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:

Andrea Adair

Senior Account Executive at Gartner

“When I began working with Bobbie, my goal was to gain insights into my work life and avocations. At the outset, the two felt uncomfortably disparate. Through Bobbie’s expertise, I was able to gain a greater understanding of the kinds of interactions and activities most satisfying to me. These kinds of communications are available in many areas of my daily life. Keeping these types of activities at the forefront of my attention have created new integrations and alignments I would not have expected. Bobbie’s mentoring, through an open ended investigation, allowed this process to naturally unfold. The end result of discovering these self truths, with Bobbie’s insightful coaching, has been a turning point as I approach my own next steps with open hands.”

Sue Rodeman

VP Product Marketing at Skillsoft

“I had the privilege of working with Bobbie for many years as a participant in a Leadership Development program, through 1:1 coaching sessions, and while she helped facilitate our yearly strategic planning workshops. She truly understands the realities of leadership and guides her approach to the needs of the organization. She took the time to thoroughly understand our business, our personalities, and culture so that her tools and techniques could be most effective. I looked forward to her insights, humor, and grounding. Much of what I learned from and experienced through Bobbie I continue to leverage as new challenges come along. I highly recommend Bobbie as a leadership executive to organizations and individuals.”

Xiang-Dong Mi

Sr Staff Engineer/Manager - Display Optics at Qualcomm

“Bobbie is an outstanding leadership coach. I enjoyed the time I had with her for 15 months during the EMBA program at RIT. I continue benefiting from her coaching even after I finished the program, through her newsletters and unique tools. For example, a traditional 360-degree leadership survey is initiated by managers and done anonymously at work. Bobbie’s way is to do it face-to-face at my own initiative any time I want, with not only my managers, co-workers, and reports, but also my family members and friends, and all focusing on elements of emotional intelligence.”

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.

Amy Castronova

President, Novatek Communications

I have had the privilege of working with Bobbie for 10 years through the Women’s Presidents Organization and personal coaching from time to time. Bobbie is one of the most intuitive and insightful people I know. She can see, feel, and identify core issues faster than anyone I’ve worked with and has a vast toolbox of strategies, methods, and teachings that bring the perfect amount of structure and heart. She’s the first person I go to when I’m unclear because she has a wonderful way of holding space, challenging your thinking, and providing resources for you to find the way.

Andrea Adair
Sue Rodeman
Xiang-Dong Mi
Patricia Brown, Ph.D.
Amy Castronova

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