Client Testimonials

One of the signs of a good coach and teacher is that the coachee/student uses what they’ve learned again and again. It was over three years ago that I worked with Rob as my executive coach. Yet, just this last month I’ve mentioned my work with Rob to others at least a half-dozen times. We covered a lot of issues in our six months of coaching: leadership within organizations, importance of determining and focusing on the most important thing, pausing to get a perspective, and more.  I draw upon it all regularly. Rob helped me become a better manager and a leader….and to be happier on the home front. And he does it with a caring, yet challenging style.  If you get the chance to work with Rob, grab it!

–Senior Leader, Finance

Rob taught me to pro-actively plan for regular interactions with key individuals, to have 1-on-1 pre-meetings to influence outcome of important meetings, and to act on leadership ideas rather than just thinking about them.  Rob is easy to get to know, is a good listener– reacts with advice after hearing the whole story; honest–provides both flattering and non-flattering feedback; trustworthy–keeps conversations confidential; knowledgable–draws on years of experience with specific examples.  I definitely recommend Rob as an executive coach to others.

–Senior Scientific Leader, BioPharma

I am happy to publicly thank Rob Greenly and endorse him very highly as an exceptional executive coach.  The new skills he taught me, and tools he provided, have enabled me to go through a pretty profound transformation in the last six months.  I am very grateful for this coaching as it has provided me with a new perspective on my role and an ability to better manage my often chaotic and intense work environment.  These skills frankly transcend the work environment and are relevant in a broader perspective which I also find helpful.

–Senior Leader

During the six months of our working together, Rob has done an unbelievable job of getting to know me, my Firm and its corporate culture.  As a result, Rob has been able to provide keen insights into my day-to-day role and responsibilities within that culture and environment.  More importantly, Rob was able to observe how I interacted and reacted to that environment.  His observations and advice have been invaluable to me and have enabled me to be more effective in my leadership role, in my communications, and in my interactions with both leadership and staff.  I have found Rob’s observations and advice extremely insightful and precise.  His ability to cut through much of the superfluous corporate B.S. you often find in large, matrixed organizations, and address the fundamental issues and motivations that drive the business and individuals is spot-on.

–Senior Leader, Professional Services Firm

Rob is an excellent coach, smart, experienced, interesting, perceptive, and persuasive. Using the very knowledge and techniques he is getting you to understand and learn in his own coaching. He can and does walk the talk. I can recommend highly and without reservation Rob Greenly for a broad array of coaching assignments.

–Senior Leader, University

Rob’s style is one of a trusted advisor: who is supportive in listening to whatever the issue may be at the time, but someone who also returns to the central points of the coaching activity.  He really helps in creating a structured program, while being very flexible in deviating from the plan in order to meet the needs of that week.  He is not shy to identify and raise the hard and central issues that need to be confronted.  Rob also has a deep chest of tools to draw from for all coaching situations.

–Senior Manager, High Tech

I worked with Rob through some very difficult situations, including resigning from my job, and then reversing that decision.  Rob helped me understand some difficult internal and external relationships.  He performed interviews with internal and external customers, and peers and employees.  All feedback was delivered in a professional manner, and we had a lot of work to do.  With Rob’s help, I do feel I better understand my natural tendencies and I know when to suppress those and do what I am supposed to.  I feel I better communicate, certainly listen better and I know how to deliver feedback in a more positive way.  Rob’s style is casual and friendly, though very professional.  He is very insightful and helps a person see both sides of a situation.  That other perspective sometimes is not thought of alone and Rob was very helpful.  Without a doubt, I would highly recommend others to Rob.

–Senior Manager, Insurance

I want to publicly thank Rob Greenly for his coaching and leadership expertise that he has shared with me over the last twelve months.  He has made a huge difference for me as a physician and as a leader.

I come out of the military and from a Germanic background.  As a surgeon and the Chief of Surgery, I had been telling others what to do.  This caused some backlash with my unintentionally alienating hospital staff.  Rob coached me on tools and techniques that dramatically shifted my approach.  What I have learned from Rob has kept me out of trouble.  Moreover by using his tools and techniques I can see how I am preventing problems from occurring.

The hospital where I am Chief of Surgery is a Magnet Hospital, recognized by the American Academy of Nursing to honor those hospitals that attract and retain nurses because of the quality of their work environment.  In the spirit of teamwork, my hospital decided to recognize a physician of the year for the first time this year at the Magnet awards and celebration.  I was stunned when they announced me as their first Physician of the Year award recipient.  I immediately thought how grateful I am that I got coaching by Rob Greenly.  This recognition would never have happened without Rob’s coaching.

Because of Rob’s coaching I definitely am a better manager and leader.  Moreover, I am a better husband, father, and physician.  I am listening more and involving others in decisions.  It is very satisfying to see how positively others are responding to me now.

I wholeheartedly recommend Rob Greenly as an executive coach and leadership consultant for any physician who wants to be a more effective manager and leader.

–Physician Leader

Coaching, consulting and training assignments have included work with the following:

Biotech/Medical Devices/Pharmaceuticals

  • AstraZeneca
  • Becton Dickinson
  • Biogen
  • Covidien/Medtronic
  • GE Health Care
  • Genzyme
  • The Medicines Companies
  • Millennium Pharmaceuticals (now Takeda Oncology)
  • Novartis Institute of Biomedical Research
  • Novartis Vaccines and Diagnostics
  • Schering-Plough


  • Atrius Health/Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates
  • Fallon Community Health Plan
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan
  • Harvard Medical School
  • Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates/Atrius Health
  • Lahey Hospital and Medical Center
  • Nemours Childrens Hospital
  • New York City Health & Hospitals Corporation
  • UMass Memorial Medical Center

Higher Education

  • Brown University
  • Bryant University
  • Harvard Medical School
  • Harvard University
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • Northeastern University

Financial Services

  • AIG/American General Insurance
  • Boston Private Bank
  • Fidelity Bank
  • Merrill Lynch
  • State Street Bank

High Tech

  • Bluefin Robotics
  • General Electric
  • IBM
  • ICI
  • Raytheon
  • SAP North America
  • Verizon


  • Criminal Justice Institute
  • Massachusetts Department of Corrections
  • The MITRE Corporation
  • National institute of Corrections
  • Rhode Island Department of Corrections
  • United States Navy
  • Volpe, The National Transportation Center


  • CVS/Pharmacies
  • Liberty Mutual
  • MHQ
  • Ropes & Gray
  • And more