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“Recognizing the Intangible ROI of Coaching in the Workplace” Dr. Henryk Krajewski


This week on the UpLevel Podcast, hear our special guest, Dr. Henryk Krajewski, as we delve into the tangible and intangible benefits of coaching in the workplace. He is a seasoned management consultant who has worked with public and private organizations across North America and beyond, serving both high-growth founders and large-scale enterprise CEOs. With his extensive experience in enhancing managerial performance and collaboration within organizations, Dr. Henryk shares valuable insights on how small changes can lead to significant impacts. He emphasizes the importance of genuine curiosity, humor, empathy, direct communication, and mutual accountability in successful coaching relationships.

So, if you’re looking to uplevel your leadership practices or insights on leadership development through coaching, this episode is for you! Tune in now!

In this Episode:

  • Hear the challenge of measuring ROI for coaching due to its intangible nature.

  • Discover how simple "say and do's" can have a profound impact on organizational climate and performance.

  • Listen to Dr. Henryk as he describes the distinction between coaching as facilitating thought partnership versus advisory roles that may involve advice or shared experiences.

  • Dr. Henryk traces his path back to discovering industrial/organizational psychology during his university days.

  • Get insights about the evolution of workplace coaching from remedial measures to a proactive strategy for unlocking potential ahead of major changes or acquisitions.

  • Dr. Henryk advocates injecting humor and authenticity into conversations while maintaining accountability. He also emphasizes the use of trinkets or notes as reminders for leaders to engage more effectively during interactions. And encourage the use of emotional words to humanize their approach and build stronger connections with teams.

  • Learn effective feedback mechanisms for leaders and teams, including peer groups for shared experiences and structured accountability processes.

Order of Topics:

  • Introduction to Dr. Henryk Krajewski

  • Understanding Coaching vs Advisory

  • The Subtle Impact of Small Changes

  • Dr. Henryk’s Journey into Coaching

  • Leadership and Coaching Initiatives

  • Shifts in Perception Over Decades

  • Importance of Leaders' Training

  • ROI of Coaching Interventions

  • Coaching Beyond Work-Family Dynamics

  • Barriers and Challenges To Implementing A Coaching Culture

  • Future Trends In Workplace Development and Leadership Training

Action Items:

  • Start Small with Changes

  • Recognize the Subtle Power of Coaching

  • Embrace a Coaching Mindset

  • Seek Feedback for Growth

  • Invest in Coach Training for Leaders

  • Apply Emotional Tools Personally and Professionally

  • Initiate Team Coaching Proactively

  • Extend Principles Beyond Work

  • Measure the ROI of Coaching Interventions

  • Champion Coaching Initiatives

  • Connect With Experts

About Henryk:

Dr. Henryk Krajewski has a 19-year track record of helping CEOs and executive teams generate unique solutions to their toughest challenges. He has worked with public and private organizations across North America and beyond, serving both high-growth founders and large-scale enterprise CEOs. Henryk specializes in working with teams to improve trust and the speed and quality of their outputs. Certified by INSEAD’s Blue Ocean Strategy Institute, Henryk also helps teams build competitive strategies that unlock new value. Representative CEOs and executive team clients include BMO, Eli Lilly, PCL, Aecon, Cornerstone, Deloitte, Crosslinx, and PSPC / Centre Block. Henryk works extensively in Private Equity due diligence and post-acquisition team-based work to enhance management performance.

Prior to joining Kilberry, Henryk was the owner of two independent CEO advisory firms and previously held the role of Practice Lead for Talent Solutions at Right Management.

Dr. Krajewski publishes extensively in Forbes and has previously written for Profit Magazine, the Financial Post, the Globe and Mail, National Post, HR Reporter, and He has published scientific research in leading journals such as Leadership

Quarterly, the Journal of Business Psychology, and the Journal of Organizational Psychology. Henryk holds a Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Western University.

About UpLevel Productions: Founded by Christie Mann, MA, CPCC, PCC, and Rachel Baldi, CPCC, PCC, UpLevel creates, produces, and delivers Transformative Experiences, Workshops, Training, Events + Media that develop leaders who make our world a healthier, more alive, and connected place to be. As Associate CTI Faculty Partners, UpLevel is licensed to sell, produce, and deliver Co-Active coach training and leadership development programs around the world to support the transformational growth of individuals and culture inside the workplace and organization. Instagram @uplevelproductions Facebook & LinkedIn @uplevelproductionscompany


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