26th Global

Mentoring, Coaching and Supervision Conference

1-3 June 2020 - Paris, France

26th Global

Mentoring, Coaching and Supervision Conference

1-3 June 2020 - Paris, France


Chris Lamatsch

Jumping to executive level: how vertical leadership development can prepare your leaders for the jump to the executive suite

Theme: Diversity & Inclusion for Organisations

Area: Coaching

Style: Mainly Lecture

Type: Workshop

Session on 3 June 2020 09:00 - View on timetable


How do you transform your highest achievers to become executives responsible for the whole organisation? This session explains how diversity and inclusion can be leveraged to propel these achievers into a higher order of development. Using Vertical Leadership development techniques and the power of both facilitated group interaction and individual coaching, organisations can develop people beyond the competencies necessary for the position into ‘being’ executives rather than executing.

This session will:

  • Help you understand the concepts of Vertical Leadership Development (as opposed to Horizontal Leadership Development
  • Explain how to identify a ‘complex adaptive conflict’ to resolve
  • Outline the three components of ‘Heat’ coaching, ‘Colliding Perspectives’, and ‘Elevated Reflection’
  • Explain how to align the engagement with direct managers to work on objectives that are meaningful and challenging
  • Allow you to create a cohort who will continue to work with each other across the organisation.


Chris Lamatsch is an American who has been working as a Leadership Coach with Saudi Telecom Company in Riyadh for the past three years. His primary focus is to help senior managers become executives who will lead STC into the future. Before coming to KSA, Chris lived in Japan for 26 years where he worked in large and small firms, both Japanese and foreign multi-nationals, including PricewaterhouseCoopers and Unisys. Chris is a graduate of the Evidence-Based Coaching program at Fielding Graduate University in Santa Barbara, California (USA).  He holds a Japan-focused MBA from the University of Hawaii (USA) and the Japan-America Institute of Management Science (JAIMS), and a BA in Russian Language and Literature and Intercultural Communications from the University of Minnes (USA).