Read what clients are saying.

“…focused on helping me raise the visibility of my sales successes…”

Stephanie Rose


Managing Senior Director, Global Enterprise Accounts at Bright Horizons

“Working with Ed was fantastic! At the start of our coaching engagement, we began “Project Stephanie,” focused on helping me raise the visibility of my sales successes and build a personal board of directors who can help me make better decisions on my career. I truly love my work, my clients and my organization, yet at times, I felt lost and needed direction. Ed and I developed some powerful steps to help me be the driver of my career.”

“… level-headed, practical, empathetic, easy to get along with, experienced, and insightful…”

Lily Chang


Director of Development and Community Partnerships, Girl Be Heard

“Everyone can benefit from Ed’s leadership coaching. As I continued to grow into a senior-level role, Ed helped me define my leadership style and goals and provided concrete steps to get there. He was an exceptional listener—listening to understand. He responded with probing questions that cut to the heart of the matter and helped me gain clarity around tough issues. He is level-headed, practical, empathetic, easy to get along with, experienced, and insightful. His coaching not only helped me flourish more in my role but by extension helped my team function more productively as well. Thank you, Ed!”

“…thoughtful, consistent & practical leadership skills…”

Angela Rizzolo


Senior Program Analyst at US Department of Labor/Women’s Bureau

“I first met Ed through a leadership program I was enrolled in and quickly learned that my career direction had been changed forever. Ed provided me very thoughtful, consistent & practical leadership skills ideas to move an otherwise stagnate federal career forward. Ed provided me monthly exercises to really have me become more proactive in my career and leadership challenges. He also was instrumental in connecting me with someone who had similar interests, as I do, to further help me better align my thoughts and ambitions for the future. I highly recommend Ed as a Leadership Coach. As a person new to this type of guidance, I can say that my last six months have been an amazing experience.”

“…a samurai executive coach…”

Jessica Greer Morris


Chief Executive Officer/Founding Executive Director

“Ed is a samurai executive coach who helped our team at Girl Be Heard reach higher levels of performance and success by transforming what seemed like insurmountable challenges into bit size nuggets we could digest. His coaching brought clarity, a depth of humanity, and a level of trust and understanding that is the bedrock for any successful team.”

“…accessible, high-leverage approach…”

John D Roberts


Executive coach, organizational development professional

“Since meeting Ed at a team coaching conference, I have been consistently impressed with his accessible, high-leverage approach that can make leadership more meaningful, less mechanical, and result in greater impact.”

“…challenges me to achieve my goals…”

Joe Callahan


President and CEO, Cabot Risk Strategies

“I began working with Ed over three years ago and we continue to meet monthly. Ed has helped me work on strategic business situations and coach me with leadership skills and exercises. Also, Ed provided coaching sessions to our sales, account management and senior management employees of our organization on ways to raise their visibility and value as well as our organizations. Ed delivers tremendous value and challenges me to achieve my goals. I look forward to continuing to grow our professional relationship.”

“…top notch professional development coach…”

Jane Kourtis


Associate General Counsel, Bright Horizons Family Solutions

“I chose Ed as my leadership development coach because I thought he would be the most pragmatic in his philosophy and approach. My instincts were good: Ed offered me some of the most practical advice I have ever received, on navigating my professional relationships and helping me identify and work to achieve my professional goals. He helped put me in the driver’s seat, with his advice that I should be the driver of my career, not the passenger. If you are looking for a top notch professional development coach, I highly recommend Ed Evarts!”

“…insightful, organized, respectful and supportive….”

Kimberly Russell


Patient Experience Project Manager, Office of Patient Experience at Mass. General Hospital

“I recently had the honor of working with Ed as my professional leadership coach. Ed is insightful, organized, respectful and supportive. He is extremely intuitive and quickly learned my leadership style, helping me polish my strengths and improve upon my weaknesses. Throughout our engagement, Ed coached me on how to sharpen my skills to become a more effective leader. Ed listened intently and always kept my personal and professional goals at the forefront of our conversations. He examined what was at the root of my challenges, analyzed my obstacles and then helped me craft a plan to work towards achieving my goals. I highly recommend working with Ed – our coaching engagement was so helpful and truly enjoyable.”

