Kris Plachy

Kris V. Plachy is the CEO and Founder of Leadership Coach, LLC. She is a 20+ year veteran of leading and managing high performing teams. During her leadership tenure, Kris was consistently recognized as one of the top management performers in her organization. She attributes her success to a strong belief that the only way to achieve outstanding results is by investing greatly in individual and team development. Kris has a Bachelor’s degree from San Diego State and a Masters in Organizational Management from the University of Phoenix and is a Certified Master Coach. She is the published author of “Change Your Think: An Unexpected Way to Think About Managing People”, “5 Truths for Thinking About Difficult People” and “How to Coach Difficult People in Six Steps.” Through her work at Leadership Coach, LLC, Kris teaches exceptional coaching skills to people who manage and coach others. She also teaches management and leadership coursework for UC Davis Extension. Through Leadership Coach, LLC, Kris offers her clients executive coaching for individuals, dynamic group workshops and engaging keynote speaking sessions. She has developed a unique niche, in that she helps leaders deal with and handle what’s “difficult”. Our ability to negotiate our challenges lie within the very definition we give them. Her coaching work is informed by the belief that everyone has the capacity to improve their leadership performance, if provided ongoing tools, resources and perspective. She believes that the key to transforming organizational performance is through the sustainability measures that are offered through effective coaching. We can do a much better job at developing coaching, management and leadership skills in our leaders Kris realized the depth of need we have in our management ranks for development and investment. Leadership at work and in our lives is paramount if we are going to achieve the results we desire. Her goal is to work with organizations, teams and individuals to develop strategies for immediate and exceptional results!

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Coaching Conversations (Coursera)

Throughout the Coaching Skills for Managers specialization, we’ve discussed many topics for improving coaching conversations with our employees. It is now time to put all of that theory and discussion into practice and examine great examples of common coaching conversations! This course builds on all previous courses in the [...]

Coaching Practices (Coursera)

In order for coaching to be most effective, it’s important that there is strong culture of coaching and accountability which you will learn how to incorporate into your one-on-one meetings in this course. We’ll discuss strategies in coaching great employees who are highly motivated, consistent performers, and poor performers. [...]

Designing and Implementing Your Coaching Strategy (Coursera)

In order to be an effective manager in increasingly fast-paced and complex organizational environments, coaching skills to develop and get the best work out of employees has become essential. Throughout the Coaching Skills for Managers specialization, we’ve discussed many topics for improving coaching conversations with our employees. It is [...]

Setting Expectations & Assessing Performance Issues (Coursera)

If you don’t know where you are going, any road will take you there. One of the most important roles of a manager is to ensure everyone knows the destination. The most effective managers set expectations and assess their employees’ performance against those expectations, and take a coaching approach [...]

Managing as a Coach (Coursera)

Do you (or do you want to) manage employees? Have you ever wondered how to get better performance out of those you manage? Are you unsure if you are communicating effectively with your employees? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, then this course – and its [...]