ACT Consulting

Assessing | Coaching | Training

Assess - Coach - Train

A.C.T. The Art of Leadership


Leadership is an art that marries competence, integrity and unique personal charisma. A leader leverages strengths, anticipates weaknesses, and understands self. A leader knows why he or she values others and how to effectively communicate that appreciation. A leader learns to stay conscious in the moment and learns to choose an effective approach in complex situations. This task involves clarifying our deepest values and openly living by them. Leadership fails if it cannot convey purpose and respect in equal proportions. Leadership is the art of leading people from what they are to what they can be.

AssessmentWe use statistically valid instruments to evaluate a person and performance and compare results against a standard or set of guidelines. When feasible, we incorporate supervisor, direct report, and peer feedback, using 360 degree feedback instruments like the Campbell Leadership Index (CLI).  Each of us is certified to administer and interpret a number of instruments.

Coaching We provide individualized career design: goal-setting, prioritizing, and strategic planning.  Coaching supervision and mentor coaching is also offered.

Training Our workshop presentations build interpersonal trust and interdepartmental alignment. We use lecture, small group exercises, and videotaped activities to grow team collaboration and increase an organizations capacity for dynamic innovation. 

A.C.T. Associates coach executives and train executives to coach.  We are particularly adept at helping clients face blind spots and ameliorate obstacles to successful workplace relationships. We have professional mental health backgrounds, psychometric instrument certifications, and multiple language proficiencies. We bring the maturity and perspicacity necessary for nuanced situations. ACT Associates have years of experience as mentors, managing supervisors, consultants, trainers, corporate coaches. 

We collaborate with clients individually and also collaborate with Human Resource professionals who support those clients. Remote coaching is available and we work with both large and small groups, for-profit and non-profit organizations. Our team tailors training programs to address specific organizational needs. We prepare organizations to structure follow-up so the learning, once begun, is carried through to competence.

Click on the "ACT Consultants" page to see backgrounds of our A.C.T. Associates.  

Contact Us:    Donald Hardy-Holley, MA, BCC

        Executive Director 

        P. O. Box 690414

        San Antonio, Texas 78269-0414

Tel:  210-557-2431

Fax: 210-690-1020


History:   ACT Consulting was formerly Center For Executive Assessment, founded by Edmond M Bazerghi, Psy.D.

We continue to promote leadership in the spirit that Dr. Bazerghi exemplifies.  He continues to be our consultant and inspiration (see page on him).