Strengthening
Leadership
Is Our Mission
Est. 1989

For nearly 30 years The Bader Group has served clients to strengthen their leadership as individuals, teams, and entire organizations. We provide Executive Coaching, Action Learning facilitation, customized Leadership Development programs, Team Building, Organizational Development initiatives, and Strategic Planning off-sites. Explore our services, products, publications, and satisfied clients throughout our website.

SERVICES

Executive
Coaching

The goals of the participant in the context of his or her leadership challenges and the organization’s expectations drive our executive coaching. The Bader Group utilizes state-of-the-art assessments and key stakeholder interviews to provide a platform for change and renewal.
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Team
Building

Every team building initiative is customized based on the team’s charter, strengths, challenges, and the organization’s culture. Trust, as the foundation of all teams is our specialty. Refreshed teams see results.

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Organization Assessment &
Development

Gain new insights about your organization’s effectiveness through interviews, focus groups, and surveys. Strategic planning workshops and expert, customized facilitation serve as a catalyst for renewal. Action and improvements follow.
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Skill Building &
Leadership Training

Highly interactive and customized workshops of 2 hours to 5 days on a variety of managerial and leadership topics such as: Coaching for Performance, Trust, Creative Problem Solving, Mentoring, and Communication aim to build talent across all age levels.
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Coach
Supervision

Supervision is a learning partnership of trust, exploration, and renewal between a qualified supervisor and an executive coach. Its objective is substantive and long-term effectiveness for the coach, which in turn impacts clients' and their organization’s performance.
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Group Coaching &
Action Learning

Solve the most challenging and current problems for individuals or a group while at the same time building leadership skills. This reflective, action oriented process builds problem-analysis and coaching skills as well as accountability.
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Our Team

GLORIA E. BADER, Ed.D.

Founder

ANNE M. LILJENSTRAND, Ph.D.

Managing Director

XAVIER HERNÁNDEZ, Ph.D.

Senior Consultant

Connie Weiss, Ph.D.

Senior Consultant

Margaret Gomez, MCC

Senior Consultant

STEPHEN HANSEN, PCC

Senior Consultant

Karen Holmes, MA

Senior Consultant

Michelle Blanchard

Head Administrator

Testimonials

I cannot speak highly enough about The Bader Group, who I retained in order to assist us in our organizational development projects and to meet our leadership coaching needs. Their assistance in these areas has been invaluable. I was deeply impressed with the quality of services, flexibility, and overall professionalism, and they added value not only to leaders involved in the coaching process, but to everyone at our organization with whom they came in contact. I would unhesitatingly recommend The Bader Group to any organization looking for an extremely competent, personable, and professional consulting firm.

Alisha Blomker, Organizational Development Dept.

CHOC Children’s

5.0
2016-12-02T20:20:53-07:00

Alisha Blomker, Organizational Development Dept.

CHOC Children’s

I cannot speak highly enough about The Bader Group, who I retained in order to assist us in our organizational development projects and to meet our leadership coaching needs. Their assistance in these areas has been invaluable. I was deeply impressed with the quality of services, flexibility, and overall professionalism, and they added value not only to leaders involved in the coaching process, but to everyone at our organization with whom they came in contact. I would unhesitatingly recommend The Bader Group to any organization looking for an extremely competent, personable, and professional consulting firm.

Anne is an amazing coach and partner! I have known Anne for many years, having hired her as an Executive Coach working with senior executives and at several biotech/pharma companies. She consistently exceeds expectations! I experience Anne as highly professional, a quick study in terms of understanding the needs of others, collaborative, and able to see the big picture with a systemic focus, yet she approaches her work pragmatically. The positive results and changes her clients experience is testament of her talents!

Steve Romano, PhD, Director, Leadership, Talent Management & Organization Development at Genoptix / Novartis Oncology

5.0
2016-12-02T20:20:55-07:00

Steve Romano, PhD, Director, Leadership, Talent Management & Organization Development at Genoptix / Novartis Oncology

Anne is an amazing coach and partner! I have known Anne for many years, having hired her as an Executive Coach working with senior executives and at several biotech/pharma companies. She consistently exceeds expectations! I experience Anne as highly professional, a quick study in terms of understanding the needs of others, collaborative, and able to see the big picture with a systemic focus, yet she approaches her work pragmatically. The positive results and changes her clients experience is testament of her talents!

