The challenges of leadership are monumental and the first principle of great leadership is that it is lonely. A coach is someone who is both a cheerleader and a challenger. He knows when to pat you on the back and when to kick you in the ass. He is ‘in it with you’ but doesn’t run the race for you.
Leaders don’t need a coach once a week for an hour on Tuesday. They need a coach whenever the situation arises. My coaching practice is designed for maximum accessibility, and the format is ‘call any time.” This means that clients have the ability to call me whenever they need to talk; when they walk out of a tough meeting, when they have reason to celebrate, when they have a random thought, when they just need to blow off steam, or when they need to just talk. The best coaches don’t show up for practice once a week; they’re there every day.
I bring over twenty years of leadership experience to my coaching practice and walk with clients as they process the various challenges of leadership. I help them understand their teams and advise them on the best ways to engage and lead their organizations.
I have known Bob for more than 20 years and he has been my executive coach for more than 5 years. During this period he has taught me to see what I uniquely bring to the party while also helping me navigate my weaknesses. He’s been a safe, wise sounding board at countless critical points along my journey as CEO and nearly every success we’ve had Bob’s has played a critical role.