Our Approach

Deborah and Alan Slobodnik, founders of Options for Change LLC in 1980, are executive coaches with a reputation and proven track record for developing leaders at the C-suite, Director and professional services Partner levels.  We are experts in growing leadership skills and confidence, building teams locally and globally, and managing the challenges of constant change. What distinguishes us as coaches is our ability to engage and build trust with our clients from the most skeptical to the most eager. From there, we provide feedback that clients can hear and make their own. We offer models, tools, strategies and interventions that are customized to each individual engagement.

Our clients span multiple industries and include professional service firms, healthcare, financial services, higher education, biotech, large pharma, high tech and non-profits. A sampling of recent clients include Brigham and Women's Hospital, Sloan School of Management, Care.com, Colgate-Palmolive, John Hancock/Manulife, The Schwartz Center, Shire Pharmaceuticals and Cambridge Health Alliance. Alan is currently on permanent assignment as Chief of Leadership Development at Ropes & Gray LLP.

A view of Boston's Back Bay on a summer afternoon with sailboats on the Charles River.