Anne co-designed a pilot program with us to grow a coaching culture in our engineering organization. Her strong experience in conceiving and designing programs was instrumental. The result was a compelling 3-hour workshop that fit the audience very well. I had the pleasure to co-lead the workshops with Anne and was thoroughly impressed with her professionalism in leading workshops, her eloquence in conveying the content, and her flexibility in adjusting on the fly. It was not only a great pleasure to work side by side with an authority on the subject, also the participants greatly appreciated the program. The feedback was extremely positive and we’re looking forward to continuing the pilot.

Peter Rauber, Sr. Director, Engineering at Qualcomm Research Netherlands

5.0
2019-06-01T05:24:53-07:00

Peter Rauber, Sr. Director, Engineering at Qualcomm Research Netherlands

Anne co-designed a pilot program with us to grow a coaching culture in our engineering organization. Her strong experience in conceiving and designing programs was instrumental. The result was a compelling 3-hour workshop that fit the audience very well. I had the pleasure to co-lead the workshops with Anne and was thoroughly impressed with her professionalism in leading workshops, her eloquence in conveying the content, and her flexibility in adjusting on the fly. It was not only a great pleasure to work side by side with an authority on the subject, also the participants greatly appreciated the program. The feedback was extremely positive and we’re looking forward to continuing the pilot.

Most importantly, I’m scheduling time to plan, listen, develop people, review, coach and do all the things I enjoy most – with obvious benefit to the organization. It’s great! So – thanks again for your contribution through our coaching sessions last year. You really made a difference.

Katherine Stanford, Newly promoted to General Manager, Utilities Field Solutions, Trimble

Trimble is a leading provider of advanced positioning solutions that maximize productivity and enhance profitability.

5.0
2016-12-02T20:20:51-07:00

Katherine Stanford, Newly promoted to General Manager, Utilities Field Solutions, Trimble

Trimble is a leading provider of advanced positioning solutions that maximize productivity and enhance profitability.

Most importantly, I’m scheduling time to plan, listen, develop people, review, coach and do all the things I enjoy most – with obvious benefit to the organization. It’s great! So – thanks again for your contribution through our coaching sessions last year. You really made a difference.

Anne is a skillful consultant and a strategic partner. Her keen intelligence combined with great relational skills help her to build rapport and partner for design and deliver of high quality outcomes.‬

Leslie Solomon, Vice President Culture and Talent Planning - Palomar Health

5.0
2016-12-02T20:20:49-07:00

Leslie Solomon, Vice President Culture and Talent Planning - Palomar Health

Anne is a skillful consultant and a strategic partner. Her keen intelligence combined with great relational skills help her to build rapport and partner for design and deliver of high quality outcomes.‬

The Bader Group has provided and managed approximately 30 coaching engagements for us over a year and a half and we plan to continue to grow the coaching over the next 2 years. The Bader Group provided highly qualified, experienced and skilled coaches who are helping our leaders develop and grow for our organization. The process included: utilizing a model that fit our culture and business demands, deciding on appropriate assessments, assisting in coach-coachee matchings, managing kickoff meetings for all coachee cohorts, coordinating/supervising 8 coaches, and balancing the individual coachees’ needs/goals with key organizational initiatives. Through surveys and focus groups, the coaching services and process were evaluated with strong positive results and evidence of solid impact. Suggestions received served to further tailor the process and inform the coaches. Most importantly, these evaluations highlighted organizational and leadership themes important for the growth of the entire organization. This OD or systems approach has doubled the value of our investment in coaching. Dr. Anne Liljenstrand, who served as the project manager as well as a coach exceeded my expectations for a consultancy service. I would strongly recommend The Bader Group and would hire them again without hesitation. We are continuing to utilize the expertise and support from The Bader Group in a variety of organizational initiatives such as culture transformation, group coaching, evaluation, teambuilding and strategy development support.

