About us

Bradley Ann Morgan and Stephan Marais of Walks Beside Coaching and Consulting

Bradley Ann Morgan and Stephan Marais

We believe that what you deeply care about is what you achieve, personally and professionally. It is not uncommon for individuals and organizational teams to have put what they care about on the ‘back burner’ as they pursue long term goals. At Walks Beside Coaching and Consulting we use our assessment tools, our business experience, and our leadership skills to help individuals, leaders, workforce teams, and government organizations to:

  • Verify that all employees are following the same company vision and practicing their core values to achieve what they care about
  • Regenerate an organizational culture where multiple generations can contribute without falling into resignation or resentment
  • Revitalize the terms of accountability, dramatically improving the productivity of the workforce in every organization
  • Assist individuals and teams with establishing their identity.  The foundation of core values and how they affect identity impacts the outcome for the future, multi-generational integration, and sustaining a positive culture
  • Open the space for conversations about taking action in innovative and creative ways without undue judgment or criticism

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Bradley Ann Morgan

Bradley with a client

Bradley Ann Morgan is the Founder & Principal of Walks Beside Coaching and Consulting, LLC, a woman owned business.  She is an ICF certified coach, author, keynote speaker, leadership steward, and conflict mediator.  With over 17 years in the professional coaching industry, Bradley has been successful in coaching large healthcare organizations such as, Henry Mayo Hospital and Scripps in San Diego.  Also, she has worked with leaders and teams in the domains of national data defense, engineering, government agencies, police departments, the Army, and mid-size businesses.  Bradley’s expertise includes facilitating critical thinking for mid-size businesses, creating change agents, resolving conflicts between the multi-generational workforces today; and, assists in the integration of merged cultures using ontological coaching methodologies.

Prior to coaching, Bradley served 17 years as an executive in hi-tech in companies such as, IBM, Bay Networks, and Brocade Communications.  Subsequently, she became part of a group of entrepreneurs in a startup as the Director of Routing & Broadband Systems.  This was successfully sold to a global supplier of networking products and accelerated the growth of standards based security products, known today in the HP portfolio.

Bradley is a certified practitioner of the HRPersonality assessment tool for leadership balance, a certificate in Strategic HR Leadership from Cornell (PHR), and, the Decker Method ™ of Effective Presentations.  Bradley’s credentials also include a BS from Georgia Tech, a Professional Coaching Certification (PCC) through the Newfield Network program, a certificate in gerontology from the University of Boston (CGP); and, is a member of the International Coaching Federation (ICF).  Other memberships include the Joining Forces Military Mentoring Program, the International Council on Active Aging (ICAA), the Social Entrepreneur Empowerment Network; and the US Women’s Chamber of Commerce.

Bradley Ann Morgan

Bradley Ann Morgan

In 2005, Bradley was the Networking Chair for the annual conference of ICF in San Jose, CA.  Her articles on leadership and workforce issues have been published in Leadership Excellence, About Leaders, The Army Times, the Inside Business Magazine, The Taos Institute, the National Family Caregiver Alliance; and, The Lifestyle of Success.

Whether you are an emerging leader or an experienced leader with burnout, schedule a free one-hour conversation with Bradley, and send her an email: bam@walksbesidecoaching.com.

 

Stephanus Francois Marais

Stephan Marais, Business CoachStephan Marais is an executive and business coach in Walks Beside Coaching and Consulting, LLC.  Stephan completed his Professional Coaching Certification (PCC) with the Newfield Network program, becoming a member with the governing body of the International Coaching Federation (ICF).  He uses the OAR and the BEL models and other tools in his coaching methodology, Elevations for career strategy planning; and, HRPersonality for leadership balance.  Recently, Stephan has become certified in the new field of Divorce Coaching.  He now practices the same core competencies that are necessary for an ICF coach, combining them with a special focus on assisting anyone through the overwhelming process of divorce.

Stephan has extensive experience in information technology management and holds a BS in Production Management, and an MBA from the University of South Africa – Damellin Management College, Pretoria, South Africa (in Financial Systems, Human Resources, and Marketing & Industrial Psychology).  During his  25+ year corporate career he served as a Vice President of consulting services in the areas of finance, manufacturing, healthcare, customer service and management communications for companies such as, Metro Media Fiber, Premisys Communications, and Fresh Express.  Stephan has served as a VP for startup companies such as, A2ZiTV and Cap Gemini-Ernst and Young (CGEY) in California.  Stephan structured all major elements, policies, and procedures of these organizations (financials and operations), including recruiting top technologists, developing educational program interfaces, acting as a liaison for technology partners, and overseeing facilities planning, and procurement departments.

Stephan addressing ICF conference

Stephan is also a member of ICF, the Central Virginia SCORE chapter, American Management Association (AMA); and, is the former editor of Senator John Vasconcellos’ Politics of Trust Network.  Stephan is the Director of Operations for a nonprofit foundation, the Looks Within Foundation.   He is a current member of the ICF DC Chapter of Coaches (ICFDC); and, was the Networking Chair of the 2009 DC Capital Coaches Conference.

While in Santa Fe, NM, he was adjunct faculty for the Institute of American Indian Art (IAIA) in ‘Portfolio Development’ and ‘The Business of Art’.  These two courses enabled students from all nations to cost their art creations, display in premier galleries, and go on to be pillars of their communities when they returned home.

To learn more about Stephan Marais, send him an email: sfm@walksbesidecoaching.com

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Listen to Stephan in this 1-minute clip about what WBCC provides and our unique service called ‘ontological coaching’.

 

Why Hire an ICF Credentialed Coach?

Certification from the International Coach Federation (ICF) is extremely important when considering hiring a coach. Credentialing from the ICF is rigorous and stipulates that the coach:

  • Has received professional training from a program specifically designed to teach coaching skills in alignment with the ICF Competencies
  • Has demonstrated a proficient understanding and use of the coaching competencies as outlined by the ICF
  • Is accountable to the ethics and standards set forth by the ICF

The ICF is a consortium of professional coaches and organizations that have joined under it’s auspices to shape and govern the profession of coaching. Many who call themselves coaches have not been formally trained in specific coaching skills that distinguish it from other professions and are transferring non coaching skill sets from other professions into their coaching. Often this results in an inadequate or ineffective coaching experience for clients.
In addition to the ‘practice hours’, certification includes written and oral exams and the agreement to adhere to the Code of Ethics established by the ICF.
Don’t be deceived to think any coach is a competent coach because they have other professional credentials or have established high fees.

The story of our logo:

The greater part of our heritage is from the Native Americans.  We place an emphasis on the natural environment, all its relations, natural rhythms of the earth; and, the significance of color.  Our logo holds colors that represent two states, red for fragmentation and purple for healing.  We believe that as your coach, we will walk beside you as you transcend from what may be broken in your personal or professional life into that space which is restorative for you.  From that place, your potential will be unleashed and your aspirations can be achieved.


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