Coaching

Looking for an experienced coach?

I have been in your shoes. As a young CEO or someone new to a leadership position, you are looking to balance many new responsibilities, growing pains and fears. After 20+ years of being an entrepreneur, I am now focused on helping CEO’s and executives with their successes. I bring life lessons, proven success, coaching tools and a network of introductions.  Why coaching works?

I aspire to be an Executive Coach who helps executives, entrepreneurs, and leaders breakthrough personal hurdles and be their best self.

Executive coaching is a process that empowers leaders, start-up CEOs & Founders, and teams to move forward faster. I coach leaders in the areas of executive presence; power, influence & charisma; corporate politics; and decision-making. I like working with start-ups.

I take a holistic approach to executive coaching by dividing the coaching process into three parts: Leadership, Management and Personal Growth.

Current Coaching/Mentoring Roles:

In 2016, I started to work with Ryerson and the Science Discovery Zone to help students and graduates with backgrounds in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Food Innovation, Computer science and Engineering to incubate new companies. Since inception in 2016, we have over 30 companies and 200+ members and advisors. As the entrepreneur in residence, I get to work with young CEO’s and help them with personal and business-related challenges. (learn more about me)

Leadership

Zig Ziglar said “What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.” However, this is the result of doing many things right. He differentiates between Management and Leadership, which he defines as setting Strategy, Structure and Motivating people. But in addition, I believe there are multiple other elements that play a key role including, ethics and setting people based values as well as being THE role model of accountability, trust, and ethics which ultimately foster a culture of team, trust and openness necessary for sustainable and continuous improvement.

Management

Management can be defined as creating shareholder value but management more than that. It is a complex web of activities and as a senior executive or President, you are tasked with the overall responsibility for every element of the business… the buck stops with you. These factors of management are again, interconnected and compartmentalized in such a way to allow you to assess and address each one including: Marketing/sales, people management, board governance and “selling up”, risk management, product management, financing, budgeting and cost containment as well as process and operational efficiencies.

Personal Growth

You have many demands and roles: Husband/Wife, Boss, Son or Daughter, Father/Mother, Boss, CEO, Leader, Brother, Coach, etc… How are you managing the complex web of interconnected elements that make up your life? Are you burning out? What are you doing to stay balanced when the expectations and demands are so high? How self-aware are you and how do you come across to others? What are your assessed or signature strengths? Ensuring an emotional, mental, spiritual and physical balance in your life is critical to not just your own personal growth, but your health, life and your ability to manage it will directly affect the overall value of your business.

Ready to explore coaching for you?

You started out with a dream to build a company, to create something significant, to maybe change the world.

Now you lead a growing startup. You have constant decisions to make with no easy answers. Your team needs attention, and your board needs managing. You work long hours and never feel ahead of your to-do list. You don’t have time for the things you know are most important. And there are unrelenting questioning, critical voices in your head. Sound familiar? 

Let’s talk so you can learn how to:

  • Learn quickly to be a better leader for your company
  • Strategically prioritize your time
  • Form and manage a leadership team
  • Lead rigorous, excellent execution
  • Delegate to your team – and coach them to be better coaches for their own employees
  • Manage your board effectively