I serve business owners and executives who want the best for those around them, and share my passion for human potential, organizational leadership and dynamic growth.
By growing their capability as enterprise leaders, they engage their workforce, build healthy families, accelerate company growth, and create great jobs in their community.
I am fortunate to be able to focus my work on executive coaching and development with many of the best executives and companies throughout the Capital Region. These owners and executives understand the leverage gained through strategy, leadership and strong relationships.
My family has provided me the foundation on which I have been able to grow and learn. Bless my wife Lisa who has traveled this journey with me for over 35 years. Together, we have had the privilege of raising three incredible children, all through college, working on their careers and making their own life choices.
When not at work, I pursue activities that keep me healthy and smiling. Where might you see me about town? I’ve enjoyed giving back to my community, joining friends on my road bike, enjoying a craft beer and the original restaurants with my wife and friends, swimming laps at the local pool, and growing my faith as a member of Blackhawk Church.
My beliefs have emerged and have influenced choices in my life and career.
I am by definition a learner, having been in the learning & development field for 30 years. I have had the privilege of working with leaders who could teach me, mentors who could guide me, consultants who offered me a hand up, and other chairs who taught me the most important lessons. I tried, I learned, I made mistakes, I corrected, I learned. I am not the smartest, or the best coach you can hire, but I have learned so much from others, I am ready to give it all back.
I am at a point in my career where I focus exclusively on executive coaching and development, not because I am the best at what I do, but because without owners and executives modeling the way, our investments in leadership development are pointless.
Ready & Willing
Earlier in my career I designed and facilitated strategic initiatives that my bosses requested. We provided the training to all managers so they could learn the latest approach. Some were ready, but others had to be dragged to put their butts in the seats. Now I have the privilege to work with executives who get it and are ready and willing.
I have long been a proponent of the long view, strategic thinking, and helping to make sense out of the chaos we experience in the marketplace. There were times as a trainer and consultant that we would finish a client project, move on, and later wonder what stuck. Today I work with executives who partner with us for 6 months, 6 years, or hopefully longer in our roundtable settings. Developing leaders is hard and takes time.
Warren Bennis, the grandfather of leadership development, has said that leadership is really about strong relationships. I agree. Strong leaders don’t simply build their skill sets, but build leaders around them and the strong connections to others.
Leadership in the past meant that I had a boss that told me what to do and how to do it. Now, it is necessary to engage our teams and organizational effort through the three elements written of in Daniel Pink’s book, Thrive: autonomy, mastery and purpose. It all begins with me.
Executive coaching and development is pivotal to executive leadership and organizational growth, and yet, development and feedback at the executive level is often left to chance. When organizations perform well, their executive development is intentional, strategic, thoughtful and backed with commitment.
My Commitment To You & Your Organization
I will only accept your project if I am the best resource for you, and we agree on the best path forward. I focus on my work in executive roundtables and executive coaching. If we decide you need something else to succeed, I will recommend several others consultants or coaches who would be a better fit.
I will come alongside you for the entire journey; not just the duration of the project. I work with you as a partner, vested in your short- and long-term success. Successful projects deliver both great results and lasting relationships.
I will leverage my experience for your benefit, while being open to new ideas and insights that you bring to the table. My experiences offer insight and direction and need to be considered in the context of company objectives and market reality.
I will be available to you whenever you need me. Proposals are based on key activities and milestones of the project, but as long as we have worked together, you can call, e-mail me or ask me to help any time, even though the project is over. You won’t see any change orders or bills coming your way. I want you to succeed and grow – PERIOD.
I will use tools and processes that engage key stakeholders in your journey. While adding their ideas and input builds engagement, it also creates complexity that needs to be managed. I believe you will benefit when change and communication plans accompany the project plan.
I will leave you with a lasting solution and in a much better place You will not only have new tools and knowledge, but developmental systems, processes and insight to endure. Our efforts are aimed at creating lasting success, not dependence on our firm.
I will ALWAYS hold conversations and company information confidential. It is the competitive intelligence that your business relies on, and the reputation that my clients count on. I will NEVER compromise your trust in my actions or work.