I’m Committed to Your Development and Your Results
Mindy Schwartz, Certified Executive Coach
I’m a Certified Executive Coach who supports and motivates emerging and established leaders to achieve greater effectiveness and confidence in their roles. As a trusted advisor, I’ve coached dozens of executives including C-suite and emerging leaders to become more effective, maximizing the potential of individuals, teams and organizations to drive sustained and measurable performance improvement.
I believe that coaching should not just be inspiring, though. It should also be practical and results-oriented. I bring to coaching engagements a deep understanding of the complex challenges facing leadership and management, because I’ve sat in the seat. I’ve worked in environments with demanding business expectations, and know the value of building positivity combined with a practical, impact-focused approach. I draw on the experience of my early career in senior human resources (HR) positions in the financial services industry, as well as consultative roles within investment banking, asset management, research and equities organizations where I’ve coached executives and their teams around the world on a wide range of initiatives.
During 20 years with Credit Suisse, I built a career with expanded and increased responsibilities both in the U.S. and globally. As a Managing Director and the Head of HR for the Americas Region and Head of Global HR for the investment banking department, my roles have required balancing the people and talent needs of a business organization while managing my own global teams across Asia, Europe, and North and South America.
I’ve successfully completed my Certification in Executive Coaching through the iCoach Program at the Zicklin School of Business at Baruch College in New York. I’m certified in the MBTI and Hogan assessment instruments and experienced in DISC assessments, as well as 360-degree feedback interviews and development planning.
Learn About My Clients’ Successes
My clients represent a wide variety of industries and roles. Big and small organizations. Middle managers, new hires, and seasoned executives.
I have a passion for supporting high potential women and championing the potential in everyone.
Here are a few highlights:
Managing Director, Wealth Management
I really loved working with Mindy and consistently looked forward to our meetings. She was organized, thorough and enthusiastic. I appreciated having an advocate to help me realize my potential and reach my goals.
CEO, Investment Management Firm
We retained Mindy to do an assessment and then create and implement a development program for several of our future leaders. With each person, she asked probing questions, listened well, identified the areas that needed development, but also reinforced each person’s strengths. The results have been superb. Mindy’s effectiveness is a reminder of how important it is to invest in your team.
Katie Carter, Vice President & Controller at JMI Equity
Mindy Schwartz and Kelly Shannon's Women's Leadership Program offered me the opportunity to become more comfortable communicating with and advocating for ideas with senior leadership. Through group exercises and individual coaching I was able to develop my approach and structure when making suggestions. I learned simple strategies to better utilize the time and attention from senior management. I also benefitted from becoming more direct in my approach.
As my company transitions back to the office, I look forward to utilizing the skills and tactics of strategic planning, structure, and the confidence I gained to continue to build trust with the senior management team.
Associate Director, International Investment Bank
Mindy’s empathetic and attentive listening style, combined with her professional experience and practical approach was just the right mix to help me identify and prioritize a few key areas to improve, resulting in a clear and actionable professional development plan. Ultimately, Mindy’s impartial and honest guidance and support were invaluable in enabling me to make the few critical changes I needed to become a more effective leader, with clear results already paying off.
Public Relations Executive
Mindy provided invaluable guidance and support for my professional development. She helped me develop and implement a work plan that included tangible strategies and she has consistently made herself available in real-time to address challenges that I’ve faced. I would recommend Mindy to anyone looking to advance in their career in the non-profit or corporate space.
Chief HR Officer Healthcare Company
I brought Mindy in to work with one of our emerging leaders. She was a terrific, thoughtful coach. She provided great direction and guidance to bring this individual to their next level of performance. As an HR leader, I would absolutely recommend and partner with Mindy again. She will not disappoint.
Vice President Healthcare Company
Working with Mindy helped me to objectively assess my own performance, recognizing both my strengths and my areas for improvement. She collaborated with me to build a specific professional development plan, and held me accountable for the tasks needed to execute that plan.
Managing Director, Investment Bank
Mindy led me through an enlightening process of career development planning. Her extensive experience in coaching and development was invaluable as she used interviews with colleagues and her discussions with me to guide me through insights to strengthen my leadership style and professional relationships. Mindy helped me to focus on my strengths and adapt my communication style to become a more effective executive.
Mindy is a great person to work with – very competent, enthusiastic and a wonderful coach. I really like the way she listens and connects to people.
Mindy receives only the highest ratings from clients who appreciate her competence, integrity and ability to advance their areas of focus to drive excellent results.
Managing Director, Investment Bank, Securities Division
While coaching me as well as members of my management team, Mindy always maintained a balance between sensitivity and empathy on one hand, and the need for producing results and making an impact on the other.