“My passions are purposeful living, being in wide-open spaces in nature, and mindful leading.
My business, Emily Rogers Consulting + Coaching, exists to help organizations and individuals grow and realize their full potential in purposeful and balanced ways.”
~Emily Rogers, Founder & CEO
Over twenty-five years ago I started my career journey, navigated several career changes, and ascended to the role of President & Chief Growth Officer of a global sponsorship consulting firm. I was at the top of my game – enjoying the salary, recognition, world-wide travel and challenging work that came with my title, but something inside me was telling me it was not enough. Not enough to make more money, travel more miles, and work far more than I played. Quite frankly, it was time for a change – a change in how I thought about the role of work in my life, how I honored my personal and professional purpose, and how I wanted to use my time and talents.
You have come to this website for a reason. As an individual, maybe you’re seeking improve your leadership effectiveness, maybe you’re frustrated with your job and pursuing a career change, maybe you’re struggling to achieve work-life balance or maybe you want to start your own business. As a coach, I can help you lead with excellence, navigate a compelling career change, launch a successful business and live a more balanced and fulfilling life.
As a business or organization leader, perhaps you’ve reached a plateau and are trying to figure out how to lead more effectively, or you’re concerned that your team is not aligned, or you’re seeing leadership gaps that are causing frustration for you and others in the organization. As an executive coach and trusted advisor I can help you strengthen your leadership bench, improve your organization’s culture, strategically plan for the future, and re-engage team members through training and workshops.
Whether I’m working with a CEO, an executive, an emerging leader or a senior leadership team my collaborative and proactive approach to coaching, helps my clients lead with excellence, develop high-performing teams, navigate intelligent change, intentionally cultivate a healthy organizational culture and achieve extraordinary results.
I completed my initial coaching training with the Coaches Training Institute and an advanced Organization and Relationship Systems Coaching training program with CRR Global. I am certified to administer the Leadership Circle Profile™ 360-degree assessment for individuals and teams and the Leadership Culture Survey for organizations.
As a longtime practitioner of yoga and meditation, my coaching techniques incorporate the mindfulness and inner peace these disciplines encourage. Using a variety of approaches from visioning to goal setting and insightful assessments, I can help you focus on what’s most important and overcome obstacles to success.
As a business consultant, executive coach and retreat facilitator, I strategically advise and support businesses, teams and individuals in growing and realizing their full potential in purposeful and balanced ways.
From strategic planning to organizational alignment to leadership development, my consulting practice can help your business or organization focus energy and resources on what matters most while strengthening operations and ensuring sustainable growth.
Described by the The Ledger as bringing a “fresh face to leadership”, I author a monthly column intended to inspire leadership excellence.
I have worked with many companies and organizations across the globe to help leaders set priorities, align key stakeholders with common goals. and achieve key performance metrics. Prior to starting my business in 2013, as President & Chief Growth officer of IEG (a WPP company, now ESP Properties), I advised Fortune 100 brands, professional sports teams, entertainment properties and global nonprofits on how to form mutually beneficial strategic alliances.
Inspiring and mentoring business owners and leaders is a passion I share through keynote presentations, engaging workshops, trainings and lectures. Since 2013, I have served as an adjunct instructor with Polk State Corporate College teaching leadership and professional development courses.
Topics I frequently speak about include:
- Qualities of High Performing Leaders
- Leading High-Performing Teams
- Leadership Succession Planning
- Mindful Leadership
- Providing Effective Coaching & Feedback
- Cultivating a Conscious Culture
- Reconnecting to Passion and Purpose
- Creating Balance in Your Life and Work
- Managing Stress at Work
- Grow with Purpose
Past speaking engagements have taken me throughout North America, Europe and Asia and include:
- America Business Women’s Association ~ Lakeland and Plant City Chapters
- Florida Festivals & Events Association Annual Convention
- IEG’s Annual Sponsorship Conference and Regional Seminars
- International Association of Amusement Parks & Attractions Annual Conference
- International Association of Fairs & Exhibitions Annual Conference
- Kiwanis Florida Leadership Summit
- Lakeland Economic Development Council CEO Survey Presentation & Panel Discussion
- Lakeland, Plant City and Auburndale Chambers of Commerce
- Mid-Florida Society of Human Resource Management ~ Lakeland Chapter
- National Association of Business Owners ~ Lakeland and Tampa Chapters
- National Recreation & Park Association Annual Congress
- National Sports Forum
- Planet Philanthropy
- Polk County Annual Mayors Roundtable
- Polk Museum of Art Annual Mindful Leadership Workshop Series
- Professional Convention & Meeting Planners Association CEO Forum
- SCORE Central Florida
- Working Women of Tampa Bay Annual Women with Impact Summit
My passions are purposeful living, being in wide-open spaces in nature, and mindful leading.
My husband and I – along with our golden retriever, a quarter horse, and a thoroughbred rescue – live on a family ranch in Lakeland, Florida where we raise beef cattle and grow citrus and blueberries.
A lifelong learner, I graduated from Florida State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education in 1990 and a Master’s Degree in Reading & Language Arts in 1991, and later earned a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership from the University of South Florida.
Becoming a Yoga Alliance Certified & Registered Yoga Teacher in 2012 was an extraordinarily rewarding personal accomplishment.
Inspired by the impact of nonprofit organizations, I have served on many state and local boards in a volunteer leadership capacity. Presently, I’m a member of the Polk Education Foundation Board of Directors and the United Way Central Florida Board of Directors. Previously, I served on the Florida Festivals & Events Association Board of Directors and was board chair for two years, the Florida Education Foundation Board of Directors & Executive Committee, the Polk Museum of Art Board of Trustees & Executive Committee and the Polk County SPCA Board of Directors & Executive Committee.
My personal and professional network includes the following active memberships: International Coach Federation, National Association of Women Business Owners, Lakeland Economic Development Council, Women Entrepreneurs at USAmeriBank, Working Women of Tampa Bay, Society of Human Resource Management, and the Lakeland & Plant City Chambers of Commerce.
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