Executive Coaching

Executive Coaching accelerates transitions and enables individuals
to maximize their potential.

Executive Coaching empowers leaders to reach their potential faster, resulting in win-win for themselves and the organizations they lead.

Executives who are coached experience:

What makes K&R coaching unique?

A Kincannon & Reed certified coach has proven coaching expertise and food & agriculture experience, bringing unique perspectives to support executives building their leadership potential. Flexible yet systematic, your Kincannon & Reed Executive Coach will provide the same high-quality level of service you’ve come to know from K&R.

What kind of investment is K&R Executive Coaching?

Because we understand the commitments of a busy leader, a typical K&R Executive Coaching engagement lasts six to twelve months and includes two monthly 60-minute sessions. With studies reporting a significant return on investment, leaders who are ready to leverage their personal strengths to advance their team and organization goals should consider a K&R Executive Coaching engagement.

Meet some of our Executive Coaches

Our Executive Coaches work to help the uniquely talented leaders of food and ag realize their full potential. 

Sally Day

Managing Director

Cleveland, OH

A certified Executive Coach, Sally brings more than 25 years of industry experience as a senior leader working for major consumer food companies. Sally’s tenure in organizational strategy and leadership provides unmatched experience when coaching executives. She is a Board-Certified Coach (BCC) through the Center for Credentialing and Education and an Associate Certified Coach with the International Coaching Federation.

Michael Whitney

Managing Partner

Malton Yorkshire, United Kingdom

As an executive coach, Michael works with senior leaders to identify opportunities to maximise their performance and build on their strengths to support them grow in their role and extend to the next level, while also finding their work / life harmony. He puts his client’s needs first and they value his ability to distil and understand the complexities of any situation. He provides the space and time for self-reflection, and uses some provocative and probing questions to help clients become more self-aware, so they are even better equipped to shape their future path and take ownership of their evolving thinking, decisions, and actions. Michael graduated from The Royal Military Academy Sandhurst and served as an infantry officer in the British Army for more than 10 years before moving into industry.  He holds a Professional Certificate in Executive Coaching from Henley Business School in the UK and is studying to become an accredited coach (ACC) with the International Coaching Federation (ICF).

Results of Executive Coaching


is the average return on investment on Executive Coaching


of coaching clients report satisfaction with their coaching experience


of organizations agree coaching is valued in their organizations

*Anderson 2001; International Coach Federation, 2009; McGovern et al, 2001; Executive Coaching Associ. Vol IV, #1.
Anderson, 2001; International Coach Federation, 2009; McGovern et al., 2001; Parker Wilkins, 2006

What do K&R coaching engagements provide?

  • Personalized approach
  • High-quality assessment
  • Certified coach with food & ag industry experience
  • Coaching related content and supporting materials
  • Confidential and safe environment to grow

Our Process for Executive Coaching

We partner certified coaches with executives and use a strengths-based approach to guide leaders through a process that maximizes their potential to drive success. Our coaches bring proven leadership and coaching experience in various organizations to support executives in building their leadership capabilities.

Establish the coaching relationship

Together, the coach and executive create personalized goals and explore specific ways to achieve them, and typically meet twice monthly for 60 minutes over six to 12 months.

Gather and assess input

Listening closely to understand the executive’s needs, coach and executive will gather and assess relevant information to inform the desired goals.

Develop and discover new awareness

Leaders willing to learn and evolve and who actively engage in the coaching process develop the greatest self-awareness and create the best results.

Create the coaching plan

The executive drives the agenda in terms of their goals and desired outcomes, and the coach provides structure, accountability, and a way to measure progress.

Evaluate progress and adjust plan as needed

As goals are clarified and developed in alignment with the strengths and values of the executive, the coaching plan may become more strategic and in-depth.

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Interested in connecting with one of our coaches to discuss more?

We recognize that each situation is unique, which is why we offer an information session for discovery. During this confidential introduction, we listen closely to understand your needs, challenges, and goals, provide an overview of the coaching process, and explore whether the benefits of K&R coaching are right for you and your organization.

To learn more about Executive Coaching