Peoplesmith Global

As we grow up,

we learn that even the one person that wasn't supposed to ever let you down probably will. You will have your heart broken probably more than once and it's harder every time. You'll break hearts too, so remember how it felt when yours was broken. You'll fight with your best friend. You'll blame a new love for things an old one did. You'll cry because time is passing too fast, and you'll eventually lose someone you love.

So take too many pictures, laugh too much, and love like you've never been hurt because every sixty seconds you spend upset is a minute of happiness you'll never get back.

Don't be afraid that your life will end, be afraid that it will never begin.

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About Peoplesmith Global

Founded in 1998, Peoplesmith Global is the steward for human potential and a champion of leadership excellence. In organizations, Systemic CoachingTM drives organizational values and competencies into a leadership brand. Individuals are more confident, masterful and fulfilled; organizations are more engaged, profitable and productive.


Peoplesmith is a not-only-for-profit organization with a
passion for unleashing human potential toward sustainable economic
development the world over. We support innovative social enterprise
by contributing our time, funds and expertise.

Our Commitment


To receive an introductory brochure, or for more information regarding the full range of services offered by Peoplesmith Global, please contact us via email or by calling 412.362.2622.

Our Approach

Executive coaching is a customized development program for the emerging leader or seasoned executive who wants to accelerate mastery of leadership skill and personal influence. Unlike training, coaching results in profound behavioral change. Coaching might be considered a personal change initiative whose content reflects the executiveís agenda and learning style and develops individual competencies aligned with organizational competencies that drive business strategy. The program philosophy is founded on developing a new success criteria such that the current working strategy that achieved todayís level of success will be replaced to advance the leader to their next level of performance, or winning strategy.

Program Duration & Scope:
Coaching focuses on profound behavioral change gained in real time while discharging current work responsibilities. A minimum, six month renewable contract is required, and includes at least twenty-four hours of formal coaching. Depending on the nature and scope of development, many clients renew their term for a full, twelve month program.

Three Phase Learning Program:
The accelerated learning program evolves through three phases which include Insight, Integration and Impact. These phases often overlap, as they focus on transforming the mindset and behavior in both a linear and a lateral process.

Phase I—Insight & Assessments:
More than 85% of all change comes from increased self-awareness; therefore, having objective and relevant feedback from key stakeholders sets the foundation for coaching. The 360 assessment is conducted as an in-depth interview with as many as fifteen individuals; the direct manager, peers and direct reports, as well as the coaching recipient him or herself who can provide insight into the leaderís performance effectiveness.

Phase II—Integration:
Though itís counter-intuitive, most of the learning takes place between coaching sessions. The ability to apply new skills in real time—meetings, presentations, conversations—and then use the coaching sessions to de-brief and/or deepen the learning.

Phase III—Impact:
In the final phase of coaching, the coaching recipient grounds new behavior, takes initiative and risks to create the future using his or her leadership skill. This final phase includes consolidating the wins of behavior change and results in an on-going plan outlining steps for continued development.