For years, star entertainers and athletes have had coaching. Why? It’s simple. Coaching has them perform and be at their best, maximizing their potential and satisfaction.
Today, coaching is available to all of us. The arena Tony coaches in is business – ranging from enhancing personal or team performance, leadership growth and development, and assisting the Executive with a variety of issues he/she faces. Business coaching occurs as a series of dialogues that helps clients create new possibilities and goals, and reach them.
In the business coaching process, clients become more self-aware – both of themselves and their impact on others – identifying both what they contribute and personal boundaries and limits. Coaches challenge their clients to push beyond these limits and boundaries. In short, coaches provide their clients with support and structure to envision positive futures, better solve problems, identify and set business goals, and to enhance their own and their teams’ performances.
Tony ‘coaches’ his clients in the arena of their business performance and leadership: Like an athletic coach, a coach can “see” or distinguish aspects of you and your behavior that are difficult for you to see alone – especially those aspects that either hinder or heighten your overall effectiveness as a leader and executive.
Tony works with you to design ‘practices’ and disciplines to enhance those areas both you and the systems you work in want you to address and enhance, and he ‘supports’ you to practice and follow through. The teachings and practices are designed to be ‘sticky’, meaning that Tony intends you develop habits and perspectives that sustain you and your leadership well after the coaching engagement ends.
The individuals and teams that Tony works with come from a variety of industries (Financial Services, Biomedical, Media, Automotive, Hospitality, Manufacturing, and a variety of Service, Sales and Consulting Companies) and professions (Sales, Marketing and Operations Managers, Owners and CEO’s, COO’s and CFO’s).
His clients are successful and competent people who come from all walks of life; however, there is something common among them. They are willing to stretch themselves, pushing beyond their limits and boundaries, discovering new and fulfilling perspectives, disciplines, and practices that will significantly enhance the Quality of their Work & Leadership!
Most of Tony’s clients want to focus on enhancing their effectiveness in their professions and careers. Clients can expect these beneficial impacts:
- Enhanced Performance, Productivity, Decision Making, & Confidence
- Better Support & Focus for the Executive or Manager’s Agenda
- Enhanced Awareness (self & environment), especially of ‘blind spots’ that negatively impact your leadership
- Enhanced Sense of Well-being/Reduced Anxiety, Stress, and Pressure
- More Effectiveness & Enhanced Communication in Working Relationships
- Reduced Isolation
- Clarity of Roles & Goals
- Effective & Empowered in Face of Change
- Professional Growth & Learning
- Greater On the Job Satisfaction and Fulfillment
What differentiates Tony’s coaching is that unlike an I/O psychologist, which is the background of many in the field of executive coaching, Tony has walked his own version of a mile in his client’s shoes. His first 20 years were spent in the Hospitality/Hotel field where he worked at all levels starting on the ‘line’, and culminating in senior leadership. He understands firsthand the challenges his clients face in navigating and leading successfully in organizations.
Given the variety of industries he has coached in, he has broad business experience and acumen, and a deep curiosity and interest in his clients and their enterprises. Also, Tony is adept at quickly learning the ‘languages’ of the industries where he coaches. Add to that his rigorous training and ongoing education as a coach, and the experience to have achieved the coveted Master Certified Coach designation in 2005 from the International Coach Federation (of which there are less than one thousand worldwide), and you have a unique combination of skills and experiences that provides broad and valued perspective to his clients – the kind of perspective and foresight a client wants in a trusted advisor.
It’s simple. An ideal client simply wants to get better. They value learning and applying that learning to enhance their leadership and their impact and influence in the companies they serve.
Today, the majority of Tony’s coaching is with the top 20% of leadership. What Tony has found is that regardless of their levels, clients who get the most value are those that come to the process open, willing to learn and who translate what they learn into practices and disciplines that helps them and their companies succeed.
The bottom line is: clients who are voracious learners and who work in systems where personal mastery and development is encouraged, supported and expected tend to get the most value from executive or business coaching.
By getting this far, you’ve already started. To continue, you want to contact Tony and arrange for a complimentary consultation. Typically, this will last an hour.
By the end of the hour, one typically knows the answer to two questions:
- Is coaching right for me right now?
- And, is Tony the right coach for me.