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The GP Story
A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.Winston Churchill
What's Executive Coaching?
In business, having a mentor is crucial. However, executive coaches leverage their own leadership backgrounds to go beyond mentoring. Coaches become a partner to their clients and hold them accountable for their actions and their future. They offer the necessary feedback, support, and practical advice to break down a client’s personal barriers to success.
The Goodfriend Approach
Our success is our clients’ success and the great referrals we receive from those we have served.
Founder and Principal Partner
Prior to forming Goodfriend Partners, Amy was Managing Director and General Partner of Goldman, Sachs & Co. where she worked from 1987 to 2001. In 1996, Amy became a Managing Director of Goldman Sachs & Co., and in 1998, she was the first woman elected to the Goldman Sachs partnership from the Equities Division, and one of only fourteen women partners when the firm went public. In 2000 she was appointed Chief Operating Officer for the firm’s first Global Diversity Task Force, reporting to the Board of Directors of the newly public company. Amy received a Women of Achievement award from the New York YWCA in 1999.
Amy currently works with executives in major corporations, small businesses and start-ups, as well as not for profits. Amy serves on the boards of American Corporate Partners and Hamilton College, and on the advisory boards of the Matt Brewing Company and New Mountain Capital, Funds III, IV & V. Amy earned an M.B.A. from Cornell University and a B.A. in French language from Hamilton College. Amy has completed the Harvard Business School-Goldman Sachs non-profit leadership program and earned certification from New York University as an Executive Coach. Amy has lived in London, Paris and New York and currently resides in Greenwich, CT with her husband and their three children.
Leadership is not about titles, positions, or flow charts. It is about one life influencing another.John C. Maxwell
Every coaching session is personally valuable and our past clients tell us that we do a great job. That being said, here are just a handful of our solutions that often resonate with clients…
For Turning a Group Into a Synchronized Team
- Building Dynamic Relationships
- Improving Team Efficiency
- Establishing Proactive Communication
- Creating Constructive Feedback Loops
- Assessing Team Culture Using the “Hogan Forecast Leadership Series”
For Improving An Executive’s Leadership
- Personalized Leadership Development
- Management Assessment and Consulting
- Improving Mental and Emotional Clarity
- Transition Easing For Newly Promoted Execs
- Providing 360 Degree Performance Reviews
- Individual “Hogan Leadership Assessments”
For Escalating a Business Into a New Tier
- Strategy Consulting
- Improving Diversity Leadership
- Innovation Assistance and Design
- Creating Constructive Feedback Loops
- Relevant Guest Lectures
Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.Søren Kierkegaard
from Lean In
CEO Liaison International
Head of Sales & Business Development, X.commerce, a division of eBay
Beyond work, Amy’s example as an extraordinary leader who was also a deeply engaged parent gave me faith that I could aspire to do the same. Amy is extremely direct—you will never misunderstand what she says—and she cares deeply. A powerful and rare combination.
Jennifer L. Goldstone
Chief Operating Officer, Birthright Israel Foundation
Current Executive Coaching Client
A leader takes people where they want to go. A great leader takes people where they don’t necessarily want to go, but ought to be.Rosalynn Carter
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