Read what clients are saying.

“…helped me drive conversations that needed to be had…”



Chief Financial Officer, STAG Industrial, Inc.

“As my role and responsibilities at STAG Industrial have been evolving, especially over the last few months, I decided that it would be great to work with a leadership coach to help ensure the leadership skills and behaviors I was already undertaking were known by others, and new leadership skills and behaviors I needed to do were on my radar. I chose Ed to work with me as I felt his experience working with senior leaders and his style and creativity would help me make great progress. My assessment was correct. Ed helped me identify areas that needed organizational visibility, behaviors that needed attention, and he helped me drive conversations that needed to be had. I hope the opportunity arises to work with Ed again in the near future.”

“…provided invaluable ideas, insights, accountability, and motivation…”

Charles Chen


Founder & President at Partnership To Prosperity

“I have begun to create a new business called Partnership to Prosperity. We are creating productive relationships between educators, employers, and learners and this is a unique focus in the workforce development industry. I needed help organizing my ideas and thoughts and create actionable next steps to ensure I was making meaningful progress. Ed Evarts has provided invaluable ideas, insights, accountability, and motivation to help me ensure I am making progress. In working together, we have produced a number of actionable items including a logo, a board or advisors, and a strategic plan that I can use in connecting with, and motivating others. If you need help pivoting your organization to the next level, contact Ed.””

“… significant improvements in how we run our business…”

Charles Chen


A principal at Ansatz Capital

“Ed Evarts provided Ansatz Capital with significant improvements in how we run our business. Among several accomplishments, my partners and I implemented best practices for leading effective meetings, reducing the time spent at meetings and making those meetings more effective; we created a project planning dashboard to update each other on major firm-wide projects; and Ed helped us make progress in organizing our financials and sharing them with the partners. If you are looking for someone who can listen and help you take action for your business, I would strongly recommend Ed!”

“…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


Deputy 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…”


Executive Medical Director, Alkermes

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…”


Vice President, Head of Pain, Neuromuscular and Rare Late State Unit, 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 and author of the book “Women & Transition”

“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…”


Senior Vice President, 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 of Finance, Kaleido Biosciences

“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.”