Synthesis Management Group

We develop 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 work with leaders to discover, ignite and inspire the leaders in their organizations.

What some of our clients are saying:

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

Andrew Tempest

Regional Marketing Director at Gannett

“I worked with Bobbie as a leadership coach when I was with Element K. I have been involved in a number of programs previously at AT&T & EDS but working with Bobbie proved more effective than anything I had previously gone through. Years later I still put in practice the tools and strategies I learned from her program in my day-to-day activities.”

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.”

Rochester Institute of Technology

Student - EMBA Program

“Bobbie is a fantastic leader who demonstrates her skills through her own examples and behaviors. Her teachings come from real experience. She is a very credible source and a wealth of knowledge.”

Diana Augspurger

CEO, Creative Storage

“Bobbie has tremendous capacity to see core issues surrounding business dilemmas making her a very capable coach. She is genuinely concerned with her clients success and will utilize all of her resources to help them reach their goals. I am always impressed at how intuitive she is and how she can apply her knowledge of DISC, Birkman and other personality tests to help me understand the best way to communicate with my employees. Her insight has proven invaluable not only with HR issues but also with system development and sales management. I am very grateful to have found a coach with such a strong skill set.”

William Jacques
Andrew Tempest
Scott Duell
Rochester Institute of Technology
Diana Augspurger

Leadership Blog

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