James O’Malley, Director, Organizational Development, Palomar Pomerado Health

5.0
2016-12-02T20:20:47-07:00

James O’Malley, Director, Organizational Development, Palomar Pomerado Health

The Bader Group has provided and managed approximately 30 coaching engagements for us over a year and a half and we plan to continue to grow the coaching over the next 2 years. The Bader Group provided highly qualified, experienced and skilled coaches who are helping our leaders develop and grow for our organization. The process included: utilizing a model that fit our culture and business demands, deciding on appropriate assessments, assisting in coach-coachee matchings, managing kickoff meetings for all coachee cohorts, coordinating/supervising 8 coaches, and balancing the individual coachees’ needs/goals with key organizational initiatives. Through surveys and focus groups, the coaching services and process were evaluated with strong positive results and evidence of solid impact. Suggestions received served to further tailor the process and inform the coaches. Most importantly, these evaluations highlighted organizational and leadership themes important for the growth of the entire organization. This OD or systems approach has doubled the value of our investment in coaching. Dr. Anne Liljenstrand, who served as the project manager as well as a coach exceeded my expectations for a consultancy service. I would strongly recommend The Bader Group and would hire them again without hesitation. We are continuing to utilize the expertise and support from The Bader Group in a variety of organizational initiatives such as culture transformation, group coaching, evaluation, teambuilding and strategy development support.

Anne is the one of the best Instructors I have worked with throughout my years at UCSD as a graduate program coordinator. Her course is/was well received by our students in the past 5 years, and with creative, out of the box ideas and interactive teaching style she has engaged many different types of audiences without exception. Anne demonstrates the highest degree of professionalism and she is very easy and pleasant to work with. Her in depth knowledge and expertise are irreplacable.She is always approachable for advise and discussion and the personal development skills she's teaching to our students are essential and always valued in the high demands of academic medicine and leadership. She is evaluated with the highest scores by our students and I would recommend her work without hesitation!

Hershon Krisztina‬, Registrar, School of Medicine at UC San Diego‬

5.0
2016-12-02T20:20:46-07:00

Hershon Krisztina‬, Registrar, School of Medicine at UC San Diego‬

Anne is the one of the best Instructors I have worked with throughout my years at UCSD as a graduate program coordinator. Her course is/was well received by our students in the past 5 years, and with creative, out of the box ideas and interactive teaching style she has engaged many different types of audiences without exception. Anne demonstrates the highest degree of professionalism and she is very easy and pleasant to work with. Her in depth knowledge and expertise are irreplacable.She is always approachable for advise and discussion and the personal development skills she's teaching to our students are essential and always valued in the high demands of academic medicine and leadership. She is evaluated with the highest scores by our students and I would recommend her work without hesitation!

Thanks so much for facilitating our strategic planning session two years ago! We haven’t forgotten all that we learned from you. At both the midyear and annual meetings we revisit our strategic plan, evaluate our accomplishments and challenges, and if necessary, readjust our priorities. The entire process has been and continues to be enormously beneficial to the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology board and members.

Dr. Annalisa Berta, Former president of SVP

5.0
2016-12-02T20:20:43-07:00

Dr. Annalisa Berta, Former president of SVP

Thanks so much for facilitating our strategic planning session two years ago! We haven’t forgotten all that we learned from you. At both the midyear and annual meetings we revisit our strategic plan, evaluate our accomplishments and challenges, and if necessary, readjust our priorities. The entire process has been and continues to be enormously beneficial to the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology board and members.

Over a number of months I worked closely with Anne Liljenstrand and Gloria Bader of The Bader Group to design an Executive coaching program for our organization’s top management team. The Bader Group offered a seamless portfolio of materials and guidance ranging from the design of all coach selection materials, a process and materials for a WW standardized coach training program fitting our company culture, as well as evaluation materials. Anne Liljenstrand offered guidance on best practices throughout the design and roll out phase ensuring that the program was successfully launched. The management team found the coaching program helpful for both their individual and team development.

Margrethe Hillesland, OD Specialist – Corporate OD, Wilh. Wilhelmsen ASA

Global International shipping services provider with 13,200 employees and 388 offices in 70 countries

5.0
2016-11-29T21:09:17-07:00

Margrethe Hillesland, OD Specialist – Corporate OD, Wilh. Wilhelmsen ASA

Global International shipping services provider with 13,200 employees and 388 offices in 70 countries

Over a number of months I worked closely with Anne Liljenstrand and Gloria Bader of The Bader Group to design an Executive coaching program for our organization’s top management team. The Bader Group offered a seamless portfolio of materials and guidance ranging from the design of all coach selection materials, a process and materials for a WW standardized coach training program fitting our company culture, as well as evaluation materials. Anne Liljenstrand offered guidance on best practices throughout the design and roll out phase ensuring that the program was successfully launched. The management team found the coaching program helpful for both their individual and team development.

Gloria is a highly effective coach with biotechnology and pharmaceutical executives.  She capably diagnosed a problem involving a line executive who needed to be more collaborative on his project teams. As a project leader, I was able to negotiate an agreement with him which both addressed his needs and also led to more harmony within our team.

