CEO SERVICES FOR FUN AND PROFIT
I’ve found the leaders who choose to work with me are first seeking a consigliere, a counselor. Someone loyal and trustworthy. Someone confidential and discreet. Someone who listens and seeks to understand. Someone who speaks objective truth without judgment.
- I am an effective mentor for a leader whose business is stuck or those struggling with the transition from individual to team leadership. Mentors have been where you want to be and are able to guide you along the pathway.
- I am an effective coach who understands how lonely it can be at the top and who wants to examine their own thoughts and follow through by working on their business, not just in it. Coaches expand you so you can reach more of your goals.
- I am an effective advisor for areas in my expertise, including new product creation, expanding professional services, and creating client engagement that sticks.
CLOSING STRONG PROGRAMS
CEO Coaching. An organization can only grow as far as its leader will take it. I work one-on-one with you to bring clarity to your purpose, definition to your goals and strategies, and the leadership skills to align the organization. For more information and to schedule a free 30-minute coaching session, click here, or text me at 713-557-1639.
Business Mentoring. Mentors have been where you want to go and offer advice and guidance to help you along the way. From an executive chair, I have led multiple small businesses in growing from millions to tens of millions, at times selling for strategic value. Click here to see if we're a good match.
Team Coaching. Among the most common reasons organizations struggle with creating a great leadership team is a lack of training and implementation. Reading a book or taking a course, no matter how insightful, is not enough to make it stick. Growth and change require new skills, especially "soft skills" like teamwork and improving emotional intelligence. Closing Strong's six-month Leadership Team Training program includes one-on-one coaching with each executive, assessment tools, exercises to develop team trust, clarity, and alignment, a forum for practice, and observation of executive interaction. For more information on the Team Coaching program, click here.
CEO Roundtables. How do you find out what you don't know? A great way is to ask your peers to share their experiences and advice. But if you don't already have such peer relationships, they can be challenging to find a way to start. One solution can be a CEO roundtable (also called a peer group). A CEO roundtable is a regular meeting of a small group of CEOs and business owners. All sessions are confidential, and group membership is managed to avoid any conflict of interest. It is a place where members are free to ask questions and exchange ideas in a safe place to hear truth devoid of criticism. To learn more about CEO Roundtables and how they might help you, click here.
Many times when we have difficulty in finding clarity in setting direction, or definition in our goals, it is not because of a lack of planning. It is a lack of purpose. Purpose is not a plan or a goal. It is who you are and are meant to be. It is how you find fulfillment. So for any of us to maximize our effectiveness and contribution in life (including work), we must know at a deep level 1) who we are, 2) what we have been called on to exemplify, and 3) to whom we will model it. For more information on the Personal Purpose Process, click here.
“Want of foresight, unwillingness to act when action would be simple and effective, lack of clear thinking, confusion of counsel until the emergency comes, until self-preservation strikes its jarring gong – these are the features which constitute the endless repetition of history.”