“…an amazing cultivator of leadership…”


Senior Medical Director, Tesaro Pharmaceuticals

Ed Evarts is an amazing cultivator of leadership and helped propel me to the next level of it. I work in a global pharmaceutical company with its associated complexity of social groups and processes. Ed was my leadership coach for a year. He helped me develop MY PERSONAL BRAND OF LEADERSHIP steeped in the sharing of vision, enabling others to act, and modeling the way. He very successfully analyzed the root cause of my struggles in the company and guided me (sometimes not-so-gently) to a heightened sense of awareness. He accomplished this through critical discussions with team members and managers, targeted reading, thoughtful analysis of my daily interactions and team meetings, and his tremendous insightfulness. I highly recommend Ed Evarts.

“…a better, more effective leader…”


COO, EVP, Lexington Solutions

“Ed’s structured approach and use of simple yet powerful diagrams helped me to clarify issues and identify their root causes. Our coaching sessions revealed new insights into my current behaviors and opportunities to practice new behaviors to become a better, more effective leader.”

“…caused me to think…”


Senior Medical Director, Clinical Development, Biogen

“I found my work with Ed to be very helpful in making a positive impact on the newest stage of my career. In addition to helping me navigate some in-the-moment business challenges, Ed caused me to think about important areas such as how to be more proactive in leading meetings and how to speak up and share important information when the need arose.”

“…a thoughtful process…”


Vice President, Corporate Relations, UMASS Medical Healthcare

When I selected Excellius Leadership Development, I made the right choice. Ed Evarts is able to assume several roles throughout a coaching engagement: sounding board, guide, critical friend and genuine partner. He has the capacity to understand a wide variety of data on both a macro- and a micro- level, and has the skill to meld that information so that it can be used to formulate clear direction. Working with Ed is a thoughtful process that yields solid outcomes.

“…proactive coaching style…”


Managing Director, Providence Equity Partners

“In his leadership role, Ed provided tremendous value to our executive team in the Digital Services business line. He is a quick study and builds effective relationships across executive teams. I benefited personally and professionally in my relationship with Ed through his proactive coaching style which is genuine, balanced and business centric, with an easy going approach and a great sense of humor.”

“…unparalleled in his skill…”


Senior Technology Industry Executive

“Ed is unparalleled in his skill to build relationships quickly and effectively. When I think of the competencies of an effective coach, which include establishing trust with others, listening actively, being intuitive, communicating clearly and effectively, being accountable, and illustrating and holding others to a high degree of ethical standards, I think of Ed.”

“…trusted advisor…”


SVP, Chief Marketing Officer, Virtustream

“Ed has been a true partner, counselor and trusted advisor. He has the unique ability to not just listen, but truly ‘hear’ what someone is saying and ‘see’ the big picture from a business perspective. He takes all of that, and translates it in a way that puts it into a clear perspective, with meaningful insight and a path forward. It is a process that begins with ambiguity and uncertainty, and ends in clarity and confidence. He is truly skilled in his field.”

“…passion for excellence…”


Former President, North America, Iron Mountain Incorporated

“Ed’s passion for excellence coupled with his ability to develop others provides the right combination for success. Ed has worked with teams as well as individuals to drive higher levels of sustainable performance.”

“…crisp analytical thinking…”


Chief Product Officer, CloudHealth Technologies

“Ed has advised and coached me over the years and I can always count on him for crisp analytical thinking and a dry sense of humor, which makes his advice and counsel easier to accept and implement.”

“…a great partner…”


Vice President, Corporate Controller / Treasurer, Valeritas

“Ed is a great partner in a business environment. He actively engages in bringing resolution to any issues in which he works, and he effectively and genuinely balances the needs of an individual with the needs of the organization.”

“…absolute delight to work with…”


Human Resources, Microsoft

“Ed is extremely focused and brings a high level of energy to all of his professional relationships. His best attribute is his ability to listen yet advise the business confidently and with the utmost professionalism. Ed is a true advisor to the business and is an absolute delight to work with. I would welcome the opportunity to work with him again.”