Christina Baker, Founder
In today’s competitive business landscape, leadership development is no longer a prerogative of the senior executives. Many companies today thrive on creating new leaders who have the requisite knowledge, experience and visionary thinking to make tough business decisions and drive the bottom line. To foster such exceptional leadership, however, companies need an efficient partner who can guide them through the journey. Pear Coaches LLC is a top talent coaching services company that has an impeccable record of allocating the right coach to help its clients develop their next business leader and managing all assignments from start to finish. “From around the world, we have diligently selected coaches who have high levels of knowledge, experience, and skillsets and, more importantly, have numerous leadership development success stories to their name,” says Christina Baker, founder of Pear Coaches. “Our coaches, including those who have been coaching their entire career, as well as those with extensive professional leadership experience, play a central role in the development of a new generation of millennial leaders for clients.”
Pear Coaches offers virtual and in-person coaching services that are renowned for their customer-centric approach. The company presents several hand-picked and vetted coach options based on the unique needs of the client and allows the client to choose the best-fitting coach.
Pear Coaches follows an extensive selection process through which it selects coaches who align with its values. During the process, it strives to understand the coaches at a more personal level and comprehend their coaching philosophy. Coaches also participate in a thorough orientation before starting an assignment, setting the stage for complete transparency and alignment with coaching partners. Although coaches are required to follow Pear Coaches’ structured program, they have the freedom and autonomy to use the coaching techniques of their choice based on their knowledge, experience, and expertise.
We remain true to our commitment to go above and beyond, ensuring successful assignments and striving for exceedingly satisfied clients
To ensure optimal coaching experience, Pear Coaches also manages each assignment from start to finish, employing an account manager dedicated to the success of every assignment. The account manager is tasked with the responsibility to maintain a strong collaboration with both the coach and the client throughout the process to ensure smooth progression. The stakeholders involved receive frequent updates and feedback on the current status of progress regarding the leader’s customized development plan. Thorough assessments are also conducted at the beginning and at the conclusion of an assignment to gauge, identify, and measure the leader’s strengths and developmental opportunities. “We remain true to our commitment to go above and beyond, ensuring each assignment is completed successfully within the stipulated time, and that the client is exceedingly satisfied with the outcomes,” says Christina.
In a case study, Pear Coaches helped one of its clients, a fintech company, in shaping the leadership skills of three of their millennial leaders with varying experience. At the outset of the client engagement, Pear Coaches arranged a six-month in-person coaching for executive presence, effective communication, strategic planning, influence and team alignment. The client was very pleased with the way the program was handled, and of course, the final results. The client leadership, managers, and HR partners reported that the new leaders exceeded their expectations in all areas, and praised Pear Coaches for bringing a life-changing impact on the future of the company.
Bringing to bear her previous experience of working for different leadership development companies as a senior executive, Christina is leading Pear Coaches from the front to bridge the gap between full-service coaching and technology. The company is planning to introduce a web-based platform that connects clients, coaches, and the account manager in a single user interface and has advanced reporting capabilities.