C-Level Executives

C-Level Executives, Executive Directors & Senior Management Teams in Corporate & Non-Profit Organizations

“It’s lonely at the top” is somewhat of a cliché, but it can be very true. Business owners and leaders of organizations are, by their nature, very successful, creative and driven people. They are extremely busy, keenly focused and juggle a lot of balls in the air at the same time. So, why would someone like that have time for, or even need the services of a coach or consultant? Ironically, although they may have hundreds or even thousands of people around them, they often find themselves alone when it comes to making strategic decisions that impact his/her employees, customers, clients and shareholders. And, how does this pressure impact a CEO or Executive Directors’s family and loved ones?

After 14 years as an EVP, and part owner of our Broker Dealer/RIA firm, I was elevated to the CEO position. One of the first things I did was hire a business coach/consultant. Why? Because I knew deep down that this was going to be a challenging position, and I wanted to be sure I was well prepared. The coach helped me with the drafting of my vision, values and mission statements. She also worked with my senior management team that helped us all move the company forward. During some challenging times, this person was invaluable to me and my team.

As a coach, I will help you clearly identify your core values, how they are, or are not, aligned with the company and help create a clear and exciting vision and mission for the organization. Coaching your senior management team to help you with your mission is another key component of an effective coach.

As a consultant, and former CEO, I will be there to provide unbiased, independent and experienced-based support. Of utmost importance, I will ensure that you succeed in executing your business plans in the most efficient manner possible. A myriad of challenges come your way as the leader of your organization: Mergers, acquisitions, downsizing, expansion, legal challenges, competition, shareholder issues, interfacing with your board of directors and a litany of other day-to-day issues that come at you all the time. Working closely with a business coach and consultant, especially one that has walked in your shoes, will be a source of strength, support and wisdom when you need it the most.