We have used Chuck to coach a number of our most valued high potential employees and have been very pleased with the results. In each case the executives he has coached have truly been changed through their experience with Chuck. He has a great understanding of not only what motivates people but also the kind of thinking that can stand in their way. He is an expert at helping leaders take action in a way that supports company goals, values and initiatives. That may be what separates him from many other coaches and consultants. I feel very comfortable in recommending Chuck without hesitation or qualification.
It all started when I first met Chuck and within 20 minutes of our 1st conversation he said, “can I try to give a little feedback? I bet you suck at self-promotion.” This is when I knew he was the right coach for me and the right person to help me get to the next level.
Probably one of the biggest things he helped me with is self-awareness. Before we started working together, I thought I was pretty self-aware and understood my strengths and weaknesses. However, he made me really understand myself and understand that some of my perceived “weaknesses” are not necessarily weaknesses and have been a key part of my success in my career. He really made me think about embracing who I am and how to build upon this, rather than trying to change who I am just to get to the next level.
Chuck helped me realize that I didn’t need to change who I am, but rather, what I did and how I worked. I needed to delegate more, think more strategically, and lean on the good people that worked for me to do the more tactical work. I needed to understand that they may not do it exactly like I would, they may take longer to do it, and it may not be perfect, but I needed to work on letting this go and trust and empower my people. This was important for me making that transition to next level in my career. I learned that I didn’t need to change who I am and pretend to be somebody I’m not. Being genuine and honest with myself and others is why I’ve had a successful career up until this point. These qualities will continue to help me be successful, and more importantly, happy with my decisions and career.
Throughout the meetings and the coaching process, I felt like Chuck and I were talking more as a friends than coach and client. He made me really think about what I really wanted to do and if moving up to the next level in my career and in the company, is truly what I wanted and would make me happy.
I honestly believe that your help and coaching was an important factor in me getting my new position/promotion in January of this year. This new role is a big important part of the VMAX organization and is critical to the success of the product. I don’t think I would have gotten this position if it wasn’t for your help.
Chuck’s coaching was invaluable. He immediately established trust, of vital importance in a coaching relationship. Then Chuck provided me rare insight into my role in the company, the unique strengths I bring to the table, and specific action plans to enact in order to address my opportunities. Further, his style inspired me to focus on achieving successful outcomes through simple yet effective tactics. The results have been wholly positive for me both personally and professionally.
I have brought Chuck in as a coach to work with senior level executives at the last two organizations I have worked in and he has consistently helped with a broad range of executives with a broad range of issues. I have such a high degree of confidence in Chuck that I recently had him work on an issue that led to his interaction at the CEO level. I get consistently positive feedback from everyone who deals with Chuck. He has been an asset to me and I know he will be an asset to your company and to the individuals who are lucky enough to call him a trusted colleague, as I do.
I entered into the coaching process with some skepticism. Previous and informal “coaching” I had received before never quite did it for me. However, my experience with Chuck was completely different. For me, Chuck was the catalyst to help me “get it”. He quickly connected with the way I think and feel … as well as the political environment I was operating in at my company. Then – he offered practical advice for how to enhance my leadership capabilities in ways which never compromised my values or made me feel like I was not being true to myself. The experience was honestly life changing for me and I know I am now a much better leader than I was before this experience.