Our Approach

In coaching, as in life, wisdom comes from the learning extracted from one's education, business background and personal experiences. Perceptive individuals are now realizing that they can cut the learning curve by up to 90 percent in anything they set out to accomplish through the application of one simple strategy. Learn to learn from both the positive and negative experiences of others. Although learning from your own experience may be the best teacher, it is also the most painful and time consuming. If we are astute, we realize that much of the time we can learn from the experiences of others.

Athletes, singers and an array of others have been using coaches for years. It is only recently that the business community has begun to see the wisdom of hiring executive coaches.
Harvard Business Review

Our seasoned professionals have extensive coaching training and all have many years of executive experience and strong business backgrounds from which to draw.

Most people believe they see the world as it is. However, we really see the world as we are.

We are usually called upon when people become frustrated or when they realize what they are attempting to do just isn't working. Their senior people are exhausted and stressed. Personal time has become almost non-existent. Executives see more jobs being lost; that relationships have become fractured; emotions are getting out of control; or large sums of money are being expended on ideas that may not be viable. They see problems with those who want to win at all cost, those who talk when they should be listening, or those who appear to block out well-intentioned feedback. They see people making commitments they don't keep and those who cannot manage time or prioritize effectively. They see teams pulling in several directions. Our job is to help organizations and individuals launch the type of changes that will keep them ahead of the pack instead of being buried under the onslaught of issues.

Our coaching focuses on what corrective action needs to take place -- both for the organization and for the individual. We understand the process of change and will work with you and/or your organization to see your issues for what they are, to explore them further — and ultimately to help discover solutions that are right for you. We ask the right questions, help you make the right decisions and give you the right tools.

Our philosophy is simple: we want to build and enhance individual and collective capability.

Since each organization is unique and each individual within it is also unique, our clients are coached according to their personal needs. Our expectation is that you will be committed to the process, take appropriate action and work hard. The more committed you are, the faster results will be achieved. Ultimately, you are the architect of your own future.

Our approach will help you to "accelerate your success" no matter how you define it. The beauty of our approach is that it is based on the premise that we are each unique — with our own particular needs, aspirations and goals. This is true for both individuals and organizations.

If there is any one secret to success, it lies in the ability to get the other person's point of view and see things from their angle as well as your own.
Henry Ford


Sessions

We work weekly, or more often, with our clients. We believe in an honest, open and supportive relationship in which the coach and client honor and respect each other. Average communication is two to four telephone sessions per month. Sessions usually run from 50 to 60 minutes in length, plus unlimited communication by e-mail. However, we are flexible and you get to select how often we will meet. With today's schedules and travel, we can communicate from anywhere in the world and you can still accomplish your goals. All Calls Are Toll-Free in either Canada or the United States.

Assignments

You may be given a selection of assignments or asked to obtain more details, depending on the information you provide about your situation. All clients will be expected to do some "self-discovery" through reading material and the use of assessments. This is to help you discover ways in which you learn, communicate and routinely resolve problems. We will look at the types of people you like to work with, so you can be more discerning. You will be encouraged to unearth your strengths and weaknesses, and learn to build upon your strengths. And lastly, we will examine how you can avoid numerous management mistakes. A book purchase may be necessary. Any agreed upon assignments are expected to be completed and in our hands at least 24 hours before our next scheduled appointment.

We are paid in advance for each block of sessions. We have found that this method instills a greater commitment to the process. Group Sessions are usually negotiated through your Human Resource department and can deal with a variety of topics. For those paying for their Executive Coaching personally VISA is accepted.

We value punctuality

Time is money for both of us, so we commit ourselves to being punctual and we ask the same from our clients. If you cannot make an appointment, it can be rescheduled at no charge, as long as we receive appropriate notice.

All appointments are pre-scheduled. Some clients prefer a specific time each week, others prefer to book their appointment at the close of their session. Evening and Saturday appointments can be arranged by request.

Support

We are available via e-mail to support and encourage you at unscheduled times when you would like to be in touch. We will attempt to answer all e-mails within 48 hours. Coaching/Mentoring is not therapy. Professional Coaches work only with clients who are healthy and recognize in themselves the need for change or more knowledge. We are not therapists, attorneys or financial planners. We live a well-rounded balanced life. We walk our talk and ask our clients to do the same. We encourage you to grow and enjoy the process. It is an intriguing journey. You will become more enthusiastic, insightful and fun to be with.

We have an international practice. Our clients work with us in person, across the country and from around the world. Our sessions are completely confidential. We do not talk about our client's issues; everything between us is confidential.

Satisfaction is Guaranteed

After each session, you will be asked what you are taking away from our time together and if you are completely satisfied with the value you are receiving. If not, your money will be refunded. It is that simple. We want to coach people who are really satisfied with the benefits from our coaching relationship.

Our commitment is to have a thorough understanding of the issues you wish to address. We will listen to your story and help set out your goals. We will be respectful, constructive and honest, ensuring client's goals are documented and honored. We will be well prepared, respecting the time frames established. Above all, we are committed to helping you Accelerate Your Success.

Contact us today.