Sounding Board, Inc was awarded Bronze in the Brandon Hall 2021 Technology Excellence Awards, Best Advance in Online Coaching Tools.

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We are proud to announce that Sounding Board, Inc has won a Bronze award for the 2021 Brandon Hall Group Excellence in Technology for Best Advance in Online Coaching Tools.

Having started out with the vision to democratize access to leadership coaching within an organization, Sounding Board began developing a Coaching Management Platform that allows all coaching in an organization to be easy to manage, measure and scale. The unified, AI-powered platform lifts the administrative burden of deploying, managing, and measuring complex coaching programs with a secure, encrypted, end-to-end environment and seamless integrations and open APIs. “It is exciting to see the industry recognize the breadth and depth of our solution at Sounding Board. Research shows that 54% of companies plan to increase their use of internal and external coaching to deliver coaching and Sounding Board will be the technology platform to enable that at scale.” notes Christine Tao, Sounding Board CEO who co-founded the company in 2016 with her executive coach, Lori Mazan.

Our cloud-based, end-to-end Coaching Management Platform provides tools for company stakeholders to monitor employee and manager engagement; facilitate collaborative goal development between managers, employees, and coaches; assess leadership growth and development over time and visualize business outcomes from leadership development. As a result, the level of accountability and measurable impact is unprecedented compared to most talent development initiatives. 

“We are honored to have received this prestigious award recognizing our state of the industry Coach Management System” notes Ron Buell, VP of Engineering at Sounding Board. “A lot of people contributed to build this ecosystem and it is a testimony to their hard work that got us to this place. We look forward to continuing these efforts to provide companies, coaches and coachees the best Leadership Development experience available.”

Brandon Hall operates the largest and longest running awards program in Human Capital Management.  A panel of veteran, independent senior industry experts, and Brandon Hall Group senior analysts and executives evaluated the entries based upon breakthrough innovation and differentiators in the market that drive value and measurable benefits for customers.

Earlier this month we received $30M in Series B funding to continue the development of our Coaching Management Platform, accelerate our investment in data, reporting & science and build towards our vision of becoming the coaching platform for the world’s largest enterprises. “We are excited to have our technology match the same high quality as our leadership coaching” notes Lori Mazan, Co-founder, President & Chief Coaching Officer of Sounding Board. “Together we are able to create exponential impact for customers.”

You can find out more about the 2021 Brandon Hall Excellence in Technology Awards program and its winners here.

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