I came to coaching via the corporate world; as a start-up entrepreneur, a worldwide partner in Arthur Andersen, and as a successful leader of multiple technology businesses ranging in size from a few million to $265 million with companies such as Sage and Intuit
Along the way, I’ve had the good fortune to work for, and with, some of the best business leaders and coaches in the world. I have been fortunate to see the best at work up close and have learned invaluable lessons from them.
My coaching background blends these experiences with formal training and certification from The Hudson Institute, one of the oldest, most rigorous, and respected leaders in coaching certification.
What I Believe
Individuals and teams perform best when they are acting from their natural way of being – when their actions align with their purpose, core values, and style. Being authentic carries great power and is the best foundation for making purposeful change and creating success – and it’s a lot more enjoyable! Change that is rooted to what is inside ourselves is change that lasts. That’s why my coaching is all about supporting you in finding your own best way to succeed.
Why I Coach
I’ve coached clients on four different continents and one common denominator is that success is incredibly enjoyable. Helping individuals and teams be better than they ever thought they could be is a double bonus – there is great joy in seeing people reach new heights and great joy in knowing that those changes will ripple out to teammates, whole organizations, customers, spouses, partners, children, and friends. I first experienced this as a recipient of coaching and I knew then that I wanted to experience that learning and sense of adventure with others as often as possible.
- “Change is the crucible for development in our lives.”
– Pamela McLean
- “The world hates change, yet it is the only thing that has brought progress.”
– Charles F. Kettering
- “What you are is what you have been. What you’ll be is what you do now.”
– Siddhartha Guatama
- “We do not suddenly become what we do not cooperate in becoming.”
– William J. Bennett
- “The significant problems we face cannot be solved at the same level of thinking we were at when we created them.”
– Albert Einstein
Odds and Ends…
- Graduate, and member of the Leadership Team, of the Hudson Institute of Coaching
- Speaker and writer on emotional intelligence
- Certified in emotional intelligence, conflict dynamics, and 360 assessments
- Author, Compassion Haiku, available on Amazon
- PCC accreditation by the International Coaching Federation
- Named one of the Top 100 Most Influential People in Accounting
- Phi Beta Kappa, Honors Graduate of Duke University
- Florida CPA (inactive)
- Married more than 25 years and father of two adult children
- Long distance sea kayaker and road biker
- Finisher of the Everglades Challenge and eight Century rides