Board and CEO Performance Coaching

Find Organizational Success with Our Board and CEO Performance Coaching Services

Board and CEO Performance Coaching

Members of the DCM Team provide nonprofit executive leadership & board 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 to benefit their organization.

DCM team’s extensive experience as chief executive officers, chief human resource officers, and board chairs allows them to relate to others because they have been in your shoes. DCM 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 DCM’s nonprofit leadership & board governance 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

Laura Heintz
Stanford Sierra Youth & Families

Stephen N. Lawrence, PhD, MPA
Chair, Council on Trustees
Bonnie Brae

Bonnie Holmes
President, Board of Trustees
NewBridge Services, Inc.

Tom Weatherall
President + CEO
Make-A-Wish Foundation of NJ

Xiomara Guevara
Executive Director
Morris County Organization for Hispanic Affairs

The DCM team developed an extremely valuable assessment of our governing board at the Santa Fe Recovery Center. Their perceptions and insights resulted in actional recommendations our board understood, embraced, and implemented. Those recommendations led to more effective oversight enabling us to become a more effective substance use disorder recovery organization.

Thomas Starke, Board Chair
Santa Fe Recovery Center

“Thank you, Dennis. I have been listening to an interview online you did last year with Jodi Grinwald. I have listened to it numerous times. Your articulation regarding your resilience to overcome your challenges in life gives me the strength to move forward regardless of often feeling lost at see with no land in sight. God Bless You.”


“The Children’s Home of Easton has utilized DCM Associates for their Executive Coaching and a Board Retreat for Directors and Senior Leaders. Alan Weisberg worked with myself as Executive Director that enhanced both myself and my senior leadership team and as a result, we truly do now have a thriving high functioning senior leadership team. Dennis Miller facilitated our Directors and Senior Leadership Retreat and both Directors and Senior Leaders learned a great deal of how to work together to take our agency to the next level with improved communication, increased awareness, understanding our roles, and reviewed our structure as leaders, both board and staff. The information and presentations were extremely insightful and sparked great conversation about different areas of our agency and internal and external forces we face doing business. Working with DCM Associates is always professional and we are grateful for what we all gained from them as a result.”

Anita Jo Paukovits, M.Ed.
Executive Director/President

“We engaged Dennis Miller to facilitate a comprehensive board governance training. The content was informative and delivered in a conversational way that engaged all participants. As a board we decided to implement several items that Dennis touched on such as having a strategic question to discuss at each meeting and developing a board matrix. I highly recommend Dennis for board training. He helped me and other members understand the role we play on the board and created a renewed enthusiasm and commitment.”

Darlene Blandina, Chairperson

“With a surgeon’s precision Dennis was able to immediately diagnose many of our board governance problems. Because of his insight we are starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel and for once it is not a train!”

Edmond Brown, President, Board of Directors
The Arc of Somerset County

“Dennis helped our organization rally around a strategic vision. He was timely, professional, and generated extremely helpful work product in addition to delivering his message in an engaging presentation to our board. Dennis speaks with the benefit of a tremendous depth of experience, which also allows him to identify feasible goals for an organization and motivate its members to believe that those goals are within reach. Dennis was just the jolt our organization needed to look toward next-level growth.”

Alexander J. Nassar, Esq. Board Chair
United Communities of Philadelphia

“The Embrace Kids Foundation is a New Brunswick based charity supporting the non-medical needs of families and children with cancer. Our organization has grown considerably over the past 14 years, however, we wanted to take the organization to the “next level” and found ourselves lacking a long-term vision. We engaged Dennis Miller to help us focus on developing a long-term vision. He was able to organize our Board and keep them on track as we went through the strategic thinking process. We now have a set long-term vision and we are working on the implementation plan. I don’t think we could have achieved this goal within the time frame we did and with the consensus we developed of the board without Dennis’ involvement.”

Robert A. Brown, President, Board of Trustees
Embrace Kids Foundation

Please contact Dr. Terrence Cahill to schedule a conference call to answer any of your questions.