Choosing a Coach
You have many options when choosing a coach.
Consider your coach's professional credentials, the coach's personal
results as well as challenges overcome, and the "world view" that
the coach brings to your relationship.
In my opinion, the world view that the coach provides is the most
significant. Mostly, what I provide to you as a coach is
space. In this space you are given the opportunity to create
yourself. Initially, we design the results or an outcome that
you want to produce. Along the way I provide you a safe place
to be, to experiment and try new ways of being, as well as to
provide insight into what I see that is "off" in your game.
You design the scoreboard and the final score. I coach you to
exceed the desired score.
- Master of Science Positive Organizational Development, Case
Western Reserve University
- Certified in Appreciative Inquiry
- Certified in Developing Emotional Intelligence
- Certified provider of Ontological Leadership Training
- 18 years of coaching experience
- Speak into the space that I provide - you'll be amazed
at what "being listened" (to) allows in your life
- 22 years of being coached (that I've been coachable ;))
My personal results and accomplishments have been created over
the past 22 years since I took on my first coach. They are
wide and varied and represent what to me have been a full, complete,
nourishing life. Your desired outcomes may be completely
different, yet the approach for achieving them will be similar.
- It should be noted that my results prior to taking on a coach were
not what I would consider to be full, complete, and for the most
part not nourishing.
- Development of the notion "Relationship of my dreams"
- Fulfillment of this relationship
- 13 years of marriage
- Powerful, open communication - beyond no secrets, we are
"known" by each other at the deepest levels
- Supportive, both highly engaged professional people
- 3 Children, 2 Biological, 1 Adopted
- Baby #4 on the way! Planned and excited!
- Provide "best school" possible for children
- Powerful, meaningful relationships with my parents,
- Life long relationships since grade school
- Deep, meaningful, supportive relationships with new
people I meet
- US Army, Gulf War I veteran
- BS Computer Science, Deans list, self funded
- Self trained as Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
- Risen to level of systems architect for 5th largest US
- MS Positive Organizational Development, Weatherhead School
of Mgmt., 4.0, Beta Gamma Sigma
- Small Business Owner
- Purchased 3 laundromats during "global financial
- Provides income producing assets regardless of day job
- Caribbean, Central America, Hawaii, Europe, US East
Coast, (Middle East, but not on vacation)
- Commitment to travel 4 times annually
Look, nobody has had a perfect life (and yet, everybody has).
I can paint you a pretty picture of what I've done and what I've
accomplished, but if I don't show you that I've overcome some
adversity, or still struggle with it today, I'm not much of an
- Child of alcoholic
- "Not much" career guidance
- Grew up in smoking household, started smoking (quitting =
hardest thing I've ever done)
- Accused of Child Abuse, not once, but twice by anonymous
- (Absolved of even the slightest notion of these claims
in both cases)
- These events have been the single most challenging
events of my life - I still have not fully made sense of
them or figured out how to resolve them fully.
- We are and had been seeing a counselor to deal with the
strain of such slanderous accusations
- As a result - I would not recommend me for coaching in
development of specific types of relationships. I can
reveal this more fully in our conversation.
- I can't seem to break out of a technical role and into
management, though the people I coach do.