7:30-8:00am Virtual Coffee and Networking
How do you know a coaching engagement is actually working? And how do you ensure the participant and their boss agree on the effectiveness on the engagement? Karla Wludyga, Director of Organizational Development at PRADCO, will help you prove the ROI of coaching.
Ms. Wludyga brings to PRADCO diverse experience in public and private sector organizations, including media, education, government and the nonprofit sector. Through this work and as a former director of Leadership Cleveland, she has advised national policy makers, public officials and CEOs, and is keenly aware of the various challenges leaders face.
A communicator by trade for nearly 20 years, Ms. Wludyga’s unique background and understanding of the media and public relations enable her to effectively coach leaders to enhance their executive presence, communication skills, storytelling ability, and overall influence to persuade and motivate. She quickly builds rapport and credibility with senior leaders, coaching clients to minimize weaknesses and leverage their strengths and authentic selves to drive bottom-line results.
Certified as an Executive Coach, in Appreciative Inquiry for Positive Business and Societal Change and in Emotionally Intelligent Leadership, Ms. Wludyga uses PRADCO’s assessment tools and asks the right questions to help clients identify their needs and implement change-management programs to resolve their business and people issues. An experienced facilitator, Ms. Wludyga leads group and individual programs for women leaders, teams that want to improve their collective performance, and individuals with a desire to hone their management and communication skills.
Ms. Wludyga serves as a board member of Providence House, a crisis nursery, and is an active member of committees focused on external relations and board engagement. She has volunteered with more than a dozen nonprofit organizations during her career.
AREAS OF INTEREST AND EXPERTISE
• Emotionally intelligent leadership development and executive coaching
• Executive presence
• Communications, media and public relations
• High-performing teams and group dynamics
• Change management
• Utilizing assessment tools for self-awareness and increased performance
• Facilitating group development programs
Ms. Wludyga earned her B.S. in Broadcast Journalism from Ohio University and her M.S. in Positive Organization Development and Change (MPOD) from Case Western Reserve University.