Your business is your creation. You may have come to it or created it because of your own personal interests and skills, but regardless of the form that it takes, the fundamental purpose of any business is to create and produce value; and enough of that value that people will pay for it, so that you can make a profit.
This is often taken for granted, but creating value and offering it to others in exchange for what they have to offer is a supremely human and exceptionally benevolent act. In a fundamental sense, free exchange is the activity that makes us human. It motivates us to think of and provide what other people want and need, and it allows us to spend a tremendous amount of time and energy gaining knowledge, and honing and mastering skills, because we know that we can make a living applying those skills and abilities.
I think that it’s important to know that when you hire me to work with your business, that I honor and support your business, that I understand the dedication and devotion that you put into making your business work; and that I am first and foremost your ally.
Many who work with businesses come into the work with an idealistic vision, and wish to change that business accordingly; my purpose is to help you make your business work better, and help you and your team improve your excellence and well-being; period.
Creating value begins with an idea, but bringing that idea into concrete form requires competence and efficiency on the part of you, your partners and employees. There are things that you can do to raise the level of competence and efficiency within your business, including improving the positive spirit, enjoyment, and trust that a great team needs to excel.
What I offer
My role in working with you, your business team, or with select individuals in your organization, is to champion each person’s potential for excellence and well-being. This is intrinsically valuable for the people involved, but it also has the effect of making your business more successful as well.
The truth is some companies right now are literally fighting for their survival. The impact of your top management is even greater right now in these tough economic times – people are looking to you to help them keep their spirits up. It can be very challenging to find the optimism and spirit yourself to influence your employees as effectively as you’d like.
There are ways of strengthening these qualities within yourself, and of bringing out the strength and resilience of the people on whom you depend. I can work with you, your top management, or any team whose improvement would make a real difference for your company; to find your strengths and help you to bring out the best of your abilities, as well as the joy and well being that may be missing for you.
- My presentations bring practical, tested tools that everyone in your company can begin using right now to make for themselves a happier, more effective life. When you have people focusing on bringing out the best within themselves in their own interest, it can have a huge effect on the spirit and productivity of your business.
- Through individual coaching I can work with anyone in your company who you feel could benefit personally, and benefit your business in the process. Coaching can be done largely by phone or Skype for the greatest flexibility and convenience.
- Relationships in business are like other relationships; with the same kinds of conflicts, differences in temperament and personality, and troublesome habits that can be painful and annoying. These can get in the way of doing good work. A positive atmosphere at work is not about pretending that everything is fine when it’s not, and it’s not about eliminating conflict, either; but there are ways of dealing with the conflicts that arise that can really make a difference for the success of your business.
What I offer is not some idealistic system for creating a perfect business culture. This is practical, real life coaching, teaching, and problem solving for bringing out the best that you and your people have to offer your hard earned creation: your business.