Dick Eaton

Senior Consultant

As a team and leader development consultant and executive coach, Dick works with senior leaders and teams to build capacity for breakthroughs in performance and achievement.

His accomplishments as a corporate leader, developer of high-performance teams, and entrepreneur inform his coaching and consulting engagements.

Dick graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts from Middlebury College. He serves as an executive coach and advisor at the MIT Sloan School of Management and as a pro bono executive coach for Habitat for Humanity, Big Brothers Big Sisters, and Self Enhancement, Inc.

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EXPERIENCE

Dick Eaton is a Senior Consultant with FMG Leading, a team of advisors and consultants that help executive leaders and their teams achieve breakthrough results through world-class human capital strategy. As a senior consultant and executive coach, Dick works with both individual leaders and their teams to build capacity and achieve new levels of success and fulfillment. Equipped with rich coaching experience and professional certifications, he builds deeply engaging relationships that yield stronger leadership capabilities, innovation and positive change. Dick’s past accomplishments as a corporate leader, developer of high-performance teams and leaders, and entrepreneur at national and global levels inform his coaching engagements with successful people who seek an edge. In addition to founding two privately held businesses, Dick’s career includes roles in sales management with Proctor & Gamble, advertising account management and as Director of Marketing on the founding team of Staples. Drawing on his professional training and multi-faceted work and life experience, Dick focuses on finding and accessing the genius already within his clients, shifting paradigms and thought patterns, and developing realistic action plans in guiding clients toward their growth and development. His clients comment that Dick brings “insights, tools, well-packed questions and relevant perspectives drawn from his years of experience” allowing him to “bridge the theory of leading people and organizations with the practice of actually doing it on a day-to-day basis.”Dick’s talents have helped a broad range of clients including: AT&T Wireless, Bank of America, Center for Creative Leadership, Chevron, CHI Franciscan, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, Colgate-Palmolive, Deloitte, Environmental Health & Engineering, Fidelity Investments, Harvard Business School, Life is Good, Linkage, Millennium Pharmaceuticals, MIT Sloan, New Capital Partners, Novartis, Shire, and UCSD Health System.

ADDITIONAL PRACTICE AREAS

In addition to his work as an executive coach, Dick is the Founder and Chief Energizing Officer of Leapfrog Innovations, an organization that activates leadership skills, team performance and business results through powerful learning experiences such as simulations, ideation, experiential problem-solving, insight development and interactive skill building activities. His work has been featured in various media, including the Wall Street Journal, Training Magazine, Chief Learning Officer Magazine and Fortune Magazine.

AFFILIATIONS

Dick is an Executive Coach with MIT Sloan Executive Education. He graduated cum laude from Middlebury College. A Reiki Master and avid painter, Dick shows his works in solo and group shows. In his free time, he enjoys camping, fishing and hiking with his three children and playing tennis and ultimate Frisbee. Dick serves as a Pro Bono executive coach for several nonprofit institutions and as Mentor Faculty for the MiddCORE business/leadership immersion program at Middlebury College.

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