Apply for our Fall Coaching Cohort by Sept 24th.

Strengthen your capacity to lead in complex times

Today’s complex world is calling on us all to lead with a new kind of courage and skill, one that requires us to work together differently and challenge the way we've done things in the past - all the while continuing to reach our goals. One proven tool for developing these skills is coaching, a confidential, one-on-one relationship that helps you identify and take action toward personal and professional change.  

Coaching helps you:

- Increase your clarity and focus on what matters most 

- Leverage your existing strengths and those of others

- Have better conversations

- Align your intention with your impact

- Develop stronger collaborations

- Explore future possibilities

- Take action 

"What I found through the personal/professional coaching program was not the new me, but the real me - the person and leader who I have always been, but sometimes held back for one reason or another.  Lucille's coaching style and gift for listening and clarifying has provided me with tools that are helping me get out of my own way of achieving my own true potential both at work and in life.”
-Brian Beauchamp, TART Trails

Lucille Chrisman

Certified Executive Coach
Lucille has over 30 years of experience working with leaders, management teams, and organizations to help them gain clarity, focus and action in reaching personal and professional goals.

Lucille Chrisman is a certified executive coach and consultant who partners with all levels of organizational leaders to navigate complex challenges, communicate with greater clarity, and cultivate higher emotional intelligence and intercultural competence in the workplace.   Her vision is to support leaders from across the state of Michigan on their journey to become more adaptive and make lasting change in the communities they serve.   

Lucille Chrisman Coaching, founded in 2007, involves coaching individuals, teams and organizations.  Her workshops and training programs reflect her passion for and expertise in the areas of the practice of adaptive leadership, mindfulness and emotional intelligence in the workplace, conflict resolution, and peer learning circles for executives and emerging leaders.  Lucille also facilitates and engages community discussions around critical issues for creating change, defining action, and getting to a deeper level of understanding.

Lucille is a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach CPCC), credentialed from The Co-Active Training Institute (  Additionally, she is a “Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute” teacher (, a certified administrator of the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI) (, and a trained facilitator in Peer Learning Circles for Executives and Emerging Leaders.

Prior to coaching, Lucille served as Vice President of Public Affairs/Executive Director of Development for Saginaw Valley State University, as Associate Director of Philanthropy for The Nature Conservancy, and as Corporate Trainer at the American Management Association.

Lucille holds a Master of Arts from Central Michigan University and a Bachelor of Arts from Northern Michigan University.