COACHING LEADERS. ACHIEVING SUCCESS.
At Pond Leadership Group (PLG) we believe that leaders who can create and deliver value with clarity of purpose and connection to others are critical to shaping the future.
As experienced executive coaches and consultants, we are committed to helping these leaders realize a vision for success for themselves, their teams, their organizations and beyond. We do this through Executive Coaching, Team Alignment & Facilitation, and Leadership Development Workshops & Programs. We provide candor, care, and expertise in our role as allies and thought partners to our clients. Their success is our success.
Amber Romine, Principal
Amber blends her leadership experience in high performing organizations with her expertise in the practice of coaching and development to deliver high impact, high value services to her clients. As the Principal of Pond Leadership Group, Amber accesses an extensive network of coaches and consultants to provide expert resources to her clients.
Amber is an experienced executive coach, consultant, and facilitator. She has a strong track record of success providing executive coaching, team alignment & facilitation, and leadership development workshops to clients across the public and private sectors, including many in the Global Fortune 500.
Amber is sought after for her engaging style, insight, and skill as a trusted advisor. An expert in the field, she was a contributing author to Best Practices in Leadership Development, Second Edition, quoted in the WSJ, and has been a featured presenter at leadership development conferences. After graduating from the Leadership Coaching Program at Georgetown University, she was invited to join the faculty and serve as an assessor for Georgetown’s Institute for Transformational Leadership.
An experienced leader, Amber is the former board chair for Miriam’s Kitchen, an award-winning DC-based homeless services organization, and the current board governance chair for the AIDS Resource Foundation for Children. Amber spent twelve years with PricewaterhouseCoopers where she was a management consultant to leading companies in the health care sector and a director in global human capital.
Amber holds a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) credential from the International Coaching Federation, a master’s degree from the Harvard Kennedy School, and a bachelor’s degree from Rutgers University. Amber is certified in a range of personality assessments and feedback instruments.
Amber lives in Washington, DC with her husband and three children. She is an avid podcast and poetry fan, an amateur birder and can often be found strumming the ukulele.
ENABLING SUCCESS WITH
CANDOR, CARE, AND EXPERTISE
Pond Leadership Group (PLG) offers a range of services targeted to the individual, team, and organization.
PLG works with clients in one-on-one executive coaching relationships. The typical engagement lasts for 6 months to 1 year and is contracted through the leader’s organization. We serve as thought partners, allies and advisors to executives expanding their scope and navigating organizational change. We also prepare executives for higher levels of leadership with targeted behavioral coaching and competency development. Our approach includes:
Proven strategies and practices
Informative style and behavioral assessments
Targeted stakeholder engagement
Clearly defined goals, progress tracking and outcome measures
Confidential meetings for reflection and action (virtual and in-person)
TEAM ALIGNMENT & FACILITATION
PLG works with leadership and executive teams to achieve higher levels of performance. The typical engagement is for up to four team sessions over the course of a year. PLG designs the team sessions in partnership with the client and facilitates the sessions. We utilize our expert listening and intervention skills to move teams forward with practical insights and actions. Whether in need of alignment around vision and execution, trust and relationship building, or a plan to navigate complex change, PLG moves teams productively toward their goals. PLG also provides meeting facilitation services. We manage the agenda, track progress and agreements, and ensure widespread participation so team members can focus on the task at hand. Our approach includes:
Pre-session meetings with individual team members
Creating spaces for difficult conversations
Clear session objectives and detailed plans
Informative team performance and style assessments
Proven strategies to engage and motivate team members
LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOPS & PROGRAMS
PLG provides expert consultation, design and delivery of comprehensive leadership development programs and single session workshops. Following a careful needs assessment, PLG customizes an approach that reflects evidence-based adult learning principles, innovative design elements, and a commitment to fun. In delivering training, PLG brings dynamism, energy, humor, and credibility to the learning environment resulting in highly rated programs and high impact learning. Workshop topics include communication, conflict, navigating change, self-awareness, building high performing teams, and management skills. Target groups for comprehensive programs include high-potential leaders in cohort programs, management and staff in functional and cross-functional programs, senior leaders in targeted capacity building programs. Our approach includes:
Careful assessment of the learning needs and organizational culture
Highly interactive sessions that deliver on client’s strategic objectives
Concepts presented in an easy-to-digest format, with industry relevant examples
Use of peer learning and coaching support to support sustained change
Recommending program faculty to round out the delivery team
Emphasis on practice and application
We work with a range of clients, across sectors. We have experience in financial, legal and professional services, education, health care, and biotech. In government, we have experience at the state and federal levels, working with education, the courts, the Department of Commerce, and the National Institutes of Health. In the social sector, we have worked with academic institutions, philanthropic organizations, and community-based, national and global non-profits. We have deep experience in a global context having worked with leaders from more than forty countries. We are also fortunate to partner with other firms and organizations to deliver services to clients. These include, Paravis Partners, Clear Impact, Center for Leading Organizations, and University of Maryland, School of Public Policy.
Client references are available upon request.
Amber helped me through a difficult time in my career. She was empathetic and at the same time drove me to move forward. Her insightful guidance helped me to successfully navigate through a time of uncertainty and tremendous change.
Director, Global Pharma Company
Amber served as my coach as I was stepping into a senior leadership role...she gave me strategies to demonstrate gravitas on day 1, and her advice helped make this role a true success. When it came time to turn over the role to the next leader, I found myself relaying Amber's concrete advice and strategies on leadership.
Partner, Global Law Firm
Amber is an intent listener and she quickly understood what I needed to do next to improve my relationships and effectiveness as a federal executive. A year after working with her, I refer frequently to the guidance she provided.
Executive, Federal Agency
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PLG SPONSORING BE BOLD AND BEHOLD
For the second year in a row, Pond Leadership Group (PLG) is a top tier sponsor of Be Bold and Behold, a fundraiser for metastatic breast cancer research. The gala takes place February 1 at the Crystal Palace in Livingston, NJ. For more information about this important effort, visit www.beboldandbehold.com.
PLG'S FAVORITE THINGS
2018 RESOURCES FOR LEADERS
Coaching for Leaders
(General leadership dev)
Own the Room - Su, Wilkins
ROMINE PROFILES INNOVATIVE PARTNER DEVELOPMENT APPROACH AT NALP'S PDI
Amber Romine, Principal with Pond Leadership Group (PLG), teamed up with her clients from Hogan Lovells, LLP at the National Association for Legal Professionals' (NALP) recent Professional Development Institute (PDI). They showcased their breakthrough approach to partner development, blending design thinking and action learning to create innovative solutions to strategic firm challenges.
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