You are crushing it. You've built and grown your business faster and more successfully than you ever imagined. You're actually now running a bona fide company. Some days you think, "Wow, did I really get us this far?" But at the same time, you have been thinking a lot lately - what got you to this point, is likely not going to get your company to the next level.
You know you need help to get to the next level. But do you need an advisor or consultant to help you figure out your next best strategic moves? Or maybe it's time to invest in an executive coach that can push you and your leadership skills to the next level? Some days, you simply want a shoulder to lean on - a partner in crime (let's be honest, it can be lonely at the top!)
How Do I Know Anything About Anything?
I was you. Well, not you exactly you of course. In 2016 I was tapped to be the CEO of a company that had approx. 1,000 employees, $2bn assets under management, and bringing in revenue well in the 9-digits.
But the company was struggling. Big time. Coming off of several years of operational issues and flat year-over-year earnings, many people were questioning the company and its future.
In just under three years leading the company, I led a massive turnaround, tripling earnings over those three years (yes, 300% growth!) At the same time, and not coincidentally, our employee engagement scores across all indices skyrocketed.
There is no cookie cutter playbook. But the GREAT news is that there is secret sauce...authenticity. Yep, it's so simple that some people may just "x" right out of here.
But for those of you that stayed, I am dead-serious when I tell you that creating more of who you are - exploiting your unique, authentic self - will make you zoom past so many other leaders out there.
Why? Because people - employees, customers, and yes, investors too - are yearning for a leader that is real, humble, charismatic, and most importantly, that can stick out from the pack. People are also looking for the same in the companies they buy from. We'll work on both.
I am here to make sure you and your company sticks out from the pack.
There are thousands of "Executive Coaches" out there. They all likely have more formal coaching training or HR experience. But they don't have my unique superpower - actual experience leading a company that probably looks a lot like yours (+ they also likely don't have a straight-shooting, authentic, no-BS approach).
Said another way, if you're looking for a coach that will take a methodical approach to your coaching, I'm just not your person. But if you're looking for someone that will give you real, practical, and super simple adjustments that will make you the positive talk of water coolers everywhere, then I cannot wait to work with you.
How Does Coach-sulting Work?
Generally we meet for 90-minute calls (or in-person, if possible) every two weeks. This allows us to have a solid amount of time to slow down, talk, think, pause and experience breakthroughs. In between our formal sessions, I am available via email and text anytime. Often times, I also might send you a podcast, article or movie that I recommend based on our discussions.
If there is a need for additional support - e.g. attending client meetings or calls, etc. - I'll work with you to develop a custom arrangement to ensure I fully meet your needs.
What I Ask Of You
Our time together can - and likely will be - transformational. In order to reach our highest selves, I ask the following from you:
Bring an open mind. Our sessions will be most effective if you are willing to let your mind wander, semi-aimlessly, in a way you likely don’t let it in your everyday life.
Be vulnerable. I know, this can be a tough one. This doesn’t mean you have to break down in tears. This simply means that the more willing you are to open up about things that may feel a bit uncomfortable, the further you will go. As Brene Brown once said, “Vulnerability sounds like truth and feels like courage.”
Use me. I'm here to be your sidekick, sounding board and resource in any way you need it most. No reach-out or question is out-of-bounds.
Challenge and inspire me…too. Inspiration is a circular reference. I don’t know everything. I may push you to think in a way that ultimately isn’t right for you. Or you may have heard and learned great things that I haven’t yet grasped
"I saw Erin speak at a conference. I wasn’t necessarily looking for a CEO coach, but felt drawn to connect with her. After a few conversations, I decided to give this whole CEO coaching thing a try. The biggest perk of working with Erin is that she slows me down, challenges how I’m looking at things, and pushes me outside of my comfort zone. She has a unique ability to talk strategy and business while keeping the foundational aspects of authentic leadership at the forefront. I’ve become a better leader, better businesswoman and a better person. I highly recommend working with Erin!"
CEO, Navia Benefit Solutions
"We hired Erin as a strategic advisor, but what we've gotten is so much more. Erin brings a unique and intangible energy and perspective as both a strategist and coach. For example, a very personal experience drove me to start Telespine. While our internal team found inspiration in my story and mission, no one outside our organization knew anything about it. Erin helped me understand the power of telling my story in a way that not only moved people, but inspired decision makers to choose us from our competition. Working with Erin has helped propel our business to a new level of growth."
Dr. Mark Barnes
CEO & Founder, Telespine
I May Want You As My Sidekick - What Now?
Simply send me an email and we'll set up time for a free, initial call, where we'll explore if we're the right fit to work together.