Coach Profile

  Coleen McCray, PCC, BCC, MS, MBA
PARAGON COACHING COMPANY

336.486.7017
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ICF Accreditation

PCC

Coaching Niche

Executive
Career
Life
Small Business
Other

Coaching Style

Group
Retreat
One-on-one
Speaking

Coaching Delivery

Phone
Video Connection
In-Person
Client Location
Coaches Office

About

Specializing in Coaching Technology Executives, Attorneys and Emerging Leaders and an expert in inspiring excellence and advancing potential, I partner with clients to maximize their strengths, ignite synergies, and chart a bold and enlightened course in their organizations and in their careers.
Leveraging a unique blend of professional training in business, psychology and coaching and over 30 years of leadership experience in Information Technology (IT), I rapidly get to the crux of the matter at hand and earn the trust of clients facing complex challenges.
By asking thought-provoking questions and offering practical, real-world experience, I act as a 'thought partner' to help clients gain clarity, shift thinking and develop targeted strategies necessary to drive positive and measurable change in behavior in themselves, their organizations and their teams.
I quickly assess organizations from a systems perspective and provide compelling insights as a coach. I design and facilitate highly experiential leadership and team effectiveness workshops with equal expertise.
As a Personal and Career Coach, I collaborate with individuals experiencing or predicting demanding life events and/or transitions to engage their strengths and chart a course to their goals while enhancing their ability to thrive and flourish in life as a whole.
My style of coaching utilizes assessments, involves asking the right questions, listening carefully to what my clients tell me, identifying their resources (experiences and qualities), assisting them in clarifying their goals, helping them to overcome blocks to success, identify personal standards and develop a high degree of self-care. I use a step-by-step strategy and l help them to continually evaluate their progress.
Sample client coaching agendas:
- Enhance leadership capacity by improving emotional intelligence
- Improve business development, negotiation, conflict management and/or influencing skills
- Readying leaders for expansion of responsibilities
- Exploring change in career path or acceleration of career trajectory
- Acclimation to a new undertaking
- Succeeding while adjusting to a transition
- Building and leading effective teams
Credentials: As a Professional Certified Coach, Board Certified Coach and Certified Mentor Coach I am also certified in The Results SystemTM and in Conversational Intelligence®, the know-how to neuro-chemically impact others positively and intentionally to produce trusting interactions and improve the quality of relationships.
Available Assessment Services:
- Certified in Meyers Briggs Type Inventory (MBTI), DISC®, The Results SystemTM , EQI 2.0/EQI 360, Strengthfinders, Conversational Intelligence® Assessments and Center for Creative Leadership Assessments: Benchmarks, Executive Dimensions, 360° BY DESIGN, Prospector, SKILLSCOPE
- California Psychological Inventory 260 (CPI 260), Campbell Leadership Inventory (CLI), FIRO-B, Leadership Practices Inventory (LPI)
You can reach me at coleen.mccray2@gmail.com or at 336.486.7017.

Education, Training and Certifications

Professional Certified Coach (PCC), Certified Mentor Coach (for Coaches), Board Certified Coach (BCC), Certified in Conversational Intelligence® (C-IQ),Center for Creative Leadership Assessment Suite Certified Facilitator,
EQI 2.0/EQI 360 Certified Facilitator, Meyers-Briggs Certified Facilitator,
Certified Project Management Professional (PMP), Certified ScrumMaster (CSM),
Advanced Certified Personal and Executive Coach (ACPEC)
World Business Executive Coaches
MCC Mentor Coach
College of Executive Coaching
Wake Forest University, MBA (Executive)
Stetson University, M.S., Counseling
Duke University, B.S. Economics

Professional Organizations

Founding Member of PowerSource Coaching Program for Women in Technology International (WITI)
Executive Women In Technology (CIO Executive Council)
International Coach Federation, NeuroLeadership Institute
Wake Forest University School of Business Executive Partners, Student Mentorship Program,
Project Management Institute (PMI)