Iva Wilson Ann Arbor, Michigan
Executive Coach, Career Coach, Leadership Coach
MBA, PhD, CPC by International Coach Academy
I work both with women and men in corporate America dealing with many issues such as: leadership issues, not getting a promotion and not understanding why, having difficulty communicating with other employees and many more. I work particularly well with women in corporate America as I was one that climbed the proverbial ladder up to the glass ceiling, broke it and learned what it takes. I am especially aware of those things that women should not do, if they want to get to the top. I also coach men in corporate America who are dealing with same issues and are not getting the results they want.
It does not have to be this way. I have been there myself and appreciate the pain. As your coach I can help you overcome these challenges. As your coach I will ask you questions that would get you to the solution that best aligns with your needs. I will help you establish the boundaries so if you are always saying "yes" (because you believe that you need to do that to get promoted), when asked to do something you will become more selective. While being coached and especially afterwards you will have more clarity about what you want and how to get it. Once you are in that phase you will feel good about yourself and be able to get the desired results.
Why do I think I am the coach for you? I have 20 years of executive experience and have coached for over 10 years. I have a PhD in Electrical Engineering, and an MBA from University of Chicago. I am a trained Coach via International Coach Academy and an accredited coach via International Coach Federation.
I have developed a coaching tool I use to coach clients who come from an organization. It has 4 parts: Discover, Debrief, Design and Develop. If you wish to learn more about the coaching tool you can find it under Articles.
I offer a complimentary coaching session so please call me. You can also fill out the Request for Free Consultation below my name on this web page.
Iva has 10 reviews.
Iva Wilson coached me for 12 sessions during September – October 2013. She helped meBakhtiar Khawaja Senior Executive Coach and CEO Coaching Resolve Lahore, Pakistan
design goals around my desired outcomes and areas of concern – both in the professional and
personal spheres. I am pleased to report that all the goals set for the coaching period were
achieved. Additionally, through our coaching conversations, I achieved greater clarity around
a number of issues. Her powerful questions led me to shift my thinking over some long held
Iva is an empathic listener and very patient as a coach. Both qualities lend to her success as a
coach. As coach and client, we were located thousands of miles apart, with nine hours of time
difference between our countries. This fact did not negatively impact the effectiveness of
Iva’s coaching. Due to her attentiveness, she grasped the essence of my situation very quickly
– much to my surprise. She also showed a keen interest in understanding what was going on
in my country, to assimilate the context I was coming from.
I have learned a great deal from my interactions with Iva. She is a great coach and I
recommend her to any prospective coaching clients who want to move forward and get
greater clarity in their situations, dilemmas and overall thinking.
During our coaching process Iva helped me decide on goals to set, and define steps to reach those goals. She used various coaching tools, such as role play and mentoring to help me come to my own conclusions. After a few coaching sessions Iva was able to help me identify potential roadblocks and assist me in finding a way around them. Her coaching skills, management skills and business acumen helped me a lot in coming to my own conclusions as to what I have to do to move ahead and become a better manager. The particular highlights in the coaching process where: learning how to delegate to my team, realizing that everybody is self-motivated and being encouraged to push through difficult projects.Matt Smith IT manager Humanetics, Plymouth MI
Overall I was very satisfied with the progress and continue using Iva as a coach.
I thank Iva for a great journey as her coaching client. I value this experience as Iva afforded me an opportunity to reflect on the issues that I wanted to explore. Acting as a soundboard greatly assisted me to get insight into my current state of affairs. Furthermore, it was very beneficial to me to explore areas that I became aware of during our journey, which was not neccesserily part of my focus when I started out. Iva’s support assisted me greatly to explore the areas of my interrest, identifiy areas that I was not aware of and overall to get a balanced view of where I am at at this point in my life. This was a beneficial coaching journey!Twanette Fourie, Behavioural Intelligence Specialist Sole Proprietor Morum Excellentiam Pretoria, South Africa
Iva Wilson has an extraordinary ability to listen. She hears one clearly, and repeats what she has heard you say, then asks thoughtful questions about your statements that helps one see things in a different way. Her experience is evident in her understanding of life situations that may seem difficult to navigate. Iva is direct, yet empathetic and kind in her approach. Her commitment to establishing a trusting relationship is absolute. She is a powerful leader and you will be lucky to have her as a coachMary Piotrowski Controller Ohkay Owingeh Housing Authority/Cha Piyeh Inc.
As the newly named President of a global manufacturing firm, I needed to build an interdependent team from a team of highly independent and isolated individual actors. The Coaching Collaborative gave me the tools to assess my situation and develop a process for my leadership team that strengthened our ability to communicate respectfully, agree upon goals and strategies, hold ourselves accountable to implementing our plans, and position ourselves to achieve our targets. In addition to that, Iva coached me as well as some of my direct reports to provide the support needed in achieving our goals. When asked, Iva also provided invaluable business advising. Her experience as President of two companies and leader of many teams was invaluableTom Gutwald President First Technology Safety Systems (today Humanetics) Plymouth, Michigan
I came in contact with Iva in my former job as a Technical Director at First Technology Safety Systems (today Humanetics).Michiel van Ratingen Secretary General Euro NCAP (European New Car Assessment Programme) 2, Place du Luxembourg B-1050 Brussels, Belgium
The company retained The Coaching Collaborative to help address executive team dynamics that were having an adverse effect on company’s ability to management to critical strategic objectives. As my personal coach Iva focused on me, how I see myself and how others see me. She also focused on critical life issues for me like finding the right balance between personal and working life, making choices and perhaps most important, learning how to use my abilities to my best advantage. I highly recommend Iva to anyone who wants to see themselves and others as they truly are, to develop relationships based on mutual understanding, trust, respect and integrity.
Iva believes fervently in the power of collaborative leadership. She has extensive experience as a former CEO and in coaching others. She has had a major impact in every organization where I have observed her and the management has always benefited by being coached by her.Craig Marks Chairman of the Board of Altarum Ann Arbor, Michigan
When I started my coaching with Iva I was at the beginning of a long term personal crisis. Through her guidance I was able to gain personal insight on how I was approaching the different tasks which allowed me to change my thought process and gave me new strategies to use. She showed me how to gain the oppositions perspective to better understand where they were coming from. I was able to gain confidence in myself and not get overwhelmed by the complexities of the problem. I look forward to working with her again!Jennifer McFarland, C.M.T.Massage Therapist Evangelical Homes of Michigan Shared Care Services | Shared Services Home Health Care 200 Brecon Drive Saline, MI 48176
As Michigan Director of Commerce and U.S Assistant Secretary of Labor, I frequently turned to Iva Wilson for organizational coaching. Now in my capacity as the founder of a Detroit school, I engaged Iva Wilson to coach our principals so they can be more responsive to teachers, students and the community we serve. She was very successful as a coach and helped various individuals in their decision making process to take the next professional steps. Iva has proven that she can be an enormous asset to any private or public sector leader looking to make their organization even betterDoug Ross Founder University Preparatory Academy
Iva Wilson served as my coach while transitioning into a new leadership position at an inner city high school. My role as principal was both demanding and stressful. Iva was professional, firm, truthful and encouraging. Her use of critical praise was extremely effective, and I appreciated the fact that I could contact her outside of our scheduled meetings. I use the techniques I learned from Iva in my current role, and I would recommend her coaching to anyone!Theresa Henderson Jackson Director of Student Development Detroit 9090 – Central Management 610 Antoinette, Detroit, MI 48202