Telling Your True Story
An organizational coach can help your business or organization with resolving conflicts, organizational culture, listening, policies and procedures, understanding core values in new ways, clarifying leadership vision, mentoring, making new beginnings, finding ways to strengthen your organization to deal more effectively with the challenges of the future.
Why Do Organizations Need Coaching?
Organizations are telling a story and taking a journey, just like individual people. It is easy for them to get distracted and for conflicts to arise.
Many organizations and businesses start out in life with a clear purpose and core values, but quickly get distracted by all of the tasks that need to be completed each day. Each part of the organization sees itself as the most important, and demands more resources and attention.
A good coach will help an organization remember its story so far, and tell the next part of its story well.
What Makes You a Good Organizational Coach?
I have the education and experience to be a good organizational coach. I have a law degree and a Master’s in public administration. I have a varied background of experience working with different organizations in many different roles, including resolving intense conflicts.
In addition, my experience as a spiritual director has helped me learn how to listen more effectively. I have demonstrated my ability to ask insightful questions and make key connections to identify key changes.
I understand how organizations work, what obstacles they face, and how to help them become more effective.
How Have You Helped Organizations, Greg?
I have worked in organizations as a volunteer, field staff person, manager, department chair, officer, director, and founder. I have provided training and technical assistance to organizations, evaluating their procedures and potential obstacles, and recommending strategic changes. I have over twenty years of experience turning core vales and leadership vision into tangible results.
I have helped get new companies off the ground, helped existing organizations grow into their potential,and assisted established operations reach new levels of effectiveness.
I have experience recruiting, assessing, selecting, training, and integrating team members. I have helped organizations with strategic planning and budgeting.
You mentioned your training experience. What does that include?
I developed and taught university courses as an adjunct professor, and developed and presented a comprehensive staff and volunteer training program as a national training and development director.
I organized national training conferences for ten years as the program committee chair, conference chair, board member, and president of a volunteer professional organization. I also presented training workshops at national conferences.
I served as a training and technical assistance consultant, providing training throughout the United States, as well as in Canada. My work included training conflict resolution mediators.
I developed and presented quarterly leadership training days for the staff and program participants of a leadership mentoring organization for seven years as the program’s vice president, and facilitated training retreats for a wide variety of community-based organizations and businesses.
How Would We Get Started?
The best way to get started is to connect with me so we can talk. I talk to people in person as well as via Skype and FaceTime.
It is important to me to talk with each person who is interested in working with me before we begin. I want to make sure that I have a good understanding of you and your story, and I want you to have every opportunity to ask me any questions you have.
I look forward to talking with you soon.