Meet Our Wagner Certified Core Dimensions Coaches!





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Our Programs


What's one of the toughest challenges top leaders face? How do you continue to develop and grow once you've reached a particular level of success?Influencing Options® provides executive leadership coaching that is powerful, pragmatic and leads to extraordinary personal results. With our one-on-one results-based coaching we'll help you differentiate yourself and become more successful with less stress.    

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  • Presidents
  • CEOs
  • Senior Level Executives
  • VPs
  • Directors
  • Independent Coaching: stand-alone coaching for individuals Project Specific Coaching: combined with organizational project to ensure project success, high ROI, create accountabilities for long-term change
  • Group/Team Coaching: In conjunction or as a follow-up to executive team development work; a coaching retainer for a team or group of leaders.
  • Clarify what you want
  • Set a clear vision and strategy for your leadership development
  • Identify leadership blindspots
  • Create specific goals, timelines and accountabilities
  • Real-time brainstorming, problem solving and high-level discussion for resolution
  • 360 leadership assessment of strengths and areas for growth and development
  • Increase influencing and professional relationship skills
  • Simple solutions that work

Click the Packages to Learn What's Included


  • 360 Assessment Interviews
  • Regularly scheduled calls
  • Unlimited access via e-mail, phone, fax
  • Customized resources list (books, CDs, articles)
  • Short and long term goals
  • Development plans and recommendations at completion


  • 360 Assessment Interviews
  • Regularly scheduled calls
  • Unlimited access via e-mail, phone, fax
  • Customized resources list (books, CDs, articles)
  • Short and long term goals
  • Development plans and recommendations at completion
  • Post-assessment follow-up (2 months after completion)
  • Webcam calls (optional)


  • 360 Assessment Interviews
  • Regularly scheduled calls
  • Unlimited access via e-mail, phone, fax
  • Customized resources list (books, CDs, articles)
  • Short and long term goals
  • Development plans and recommendations at completion
  • Post-assessment follow-up (2 months after completion)
  • Webcam calls (optional)
  • Winslow Assessment and expert debrief with Mp3 recording and 30-40 page summary
  • On-site observation or visit (can include meetings, shadowing, presentations, individual interactions)
  • Additional post-assessment follow-up (4 months and 6 months after completion)
  • Priority coaching call time slots


What People Are Saying!

Maria Agnew brings professionalism and excellence as well as real life relatable experience to her talks. I have had the opportunity to work with Maria both as a colleague and student. I always find myself attentive and hanging on every word. She recently was a Key Note speaker at our annual Incident Management Team conference in Redmond, Oregon. Maria talked about Integration and Team Cohesion. With this she gave the audience “take-a-way” tools to improve the communication between each other as well as those we provide a service to. These techniques have proved valuable both personally and professionally for me. Thank you once again.

Lt. Scott Stutzman City of Hillsboro Fire & Rescue; Incident Management Team at Oregon State Fire Marshal Office

Maria Agnew is an extremely gifted and inspiring business consultant and coach.  She provides the tools and feedback that will help you identify and address the root cause to the barriers standing in the way of your business success. Maria provides invaluable direct feedback and skills that will help you lead and sustain the kind of organization and alignment that will help you and your work team thrive.

Ileen Gerstenberger

Maria Agnew’s communication skills have always impressed me. Her ability to talk one on one and in large groups with the same ability and comfort level is impressive. Not only is she knowledgeable about communication technique but she displays it continually, always practicing what she teaches. She is passionate and dedicated to helping people improve their communication and their relationships. I have and will continue to recommend Maria to people who are looking to improve their quality of life.

CPT James J Rejzek, Oregon Training Site Command Biak Training Center / Camp Umatilla, Base Operations Supervisor

I just want you to know that I am really learning a LOT in this course and it has been the SINGLE MOST important professional development experience of my life. I feel like these are techniques that can make me a superstar and I just need to put the time in to continue practicing. The more I practice these things, the more they will become natural. THANK YOU for your skills and encouragement.

Erin Participant in the North Seattle Community College Leadership Development Institute

Thank you for presenting a superb presentation at the CRLA conference in October. Not long ago, I received the conference evaluation report for the Spokane Conference. Participants evaluated your presentation as one of the best sessions at the conference. Thank you for enriching our knowledge with your greater knowledge.

