Give your leaders an executive coach who’s been there.
The Global Talent Strategies coaching team spent 15 years in Fortune 500 executive roles.
The Global Talent Strategies coaching methodology
We’ve honed our approach by working with hundreds of executives to improve their performance. In every engagement, we find these roles work best:
Coach as guide
We help identify specific goals, support risk-taking, and suggest new behaviors, skills, and mindsets.
We accomplish this by gathering background information, asking questions, sharing feedback, and exploring possibilities.
We walk clients through the development process and explain how it works. We offer executive practice opportunities during sessions and identify real-world development assignments between meetings.
Simply put: We light the way, and the client follows the path.
Client as committed learner
Executives get the most out of coaching with an open mind and commitment to developing new insights, skills, attitudes, and behaviors.
They’ll learn new ways of thinking and behaving that result in achieving goals aligned to your organization’s performance requirements.
A willingness to roll up their sleeves during coaching prepares them for success in current and future roles.
Our executive coaching process
Kick-off and Discovery
What executive coaching clients can expect
Building a rapport between the coach and the client takes time, as does lasting change in executive performance. Our typical engagement runs for at least 6 months, but most often a year.
Once a development plan is agreed upon, our confidential, one-on-one sessions take place twice a month. We offer video or phone calls and will happily travel for face-to-face meetings in and outside the Minneapolis area.
"I started working with Paul as an executive coach at a time when I was struggling with the direction of my career. Through the coaching process, Paul helped me understand my strengths and areas of passion, explore options, identify my direction forward and determine the best way to manage my transitions. He was a great coach, facilitator, guide, and advisor."
Trent Birkholz, Trent Birkholz Consulting
About Paul Erdahl, our founder and lead executive coach
Paul founded Global Talent Strategies in 2014 to help leaders and organizations grow. He personally coaches leaders in numerous roles and functions, including C-Suite executives, general managers, physicians, founders, and non-profit leaders.
Paul’s coaching experience spans global companies in the medical technology, healthcare, finance, manufacturing, higher education, NGO, and agriculture spaces.
Prior to becoming a business owner, Paul spent 15 years as a Human Resources executive at Medtronic and Hillrom. Before his corporate career, Paul served as a practicing counseling psychologist in the healthcare space.