Help - you've decided you need it.

Because you have a blind spot. And you know it. Unlike some people you know (and maybe work for), you have the strength of character to admit there are some areas you could improve. You don't fool yourself by thinking you're skilled and knowledgeable in all areas. You're not afraid - of learning.

Maybe you've come to Spinnaker reluctantly, acknowledging a problem, but not quite certain we have the solution. You're not a person who believes in hype. "So it worked for Alice and Carol, but past performance isn't a predictor of future [xyz]" you say. And you know what, you're right! I'm not here to sell you a silver bullet to all life's problems - I'm here to help you build your own silver cast. Or maybe just a wooden stake.

Here's why I can help you:

  • I'm highly skilled in "the soft skills" that many highly intelligent and logical people can struggle with. This different skill set makes me an amazing coach for you.
  • I've many years experience helping others learn better team-building, communication and leadership skills. I've know where the traffic bumps are for people.
  • I'm good at helping people understand where the dots aren't connecting for them. I've learned how to express new ideas in ways people understand.
  • I've personally experienced how coaching provides a step ladder to help people climb over rocks in their path. And I take pleasure in being able to open up that step ladder and help others climb over their own challenges.

Now, to help convince you on it, we're going to tell you about yourself. Things you already know. But we'll use quotes from people you respect to do so. It's a popular marketing trick (see I know enough about you to know you'd like me telling you this!).

  • You agree with Nobel Prize winning Richard Feynman when he said, "I learned very early the difference between knowing the name of something and knowing something." You too know the difference between knowing the name of something and knowing something.
  • You know that Deming was right when he said, "It is not enough to do your best; you must know what to do, and then do your best." Trying without knowing leads to frustration because you're running in circles instead of striding towards that goal.
  • Isaac Asimov said much the same thing, "If knowledge can create problems, it is not through ignorance that we can solve them."
  • "There is no short cut to achievement. Life requires thorough preparation - veneer isn't worth anything." George Washington Carver

Because you're a logical person just like Feynman, Deming and Asimov, you want to work with someone who is strong in the areas you're weak – someone who'll give you feedback and a different perspective in your quest for improvement.

And, I'm betting you also want someone who can tell it to you plain. Say, just maybe, someone who tells you straight up when they're about to give you spin.

Contact me because you're ready to roll up your sleeves and want to find out if I'm the right person to help you improve your skills.

"To those who are considering a coach and may be hesitant – be assured that the experience will provide long lasting benefits." Marcus