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Geoff Balzano
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Experienced global executive and leadership coach with over 20 years of leading high-performing teams. I have a passion for coaching executives who lead global, cross-functional, and cross-cultural teams to thrive and deliver strong financial performance.

Experienced global executive and leadership coach with over 20 years of leading high-performing teams. I have a passion for coaching executives who lead global, cross-functional, and cross-cultural teams to thrive and deliver strong financial performance.

Geoff Balzano is not accepting new clients right now
Geoff Balzano is not accepting new clients right now
Bio

Since becoming a coach in 2018, Geoff’s coaching experience has been informed by his professional and personal experiences. Geoff’s business acumen and leadership experience help him quickly understand his client’s challenges. As Geoff aims to coach the “whole person” it also helps that he understands the challenge of balancing the demands of a global career, personal relationships, and individual interests. Geoff’s clients have described him as approachable, empathetic and someone that can quickly create clarity out of complexity.

In over 20 years of business experience at Morningstar, Geoff held several senior leadership roles in the areas of product management, software development, sales, and marketing. Geoff was responsible for the development and scaling of a global software business in a pre-IPO environment and as UK CEO, was responsible for the integration of five acquisitions as part of establishing a presence in the market. As the Global Head of Talent Management, Geoff established and led a leadership coaching program, which served leaders globally as part of a 12,000-person organization.

Geoff’s coaching focuses on helping his clients develop a deep level of awareness of habits, beliefs, and behaviors so they can break through the obstacles inhibiting their overall effectiveness. Geoff works with them to identify and define goals that will lead to sustainable, positive change so they can achieve their greatest aspirations. As leadership challenges cannot be addressed without understanding the organizational context, Geoff ensures that his client’s goals support their organization’s mission, strategy, and culture.

Geoff has helped his clients succeed in a variety of leadership challenges, including becoming a confident and trusted leader; leading global teams across cultural differences; championing change; establishing new organizations; increasing self-awareness; and better-aligning career choices to strengths and passions.


Notable Client Achievements

  • Coached a financial services industry UK CEO, successfully helping him create clearer organizational priorities, develop stronger internal relationships and build a more prominent personal brand in the market.

  • Coached a Non-Profit CEO, successfully helping her work with her board to identify a successor while improving her ability to delegate and building stronger relationships with her team that crossed multiple generations.

  • Coached a financial services research director, successfully helping her align her values with her career interests and developing her confidence to pursue and secure a new role within the firm.

  • Coached a Non-Profit COO, successfully helping him develop a clearer mandate for his role, align more closely with the CEO and build influencing skills that better position him to be a strong CEO succession candidate.

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Work History
Morningstar
  • Global Head of Talent Management
  • Co-Founder and Head, Morningstar Leadership Coaching Program
  • Head of Workplace Marketing
  • SVP - Strategic Business Development
  • Director of Adviser Solutions - EMEA
  • UK Chief Executive Officer
  • Vice President, Enterprise Solutions
Q Interactive
Senior Product Manager
Accenture
Senior Consultant
Credentials
  • Executive Coaching Certification (Hudson Institute of Coaching)
  • Level 1 Certification (Hogan Personality Assessments)
  • Master of Business Administration
Industry Specialties
Computer Software, Financial Services, Information Technology, Marketing Advertising and more
Functional Specialties
Software Development, Human Resources, Management, Marketing and more
Expertise
Career Direction, Experienced People Manager, Executive, Personal Branding and more

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