48 min

Resolving the Leader's Dilemma: Coaching vs. Directing Tactics for Tech Leadership (TTL)

    • Management

 In this edition of the TTL podcast, hosts Andy Parker and Mon Chaio Lo bring in their first guest, Ethan Fryer-Ressmeyer, an executive coach from Seattle, Washington. Ethan is an International Coaching Federation (ICF) Certified Coach with a background in Fortune 50 Aerospace Engineering Leadership. He helps leaders discover and implement their own, unique leadership approaches to achieve results with authenticity. He believes that we too often tolerate less than incredible circumstances and his approach helps people create environments that others want to be a part of.

The discussion centers around executive coaching, leadership coaching, and the inherent tension managers feel between adopting a coaching approach with their teams and having to sometimes be directive or consultative. Additionally, they delve into the concept of leadership and management, noting the differences between executive and management coaching. Ethan emphasizes the core belief of coaches that their clients have the tools to be successful and that coaching is all about helping the client get out of their own way. The conversation also touches on the different leadership styles, the notion of ‘uncoachability’, and the tactics for unlocking an individual’s ability to contribute.

Connect with Ethan:


Linkedin – https://www.linkedin.com/in/efressmeyer/
Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/coach_efr/
Website – https://ressmeyerpartners.com/

References recommended by Ethan:


ICF Core Competencies
HBR The Leader as Coach
The Coaching Habit
Energy Leadership
Dare to Lead

References from Mon-Chaio and Andy:


The Psychology of Executive Coaching –
Authoritarian leadership styles and performance: a systematic literature review and research agenda
Your leadership style: why understanding yourself matters

 In this edition of the TTL podcast, hosts Andy Parker and Mon Chaio Lo bring in their first guest, Ethan Fryer-Ressmeyer, an executive coach from Seattle, Washington. Ethan is an International Coaching Federation (ICF) Certified Coach with a background in Fortune 50 Aerospace Engineering Leadership. He helps leaders discover and implement their own, unique leadership approaches to achieve results with authenticity. He believes that we too often tolerate less than incredible circumstances and his approach helps people create environments that others want to be a part of.

The discussion centers around executive coaching, leadership coaching, and the inherent tension managers feel between adopting a coaching approach with their teams and having to sometimes be directive or consultative. Additionally, they delve into the concept of leadership and management, noting the differences between executive and management coaching. Ethan emphasizes the core belief of coaches that their clients have the tools to be successful and that coaching is all about helping the client get out of their own way. The conversation also touches on the different leadership styles, the notion of ‘uncoachability’, and the tactics for unlocking an individual’s ability to contribute.

Connect with Ethan:


Linkedin – https://www.linkedin.com/in/efressmeyer/
Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/coach_efr/
Website – https://ressmeyerpartners.com/

References recommended by Ethan:


ICF Core Competencies
HBR The Leader as Coach
The Coaching Habit
Energy Leadership
Dare to Lead

References from Mon-Chaio and Andy:


The Psychology of Executive Coaching –
Authoritarian leadership styles and performance: a systematic literature review and research agenda
Your leadership style: why understanding yourself matters

48 min