We’ve lost a dear friend, client and warrior. Josette Sullivan impacted so many of us in amazing ways over the years, and all who knew her will feel her absence. Instead of reading from me today, please listen to the message Josette shared with our audience at the Experience back in 2011. Her story is powerful and reinforces how the choices we make each and every day will influence the stories of our lives.
Here at Building Champions, our entire team gets together several times a year for different reasons. Coaches fly in from around the country and the rest of us take a break from our everyday scenery to attend “Summit” because these times together are meant to change our view. We sacrifice time away from our families, our homes and our routines in order to benefit from these gatherings.
Over the past few years I have studied the mindset among top performing professionals and find the parallels fascinating. A friend of mine, Executive Coach and Psychologist, Dr. Henry Cloud, has taught me some of the brain science behind top performers. Learning from Dr. Cloud, reading, and coaching for the past two decades, has convinced me that the mindset of top performers is the most critical factor in long-term success.
In April of 2007, I had the vision for Building Champions in writing. We had just released “Becoming a Coaching Leader” as well as a suite of new products and offerings around Coaching Leadership. It was a very exciting time for us at Building Champions.
The Global Economic Crisis Begins in August of 2007
Our first contract cancelled, then a week later, another. Soon there was nobody there to answer the phones in the headquarters of one of our larger clients.
The bottom was falling out so fast that we did not know how to respond. As the CEO and visionary, I was less than calm and confident. I was uncertain, fearful and frustrated.
Fast forward to November of 2007 Read the rest of this entry »
Years ago, I shared a lesson I called My Way with a group of wonderful clients who are in our Masters’ Coach Program. After years of working with top performers in many roles and industries, I came to realize that most of them have some set patterns in their lives. It’s their way of living life.
What these people do is that they at some point make an intentional decision and then manage their many distractions, challenges and opportunities, to execute on that decision repeatedly until it becomes habit. They do this with dozens of things each and every day until these habits become their way of doing business and life.