John helped me to identify the roles, to have the right people doing the right tasks.
I have been working with John for almost 2 years. I have found John to be very knowledgeable and highly skilled in the methodology and process of coaching. Working with him has been unbelievably helpful. He doesn’t tell, he doesn’t push, he guides.
When you need a coach, you need somebody who's going to have your back and really focus on what your needs are. Not his skill set or preferences or comfort level. John is more than willing to step outside of his comfort level to try and figure out something that is creating a friction point or bottleneck in my systems.
John provided a very efficient, effective, accelerated learning process to get me up to speed in things essential to achieving my goals for my company.
He’s helped me gain confidence. There is no business education in Grad School for psychology or medicine. You learn your trade and you come out of that well prepared to practice in your field, but with zero knowledge about the business world.
Most people end up just working for a hospital or a university or for somebody else. But those like me who want to build something that stands on its own and maybe employs other people - you're on your own. So, you dive in headfirst and hope that you can swim rather than sink. I was heading for the sinking part.
The business was doing fine financially. We'd been in business for 13 years, turning a profit every year, growing every year, adding people to it. The sinking part of it was more on an emotional level. It was my wife’s idea for me to get a coach.
She was seeing that I was struggling with being out of my depth. The company needed leadership. People were looking up to me for direction and for their livelihood and for their safety.
I now have people dealing with those things that I was trying to juggle.
John stepped in and taught me some good backstrokes and we got going in the area of leadership skills, management, administration of human resources, payroll management. John provided a very efficient, effective, accelerated learning process to get me up to speed in things that are not my background yet are essential to achieving my goals for my company.
I've made some significant structural changes to the company. I've been able to delegate the key functions effectively. I now have people dealing with those things that I was trying to juggle. I hear John's voice: “Isn't there somebody else who can do that?”
John helped me to identify the roles, to have the right people doing the right tasks. People have stepped up to the challenge and blossomed. It’s been a very positive experience for everybody, not just for me.