Today, more than ever before, nonprofit leaders have to be performance and results driven. Dennis provides nonprofit leadership performance coaching through a series of confidential conversations that are designed and conducted to enhance the leader’s well-being or performance. It is a process designed to facilitate thinking or learning new behavior for personal growth or professional advancement. Performance coaching can be very beneficial to those who would like to improve their leadership results.

Dennis’ extensive experience as a chief executive officer and board chair allows him to relate to others because he’s been in your shoes. Dennis believes coaching requires both parties to enter into the relationship willingly with clear expectations and agreements on how the process will work. It is a relationship, or partnership, that allows anything to be asked, said or considered. The ability to trust the “coach” is a crucial requirement of the relationship as well as the ability to listen and hear what the coach has to say without getting defensive.

Clients of Dennis’ performance coaching state the following benefits:

  • Increased confidence and ability to be a more effective leader
  • Enhanced performance as CEO, board chair or entire leadership team
  • Ability to constructively confront the tough issues and decisions making
  • New insights and self-awareness into their behavior
  • Ability to develop their own solutions rather than have them externally imposed
  • A roadmap for personal growth

Dennis Miller can ‘talk the talk’ because Dennis has ‘walked the walk’; he’s been there, done that! You know immediately that Dennis isn’t merely speaking from the theoretical or from a textbook but rather, he has a wealth of rich and tremendous knowledge to draw from when providing counsel. And his communication style is refreshing – Dennis doesn’t mince words…he tells it like it is! In the seat I occupy, it’s comforting to know I can tap into that treasure of experience to help advance the mission I am privileged to represent.”

Tom Weatherall, President & CEO
Make-A-Wish Foundation of New Jersey

“Dennis Miller’s keen instincts, broad executive experience, and strategy assessment enables him to quickly hone in on the underlying barriers of a team’s success in addressing complex and difficult organizational decisions. His respectful, honest, and forthright approach was invaluable to our Leadership team gaining insight and confidence to develop a new vision statement and action steps. He successfully helped our leadership team to confront some difficult issues.”

Marlene Lao Collins, Executive Director
Catholic Charities, Diocese of Trenton

“We received excellent feedback from our Board members regarding the presentation on ‘Creating a High Performing Board’ given by Dennis Miller of Dennis C. Miller Associates. Dennis was engaging, informative, and thought provoking. He got excellent marks for how he engaged the participants in the dialogue.”
Diane Fennimore, President and CEO
Community Health Charities of New York