Posted October 17, 2020 Case Story by Jennifer Goldman-Wetzler, Ph.D.
The problem: Shannon and Daphne were both analytically-minded, high-achieving, Type A executives. They were also both passionate and determined to make a difference through their work at one of the world’s most prestigious non-governmental organizations. Their CEO sought out coaching to help grow their leadership capacity, and to address issues they were having in their working relationship. While they generally got along well, 60+ hour work weeks and the intensity of their work made it increasingly difficult for them to collaborate effectively. The CEO wanted them to better manage their unhealthy relationship dynamics so they could continue to produce stellar work.