Elaine Sigurdson

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Elaine brings over 25 years of experience as a consultant, executive coach and recruiter for both general management and specialty consulting firms. She launched Insight to Action in 2002 to provide a range of assessment, coaching, training and consulting services to both individual and organizational clients. As a member of the Leadership Intelligence coaching community since 2007, Elaine brings particular expertise in career planning and development, executive coaching and psychological assessment. She has successfully coached clients preparing for career advancement and transition, developing leadership capability and finding a better balance between career and life demands.

As an executive coach, Elaine works with high potential leaders preparing for broader responsibility and future progression.  She coaches clients to identify and leverage strengths and create a plan of action to address skill gaps.  Elaine has successfully coached clients to communicate with greater clarity and confidence, embrace a broader perspective, to coach and engage the team and nurture relationships at all levels in the organization.

Elaine has coached hundreds of clients to take a more active and strategic approach in managing their careers – to know their strengths and passions, to continually build their skills and their brand, to be alert to opportunity and connected in their areas of interest.  She draws on earlier experience in executive search when advising clients on resume and interview approaches that set candidates apart.

As a consultant Elaine helps organizations hire and promote the right people for key management and specialist roles. She doesn’t find candidates but rather, recommends a selection approach and tools that ensure the successful candidate fits their culture and requirements.

Elaine has a Masters degree in Psychology and uses assessments extensively to provide insight for leadership, team and career development and to support ‘best practice” selection and promotion.  Examples include 360 feedback instruments, the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, The Attentional and Interpersonal Style Inventory (TAIS) and the MHS EQ-i 2.0 to name a few.  Elaine has presented at a variety of corporate and professional events on topics such as emotional intelligence, employee engagement and personality style.