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Company overview

Consulting WP is a global consulting powerhouse. We began our operations a few decades ago and have grown due to excellent relationships with our clients. We started out small, with just a few people and a small office, but today we have offices in multiple countries with hundreds of people working inside them.

We achieved our success because of how successfully we integrate with our clients. One complaint many people have about consultants is that they can be disruptive. Employees fear outside consultants coming in and destroying the workflow. Our clients face no such issues.

Consulting WP continues to grow ever day thanks to the confidence our clients have in us. We cover many industries such as financial, energy, business services, consumer products.

Our mission

Our renowned coaching programs will allow you to:

  • Work fewer hours — and make more money
  • Attract and retain quality, high-paying customers
  • Manage your time so you’ll get more done in less time
  • Hone sharp leadership skills to manage your team
  • Cut expenses without sacrificing quality
  • Automate your business, so you can leave for days, weeks, or even months at a time

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About Executive Coaching

How can you achieve professional growth through effective executive and business coaching? Being an executive can often be overwhelming, under-appreciated, lonely and generally hard on those doing it. Focused, effective business and executive coaching provides the tools to navigate the rough waters of leadership.

The challenge as a leader is to continually press on, pushing the envelope while confronting problems and the people/processes that create them. At Professional Growth Systems, we have both been executives as well as coached them for over 40 years. This experience provided the tools and the pathway to mentor executives so that they maintain a high level of performance and effectiveness. Read more about our leading executive coach, Bill Dann, here.

Our approach executive coaching is different

Our approach may not be what you have experienced before or heard about executive or business coaching. First, we aren’t “life coaches”. Yes, maintaining balance in life is critically important to leadership performance, and problems in the other areas of life can definitely affect your management performance. If we need to touch on those areas we will, but we want to focus on keeping you effective as an executive. If we can do that, morale about your life in general will improve, which impacts the other dynamics of your life outside of your work in leadership.

Solutions through leadership coaching

Our formula for executive coaching is rather simple, but produces profound results.

We begin by gathering an inventory of your concerns, i.e. those situations or problems that you can see and wish to confront, but haven’t yet done so. We then inventory what might be missing that prevents you from acting, from being decisive in those situations. Often those “missings” come in the form of your perceptions, skills, confidence, experience. So, we agree on a course of action to begin filling in what’s missing and then hold you to your commitments to begin moving forward.

Along the path, we will periodically inventory what you have learned, acknowledging your competence and providing you with greater certainty on your own skills and abilities. When needed, we provide you with theory and training on missing skills through discussion or readings that are topical to what you are trying to handle.

Barriers to effective leadership

What are the barriers to effective leadership we encounter most often in coaching?

  • Overwhelm: Simply too much, too often, with no escape in sight. Executives cope by literally failing to see the problem. In countless organizational assessments, we have learned that overwhelmed executives have significant blind spots. They literally can’t or won’t see what others are seeing in the organization. So, support for leadership ebbs away and, thus, the problem(s) worsens.
  • Failure to Act: Executives fail to act either because similar problems have not been successfully resolved in the past or the costs of a wrong decision are too high. When this happens, executives will stall taking action. Leadership teams and staff far more often forgive a wrong decision, than they do a failure to act altogether.
  • Failure to Communicate: When suffering from not feeling good about their performance, executives sequester themselves in the office and don’t communicate with others. Again, this failure is deadly to a leader.

In executive or business coaching, we examine the barriers in your unique situation and what is missing that creates the barrier. Then we attack that list of missing skills and knowledge together head on until the barriers quietly slip away.

The mechanics of an effective coaching relationship

After we complete the initial inventory and sort the logistics on how we will conduct our meetings, regular coaching sessions are usually 1/2 hour in length. The duration of the relationship in coaching varies widely and is determined by you. Some of our engagements have lasted only one month in situations where an executive simply needed to get over a hurdle, after which they were back on step. However, some relationships have lasted for well over a year when the “coachee” is transitioning into a new position of leadership.

Because the coaching relationship is so highly personal, it is important that coach and coachee get to know one another through dialogue before any commitment is made to a coaching relationship. An effective executive coaching relationship is built on honesty and a commitment by both parties to communicate perceptions about situations and each other’s performance. You need to succeed, and we will only partner with you if both of us agree that our coaching relationship and process are the right tools for that success.

Want to learn more?

Is now the time to get rid of the problems that keep you awake at night? To get rid of the gnawing sense that you aren’t as effective an executive or business leader as you could be? We encourage you to look around our site and get more comfortable with who we are. Then drop us an e-mail or call us at 877-276-4414 to set up a time to chat and see if our executive coaching process might be a fit.

Bill, once again it has been a pleasure working with you. Your personal and business insight and strategy have helped me greatly. You had the gracious ability to help me face difficult personal and organizational issues, resulting in a clearer vision, enhanced personal productivity and better interpersonal communications. The next time I need professional coaching, I know where to turn!

Duane Heyman, Executive Director, University of Alaska Statewide Corporate Programs

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