Roger Federer. Michael Jordan. Annika Sorenstam. Drew Brees…
Each are among the greatest EVER in their game, and each has leaned heavily on a relationship with a coach. Successful individuals surround themselves with people who can help them achieve their goals. The best are constantly sharpening their saw and intentionally finding opportunities to be coached.
Because it is lonely at the top, many executives feel a pressure that others don’t see, and are rightly concerned about sharing their challenges in-house for fear they will not remain private. Sometimes you need a coach who knows how to listen.
Don’s executive coaching clients include high-level executives across a wide range of industries including Directors at the largest corporate bank in the Caribbean, a division CEO within the world’s largest real estate company, President with a prominent television network boasting 88,255,000 viewers, CEO at a global investment management firm and Owner of a family-owned chain of 14 restaurants throughout northern New Jersey.
Don’s monthly agenda with each client ranges from discussion around key personnel decisions to strategic discussions on team building. He even engages in conversation about how they better tell their own corporate story.
Don is recognized as one of America’s best storytellers and has helped his clients improve their corporate storytelling in business skills, learn to use metaphors and engaging stories to grab attention, inspire action and be more persuasive. While some coaches work from a “program”, Don works to help each of his clients meet their immediate needs wherever that might take the conversation during their time together.
Regardless of your specific focus area, Don will help you improve self-awareness, set goals, achieve those goals, and improve specific aspects of your performance.
Some of the best corporate leaders choose Don to work with them through business demands like:
- Polishing their executive presence
- Repairing damaged workplace relations
- Developing and leading high-functioning teams
- Managing and coaching leadership during company transitions and layoffs
- Performing, learning, and staying healthy and balanced
- Enabling leaders to unlock and unleash their full potential so they bring greater value to the people and entities they serve
- Improving work/life integration
"After 30 years in the military, I was transitioning to a new role and to have counsel like Don at my side and during the transition helped me make thoughtful and important decisions. Sometimes a well-timed question is exactly what you need."
Bernard Banks, Ph.D
Brigadier General (Retired, USMA 1987)
"Don helped me develop a more measured response to the various situations in which I find myself, particularly those involving disputes. As a result of Don’s coaching I improved dramatically in engaging those likely to be affected by decisions taken and securing greater input and participation by individuals who have tended to feel they were being marginalized. I now believe that victory for others is not a defeat for me."
Managing Director, Republic Bank
"Coaching with Don is always unbelievably helpful. After each session I feel rejuvenated and have a better outlook and understanding of my leadership abilities and challenges to continue working on to be the best leader to my team."
Owner and CEO, Harvest Restaurant Group
"In striving to be the best I think it’s extremely helpful to have a teammate who helps push you along to achieve that goal."
CEO, Poland Capital
"Don has helped me so much. He has such a wonderful perspective and has taught me so many things! He has helped me develop my speaking to identify my target audience and taught me that when presenting, a key benefit in making it more comfortable and relatable is to share stories, not information."
CEO, Keller Williams Realty MAPS Coaching
"Don helped me improve my networking and interpersonal skills to become a stronger and more compassionate leader by strengthening two way communication with both my direct reports and superiors."
Roopnarine Oumade Singh
Executive Director, Republic Bank
"The reason Don was perfect for our leadership team is that he could identify each of our challenges and opportunities for growth and work to make each of us better."
General Manager Group Human Resources, Republic Bank
"Don took time at the beginning of our relationship to visit with me and my leadership team, and in private conversations with my team they felt comfortable enough to share areas in which they hoped I would grow. They would tell you today that I absolutely have."
President of Media Sales, BET Networks
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