Have you wondered what it would be like to have a trusted one-on-one coach focused on helping you be the best version of yourself as an emerging leader, executive, and whole person; someone who supports, encourages and challenges you to take action toward your personal and professional goals?

Leadership today requires something different from the past.  Complex challenges and high demands can be difficult, no matter from where you are leading. NorthSky’s Leadership Coaching program could be a pivotal turning point in your personal and professional growth.

Some topics of interest for individual coaching sessions might include:

§  Completing a 360 review process and setting professional goals
§  Exploring options for handling a specific situation
§  Determining purpose and core values
§  Seeking feedback on performance or communication style  
§  Exploring options for a critical decision
§  Practicing new tools and skills

The cost of each session is $120/hr plus a one-time fee for 1 hour of pre-interview time and emails:

2 individual coaching sessions + 1 hour pre-interview/emails = $360

3 individual coaching sessions + 1 hour pre-interview/emails = $480

4 individual coaching sessions + 1 hour pre-interview/emails = $600

5 individual coaching sessions + 1 hour pre-interview/emails = $720

6 individual coaching sessions + 1 hour pre-interview/emails = $840

7 individual coaching sessions + 1 hour pre-interview/emails = $960

8 individual coaching sessions + 1 hour pre-interview/emails = $1080

9 individual coaching sessions + 1 hour pre-interview/emails = $1200

10 individual coaching session + 1 hour pre-interview/emails = $1320


To apply: Please complete the application form and return to Lucille Chrisman at

We are also offering a Leadership Coaching Program in Fall 2018 with individual coaching and 3 group sessions. Questions? Concerns? Email or call (231) 599-2751.

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

As Vice President of Public Affairs and Executive Director of Development, at Saginaw Valley State University, along with Associate Director of Philanthropy for The Nature Conservancy, Lucille has a deep understanding of challenges of nonprofit leaders.  In addition to her nonprofit leadership, she also experience as a for-profit leader, conducting customized corporate trainer programs within the US through the American Management Association.  Lucille has been a full time professor at CMU and SVSU, teaching Effective Communications, Business Communications, Small Group Communication and Organizational Leadership.

Lucille is a certified coach from The Coaches Training Institute and is a member of the International Coaching Federation. 



My leadership coaching with Lucille was incredibly valuable. I appreciated the opportunity to be coached in drawing my own conclusions about areas for growth opportunity within my leadership. Lucille was the perfect match to facilitate this development.
— Michele Shane, Head of School, The Children's House

What I found through the personal/professional coaching program through NorthSky, 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, Outreach and Program Coordinator, TART Trails
At first glance, leadership coaching seemed like a luxury. Having now completed the coaching program, I would consider it an absolute necessity for any nonprofit leader. The time, space and thoughtful guidance I received from Lucille Chrisman has made a significant impact not only on my growth as a leader but also in navigating the wild and wonderful world of nonprofit work.
— Mary Cummings, Executive Director, Harbor Springs Area Historical Society