One on One Executive Coaching


Every one on one executive coaching client wants coaching in order to accomplish specific outcomes.

My clients understand that getting clarity, finding solutions, and taking the right actions will make a crucial difference moving forward.  

In addition to avoiding burnout, here are some of the things past clients wanted to work on. Before contacting me, determine what's important to you.

Clients Share Why They Wanted Executive Coaching 

What follows is a sampling of what actual clients have said they wanted to work on as we began their coaching engagement.

In their own words ...

"Through a period of regular contact, you helped me with a strategic approach that proved revolutionary. The final outcome: more revenue from my business and more time with family.”  President/CEO

Coaching Me to Develop Further as a Leader

  • Be better equipped to deal with these never-ending fires and crisis situations.
  • To be less stuck in the details and way more creative than I am currently.
  • For a sounding board to help me get some objectivity and help with burnout.
  • Be a better manager of my time, so I can be the leader I need to be.
  • I am in a high pressure, high stakes position that is new. I need help moving forward.
  • Need help to communicate with the power people and understand what is not being said.
  • Being more confident when with others. I feel like I must come across weak.

“I’m thankful to have been coached by you back in 2000. Our sessions had a big impact on me and I still remember the lessons learned today.”  VP Marketing

Coaching Me as I Lead the Organization

  • I think I can take this company a lot farther. I need a sounding board.
  • It’s a great organization but it’s stuck. The leadership is stuck. The staff is stuck. We’ve got to break out of this.
  • I need help to overcome the hurdles of this new position.
  • Setting the new strategic plan when we have such uncertainty and lack of vision.
  • Help me lead and not be intimidated by successful stakeholders who demand the attention.
  • I’m sick and tired of dealing with problem people. I need some solutions.
  • I need someone to brainstorm and think about big possibilities with.

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“I'm slowly learning to strike a sustainable balance between activity and rest, and I know it will pay off.  Thanks for hanging in there and believing in me.” Director of Operations

Coaching Me as I Balance Work and Life

  • I'd like my life to be fuller. I'm bored with the routine.
  • I've hurt my wife, family, organization. How do I recover from this?
  • Personal care has been an issue since I became CEO. It’s a 24/7 position.
  • My wife needs me to show up differently than I have in these past few years.
  • My objective is to achieve a reasonable balance.
  • I hate where I am. My wife wants me out. I’m rarely home. But the pay is so good. 
  • Moving forward after this loss. It’s consumed all of me.

Coaching Me as I Work on Regaining Productivity

  • I feel conflicted about giving focused attention to my own work versus being available to my team.
  • Help me to put systems in place so I am not always ‘fighting fires.'
  • I want to feel more "on top" of things versus the feeling like I am holding on for dear life.
  • Getting work done so I don’t miss deadlines and put such stress on myself.
  • I have so many contracts on the go that I can’t keep up. I need to get control of this.
  • I end up doing it myself. I need to have the confidence that I can delegate it to them.
  • The whole team is demoralized. I need help rebuilding them.

Coaching Me as I Look Out Over the Longer Term

  • Dealing with the tough things that seem to keep happening.
  • Being more intent about living out my faith.
  • Making big life decisions that really contribute to a life well-lived.
  • Dealing positively with stressors in my life.
  • I need to create a transition plan so I can know that my company is operating as it should.
  • Help me think through a decade long project that needs good leadership and execution.
  • We’ve done well. I’d like to think about after I sell the company, what I do next.

In our one to one executive coaching meeting, you can bring any topic to the table. I’ll provide an objective sounding board and the key questions to help you think it through and find new ways of thinking, adjusting and taking actions to live life to the full.

To read further comments from my business leadership coaching clients in their own words, click here

“Probably the most important thing you and I have worked on is finding a way for me to feel comfortable being me. This past month, I've made great strides. Thank you, Gary. You're the best.” Senior Manager

In One on One Executive Coaching, One Conversation Can Sometimes Change Everything

Executive coaching priorities vary. Whether for yourself, key individuals or a high-value team, my engagements are designed to build and hone personal, work and leadership assets. In the course of one on one executive coaching, I listen carefully to what each individual wants and needs in order to successfully move forward.

Through our work together, you will advance personal and work priorities with greater effectiveness, less stress and more satisfaction. And by being intentional, you should start experiencing the benefits of work life balance.

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