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I spend my days in career coaching conversations with alumni of all levels and across different-sized companies and industries in my role as the Director of the Smeal College of Business Alumni Center at Penn State University.

If one thing is clear, it is that our alumni are constantly searching for lifelong learning opportunities in an effort to continue their growth and development post-graduation. I know this is not a unique case to our alumni, but that universally individuals are craving access to knowledge that enhances their ability to reach successful heights. 

“And the truth of the matter is that most alumni are not getting access to the type of development opportunities they are looking for.”

Being at the heart of these conversations I know what opportunities individuals are getting access to through their companies versus what they are searching for. And the truth of the matter is that most alumni are not getting access to the type of development opportunities they are looking for.

Smeal Alumni Career Services offers a robust one-on-one career coaching service which assists alumni clients with strategizing a job search process or career transition. As coaches, we help our alumni refine their application materials, research respective industries, and prepare for various forms of interviewing.

Areas that focus more on leadership, managing teams, and creating impact in the workplace are topics we touch on, but we don’t actively coach on. We discovered this gap in our coaching program and found Experiential Insight’s approach to executive coaching for non-executives to be an incredible asset to the work we already do.

This is why we have stepped up as an alumni center – to intentionally address that gap so that we can continue to support our alumni in meaningful ways that make a difference.

Through our partnership with Experiential Insight, we are providing intimate group coaching to our alumni so they can start to develop the Success Skills they need to unlock their full potential. This includes important Success Skills such as visionary intelligence, social intelligence, curiosity, growth mindset, and so on.

We’re big believers of measuring impact, and we know that on average our alumni are experiencing a 2.7 point shift on a scale of 1.0 to 10 from before the group Coaching Track to after. That’s a remarkable difference.

The shift is powerful, and I’m proud to be able to serve our alumni through unique opportunities that accelerate their achievement.


Keleigh Asbury | Director Smeal College of Business Alumni Center | Penn State University

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20+ years ago when I started my career as a Change Management Consultant, little did I know that I would eventually find my full passion through a life-changing body of work called Executive Coaching.

I’ve spent my career working with some of the most intelligent leaders and the best companies in the world, from Deloitte Consulting to Cisco, Silicon Valley Bank, Royal Dutch Shell and so many others. It’s always been an honor to develop bright minds to that next level of management and leadership.

And now as an Executive Coach with Experiential Insight, I am able to have an even broader impact, by bringing executive-level skills to every level of an organization, through intimate group coaching that is designed for transformation. I’ve had the joy of coaching a diverse range of people – from university students to corporate managers and directors.

What I find most rewarding with Experiential Insight is the culture of continuous improvement. At the conclusion of each hour of group coaching, not only do I know my rating as an Executive Coach, most importantly I know how much I have shifted the needle with my Coachees. In each coaching session we ask them how equipped they are to add value as a result of the session. It’s amazing to see the transformation in their confidence. Having access to real-time results like this also allows me to reflect on my own coaching style – what I should do more of and what I can do better. It gives me the opportunity to bring my A+ game to every coaching session.

It is also phenomenal to work for a company that is built on hiring the best coaches around so that we can learn from each other. We have a 39% Executive Coach acceptance rate, which means we only hire the most elite talent. When you’re creating massive impact around the world and changing the face of organizations and societies, the bar needs to be set high.

Our thought leadership framework HyperQ allows us to address impact both with our clients and within our own walls – this is the best part about working for a global leader committed to unlocking human potential.

I’m grateful to have this opportunity to make a difference, and look forward to creating more impact in the years to come.


Suzanne Quentin | Executive Coach | Experiential Insight

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As a human capital and human resource practitioner with 15 years of experience at Deloitte Consulting, Salesforce, Cisco, and others, I’ve spent my whole career entangled in the wheelhouse of anything and everything to do with the people dimension of running a business.

From behind the curtain, time and time again I’ve seen the challenges organizations face with increasing people value to better align with business value. And I believe that there is a better way forward.

The HR Challenge

One of the biggest challenges from an HR perspective has always been how to effectively create business value in a way that addresses the pain points. And from a business perspective, business leaders want to see that HR understands their priorities and comes to the table with the ammunition required to accelerate growth through their people.

The challenge for HR practitioners to date has been that the tools used to up-level talent for maximum business value hasn’t really added value. This is no fault of HR -- it’s simply because until now training has been the only available tool to up-level talent. Yet McKinsey data tells us that adults unfortunately only retain 10% of what they learn in a classroom, which means that they act on even less.

Building Mindsets Together

If we’re going to push value to the next required level, we need something vastly different than training that focuses only on traditional skillsets. We need to build mindsets, but not in a way that focuses on the individuals’ goals alone. Instead, we need to do it in a way that allows individuals to transform together with a business-centric focus.

One to one coaching models are popping up all over like mushrooms. However, when assessing them for your needs, the first question you should ask is:

Are they focused on life coaching, career coaching, or executive coaching?

These are all vastly different models of intent and focus, and if you’re a business your needs are highly likely geared towards executive coaching at every level, rather than life or career coaching.

The second question you need to ask is:

Are you focused on developing individuals for their own agendas and goals, or are you focused on building individuals that grow and transform together based on the organization’s goals?

It’s clear that the latter is more appealing for a variety of reasons including building a culture of learning together, psychological safety, group accountability, and fostering a team mentality.

So while one to one coaching has worked to date, with the predominant focus on coaching senior executives, it is not nearly as scalable, nor does it translate into rapid transformation for the entire organization.

That’s where group coaching comes in to play.

Scalable Group Coaching

Due to both its collaborative and scalable nature, group coaching is the future of HR.

It is an extremely powerful approach which can do the following things for you:

  • Build organizational cultures

  • Instill leadership visions

  • Create succession planning bench strength

  • Develop manager effectiveness

  • Solve for generational and global differences

  • Develop change agents at every level

  • Build customer mindsets

  • Reduce diversity challenges

  • Integrate acquired employees

That’s why at Experiential Insight we believe in investing in your people and your business by investing in our Group Coaching Tracks.

Ready for the Future of HR? Group Coaching is your answer.


Nishika de Rosairo  |  CEO and Founder  |  Experiential Insight 

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As the great John F. Kennedy once said, “Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.”

At Experiential Insight, we totally agree. That’s why we believe that coaching and continuous learning are pathways to developing better leaders.

Don’t see how important this is yet?

Here are some shocking stats in terms of where your organization is right now:

  • 90% of your employees are not adding accelerated value

  • 51% of employees are actively looking for or are open to a new job

  • 90% of classroom training is not retained

  • 33% of everyday activities are wasted

  • 67% of change initiatives fail

  • 47% of jobs will be automated by 2034

Although the numbers may seem grim, there is hope to bridge the gap from where you are to where you want to be.

That’s why we’re so passionate about our group Executive Coaching Tracks, which facilitate continuous learning so that your employees at every level can develop as leaders who make an impact.

Let’s work together to get your organization to where you want it to be.

When you contribute to the growth of your employees, you’ll be able to:

  • Increase productivity, impact, and engagement

  • Create employee experiences that engage employees to do the best work of their lives

  • Create greater self-awareness, achievement, and bottom-line impact

  • Increase organizational alignment and strategic impact

  • Develop employees to become change agents

  • Successfully navigate increasingly complex environments

It’s a big leap, isn’t it?

The gap from where you are to where you want to be can be big and complex. You’ll need a long-term strategic partner who can partner with you to radically transform your organization within the next 12 months. And we’d love to help you get there.

Think bigger. Act bigger. Become HyperQ. 

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Nishika de Rosairo | CEO and Founder | Experiential Insight

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