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More About Ilyse
Playing to my strengths led me to coaching

Several years ago I learned about the power of strengths-based thinking. 

I loved the idea that focusing on what I enjoy and am naturally at is good for my career as much as my wellbeing.  It's so simple yet not always easy. Taught to address my weaknesses, I ignored - then forgot - my strengths. I have come to realize I'm not the only one. ​

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My Kellogg MBA education and variety of work experiences provided me substantive industry, workplace, and leadership knowledge, as well as wisdom, that make me a better coach to others. I worked with and led smart, talented, and kind people throughout my decades-long journey from Accounting through Marketing. These relationships enabled my professional successes, energized me to do my best, and now inspire me to focus my knowledge, skills and capabilities on formalizing what I have always done -- focus on the people. 

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My appreciation of the importance of giving back to my communities and the world around me continues to grow. My philanthropic interests center around providing and improving education and helping those less fortunate than I am.


My husband Charles and I live in the Boston suburb of Needham with our two kids and dog Fletch.

About Me

My strengths

Hover over each box to see how my top strengths* fuel my coaching and benefit my clients

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Top strengths derived from Gallup CliftonStrengths assessment that measures the presence of talents in 34 general areas referred to as "themes." Talents are ways in which we naturally think, feel, and behave as unique individuals, and they serve as the foundation of strengths development.


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ICF is advancing the coaching profession so coaching becomes an integral part of society. Members lead this journey by representing the highest quality in professional coaching.


CTI is the world’s largest in-person and online coach training and leadership development organization, and has trained over 65,000 global leaders.

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Gallup-Certified Strengths Coaches help people accomplish great things by doing what they naturally do best.

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