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Leadership Development

Need Team Building Transformation?
We focus on leadership development to take your team to the next level.

Studies have shown that the companies that make time to slow down are the ones that go faster in the end.

Whether you want to learn how to be a leader, focus on team building, or get clarity on your company values or management training, we’ve got you covered. We’ve been partnering with business clients like you for over ten years now for team development, leadership agility, and business coaching.

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Leadership and Executive Coaching

As leadership consultants, we believe it takes courage to change your corporate culture, and connection to implement leadership development programs and team building. Honesty is key if you’re going to grow, so we start by looking at where you’re at and where you’d like to be and build a leadership development plan around your goals. Above all, connection to your heart and values is where you’ll find your higher cause and a way to sustain strength for leadership agility.

Leadership Development Consulting that Really Works

The Problems We Solve

Your company has important work to do. But the barriers of burnout, lack of team building, and leadership agility may be in your way. How do you overcome these to do the important work you’re called to do? That’s where we come in. We focus in three main areas.

Leadership Coaching

to take managers and executives from good to great

Team Building

to increase trust, productivity and focus

Leadership Development 

Programs custom built for organizations of thirty to thirty thousand

About Achata Coaching & Leadership Group

David Achata


David is an author of business leadership books, leadership and team development coach, trainer, facilitator and speaker. He brings over twenty years of leadership experience in organizations, team development and training. He has facilitated and spoken for a wide variety of training events and retreats.

David has worked in a wide array of capacities from high school teacher, to pastor, to organizational health consultant. It was in the environment of church leadership that he began to interact with numerous business leaders in the community from hospital CEO’s to presidents of non-profits. This unique experience gave him a window into the fast-paced world of executive leadership coaching. Achata Coaching Inc. was founded in 2011 to make space for leaders to find vision.

Since then, David has had the privilege of serving top leaders from multi-billion-dollar companies to local entrepreneurs seeking ways to enhance their effectiveness in executive leadership, team development, and leadership development. He’s worked in industries such as health care, manufacturing, property development, semi-conductors, veterinarian services, lumber, tires, aerial firefighting, and more.

He holds a Master’s Degree in Spiritual Development and is an ICF Certified Executive Coach (PCC). David is a well versed in using the MBTI®, CPI260®, the TKI® and TTI Success Insights® DISC colors. He is a Certified Mentor Coach through the College of Executive Coaching and is a Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team™ Authorized Partner. He lives in the mountains of east Tennessee with his wife and two children where he enjoys trail running, mountain biking, and tinkering with his 1969 Mercury.

If you need leadership development or team development training or workshops, reach out to Achata Coaching to see how we can partner with you.


Trusted Partners

Sam McKee Facilitator with Achata Coaching

Sam McKee

Coach & Facilitator

Sam McKee has coached leaders from stellar companies like Google, Facebook, Oracle, Netflix, Amazon and Microsoft and led workshops at Ivy-League institutions like Columbia University. From New York to San Francisco to Dubai, from Beyoncé’s musical director to an NFL coach to aerial firefighting pilots, his diverse clients have given him a broad spectrum of culture and experience to cross-pollinate excellence and innovation. Sam is an ICF (International Coach Federation) certified executive coach and holds a Masters Degree in Spiritual Development from Andrews University and a Bachelors Degree in Journalism from Eastern Illinois University.

Sam’s specialties include: Carving out company core values, cultivating a culture of continuous learning, engagement and feedback, personality and development assessments (Myers-Briggs Strengthsfinder, CPI-260, FIRO-B), Emotional Intelligence (EQI 2.0 assessment), Crucial Conversations, Tribal Leadership, Ways of Working for efficiency and excellence in meeting, decision making, conflict and communication. Sam and his family live in Vancouver, Washington.

Pam Rechel Coach & Facilitator with Achata Coaching

Pam Rechel

Coach & Facilitator

Pam specializes in coaching and consulting with leaders and their teams to build personal and team resilience in the midst of constant challenge and change. She has an M. A. degree from the Leadership Institute of Seattle (LIOS) in Coaching and Consulting in Organizations, an M.B.A. from George Washington University in Information Technology, and an M.S. in Education Administration from Syracuse University. ICF (International Coach Federation) Professional Certified Coach (PCC).

Pam’s experience is experienced and trained in coaching abrasive leaders, facilitating Myers-Briggs workshops, the Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team, OSI Polaris Competencies and 360 Survey; Newfield Network Coaching (ICF approved program); CPI 260; FIRO-B; Emotional Intelligence EQ-i 2.0/EQ 360; Thomas Kilmann Conflict; Seven Habits for Highly Effective People, 360 degree Profilor, Interaction Associates Coaching and Behavioral Interviewing. She has worked in health care, finance, transit, government, non-profit and high-tech industries and has been a volunteer in the SupporTED program. Pam loves cross country skiing, hiking, cooking and eating fun and healthy food. She lives in Portland, Oregon.

John Laughery Data Analyist for Achata Coaching

John Laughery

Data Analyst

John Laughery has over ten years of leadership, program management, and program development experience. He has worked for a wide range of Government Organizations, non-profit clients, and private industry partners. He has led data analysis mapping programs for design firms and consulted on one of the largest mobility master planning projects on the West Coast. He has lead efforts in the commercial and business baking industry, and worked with major corporate clients in the coffee and restaurant industry in making informed decisions about capital investments through a data driven approach.

John’s expertise is in walking organizations through complex initiatives with a uniquely inclusive and collaborative approach. John cares about developing programs through proactive stakeholder engagement, and being an adaptable facilitator as the needs of the organization shift and morph. He lives in Tacoma, Washington with his wife and daughter./p>

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