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Executive Coaching

In our fast paced, hamster wheel world, it seems like there are always demands on us to do more. More money, more work, more family time, more school, more exercise, more fun – more insanity! We are told to “work smarter, not harder”, but let’s face it – each of us is already doing the best we know how. Like a fully loaded ocean liner steaming at full speed, our lives have incredible momentum to them. We may think that we “should” be able to easily make changes, but this just isn’t true. The momentum of our life, made up of our personal habits and the habits of the relationships we are in, largely determines our choices each day.

Then even the best careers usually feel like a battle between money and meaning. Either we become a slave to our work and make lots of money, or we follow our purpose and struggle to make ends meet. Either we focus on sales and profits, or on service and making a difference.

Our executive coaching supports entrepreneurs and executives in building companies and careers that allow us to “have it all.” We do this by “getting to the heart of the matter” – by diving into the core conflicts that limit us, by creating powerful structures for courageous change, and by teaching cutting edge psychological technologies that can transform your effectiveness, motivation, personal power, and self love.

Our coaching is not for the faint of heart. We work with entrepreneurs and executives who are 100% committed to their lives and businesses, and are ready to face their deepest fears and inner conflicts head on. Then over a period of six to twelve months, we harness this commitment and use it to transform your business - and your life - in service to creating careers and companies most people only dream about.

"Asked for a conservative estimate of the monetary payoff from the coaching they got, these managers described an average return of more than $100,000, or about six times what the coaching had cost their companies." –Fortune Magazine, 2/19/01

Leadership Development

In businesses, 90% of unresolved issues are not rational. They're emotional. But here’s the problem. At least 90% of all business investments are strictly focused on the rational side of business. We’ve somehow bought into the idea that business is a cold science. Then we try to compartmentalize the emotional side and shove it into boxes like “motivation,” “sales psychology” and “leadership.”

When we do this, two things automatically happen.

First, people in the company develop ever higher levels of stress, this stress becomes an addiction, and this addiction creates symptoms such as low morale, high turnover, burnout, and interpersonal conflict.

Second, results suffer. Stress is a polite word for fear. Employees react to a culture of fear by developing patterns of entitlement, blame, infighting and procrastination. And sooner or later, executives do too. These patterns destroy trust and productivity, and the company begins the long slide towards slow death.

When we buy into the myth that the bottom line is the only thing that matters, the bottom line peaks for a while and then suffers. From 1984 – 1999, GM was the #1 company in the US by market cap. In 2009 GM declared bankruptcy. Why? It wasn’t because of the challenge of increased competition – it was because of how the people in GM responded to this challenge. Instead of dealing with it head on, the culture became increasingly dysfunctional.

In the face of the current economic challenges, most companies are becoming even more fear driven, but this is the opposite of what works, because fear makes us stupid. At a biological level, fear makes us work harder not smarter.

In contrast, great companies are embracing the current challenges and meeting them head on. The motto they’re adopting is “don’t let a good crisis go to waste.” They are using this challenge as an opportunity to increase market share by transforming their business – pruning where necessary, and then developing the next level of leadership and productivity among those who are left.

Our leadership development programs include executive coaching, keynote speeches, team building, training, assessments, and more. Rather than trying to sell a fixed solution, we start by assessing our clients' needs, getting agreement on your concrete business goals, and then crafting solutions that bring together all the elements that are requried to create the sustained, positive changes you desire.

 

Selling By Giving

Selling By Giving is the leading program for coaches, counselors, healers, and other service professionals who want to build a practice that provides both money and meaning. It teaches a new, more caring, more successful way to do business. By learning how to embrace the core conflict between business and spirituality, it shows how to turn sales into service and business building into spiritual growth.

It shows how you can have it all - how you can fill your practice in ways that feel good, and are actually much more successful than traditional sales and marketing techniques.

To learn more, please visit the Selling By Giving website.

“This course has been absolutely life-changing for me!” - Liesel Teversham, Energy Healer

“Thank you from the bottom of my bank account.  Who knew business could feel so good.” - Melanie DuPuy, Life Coach

“My income almost doubled after taking this class.” - Stephanie Wiltgen, Educational Consultant

 

Ongoing Training

Our live services are complimented by a powerful library of over 20 books, 25 e-books and 45 audio CDs, which allow individuals and teams to expand and integrate their learning. Topics covered include motivation, leadership, sales, conscious business, practice building and emotional intelligence.

Drawing on these and other resources, we can also create custom training curriculums tailored to the specific needs of your team.

 

 

“I absolutely believe that people, unless coached, never reach their maximum potential."

–Bob Nardelli, CEO, Home Depot

“The Manchester survey of 140 companies shows nine in 10 executives believe coaching to be worth their time and dollars. The average return was more than $5 for each $1 spent."

––The Denver Post

“Business is a logical process run by emotional beings.”

–– Steve Chandler

The soft stuff is always harder than the hard stuff. Human interactions are a lot tougher to manage than numbers and Profits and Losses.

–Roger Enrico, Vice Chairman, PepsiCo

"My practice has tripled since I started using this system."

- Susan Ortolano, Relationship Coach

"I figure this program saved me $50,000 - $100,000 and 18 months of practice building time"

- Michael Schantz, Executive Coach