Board & CEO Performance Coaching

Today, more than ever before, nonprofit leaders have to be performance and results driven. Dennis C Miller 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 their 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 succeeded in motivating our board to look at their processes, think about them, and create a plan for making changes to move the organization forward while maintaining the strong visibility, advocacy and programs NJAMHAA is known for. NJAMHHA will surpass itself in evolving into even a stronger trade association thanks to Dennis C. Miller!

Debra L. Wentz, Ph.D., Chief Executive Officer
New Jersey Association for Mental Health and Addiction Agencies

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

As prior Board Chair and former interim CEO, our organization was facing a change in senior leadership and strategic alignment of our mission and vision. I was introduced to Dennis Miller and we immediately established an excellent professional rapport. His years of nonprofit leadership coaching was invaluable to me and our Board. Dennis’s knowledge and seasoned advice was spot-on. He is a true professional and someone I will continue to rely upon as a coach and friend.

Mark Schmit, Chief Executive Officer
Eva’s Village