In response to the leadership challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, Brookdale Senior Living partnered with Chicago-based Executive Coaching Connections to pilot a leadership and professional development program for 32 Brookdale executive leaders in May.  

ECC coaches donated their time to provide the executives with several one-on-one situational sounding board sessions. Each was designed to help the participant deal with their own personal stress, uncertainty and challenges around the pandemic, while also continuing to lead their communities.

Erika Keegan, executive director at Brookdale Lake Shore Drive in Chicago and a program participant, said she was deeply impressed by the experience.

“This was a game changing experience for me. I can’t tell you how meaningful it was to receive this support during this incredibly difficult time,” she said.