Chad T. Ahern
I'm a Strengths-based coach who works with mission-driven team leaders, individuals, and work teams so they can be engaged, aligned, productive, and profitable in their work, while reducing employee turnover.
A Gallup Certified Strengths Coach, a e2Grow Certified High Performing Team Coach, a licensed USA Grassroots Youth Soccer Coach, and a 20+ year higher education and non-profit professional; my professional coaching clients benefit from ideas & insights gained through my own professional work and my athletic coaching experience. In addition to my coaching certifications, I also bring lessons and knowledge gained in earning my Masters of Science in Administration (with a focus on HR & organizational development), including: appreciative inquiry, systems thinking, and HR fundamentals.
Since launching Talent and Teams Consulting, I've presented to the Vermont Human Resources Association and the Vermont Chapter of the Association for Talent Development.
As a husband and father, I'm constantly "co-coaching" my two boys and dog, alongside my wife, Amy.
A lifelong athlete, you'll often find me still trying to get time on a basketball court or soccer field. Some say my jump shot is so classic it belongs in the movie "Hoosiers."
I earned my Bachelors degree in History, with an unofficial focus on the period surrounding WWII. Because of this passion, "Saving Private Ryan" is one of my all-time favorite movies.
I'm passionate about helping others and regularly dedicate time and/or treasure to support local non-profits. Some of the organizations I have or do support include: Mercy Connections, Pathways Vermont, and All Breed Rescue.
Ever since I read "First, Break All the Rules", Marcus Buckingham's continued work on Strengths and the future of work has been essential to my coaching.
Given my affinity for mission-driven organizations and leaders who serve, I applaud and follow Simon's work around defining our "why", and encouraging leaders to see themselves as coaches.
Author of "The Five Dysfunctions of a Team", Patrick's work on trust and accountability is key to thinking about how the best teams can and should operate.