How I Became an Executive and Leadership Development Coach
Ever since I was in college in the mid-1980’s, I found myself having “key conversations” with men like you about things that were important to them and their future. I majored in Human Relations (Psychology and Sociology) thinking that I wanted to become a Professional Counselor.
Through the years meeting with men, I realized that focusing on the present and future potential rather than the pain in the past (counseling) was more helpful to most healthy men.
Although I didn’t know what professional coaching was at the time, the basic skills of asking powerful questions, active listening, and direct communication was a vital part of my key conversations.
In 2009, I was formally introduced to the field of coaching and knew this would be a big part of my calling as a leader for the rest of the race.
At the time I was on the Executive Leadership Team at Perimeter Church in Atlanta and was responsible for leading 7 division heads with 45 staff and a 4 million dollar budget.
My mission is accelerating leaders through the Red Zone.
I gravitated toward the people side rather than the management-administrative side of the organization. I saw the benefits of leadership by coaching rather than leadership by management (telling and directing). This opened up a whole new view of leadership.
My current leadership role is the Director of Coaching with Life on Life Ministries. Our mission is to ignite a movement of life on life missional discipleship in churches and businesses worldwide.
I want to provide the best possible professional service to the leaders I work with so I have invested in 200 hours of live training and have 2000+ hours of coaching as a Professional Certified Coach through the International Coach Federation.
All of these experiences and training combine to be a great help to those leaders I work with.
Helping leaders has been the focus of my calling, education, and training for the majority of my career. I would love to come alongside you so you can get the results you want!
As a leader myself, who has worked with leaders for more than 30 years, I have experienced and seen the many issues and challenges leaders experience.
Why I work with men, 35-55-year-old, C-Level Leaders, Pastors, Business owners, High Potentials who are in the Red Zone.
- Leaders need a wise sounding board for major decisions.
- Leaders are working through conflicts.
- Leaders are making strategic plans for the future.
- Leaders are isolated in the ivory tower but want a safe confidant.
- Leaders are in transition needing clarity and direction.
- Leaders are crippled by insecurity and pride.
- Leaders live a life of imbalance and duplicity.
- Leaders with great visions are tempted by moral challenges.
My heart goes out to leaders like these.
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