In my current position, I facilitate the Deloitte Global Managing Director promotion process. I connected Ilona with a candidate who was looking for a coach that could help him address developmental feedback and really up his game. As a result of the coaching and this candidate’s hard work at his own development, the promotion panel unanimously supported his advancement, recognizing him as one of the strongest candidates to be evaluated in recent memory. Ilona went out of her way to ensure he was a success – connecting with me to understand the program and being there when the candidate needed her, even if that meant a debrief the night before his interview at 10PM.
We will certainly look to Ilona again when we have a candidate who needs coaching support to help bring out their best.
~Christina Lexa Organization Development Manager, Deloitte Global
Excerpt from Human Capital Management:
What Really Works in Government – Chapter 1
This chapter describes how new leadership at the Office of Inspector General at the Department of Transportation (DOT-OIG) achieved transformational change.
I enjoyed your class instruction this week and I feel very much encouraged and empowered. I am passionate about leadership, professional, and organizational development and this week has sparked a bit of “light” in me. I’m excited to self-improve, employ some of the techniques I’ve learned, and to learn more along the way. Hope to cross paths again!
~AUDIT MANAGER AT A FEDERAL GOVERNMENT AGENCY
Ilona is smart, skilled and delivers on her ideas with professional style. We connected with Ilona for ideas and strategic direction for our new industry mentoring program, and she is a wealth of knowledge and solid recommendations. She created two customized webinar programs for us to connect our mentees and mentors with each other for a virtual dialogue. She shared practical tools to build their mentor relationship, which we now have as an ongoing resource. We are grateful for Ilona’s time, energy and expertise and would work with her again anytime!
~Marjorie D. DePuy Vice President, Industry Relations and Education, Healthcare Distribution Management Association
Ilona and colleague were critical partners in helping us shape and deliver NRECA’s leadership development program that was customized to help drive organizational culture change. Ilona was a great sounding board and advisor with interesting ideas on how best to create a program that would have immediate impact and long-term sustainability. She and her partner have run five different cohorts for people leaders and individual contributors over the past 18 months. The HR team has received numerous accolades from program participants and their managers on the strength of the program. I highly recommend Ilona to any organization seeking leadership development and coaching consulting.
~Shaara Roman Senior Vice President, Human Resources, NRECA
I invited Ilona to present techniques on handling Difficult Conversations to a roundtable group of seasoned senior executives. They were impressed by her knowledgeable command of the topic and her credibility. She provided them with very practical and useful techniques that could be applied immediately to their own employee issues. Within the first week of her presentation, I’ve heard positive results from applying the techniques. I was impressed by her ability to create a “dialogue” with the group on the topic versus simply “educating” them, which is essential for senior audiences.
~Carin Gendell Forum Leader at Renaissance Executive Forums
Thank you very much for a terrific presentation and facilitation of our World Café. At my weekly management team staff meeting today, your portion of our two-day program stood out as one of the highlights. Feedback has been positive, with folks really enjoying the opportunity to work together in developing solutions.
~Senior Executive Government Agency
My manager rated my performance for FY14 as “Materially Exceeds Expectations,” which is the highest rating. I wanted to thank you for all your guidance and help this year. I owe this rating in part to your mentorship and coaching.
~Senior Leader Commercial Transportation
Over the past several years, Ilona has provided exceptional support as a coach, performance management consultant, and developer of training content. A great resource.
~Mark S. Fanning, Senior Vice President, Human Resources and Administration American Institutes for Research
Ilona demonstrates excellent skill in providing individual and organizational advice to senior executives. She is the ultimate professional who can be counted on to deliver the best in understanding, assessing, and helping to redesign organizations in some of the most difficult and complex situations.
~Connie Harshaw Human Resources Expert and Consultant
Ilona has worked with us at FMP for over five years, for a number of clients, and has been outstanding. Ilona quickly earns the trust of top leaders and is extremely effective at mobilizing leaders and getting them to take the difficult steps necessary to effect change.
~Tim Barnhart, Founder and Chairman of the Board Federal Management Partners, Inc.