Susan S, Ph.D., Pharmaceutical Project Director

5.0
2016-11-29T21:09:14-07:00

Susan S, Ph.D., Pharmaceutical Project Director

Gloria is a highly effective coach with biotechnology and pharmaceutical executives.  She capably diagnosed a problem involving a line executive who needed to be more collaborative on his project teams. As a project leader, I was able to negotiate an agreement with him which both addressed his needs and also led to more harmony within our team.

Through my coaching engagement with Anne Liljenstrand of The Bader Group, I learned and tried new ways of communicating with my team, peers and managers. The changes in my style were noticed right away as I started receiving direct and indirect positive feedback. I believe due to Anne’s coaching, I am now being approached and considered for more challenging roles within the organization. I feel more satisfied with my interpersonal relationships and see myself more effective at work.

Sharzad Setareh, Manager – Expanded Services, Mexico, Fortune 100 Engineering

5.0
2016-11-29T21:09:08-07:00

Sharzad Setareh, Manager – Expanded Services, Mexico, Fortune 100 Engineering

Through my coaching engagement with Anne Liljenstrand of The Bader Group, I learned and tried new ways of communicating with my team, peers and managers. The changes in my style were noticed right away as I started receiving direct and indirect positive feedback. I believe due to Anne’s coaching, I am now being approached and considered for more challenging roles within the organization. I feel more satisfied with my interpersonal relationships and see myself more effective at work.

My association with The Bader Group extended over ten years. For every Organizational Development challenge we faced, whether it was a culture change demand, an executive coaching challenge, a complex management opinion survey, facilitating efforts to achieve the Baldrige requirements, or even planning a staff renewal event, Gloria worked with us to design original interventions that were simultaneously brave, practical, effective, and motivating.

Joann Stang, Corporate Director (retired), Solar Turbines, Inc.

5.0
2016-12-02T20:20:57-07:00

Joann Stang, Corporate Director (retired), Solar Turbines, Inc.

My association with The Bader Group extended over ten years. For every Organizational Development challenge we faced, whether it was a culture change demand, an executive coaching challenge, a complex management opinion survey, facilitating efforts to achieve the Baldrige requirements, or even planning a staff renewal event, Gloria worked with us to design original interventions that were simultaneously brave, practical, effective, and motivating.

I've used The Bader Group Trust Cards with several teams who are in the beginning stages of teambuilding. The cards provide the teams with trust-building insights about each other, and also serve as a conversation-starter about trust. My clients rave about the cards. Thank you!

Linde Ghere, Owner - Ripple Effect Advantage

5.0
2017-07-11T12:05:21-07:00

Linde Ghere, Owner - Ripple Effect Advantage

I've used The Bader Group Trust Cards with several teams who are in the beginning stages of teambuilding. The cards provide the teams with trust-building insights about each other, and also serve as a conversation-starter about trust. My clients rave about the cards. Thank you!

Community Engagement

For over eight years, Dr. Gloria Bader has supported transcenDANCE (www.tdarts.org) on many levels: as a donor, as a life coach and workshop facilitator for the students, and as a mentor for the youth leadership team and alumni. We so appreciate all she has done for us and the students. Gloria has been part of our success and we look forward to a strong future together.


Catherine Corral, Co-Founder & Executive/Artistic Director, transcenDANCE Youth Arts Project

5.0
2019-06-01T05:29:31-07:00

Catherine Corral, Co-Founder & Executive/Artistic Director, transcenDANCE Youth Arts Project

Community Engagement For over eight years, Dr. Gloria Bader has supported transcenDANCE (www.tdarts.org) on many levels: as a donor, as a life coach and workshop facilitator for the students, and as a mentor for the youth leadership team and alumni. We so appreciate all she has done for us and the students. Gloria has been part of our success and we look forward to a strong future together.

Anne recently facilitated a one-hour interactive workshop on Personal Branding and Self Advocacy for a mentorship program that I lead. Anne and I discussed specific areas that we wanted to cover due to limited time as this type of workshop usually requires more time. Anne designed an excellent workshop with easy to follow materials. The workshop was not about slides or presentation of slides, she rather talked through key concepts and conducted group exercises to show participants how they could utilize simple steps to brand and promote themselves in a professional manner. Anne was amazing at engaging the audience to participate and retaining their attention the entire session - no one was on their electronics! Participants commented the materials were relevant and useful and they planned to use it. Thank you Anne!

