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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Feb 27th 2017

In this course, you will explore the coaching practices managers use to create a culture of accountability. You will learn the underlying principles of coaching as a manager, and the elements for establishing a consistent, effective one-on one-coaching relationship with those you manage.

Average: 9 (3 votes)
Feb 20th 2017

Leadership and management responsibilities have changed, particularly in the last decade. In this course, you will gain an understanding of why coaching has become an essential skill for managers, and learn to differentiate between coaching, managing, mentoring, leading and training so that you know when each role will be most effective.

Average: 7.3 (9 votes)
Feb 20th 2017

Setting clear expectations and establishing accountability are the core responsibility of mangers. In this course you will explore how to collaboratively develop expectations, assess performance against expectations, and when expectations are not met, how to determine the underlying issues that are impeding performance.

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Feb 13th 2017

By the end of this course, you will be able to demonstrate appropriate and effective strategies when engaging in coaching conversations with those that you lead. By exploring and analyzing common coaching scenarios that are acted out in this course, you will have a great sense of what works well and not so well during such a conversation.

Average: 6 (4 votes)