Karen Agee, Ph.D. President of the College Reading and Learning Association

Allow me to commend you for your professional consulting and coaching service with the management staff of Coldwell Banker Uptown Reality this past year. Listening skills, timely follow-through and prompt attention to detail are very important in my business. I was pleased that you feel the same as demonstrated by your service throughout the entire consulting and coaching process. I look forward to working with you again for additional goal development and manager training.

Daniel E Gase President & Broker, Coldwell Banker

Our whole team had the opportunity to experience the [Influencing Options®] training. The session was customized to our industry and focused on communication and conflict resolution skills. Since this experience, our team members’ skills in this area have dramatically improved both internally and externally. As a professional services project management company, communication is quite literally the most important single contributing factor to our success, and in that sense, [Influencing Options®]’s customized training and tools made a huge impact on the bottom line.

Jill Grenier President, Cascadia PM

[Influencing Options®] has helped us learn to communicate more effectively which has brought the team together again, and sales got back on track with where they’d been before the trouble had started. Now, everyone has a positive attitude and the employees are dedicated to working together to increase sales and grow the company. I am really thrilled with the outcome. [Influencing Options®] helped our team trust each other and communicate much more effectively, and start to work as a team again. The impact for my company has been dramatic.

Jamie Stone, President Gifts by Design, Inc.

Community Health Care has had the pleasure of working with [Influencing Options®] on several important projects over the last three years. As we started the project, there was significant mistrust, misunderstanding, and a lack of confidence regarding our ability to work together as a team. There was a long list of unresolved issues. [Influencing Options®] provided coaching for myself and others in the organization. I believe this made a very positive impact on Community Health Care. I would encourage organizations with challenges such as those we had to consider using [Influencing Options®]’s high level consultation and coaching skills to help them take positive steps towards being more effective individually, working better together, and accomplishing more as an organization.

David Flentge, CEO Community Health Care

I was a bit uneasy bringing a coach into the organization because prior coaching experiences had delivered large bills without much to show for the expense. Influencing Options® provided us with communication tools (Core Dimensions and Influencing Skills) applicable to any communication— be it work, home, or social events. The result is a team agreement that has been transformational within our team and our managers.

Mike Hassing, CEO Family Health Centers

The techniques taught in your leadership classes are the 1st in over 20 years of Law Enforcement experience which have tied together the philosophy of a mission and vision driven organization. I walked away from your [MHPGT] training with the “ahhh. That’s how it all goes together,” feeling. Using the techniques you provided through training, my leadership team has been successful in achieving our goal and as a result, our agency provides quality service to the taxpayers of Lewis County.

Kevin Hanson, Jail Administrator Lewis County Sheriff's Office

Thank you for your participation as speaker at the Washington Society of CPAs Seattle Chapter meeting. We are very appreciative of your efforts. Your presentation was excellent and was thoroughly enjoyed by everyone. We appreciate you sharing your time, talent and expertise with us. Again, thank you very much for an enlightening and stimulating presentation.

Maria Carrion-Ochoa, CPA CPE Chair

“I would like to thank you on behalf of Peninsula College Education Training Committee and staff that attended the annual classified retreat for presenting such an outstanding day of seminars on the theme of “Think Outside the Box”. You not only delivered the message in an enjoyable and interactive way but truly related to our issues at hand.”

Emma Janssen, Peninsula College Educational Training Committee 2006

“Thank you for your wonderful facilitation of our Community Relations Team event. Your professional demeanor exemplifies your commitment to customer service. This added benefit makes working with you truly a pleasure.”

Lori Gordon, Executive Director Community Relations, Costco Wholesale

Influencing Options® was contracted to work with a staff historically unable to communicate with one another professionally and personally. They worked closely with me and my Instructional Facilitator to self-diagnosis our staff’s strengths and challenges. Their expertise enabled them to see clearly the path toward healing we would take. They set to work immediately building the relationships with our teacher leaders to create anchors for the work.

Delores Beason, Principal Gault and First Creek Middle Schools
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