The Project Manager as Coach: 10 Pitfalls to avoid when implementing a coaching strategy

The Project Manager as Coach: 10 Pitfalls to avoid when implementing a coaching strategy


Matt Ferguson, MBA, PMP, CSM

Maison Consulting

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Event Location

Department of Agriculture - WDC Cafeteria Conference Room (Wing 2 entrance)
12th and Independence Ave, S.W.,
Washington, DC, 20250

Agenda and Cost:
  • 11:30 am: Networking begins
  • 12:00 – 1:00 pm: Program

Coaching and mentoring team members is (or should be!) a key duty of the high performing project manager. However, given the all-too-common career path of “technical expert” to “project manager”, the knowledge and skills of HOW to coach effectively is often lacking. In this 60 minute presentation ESI reviews the top 10 challenges most project managers face when serving as coaches and how they (and their organizations) can overcome them for best-in-class results.

Special Instructions: 

Event requires registration. 

Metro Accessible via Smithsonian Station.

Government ID or Photo ID is required to enter the facility.

PDUs Available: 
1.00 PDUs for Certified PMs

About the Speaker

Matt Ferguson, MBA, PMP, CSM

Maison Consulting

 Matt Ferguson, Vice President of Services and Delivery for ESI International, has spent his career working in the fields of Organizational Effectiveness and Talent Development. He applies this expertise in the project environments of some of the world’s largest and most progressive organizations as an advisor to IT, Engineering, Operations, Process Excellence and Human Resource Executives. 

 Matt regularly works with clients to analyze individual and organizational project cultures to identify constraints and opportunities to significantly improve organizational performance and talent strategies. Through the evaluation of corporate strategies, business processes, and employee capabilities, he develops talent and competency frameworks that bring better alignment between HR and Operational areas with the result of creating measurable and sustainable value to the business. Working across global enterprises, he facilitates standardization, change management and process adoption activities serving as a coach, consultant, and change agent within dynamic environments. 

Matt holds a master’s degree from the Saunders College of Business at Rochester Institute of Technology, a Master’s Certificate in Project Management from The George Washington University, and a bachelor’s degree from West Virginia University. 

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