Pam Lowe Cho, Founder of Trek Executive Coaching

The motivation behind Trek Executive Coaching was discovered after Founder and Certified Executive Coach Pam Lowe Cho sought professional advice to reflect on the ideal profession for herself after leaving her former job. 

Prior to establishing the coaching practice in 2009, Cho served as a corporate communications executive for more than 15 years with Fruit of the Loom in Chicago and Cintas Corporation in Cincinnati. She also worked for Fifth Third Bank as an executive coach, and also the White House Public Affairs Department during the Reagan Administration, she says. 

During the past several years at Trek Executive Coaching, Cho says she has had several companies ask for help in attracting and developing their early career professionals.  

As Trek Executive Coaching is geared toward senior-level executives, Cho saw the need in the marketplace for a program that helps companies retain their young professionals. 

The solution was Trek Leadership Café, which is a three-month program that includes six, two-hour sessions. 

With meetings in local coffee shops such as the Red Tree Gallery in Oakley, the co-working space 1628 Ltd. downtown and other unique venues, the program is designed to focus on the topics of strengthening interpersonal communications skills, productivity and personal wellness. 

The difference between Trek Leadership Café and the one-to-one executive coaching offered at Trek Coaching is that the cohorts are usually limited to six to eight people per coach, explains Cho. 

“Companies get to choose from a menu of professional competencies they want taught in the program,” says Cho. “It’s fun, interactive and powerful to see the impact the coaching has on their performance and engagement at work.”

The fee for the program varies, depending on the size of the group, location and curriculum customized for each company, says Cho, but the three-month program typically starts at $2,450 per person and that includes all materials, breakfast from Maplewood, workbooks, pens, water bottles, etc.

If you’re not located in Cincinnati, but are interested in Trek Leadership Café, don’t fret. Trek Executive Coaching is working with instructors from a local university to create a virtual Trek Leadership Café so they can offer the program outside the tri-state area, according to Cho. 

For young professionals looking to grow and excel within their organization, Cho says Trek Leadership Café will provide you with the tips and tools needed to succeed. “I’ve seen young professionals find greater balance with their jobs, develop strong working relationships with their managers, earn promotions and be selected for special projects,” says Cho. “You can see the shift in the young professionals to a place of greater confidence, control and engagement throughout the program.”

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