“I help highly committed business owners take action on what’s really important to them, in business and in life.”
– Kevin Waldron
“Sometimes you meet someone who could change your life. Sometimes you feel that possibility. The sense that the ground beneath you is more like a trampoline. That you may able to – with this new person – create things more beautiful and useful, more fantastic and more real, than you ever could before”
– Joshua Shenk from the book “Powers of Two”
It was 1989 and I was struggling to grow my fledgling disaster restoration company. I’d started with a shoestring budget, had no college degree and no real business experience. Just that hunger to build a business and too stubborn to give in.
My mother in law recommended I attend a business seminar where I met Patricia McDade. She was to be my coach for the next seventeen years, helping me grow my company into a regional powerhouse with 5 offices and over 200 employees and $24M a year in sales.
Fast forward to 2010. I had sold my company to a national franchise and after a few years of awkwardly pursuing new ventures, none of them really lighting me up, I got a phone call from an old colleague. “I’m trying to take my business to the next level and I know you’ve “been there and done that” with your company … will you coach me?”
As I pondered his request, I realized what I loved most about leading a company and being a CEO was the joy of coaching another human being to produce results they had no idea they were even capable of. To watch that light go on in someones eyes, to see them transcend their limitations and take effective action on what matters most to them, was and is my greatest passion.
I took my friend up on his offer, and I’ve been coaching ever since.
Relentless and committed are two words I would describe in what’s it like to work with Kevin. He has an amazing talent to get to the heart of whatever I’m working with. Once I tell him what I want he just doesn’t let up. That level of commitment to me as a client means I move my business forward every time we meet.Nicole Gruen
“It is important that you get clear for yourself that your only access to impacting life is action. The world does not care what you intend, how committed you are, how you feel or what you think, and certainly has no interest in what you want and don’t want. Take a look at life as it is lived and see for yourself that the world only moves when you act.”
– Werner Erhard
Most of us have a “default future” we’re living into. That’s the future that was going to happen anyway. I work with clients to uncover and set aside that “default future” and then create a compelling new future that alters their trajectory.
At its core my coaching is about helping my clients see their world differently so they can take more effective action. Its a simple proposition; if you can see your world differently, you have new opportunities for action.
My clients vary. Some are CEO’s, business owners and executives looking to create that next level of performance in their business. Some are individuals who find themselves at one of those interesting crossroads in life where they’re ready and willing to create “what’s next”.
The one thing they all have in common is a bias for action. My coaching is not for the faint of heart and I only work with people whose word is stronger than their circumstances or their moods. I am compassionately relentless in holding my clients accountable for their magnificence.
Coaching engagements are for 6 or 12 months.
I typically coach with clients once or twice a month, in person in my office in Novato, CA, or by phone or Skype.
I love what I do and I love who I do it with.
If you’d like to experience what it might be like to work together please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Serious and appropriate inquires only please.
While the majority of my work is one on one coaching, I’m often asked to work with the sales and management teams of my clients.
Often, there’s a gap between what the CEO’s vision for the company is and how their team is engaged with executing on that vision. My work with teams involves helping close that gap in a way that creates a sustained culture of performance.
Much like on a great sports team, when everyone knows what the goal is and what their part in that goal is, extraordinary results can happen.
Creating and working from the language of performance is the foundation of my work with teams. Including what it means to operate in integrity, how to create and keep powerful agreements with each other and how to be truly accountable.
Once that foundation of performance is in place its possible to create games worth playing that have people lit up and producing at a higher level. The games themselves are trackable, winnable and designed to move the needle for a particular result. Working with teams to be in relationship with their results as the games are being played and how to make adjustments to their actions and ways of being is some of the most important and value added coaching I do.
I typically work with teams over the phone or in videoconference sessions.
In working with Kevin for the last two years, we’ve transformed from a haphazardly run, out of focus mechanical contractor into a sharply focused, hugely profitable firm with our profit margins increasing over 300%. As an owner, I’m more productive and crystal clear about what I want out of my business and my life. I’m really enjoying running my company again and the results we’re producing.Rob Terry