sciences. After working with you, I am now a believer in the value of Leadership Coaching. You have an innate talent for getting at the heart of an issue and of creating a safe environment in which to “think out loud” in order to resolve issues. Your approach allowed me to bring clarity to issues regarding where I was heading in my professional career and how my professional relationships with customers, subordinates, support contractors, and my upper management could be improved.

Through your course, and in our one on one coaching sessions, I was able to stay focused on the end game of my strategic endeavors while meeting or exceeding both my individual and my organization’s goals. What I learned from you, I am using everyday to strengthen my professional relationships and to improve my organization. Getting to a win-win is much easier with an appreciation of the perspectives of others. You certainly deliver that perspective!”

– Darrell A., Head of Industrial Strategic Business Planning, Defense Industry

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“The work you did with our team and the tools you brought to the fore have helped significantly in re-energizing the group and reconnecting our lines of communication. This is invaluable to our team as we move to establish important value propositions that will drive our association activities in the future.”

– Roger  W., Executive Director, International Association

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“It takes more than subject matter expertise… The formula needs to include cultural adaptability, people skills, and considerable patience. Beth exhibited all of these qualities. She has an eagerness to learn about people and languages… a sincere interest to understand the organizational and ethnic cultures… In preparing for this tour she did her homework on the Turkish Republic, its culture, politics and Islamic religion…It is difficult for any organization to change its ways after doing business in a particular manner for many years. Turkish Government procurement practices are no exception. She effectively communicated her proposed changes and the underlying rationale… [General Directorate of Revenues] officials were truly impressed with the ease in which she was able to capture their ideas…”

– Candace Hardesty, Director, Office of Tax Administration Advisory Services, Internal Revenue Service

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“One billion dollars and more in services and products is sizable for a division, however; the real measure is in the value we provide our customers and our commitment to increasing that value. You were a key player in that progress by tapping into and drawing out the potential in me in my role as Executive Director, and in the Deputy Director. You have collaborated with us as coach, advisor and friend.”

– John E., Executive Director, IT Industry

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“You have a mission in life to serve others, and your dedication to that mission drives all of your actions and choices.  You are a beacon of integrity, scrupulously honest and conscientious. You place a high value on duty and responsibility, and carry through that value to everything you do in the world. You are a fierce champion for the people whose lives you touch, never permitting them to listen to the inner critic, and always pointing out their gifts and strengths.

 You have the personal qualities of a true leader. Added to those are your global perspective and strong desire to bring people together for everyone’s benefit. It’s a combination that makes you capable of significant contributions to any environment in which you find yourself.”

C.J. Hayden, MCC * Author, Get Clients Now! (R) Wings Business Coaching www.Getcientsnow.com

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