About Angela Neumann, MA, PCC, CEC
Angela Neumann is a British Columbia-based executive and leadership coach who integrates innovative coaching, leadership, facilitation, human resource and change management methodologies into her individual and group coaching practice.
Over the last 15 years, Angela has worked with senior executive leaders, entrepreneurs and managers in the private and public sector to maximize their influence and credibility, and reach their full personal and professional potential.
Her commitment to excellence in leadership and personal mastery drives her desire to help others who value the same. Her unique approach emphasizes self-awareness, team development and systems transformation, which allows her to guide clients to become authentic, courageous and trusted leaders. Her goal is to be accepting and unconditionally supportive, meeting each client wherever they may be on their personal leadership journey.
Outside of her coaching practice, Angela is a wife, mother of two daughters, jewellery designer, and lifelong learner who enjoys travel, reading, cooking, running, yoga, time in nature, and meditation.
Leadership Education & Coaching Credentials:
Masters degree in Leadership and Training from Royal Roads University
Professional Certified Coach Credential (PCC) through the International Coach Federation
Certificate in Life Skills Coach Training from Vancouver Island University
Graduate Certificate in Executive Coach Training from Royal Roads University
Certificate in Human Resource Management from Camosun College
Senior Career Coach at CareerCurve
- Certified to administer and debrief Emotional Quotient Inventory 2 (EQ-i 2.0) and EQ360
- Certified to administer Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI®) assessments
Trained in the art and science of coaching abrasive leaders through The Boss Whispering Institute
Trained in the LEADS in a Caring Environment leadership framework at Royal Roads University
- Past associate faculty member for the MBA program at Royal Roads University (Coaching for Leadership program)
Angela's Coaching Process
Each new coaching relationship begins with an in-depth in-take session to clarify the client's short- and long-term goals, and to gain a better understanding of their specific needs, values and challenges.
The initial interview and following coaching sessions take place either face-to-face or via telephone, depending on geographic location and personal preference.
Most coaching calls are scheduled weekly or bi-weekly, for 60 minutes each. During these calls, Angela monitors the client's progress towards their goals, reviews their results and achievements from one call to the next, and aligns herself with the new focus and orientation the client brings to each call.
The length of a coaching contract varies, but most commonly clients stay engaged for 6-12 months. Angela's shortest coaching contract is 3 months.
Support for Past Clients:
Angela also offers past clients the opportunity to schedule individual, just-in-time coaching calls to provide ongoing support when needed.
The Return on Investment for Leadership Coaching
Studies have found that executive coaching delivers an ROI nearly six times greater than the initial cost of coaching. Most reports and statistics on coaching ROI find that coaching benefits the individual being coached as well as the organizational culture and the business' bottom line. This triple win results in a number of tangible and intangible benefits.
Tangible benefits of coaching to the company:
- Development of the talent and leadership pool
- Improved productivity
- Higher quality work
- Greater organizational strength
- Greater retention rates
Intangible benefits of coaching to the company:
- An empowered workforce
- Better work relationships with direct reports, supervisors and peers
- Improved teamwork
- Greater job satisfaction
Benefits to leaders receiving coaching:
- Ability to identify leadership strengths and leverage performance of self and others
- Enhance leadership competencies crucial to an existing or new position and organizational culture
- Focused career development and goal achievement
- Improved work/life balance
- Forthright and caring feedback, which supports leadership development and unveils competency gaps and blind spots
- Increased ability to manage the performance of direct reports, confront issues and deal with conflict
- Increased self-awareness and self-confidence
- Solid grounding in values
- Increased team effectiveness
- Ability to design a leadership strategy with an action plan
"I highly recommend Angela as a professional coach. My organization provided an opportunity to select a personal coach from a wide range of professionals from across Canada. I selected Angela after researching and meeting with a number of very qualified and talented individuals and I’m very pleased to say that after a year of working together, I’m convinced I made the right decision.
Angela offered a thoughtful, caring approach that built a relationship of trust and respect from which she was able to guide our conversations. She did this first by really listening and gaining understanding before she offered her thoughts and advice. Angela is not shy about asking the hard or challenging questions, but her style and approach created an openness and trust that made our conversations both easy and very productive."
Terry Baskier, Director, Government of Alberta
“Angela has been my coach for a number of years. When I experience transitions in my career, I re-establish my coaching relationship with Angela. Angela has a direct, honest and authentic style and is not afraid to ask the tough questions. She has many tools in her repertoire, from laser-focused questions and astute observations, to innovative tools and techniques to assist me in setting my next stretch goal or dealing with difficult issues.
"Angela has made the difference between assisting me to establish a good career to stretching me to make it a great career. I would highly recommend Angela to anyone who is serious about doing the work necessary to take their career up a notch.”
Michelle Kirchner, Assistant Dep. Minister, Early Childhood & Community Supports, Alberta Human Services