January Event: Leveraging Coaching for Leadership Development

  • 16 Jan 2013
  • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
  • Franklin University - Ross Auditorium


Leveraging Coaching for Leadership Development

Coaching is a key component of many high impact leadership development strategies and initiatives. Coaching is also a very dynamic process and can be leveraged through an array of methodologies and approaches. Join us as three OD practitioners share how they leverage coaching for leadership development in three distinct ways to support the creation of outcomes within the organizations they serve.


Richard Needles: Richard has worked as a consultant and coach with organizations in multiple industries ranging in size from 6 employees to 150,000 employees. His corporate career included 14 years with Battelle followed by 9 years with Sterling Commerce.  During this time, Richard personally hired over 2,000 employees; 50 at the director and executive level. Richard also founded a corporate university, managed HR integration for 9 mergers and acquisitions and capped off his corporate career with the title of Senior Vice-President, Global Human Resources. Richard is a cum laude Business Administration graduate of The Ohio State University.

In 2006 Richard launched his executive coaching and HR consulting company.  Richard is a certified Senior Professional in Human Resources, certified executive coach and certified in multiple assessment tools including The Birkman Method, the Lominger Leadership Architect Competency Model © and the Hogan Leadership Assessment System®.  Richard has been a frequent speaker at the OSU Fisher College of Business and served as an executive coach in an Executive Leadership Program at Wharton.  Reference clients include The Cleveland Clinic, Timken, Huntington Bank, Scotts Miracle Gro, Vitamix, OCLC, National Church Residences and the Mid-Ohio Foodbank.

Ron Carobine: As Vice President of PRADCO, Mr. Carobine manages the Columbus, Ohio office, maintaining close ties with customers and business leaders while handling overall business planning and strategy implementation.  Over his 17 year career with PRADCO, he has become a trusted resource to many public and private organizations on the national and international stage.  He has spearheaded numerous projects requiring in-depth research, focus-group facilitation and strong presentation skills. 


Areas of Interest and Expertise:

·   Psychological and work style evaluation for organizational fit

·   Executive leadership development, coaching and career


·   Job modeling and assessment validation

·   Engagement and satisfaction survey development,

   administration and culture change

·   Training program development and administration

·   Conference and workshop presentations


Midge Streeter: As a Consultant at Sequent, Midge provides a colloaborative approach with clients that are key to an integrated approach. She's a certified career coach with more than 15 years of corporate, entrepreneurial and process improvement experience.


Her passion is helping organizations be sure that people who lead others are capable of doing so. The new world of work requires new leadership skills of dialogue, coaching rather than doing, adapting to diversity, and managerial courage to drive quality and high performance through  talent management.


Areas of Expertise Include:

•  Leading the design, development,  and implementa­tion of

   Learning Management  Systems

•  Conducting annual and ad hoc needs assessment to identify

   key leadership, management  and profession­ al development  


•  Developing  a company-wide  process for perfor­mance

   management  strategy

•  Identifying training vendors and managing relation­ships with


•  Expertise in needs analysis; program design, imple­mentation  

   and evaluation; and project management

Date: Wednesday, January 16

Location:   Franklin University - Ross Auditorium - 301 E. Rich St.

Time:       5:30 Check in, dinner and networking

               6:00-7:30 PM - Program

Cost: CCODN Members - $15 through January 15

Non-members $30 through January 15

Walk-ins/At the door - $35

Sponsors - free

 First Time Guests - Free - Contact Peggy Potter at
         peggy@ultimateassist.com to receive code to register

Cancellation/No Show Policy:
The majority of our registration fee goes toward the cost of the meal provided.  If you must cancel, please email peggy@ultimateassist.com before 12 noon the day before the event.  Cancellations after noon the day before the event and no-shows will be invoiced the full amount.  Substitutions are preferred. 

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