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Alan Scholnick
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Leadership coach, mentor, and highly effective finance executive with 30+ years of extensive leadership within accounting, finance, tax, and business operational teams. Along with coaching leaders and facilitating leadership training across all organization functions.

Leadership coach, mentor, and highly effective finance executive with 30+ years of extensive leadership within accounting, finance, tax, and business operational teams. Along with coaching leaders and facilitating leadership training across all organization functions.

Alan Scholnick is not accepting new clients right now
Alan Scholnick is not accepting new clients right now

Bio

Alan is a Professional Certified Coach who helps leaders unleash their full potential to deliver outstanding results. With 27+ years of experience at IKEA, holding executive roles in Finance, Operations, and Leadership Development, Alan has a thorough understanding of the challenges leaders face in today's business environment. He is also a Peer Mentor for the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants, a Global Alumni Mentor at Gonzaga University and Temple University, and an Adjunct Faculty at the Temple University Fox School of Business.

Alan's coaching focuses on the whole person, helping professionals excel in their careers, reduce job stress, improve work-life balance, and eliminate burnout. He believes in a dynamic, "whole person" approach to leadership success and uses transformational coaching and facilitation to help develop individuals at all levels of leadership.


Notable Client Achievements

  • Coached a VP of Retail during a corporate transformation, which led them to decide their fulfillment comes from their current role and not in another role.

  • Coached a Commercial Real Estate Developer through a “sticky” transaction that they were going to disengage from; their change in perspective turned the transaction into a huge success.

  • Coached an Engineering Manager to build confidence in their communication and develop their executive presence.

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Work History
IKEA
  • VP of Finance
  • Controller & Tax Manager
Credentials
  • ICF Professional Certified Coach (PCC)
  • 500+ hours of coaching
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  • 25+ years of Experience in CFO roles
Industry Specialties
Accounting, Higher Education, Professional Services, Retail and more
Functional Specialties
Accounting Auditing, Customer Service, Finance Investing, Operations and more
Expertise
New Grad, Early Career, Mid Career, New People Manager and more

FAQ

Describe your coaching style.

My style creates a trustful and nonjudgmental space to reflect, and be brave, vulnerable, and honest. Explore all your possibilities, believe in yourself, build upon your experiences, and be open to unlearning and relearning. My clients find me an authentic, curious, and enthusiastic coach. I am understanding and thoughtful, yet I say what needs to be said to help clients think and act to move forward.

Who is your ideal client and why?

My ideal client is a leader who is seeking to become the best version of themselves; is someone who may be seeking a higher quality of life, reduced job stress, stronger workplace bonds, enhanced workplace performance, stronger work-life balance, or eliminating burnout. One or all leading to increased happiness at work, at home, and in life. My ideal client is open, curious, and willing to explore. Why? A client must be open to coaching, a willing participant on a journey, rather than a leader being sent to be “fixed”. They may not know what they seek or feel they have lost, but they are willing to explore.

How do you measure success with a client?

I measure success based on the goals and measurements the client sets. I have the client seek feedback from others and have them share feedback they receive from others organically. Having the client discuss with the leader during 1-2-1Assessments (either internal or external)Paying attention to client's approach, presence, and growth

What is your coaching superpower?

Holding space (uncomfortable silence) for the client to have self discovery.

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