Organization Development Network of Western New York

Executive Coaching – Organization Development Network (ODN) of WNY March 2014

Posted in Coaching, ODN of WNY Members, Organizational Development, Programs by Michael Cardus on February 26, 2014


Organizational Development Network (ODN) of WNY

March 2014 Meeting Announcement

Executive Coaching

Facilitator: Alan Weinstein


Thursday, March 13th from 8:30 am to 11:30 am (8:30 am to 9:00 am – networking; 9:00 am to 11:30 am – meeting)

Canisius Center for Professional Development – 300 Corporate Parkway, Suite 130, Amherst, NY 14226


Meeting Overview:

The term coaching can mean different things in different contexts. In this meeting, we’ll discuss coaching as a development tool whereby a coach helps a leader move from their current state to a desired state. In this context, coaching follows a different model than training, mentoring, or giving feedback.

Alan’s presentation will be largely based on material from his recently published book “Executive Coaching and the Process of Change: A Practitioner’s Guide”. He will share some of his reasons for writing the book as well as insights into effective executive coaching including:

  • What is executive coaching and why is it important?
  • What are the attributes of an effective executive coach?
  • What specific methods can coaches use to help their clients change their behaviors?
  • What is a “personal balance sheet” and how is it used in the coaching process?



Alan Weinstein is a coach to CEOs, a college professor, a consultant and an entrepreneur. He received his Ph.D. in Industrial Psychology from Wayne State University. He has held professorships at Carnegie-Mellon University, Oakland University and Canisius College. He is the co-founder of Lasertron, a manufacturer and operator of a game and sports complex headquartered in Amherst, NY. In 1992, Alan started the first TEC/Vistage group in Western New York. He chairs two CEO groups and a KEY group.

Alan’s consulting company, Alan G. Weinstein & Associates, has served clients in the areas of organizational development, corporate training, team building, group facilitation, team building, and strategic planning. He has served on several Boards of Directors including Perry’s Ice Cream, Lasertron, Stride Tool, EGW Associates, and North American Health Plans. He was twice a finalist in the Entrepreneur of the Year Award for his work in supporting entrepreneurship. The Price Babson Fellowship recognized Alan by presenting him the prestigious Edwin A. Appel Award for his work in Entrepreneurial Education. At Canisius College, Alan was selected the 2003 and 2007 Donald Calvert Outstanding Professor by his MBA students.

For several years, Alan co-wrote a news column in Business First titled “Owner and Coach” with Jim Cipriani Jr. Alan’s book, “Executive Coaching and the Process of Change: A Practitioner’s Guide” was published in 2013. His blog,, is published weekly.


Location Notes:

The Canisius Center for Professional Development is located in Amherst, NY. Directions: Take the 290 expressway, and exit on Millersport Highway going north. At the first light (by the Marriott), make a left onto Flint Road. Make a left turn on to Maple Road. At the next signal, make a left turn on to Corporate Parkway. At the stop sign, turn right. The building is on your left side. The parking lot (no charge) is on your right. Complimentary coffee is available. 

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