Jackie Ung, Director, Corporate Compliance, Qualcomm

5.0
2019-06-01T05:32:05-07:00

Jackie Ung, Director, Corporate Compliance, Qualcomm

Anne recently facilitated a one-hour interactive workshop on Personal Branding and Self Advocacy for a mentorship program that I lead. Anne and I discussed specific areas that we wanted to cover due to limited time as this type of workshop usually requires more time. Anne designed an excellent workshop with easy to follow materials. The workshop was not about slides or presentation of slides, she rather talked through key concepts and conducted group exercises to show participants how they could utilize simple steps to brand and promote themselves in a professional manner. Anne was amazing at engaging the audience to participate and retaining their attention the entire session - no one was on their electronics! Participants commented the materials were relevant and useful and they planned to use it. Thank you Anne!

Anne was an excellent asset to our Division of Geriatrics as a facilitator of our annual retreat! She did a great job fostering discussion and she both guided us through a SWOTT analysis and objectively helped us to develop new goals as a group. Anne took the time to gain an understanding of our division and our needs prior to the event. She has also followed up with us a few times afterward to ensure we are making strides in actually accomplishing the goals we generated during our retreat and has offered excellent guidance as to how to keep things moving forward. I have very much appreciated Anne's approach, style and knowledge and would definitely recommend her to others!

Jennifer Reichstadt, Director Education and Development, UC San Diego Division of Geriatrics and Gerontology

5.0
2019-06-01T05:33:48-07:00

Jennifer Reichstadt, Director Education and Development, UC San Diego Division of Geriatrics and Gerontology

Anne was an excellent asset to our Division of Geriatrics as a facilitator of our annual retreat! She did a great job fostering discussion and she both guided us through a SWOTT analysis and objectively helped us to develop new goals as a group. Anne took the time to gain an understanding of our division and our needs prior to the event. She has also followed up with us a few times afterward to ensure we are making strides in actually accomplishing the goals we generated during our retreat and has offered excellent guidance as to how to keep things moving forward. I have very much appreciated Anne's approach, style and knowledge and would definitely recommend her to others!

Although I have worked with Anne for many, many years, I learned very quickly how professional and competent she is in her coaching and my admiration of her has only grown over the years. I asked her to join our global team of coaches to work with the UN Secretariat MDP. From the start, she worked to understand the context of the people whom she would coach. She was rewarded with very high scores and praise from the beginning and she maintained a very consistent and very high level of performance throughout the years. Anne is continually seeking to improve her skills and is generous in sharing her knowledge with others. She seeks feedback and is open to it as that helps her to improve. She is extremely easy to work and contract with and I can always count on her to represent our company and program with the highest integrity. I give Anne the highest recommendation as a coach to anyone seeking support in their position - be it a new or senior manager or an executive.

Nanette Alvey, Director, Leadership and Organizational Effectiveness, Encompass LLC

5.0
2019-06-01T05:36:24-07:00

Nanette Alvey, Director, Leadership and Organizational Effectiveness, Encompass LLC

Although I have worked with Anne for many, many years, I learned very quickly how professional and competent she is in her coaching and my admiration of her has only grown over the years. I asked her to join our global team of coaches to work with the UN Secretariat MDP. From the start, she worked to understand the context of the people whom she would coach. She was rewarded with very high scores and praise from the beginning and she maintained a very consistent and very high level of performance throughout the years. Anne is continually seeking to improve her skills and is generous in sharing her knowledge with others. She seeks feedback and is open to it as that helps her to improve. She is extremely easy to work and contract with and I can always count on her to represent our company and program with the highest integrity. I give Anne the highest recommendation as a coach to anyone seeking support in their position - be it a new or senior manager or an executive.

Working with Anne has been inspiring and productive! Anne is professional, knowledge and knows how to conceptualize creative ideas into actionable steps. We came out of our board retreat energized, excited and ready to take the next steps for great new things within our organization. We loved her so much, we immediately booked a second retreat!

Shelley Rezai, Mental Health Contractors Association

5.0
2019-06-10T05:22:10-07:00

Shelley Rezai, Mental Health Contractors Association

Working with Anne has been inspiring and productive! Anne is professional, knowledge and knows how to conceptualize creative ideas into actionable steps. We came out of our board retreat energized, excited and ready to take the next steps for great new things within our organization. We loved her so much, we immediately booked a second retreat!

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