Getting Ready for Coaching Calls

Here are a few ways you can make the most out of a coaching sessions.


  • Review and update your Leadership Development Plan before you coaching sessions.

  • Keep a journal. We highly recommend keeping some sort of journal to take notes on what is happening between coaching sessions. Review your notes before the coaching session to help you focus.

  • Be open. In a coaching relationship, it is critical for you to be open and honest with your coach. Connection and trust is crucial.

  • Be prepared to be challenged. Your coach will ask you powerful questions to help challenge your thinking and help you see more possibilities. You will be taking an inward look and be pushed to think critically. As you work on achieving your goals with your coach, you will be challenged to get out of your comfort zone.

  • Expect change. You have probably heard of the phrase, “What got you here won’t get you there.” To accomplish your goals, there is going to be necessary changes in your behavior, mindset, or beliefs. This transformation takes intentional effort. Your coach is here to support you through this process.


In summary, remember to get the most out of your coaching investment by being prepared and focused. It will help you use your time with your coach more efficiently and effectively. Coaching works best when you are fully invested.





Once you have selected your coach:


1) email Pouria Montazeri, our Executive Manager, at pouriamontazeri@deltadevelopmental.com

2) Pouria will follow up with you and provide you with your coach's schedule.

3) Your coaching session will be scheduled and you will receive a confirmation email.



Author / Professor / Coach / Consultant


Cara Miller is an author, professor, coach, and consultant in the fields of leadership formation, organizational change, the psychology of adult development and learning. Cara received an MDiv from Princeton Theological Seminary and a Ph.D. from the University of San Diego. Dr. Miller is affiliated with Harvard University as an Instructor and Consultant in Harvard’s Programs in Professional Education. Cara is certified in diverse traditions of developmental psychology to coach senior leaders in many contexts (individuals, partnerships, teams, boards). She utilizes adaptive leadership theory to consult to organizations from diverse industries engaging in change efforts (military, higher education, finance, ministry, manufacturing). Dr. Miller has orchestrated the application of innovative organizational theory and methods to inform the architecture, governance, culture, leadership development, performance strategies, and review processes for organizations seeking alignment between their people strategy and their financial strategy. Cara is an insightful, compassionate, and steady coach; she is a lively, interactive, and fun facilitator, as well as a participatory, custom architect all of these roles informed by solid foundational theory, personal practice, and professional experience.

Senior Associate

Cara Miller, PhD


Author / Professor / Coach / Consultant

Gabriel Wilson (M.Ed), the founder of Developmental Design, is a leadership coach and organizational culture consultant, with a specialty in diversity and inclusion efforts. His work takes us to the intersection of social justice and purpose-driven enterprises, design thinking, human psychology, and group dynamics.


Gabriel studied adult developmental psychology and leadership through Stanford’s Master's program in Policy, Organization, and Leadership Studies (POLS).  He was a lecturer at Stanford University for the innovative class, Designing Your Life, where he taught undergraduate and graduate students the principles of design thinking as applied to personal and professional development.  He is a certified integral facilitator and an associate for Ten Directions, a developmental training program for facilitative leadership. As the director of the Freedom and Fairness Initiative, he explores the application of integral facilitation and theory to the field of diversity and inclusion. And, last but not least, he is a practitioner of meditation in the Zen lineage through the Two Arrows Zen Center

Junior Associate

Gabe MENEGALE Wilson, M.ED


Kageni Pierce, leadership coach, facilitator and relationship management expert. 


Organizations must grow their brightest talent to generate greater value every day if they are to survive in today’s competitive business climates. I work with leaders to build thriving ecosystems in their organization, the teams they lead and the broader communities they serve and depend on.


I believe change always starts with vision. Seeing new possibilities and engaging people to readily adopt and contribute is at the heart of leading organizations and moving our world forward. I help leaders stand with dignity in expressing bold visions and inspiring the people to create more value around them. 


Studying business at the University of Nairobi lead me to the United States to pursue an MBA program. I’ve worked in marketing, sales and operations in a number of organizations but my passion resides in helping leaders leverage their personal and professional relationships to advance careers and create greater organizational value. 


What’s the change you want to see in the world? Let’s put our best thinking to the test to see how we can get you from here to there. 

Senior Associate

Kageni Pierce

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Adult developmental and performance consultant / Group facilitator / Author / Professor


Rob McNamara is an author, leadership coach and consultant with an expertise in adult development and human performance. He is a co-founder of the leading consulting firm Delta Developmental, a faculty member in the Integral Facilitator certification program at Ten Directions and is an Integral Zen Dharma Holder. McNamara is a former Harvard University Teaching Fellow and spent a decade as a professor of developmental psychology in Boulder Colorado. 


McNamara provides mastery level training in developmental coaching, bringing academic rigor into pragmatic leadership coaching applications. Rob also specializes in bringing developmental tools to elite level athletes and coaches for supporting greater performance advantages. 


Rob is known for his big heart, embodied presence and purpose-driven commitment to social justice, adult development and education. 

Co-Founder / Principle

Rob McNamara

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Educator / Academic / Organizational development consultant / Diversity and culture in the workplace


Stuart Lord, the President, and CEO of Delta Developmental, organizational solutions for leadership development, is well versed in higher education administration and leadership, Organization development, Institutional diversity and inclusion, and business operations. He brings over 25 years of senior executive leadership in strategic planning, leadership development, and executive coaching.


Recently, he has spent his time in guiding universities and companies at Interstate Restoration, FirstonSite, Wheelock College, Emergency Family Assistance Association, Dartmouth College, The Kingston Bay Group, and the Fox Institute. The end result has been leveraging assets, enhancing institutional diversity and inclusion, exceeding financial revenue targets, and helping executive leaders address their most important leadership needs.


In higher education he has served as university president, interim president, deputy to the president, associate provost, vice president for diversity and inclusion, associate dean of academic affairs, university dean, and executive director for the White House President’s Summit on America’s Future in the Clinton Administration.


Dr. Stuart C. Lord