Clients

Client Testimonials

Brooke is proud to have partnered with leaders from a wide variety of organizations, including:

  • Professional service firms—from the multi-national to the specialized boutique and many in between
    (e.g.,Publicis Groupe, Aon, Edelman, Cornerstone Research)
  • Large corporations (e.g., Apple, Allstate, BP, Boeing, Exelon)
  • Privately-held multi-generational family enterprises
  • Investment-based firms, including private equity; venture capital; real estate acquisition, development and management
  • Founder-run startups and high-growth organizations

Please inquire for a full client list.

Brooke also devotes a portion of her practice to work with leaders in our finest cultural and educational institutions in Chicago (University of Chicago, Northwestern University, The Art Institute, The MacArthur Foundation, etc.) as well as smaller organizations that further a key interest of hers: supporting Chicago’s youth and their access to college.

Executive Coaching Testimonials

When I embarked on trying to find a new coach, I was concerned about finding someone at least as good as my last one.  With Brooke, that turned out to be a funny concern, as she took it to such a different level.

Brooke is so good at what she does. She is so well read and knowledgeable about different industries that she will get the right perspective for each person and situation. I would encourage folks with complex situations to see Brooke and only Brooke.

CEOIndustrial Real Estate

Working with Brooke made me a better executive, husband and father. She quickly earned my trust, helped me identify key strengths and weaknesses, and then coached me through changes that we agreed were important. Brooke’s impact on my professional and personal life has been significant.

Managing PartnerEconomic Consulting and Expert Testimony

Coaching with Brooke has given me a solid sense of my purpose—who I am, why I lead, and what values drive me and bring me fulfillment. This knowledge has been foundational—it helps me discern how I get off track, when my actions are (and are not) aligned with my values, and how I can be a leader who inspires the best in others, because it is what I demand of myself.

CEOTelecommunications

Brooke is an outstanding executive coach. Attentive, knowledgeable, caring, and strong, Brooke led me through a process that helped me realize that growth is truly an “inside job” that can come when one is ready to develop and exercise increased self-awareness, self-discipline, and openness to change. She provided support at every turn through structured and informal means. Brooke has the utmost integrity and respected my needs (and my organization’s) in every way. 

PresidentPublishing

I never envisioned I would come this far during the time I worked with Brooke. She has gifts of insight, synthesis, and moving from a high level down to tight, synthesized action. I cannot thank her enough for the impact she’s had on my life.

PartnerVenture Capital

Brooke has really mastered the art AND science of this work, supporting her clients with tools, readings, and other rigorous “homework” that pushes them toward their goals, while always maintaining focus on their emotional wellbeing.

SVP Educational Technology

Brooke began advising me when our company was in a deep leadership crisis. Her steady-handed guidance, positive energy, incredible insight and thoughtful recommendations helped me develop the skills necessary to take on the most challenging chapter our company has ever endured. I would recommend her to anyone who is in a leadership position of extreme change management.

CIOCommercial Real Estate

Brooke helps and guides rather than directs. She will ask the right questions to expand your thinking, offer insight from past experiences and require commitment to the process, which all adds up to a successful outcome. Working with Brooke has taught me more about who I am and how to better understand the people around me.  This process can be difficult (especially when you are asking for feedback from others), but it truly pays dividends for both yourself and your team.

CFO, TechnologyEnterprise Software

With a successful “nonstop to the top” career, a great corporate position and happy family life, I’d never thought about an executive coach.  Until I got a new boss. In 12 months I went from a flourishing leader to an unhappy and fearful executive. Though I interviewed many well-qualified coaches, when I met Brooke, I knew right away I’d like to work with her.  She has great presence and compassion and gets the complexities of business relationships.

Brooke helped me understand my situation and gave me practical, actionable ideas to navigate and lead in a very challenging environment.

With Brooke, you have a personal champion; you’re not in it alone. She’s special not only because of her flawless integrity; she invests the time to know her clients well, and cares deeply about their happiness and wellbeing.

Executive Leadership Team MemberFortune 100

Encore Career Coaching Testimonials

I attribute my deep job satisfaction as well as several extraordinary job offers to Brooke’s expert counsel. She has provided me with tailored professional tools that, paired with my own skills, give me a solid foundation for personal and professional success.

H.M.Chicago, IL

Brooke gave me the intellectual tools and sense of perspective I needed to regain my confidence and balance. Without the structure of the coaching relationship, I never would have taken the time to stop, reflect and reprioritize. Our conversations always resulted in realizations about what’s important in life, what’s not, and what I want to do differently. Brooke’s careful listening and thoughtful guidance helped me act on those epiphanies and translate them into lasting change.

J.C.Chicago, IL

Brooke offers perspective and keeps in mind my overall quality of life. Her intuitive style, knowledge of resources and uncanny ability to know where I am in the process—and how to get to the next level—have enabled me to create the life I want.

J.B.Austin, TX

Working with Brooke has transformed my life. When we started the process I didn’t really believe I would find my purpose or make the changes I desired. But, Brooke taught me that by eliminating things from my plate, I could make room to discover the things that really mattered to me. Six months later, I am amazed at how much my life has changed. With Brooke’s help, I’ve left a dead end job to pursue a career of my dreams. Brooke is a fabulous listener and provides insightful counseling, which has been invaluable to me during this process.

S.M.Chicago, IL

By listening to me, questioning me, and directing me to amazing resources, Brooke brought me to a point where I was able to talk honestly about—and, more importantly, do something about—what I needed and wanted out of my life. Today I am living a life that brings me true joy every day. I did the hard work to get here, but Brooke provided the guidance, support and information I needed along the way.

A.M.Chicago, IL

Brooke’s coaching skills are innate; she is extraordinarily motivating, and often for whole days following a coaching session, I would find myself walking around smiling because I was so excited about the life I was building. Although I am a very creative thinker and great problem-solver, when working with Brooke I never ceased to be amazed at her ability to find solutions or options I hadn’t previously considered.

L.G.Chicago, IL

Brooke is an outstanding career coach. She was instrumental in helping me make a major career change and ultimately starting my own business. Brooke’s approach is individually tailored to her client’s needs. She has a high degree of integrity and confidentiality. I highly recommend Brooke to anyone looking to make a career change or just to get out a rut in their current position.

T.A.Chicago, IL

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