Welcome to CLI’s Connections Coaching and Counseling Solutions Services

You Need Solutions-and our Unique Blend of Coaches and Counselors are Ready to Help You

Whether your challenges are personal or professional, we are ready to help you!

Our unique team offers both personal and career coaching and counseling services to allow you to explore your feelings, discover your strengths, and master your challenges. Choose from telephone or video sessions to meeting at your local coffee shop or at our cozy office. Our fees are aligned with our values by providing affordable, effective care. Find out how we can help you. Get started on your solutions today–call us to discover how we can help!

We are a compassionate and experienced team of coaches and counselors offering personal coaching, individual counseling, career counseling, and executive and leadership coaching. Coaching focuses on supporting your personal or professional growth, and counseling allows you to clarify and process life challenges, relationships issues or self-defeating behavior that gets in your way.

We are here to help you manage life transitions, manage work and relationship anxiety and stress, restore your self-confidence, provide career counseling, and prepare you to ensure your best life. take the first step by calling us to talk about your needs and your options with us.
corporate coaching services are unique – designed to target performance goals, accelerate learning gains and track progress at the same time.

Coaching and Counseling Sessions are available at our office in Hinsdale, Illinois, at the location of your choice or by phone or video conferencing.

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Take the Personal Needs Assessment and get a complimentary coaching session

Contact us at 800-203-6734

Take the Team Needs Assessment and get a complimentary coaching session

Contact us at 800-203-6734

Meet our seasoned and empathetic staff:


Dr. Susan Cain
Dr. Sue Cain holds a master’s degree in clinical social work and a doctoral degree in organizational leadership. She is a therapist, coach, facilitator, and faculty member. Sue helps clients identify their goals, and develop the skills and capabilities to achieve them. As practice manager, Sue helps clients find the right “fit” for coaching. Choose Sue for a fast-paced, results-driven coaching or counseling experience.

timDr. Tim Buividas
Tim holds a master’s degree in organizational development and a doctoral degree in organizational leadership. He is a seasoned professional coach for contributors at every level of an organization. His pragmatic, honest approach allows clients to embrace their strengths and overcome the challenges that they face at work and in their private lives. Tim is a trusted coach to many Fortune 500 companies as well as non-profit organizations. Choose Tim for a thoughtful, introspective and life-changing coaching experience.

johnson.william (3)William Johnson, MCT, CPC
William holds a master’s degree in finance and is a Certified Professional Coach.  William is known for his engaging facilitation skills at Chicago’s numerous outdoor adventure ropes courses. He has a solid reputation as a certified coach.  William is also an experienced mentor. William’s sincere, witty and low-key approach puts clients at ease and ready to do tackle their own personal development. Choose William for a compassionate, solution-focused and amazing coaching experience.


Joan Henehan
Joan is a highly-experienced leader in higher education. Joan completed her bachelor’s degree in clinical social work and has completed graduate work in social work and management. She has vast experience helping students become leaders and develop the skills needed for successful graduation and employment. Joan brings a common sense and compassionate approach to her work with adults, young adults, and children. Choose Joan for coaching you to manage a long-term illness, navigate through college life, or explore life’s options as a young adult.

allison Megalis, SPHR
Allison holds a master’s degree in training and development.  Her extensive experience includes designing and facilitating developmental opportunities for contributors at all levels of an organization and serving as president of her own contracting firm. Allison’s coaching approach focuses on listening intently, and helping clients process and identify the best way forward to achieve their goals. Choose Allison for a coaching experience to improve your performance at work. 


Our coaching and counseling services make a huge impact on your goals and can help you achieve breakthrough performance at work or in your private life.  Find out why The Kellogg Company, Kerry, Meade Fort Dearborn, and many other organizations use CLI’s Connections Coaching and Counseling Solutions Services to coach their employees. Call us directly at 1.630.407.1187, or complete our request for services to the right.  

The CLI Difference
Our coaching and counseling approach actively engages you to develop the capabilities to thrive in your unique and complex environment. We do this by caring deeply about your needs, and empathically engaging you in identifying solutions and defining a path for personal development.

What you will Gain Through CLI’s Connections Coaching or Counseling Program
We ensure the following coaching results when you partner with us to provide coaching or counseling services:

  • An excellent rapport, honest feedback, and a positive coaching relationship.
  • A needs assessment to determine the coaching or counseling goals to target.
  • An on-going series of sessions offered face-to-face, via web-based applications or by telephone.
  • Access to CLI’s large library of assessments, training materials, and topical videos.
  • Useful eWorkbooks delivered to your inbox after each coaching session that details the session, next steps, and learning materials to review.
  • Impact on long-term performance through targeted action planning.

The Connections 3-PHASE Coaching Model

I would highly recommend this coaching protocol to anyone who is trying to develop their own skills or those of a valued staff member.Carrol Vaughan, Nan McKay & Associates, Inc., Vice President, Professional Services


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