The Executive Coaching Experience
and Character to Guide Great Leaders
I experienced a journey of opportunity and growth as my career unfolded.
While it appeared intentional and planned, several of the opportunities simply came to me at the right time. I started as a special education teacher and taught adolescents with severe behavioral disabilities. After I met my wife, we moved to the Madison area and I taught middle school for two years.
The next period of corporate training and development brought opportunity and significant experiences.
Although I never intended to stay in the classroom for my entire career, I thought I’d remain in the educational system. Instead I moved into the corporate world and as a trainer in the printing and publishing world. I spent five years as a trainer and training manager in commercial printing before I was offered the chance to head up a much larger corporate training group for Wisconsin Power & Light Company, an investor-owned utility. Here I learned of my passion for leadership and organization development, along with the requirements needed to work across the whole organization.
After a short internal consulting stint within the Human Resources department of Blue Cross Blue Shield – Minnesota, Madison was calling me and my family back and for a time I led the Training & Organizational Performance group at UW Hospital and Clinics. After a few months, I was called to launch a for-profit training company for Auto Glass Specialists. This provided the invaluable opportunity to launch a strategy and company, pivot to a different market, participate on the executive team and manage the P & L of our division as we re-invested in our growth.
All of this experience helped me to re-focus on my passion for leadership development, organization development and executive education. Since launching my own firm, I have been fortunate to work with manufacturers, technology firms, financial services and other great organizations to build high-potential leadership programs, mentoring frameworks, and leadership development systems.
Today, I have the privilege of working alongside and supporting the leadership growth of CEOs, executives and business owners through executive coaching and peer roundtables. These middle-market owners create opportunity, organization culture and economic viability in their communities. I have organizational partnerships with great companies like Vistage and Linkage, but am the primary business development, executive coach, roundtable facilitator and administrative assistant for the firm – and I couldn’t be happier.