Executive Coaching

Dick Massimilian is executive coach to individuals around the world committed to exceptional performance. His executive coaching practice operates from a set of core principles:

Five Guiding Principles of the Practice


  • 1. Clear Line of Sight to Business Results
    It should always be clear how what is discussed and developed is linked to the goals of the individual, team, business unit and organization.

  • 2. Look Holistically
    Truly effective teams and organizations are those in which individual, team, and corporate purposes are aligned.

  • 3. Soft Stuff Is the Hard Stuff
    Book smart is not the same as people smart. Self-awareness and emotional intelligence – at every level of leadership (individual, team and organization) – are invariably the key to success.

  • 4. The Internal & External, While Distinct, Are Connected and Reflect Each Other
    Physical and mental states are congruent. Success requires understanding and strengthening both the internal and external – for individuals, teams and organizations – simultaneously.

  • 5. Leverage Strengths
    There is far more to be gained by building on inherent strengths than by addressing shortcomings. Dick starts with strengths.

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“Dick has been a major influence in my career. His advice has been invaluable. He has an unusual combination of expertise. His business acumen has given me added perspective on key business drivers and helped me to better focus on them. He also has great instincts about people and organizations. Through working with Dick, I am better able to understand how to be successful in a large, complex organization. As a result, I have increased my leadership impact. I highly recommend Dick.”

Ivan Tornos
Group President, Zimmer Biomet

“I really valued the time that we spent together and wanted to let you know that your impact on my career will not be forgotten. I especially appreciate the safe place to speak my mind and your honest feedback and thoughts. Your ability to take my sometimes incoherent and not politically correct thoughts and turn them into golden nuggets was invaluable.”

Nicole Torgrimson
Director of Operations, Audit, Deloitte Calgary

“Your coaching was invaluable to me and I want you to know what an impact you made.”

Mignona Cote
Global Security Head, Security Risk and Compliance, Amazon Web Services

“With Dick’s coaching, mentoring, advice and guidance, I successfully made the transition from manager to leader.  Dick is an experienced professional with a personable style and affable approach.  While retained by my employer and working with me, there was never a feeling of mixed loyalties.  There was never any question in my mind…Dick worked for me, with me, in a trusting, open, honest and direct relationship, focusing only on maximizing my personal and professional potential.”

Keith Smith
Vice President Investment Services, Fiserv