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The Coaching Process
Deciding to have a coach is an important decision and you should take your time. You need someone you’re comfortable with. You can tell a lot about me in my writing. As you read through this site, I encourage you to get a feel for the tone and approach I take. Does it make sense to you? Does it apply to your situation? Does it sync up with your style? If so, you’re ready to move forward.
The first step in this process is to determine if we are a good fit. I’ve been successful with hundreds of managers and partners, but I’m fully aware that I’m not the right coach for EVERY professional. We make this decision together at the conclusion of a 15-20 minute introductory phone meeting. If we agree we can work together, we can move to the next step.
The second step is for us to understand your style. If you have completed profiles in the past, we can use them. If not, I will schedule you to complete 2 personal assessments online, from which we will clarify your personal style.
The third step is to identify and define your next level. What does it entail? What will it require of you? What changes need to be made in your work, function and role?
The fourth step is to construct your development plan and begin the process of you living into your next level. You will learn how to understand and manage yourself, develop the skills required of you and measure your progress along the way. We will have a periodic discussion about your progress and your satisfaction with the process, making adjustments as necessary.
At any time during your coaching experience, you may withdraw from the Program for any or no reason. This is your Program and you are fully in control by giving me permission to instruct, guide, support, and hold you accountable.
– Stephen Farbish, CPA
“We have been using Guy’s services for over 2 ½ years. These programs are the Partner-Pipeline program for all our People, and the Partner-Ready program for our Senior Managers. Guy also facilitates our annual Partner/Manager retreat, as well as our Partner-only retreat. These programs are important to the overall success of our firm, as we are evolving into a larger firm and adapting to an ever changing environment. Guy is a mentor to the partner group and his skills have been a big part of our success to date, and will be on a go-forward basis for years to come.”
– Joshua J. Bodenstadt, CPA
“Guy provides a unique insight on the firm’s structure and management. We tremendously value his experience and knowledge of CPA industry. He has almost instantly earned trust from our partners and staff. We rely heavily on Guy to lead us into the future as we strive to be a firm of choice for our clients and staff.”
– Mark Kruspodin, CPA/PFS, Duffy Kruspodin, LLP
“Guy’s approach was unique in that he was very hands on, easy going, and easy to get in touch with. He is a great person, excellent professional, and really does a great job with what he does,”
– Craig Springer, CPA
“There are many people in the service industry, but what separates Guy is his experiences working within a CPA firm. I’ve recommended Guy to many other firms. Firms that emphasize the skills Guy teaches, differentiate themselves. That’s the bottom line and an important issue. Guy not only comes with a program but has lived it, practiced it, and can speak from experience. He will make individuals and firms stretch to make them better individually and collectively,”
– Mark Topel, CPA, CFP
“Guy understands the opportunities and problems in an organization and is able to be involved in the decision making and problem solving steps. It is a tremendous asset for Guy to have the experience of working inside a firm. I would definitely recommend Guy to others. He has a really good understanding of what makes people tick. His educational background in counseling prior to coaching is a strong asset that mixes well with his firm experiences,”
– Tom Aman, CPA