Are you the best executive you can be?
Why I am an Executive Coach
I became an Executive Coach to help technically trained entrepreneurs make decisions, build their businesses and avoid mistakes that cost me years of stressful failures and near failures before I was successful.
How do you make decisions that deliver the best performance possible?
Successful executives seek coaching to help them balance complex demands on their time, improve performance, build business value and make better decisions on everything from personnel to strategy. I work with executives to identify blind spots and improve their leadership, confidence, self-awareness and resourcefulness to achieve faster growth, profitability and gain market share.
Will your company benefit if you actively train to be a better executive?
Did you know between 25-40% of Fortune 500 CEOs have an active coaching relationship? Business leaders employing coaches swear by them. Wall Street Journal reports 71% believe coaching improves the performance of their company while 69% report making better decisions.
Why do I need a coach? I have mentors from my academic institution and accelerator.
Mentors provide valuable advice on your entrepreneurial journey. From them you learn technology and startup fundamentals. As your coach, I do not teach you how to start a company or solve technical issues. I teach you how to run the business better.
Independence is key
Your decisions affect the lives and business activities of other executives, investors, board members, employees, business partners and family members. It is tough to have candid conversations with stakeholders. The direct consulting engagement is the only relationship I have with the company.
Are coaches paid?
Yes. An executive coach is a professional activity and fees represent a mutual commitment to value. I maintain independence and do not invest, accept equity or seek active management roles in your company.
Choosing a coach
The best coaches understand and align their advice and activities with your experience and business issues. Good coaches let you speak openly, guard secrets and occasionally make suggestions to redirect your thinking. I will help you learn and grow by testing your assumptions while leaving you in charge.
Coaches have perspectives gained from their own careers. They often understand tricky situations better than the person they coach. As an executive coach, I mirror my own journey by helping intelligent, highly educated engineers and scientists learn to be effective business executives.
How do I know if I want you to become my coach?
Working with a coach requires aligning interest and goals. I often meet several times with candidates before committing to a coaching relationship. I do not charge for these discussions. Contact me to discuss your own objectives.
Been there, done that
I am an MIT PhD Mechanical Engineer and serial entrepreneur. I left a promising academic career to organize GENEVA Group, my third startup and the first where I took a full time operating role. Building a business challenged me to develop new skills or face failure as CEO of the company I founded. It was even harder than I understood at the time.
I would not have made it without Bob Barnes. Recently retired from Raytheon, he brought a lifetime of experience. I grew immensely as he guided me with active listening, thoughtful questions and frank advice.
After selling my company, I chose to give back as Executive in Residence at Greentown Labs (the largest cleantech incubator in the US), an instructor at MIT and mentor/judge with MIT Sandbox, delta-V, MIT100K, Cleantech Open and other programs.
Be the best you can be
Please contact me to learn more and develop your personal coaching program.