We take our own medicine. All of our coaches have coaches themselves, and we believe in professional development. At least annually, we host a retreat for our coaches where we sharpen each other and ensure that we’re always at the top of our game.
In November, about 15 of us gathered at beautiful Lake Keowee, in Sunset, SC, and learned from Michael Stewart of Work Effects. Michael led us through a certification program in Strategy Culture Alignment.
When most leaders think about culture, they think about bad culture vs. good culture. (Good culture = high trust, teamwork, etc.). But Michael explained that culture should be more than that—it should align with your strategy, and it’s not good vs. bad so much as it is good vs. good. In other words, you might have a highly transactional culture, or you might have a highly relational culture. You might mitigate risk, or you might embrace it. You might have a very disciplined atmosphere, or you might have a very social one.
We left with a suite of tools and ideas that will make us better coaches and better people.
As part of our retreat, we updated our one-page business plan, complete with a list of organizational distinctives, 1-year and 5-year goals, and a plan for how to reach them.
- Broad, multi-functional experience, interest, and value
- Intimate, customized, and client-focused service
- Listening before concluding via patient, strategic questioning
- Fearless, valuable, and clarifying advice and accountability
- Genuine and ever-increasing coaching expertise
- Outcome driven, people sensitive
- Marathon mentality
Through careful and comprehensive diagnosis and understanding, we enhance organizations and their leaders’ effectiveness and results through helping them clarify and implement the most impactful actions and ensure their implementation.
Genuine Coaching Expertise
To bring you distinct and impactful coaching, we have to be constantly learning and growing. We engage coaches for ourselves, learn from leaders in the field, and work hard to guarantee that we’re aligned in our mission.
Normally we don’t show you that behind the scenes work, but rest assured that you’re seeing fruit of it in every meeting with your coach.