Executive Coaching

Rita's coaching approach focuses on building relationships with clients to assist individuals and organizations maximize their talent potential and create strategies for growth, development and success. Her goal is to partner with executives to achieve specific results and desired outcomes and ultimately build/enhance leadership capability.

Simply put, Rita Allen is a great coach, mentor, facilitator, and trainer. Her combination of authenticity, pragmatism, candor, compassion and industry knowledge make it easy for executives to connect with her in various settings and in highly constructive ways which lead to highly effective outcomes for her clients. Read more >>>

Nancy Huntington Stager
President and CEO
Eastern Bank Foundation

At Rita B. Allen Associates, executive coaching is a development opportunity for both the individual and the organization to stretch beyond their comfort zone and achieve greater value to impact individual and business performance. Rita's mission is to assist individuals empower themselves to take charge of their careers.

Rita views executive coaching as a development opportunity for talented (and critical) individuals in an organization to work towards realizing their desired (and full) potential. It is a relationship based on trust and respect to achieve mutually agreed upon objectives. Her approach is results-oriented and works towards a successful partnership focused on outcomes with informal milestones throughout the process which include 1/3 self-assessment, 1/3 development/action plans, and 1/3 applications (practice and reinforcement).

Rita has advised, mentored and coached executives and managers throughout all phases of their careers and critical decision making processes within a variety of business conditions including high-growth, start-ups, mergers, organizational change and resizing. Her specialty areas include executive coaching, leadership development, management training and career development services for individuals and organizations representing a variety of industries including high technology, biotechnology, medical devices/pharmaceuticals, financial services, professional services, higher education, healthcare, retail/consumer products and manufacturing.

Representative Client Organizations

Syros Pharmaceuticals, Forma Therapeutics, United States Department of Homeland Security; Federal Reserve Bank of Boston; M/A-COM Technology Solutions; QinetiQ North America; Kaspersky Lab; Charles River Analytics; GT Solar; Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts; Philips Healthcare; Alkermes; Caritas Christi Health Care; Lightbridge; Mercury Computer; Aviva Life Insurance; MFS Investment Management; Gentle Giant Moving Company; Natgun; Novartis; Covidien; New Balance Athletic Shoe; Momenta Pharmaceuticals; EMD Serono; Cabot Corporation; Eastern Bank; Harvard Business School; Tufts University; Emerson College; Wellesley College; Northeastern University; University of New Hampshire; Bay Cove Human Services; Morgan Memorial Goodwill Industries; Hollingsworth & Vose; Comcast; Fidessa; Dorel Juvenile Group; Alegeus Technologies; Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health; Arcadia Healthcare Solutions; PrismHR; Fidelity Investments; Berkshire Bank; Oxfam America; and North Hill

Coachee Levels/Titles

CEO, President, EVP, CFO, COO, SVP/MD level; VP/Director level; Senior Manager/Manager level; Owners; Principals; Scientists; Technologists; Project Managers; Administrators; Partners

Functional Experience

Finance/Accounting; Human Resources; Information Technology; Legal; Marketing; Sales; Operations; Manufacturing; Science; Research; Engineering; Technology; Education; Professional Sports; Politics; Communications; Consulting; and Entrepreneurship

Coaching Expertise

Leadership Development; Career Management; Communication Skills; Executive Presence; Leadership Skills; Self Awareness; Team Building; Team Coaching and Development (intact teams and new teams); Advancing Women Leaders; Emotional Intelligence; Conflict Management; Managing Change; Strategic Planning; Multi-Cultural Awareness; Time Management and Delegation; Networking and Relationship Building; Personal Branding and Marketing Yourself; and On-Boarding

HR/OD Expertise

Employee Relations; Organizational Development; Strategic Planning; Goal Setting; Facilitation; Leadership Development; Staffing & Selection; Learning and Development; Training; Talent Engagement and Retention; Talent Management; Executive Coaching; and Career Development

Assessment Instruments & Methodologies

Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI®); Situational Leadership; Strong Interest Inventory (SII); CPI 260® Thomas-Kilmann Conflict Mode Instrument (TKI); Motivation Factor® BAR-ON EQi 2.0; TalentSmart Refined 360 Assessment Tool; Organizational Savvy Assessment Tool; DISC® Kouzes & Posner's Leadership Challenge; Leadership Practices Inventory (LPI) 360 Assessment Tool; Strengths Finder 2.0; The Predictive Index® (PI®); Hogan Personality Inventory; and Career Anchors