Phone: 585.461.5204

Synthesis Management Group develops leaders
with an emphasis on personal excellence
for building a winning team.

Our Mission

Synthesis coaches executives for success by focusing on strategic “shifts” and skills a leader must make to thrive for themselves, their team, and their organization. Contact us today to find out if you or your company would benefit from one-on-one leadership coaching.

Our Strength

Our strength is in our experience. We don’t guess…we know. We learn about you, your team, your culture and we pull from a wide array of resources to accomplish your goals in a way that creates long-lasting, “sticky” ideas and practices.

Leadership Development

Leadership development is our area of expertise. Synthesis Management Group delivers executive coaching and business strategy workshops with an emphasis on team growth and personal excellence within organizations.

We help leaders discover, ignite and inspire
the leaders in their organizations.

What some of our clients are saying:

Scott Duell

Vice President, Tetra Tech Architects and Engineers

“Bobbie’s coaching services have been instrumental to our management team’s growth, development and success. As a firm with multiple offices across several states, the challenges of working cohesively as a team are immense. Bobbie helped us learn the lessons necessary to eliminate the barriers that were limiting our effectiveness. She helped us to see beyond ourselves, eliminate dysfunctional attitudes inherent in any office culture, and to embrace a greater vision as a cohesive team. We are extremely thankful to have worked with Bobbie, I would highly recommend her services to any business that is looking to improve.”

Patricia Brown, Ph.D.

Vice President, Enrollment Management, Daemen College

“My association with Synthesis Management Group includes both executive coaching and leadership training. I can honestly say that my leadership and organizational skills have been enhanced by the thoughtful and insightful process Bobbie has perfected.

William Jacques

Chief Financial Officer at Catalyst

When I met Bobbie Goheen, I had just been promoted to CFO and she was the company’s executive coach. The executive team had been through significant changes due to the departures of a few key executives. One of Bobbie’s top priorities was to help the new team develop an effective work and communication style. To do this, she taught us to forget what we “knew” and to learn how to understand our own and each other’s needs and styles.

Bobbie helped the team through a difficult transition. She continued to be a valuable resource for the company and for me.

I highly recommend Bobbie Goheen to any company looking for an executive coach or going through a significant transition

Mark Wickliffe

MLMC Group

“I have known Bobbie since 2004. As a professional consultant I have found Bobbie to be well organized, efficient, of high integrity, and extremely competent. She has an excellent rapport with people that makes them comfortable and at ease. Her keen ability to connect people together for mutual benefit has personally provided value to me and my organization. I highly recommend Bobbie as a professional consultant. She will bring great things to any organization, group, or person she works with.”

Lisa Perticone

Director of Training and Development MKS, Inc

“Bobbie was contracted as our executive development coach during 2006-2007. I found her coaching approaches and group facilitation to be particularly effective in helping me develop as a leader and executive. Bobbie developed strong relationships with everyone on our team and prescribed thought-provoking activities that helped the group come together and allowed us all to develop as leaders. Her 1:1 coaching sessions were particularly helpful. I would personally recommend Bobbie for similar professional development initiatives.”

Scott Duell
Patricia Brown, Ph.D.
William Jacques
Mark Wickliffe
Lisa Perticone

Leadership Blog

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