Public Software Company
Service: One-on-One Coaching with the CEO
My client is the CEO of a successful publicly traded software company with offices around the world. The company is the dominant player in its market space undergoing growth challenges coming from its strong market share. The CEO was in the process of re-defining the company when we began working together. We have been meeting for one year and our engagement is ongoing.
Why was I introduced?
A company board members familiar with my approach and past success felt that this CEO would greatly benefit from working with me.
This list of the accomplishments of our initial meeting show why this client said it exceeded his expectations:
- Client gained clarity on his relationship with Board members
- Client gained clarity on a very complex senior personnel issue, reaching some needed action and timing decisions
- Client expanded his awareness of the possibilities and setbacks present in a complex set of business issues and was empowered to think his way forward clearly
- Client realized an improved balance between his professional and personal life
After our first three monthly one-on-one meetings, the CEO wrote:
Johanne has provided a mirror into myself, helping me to step back and view my actions and true feelings. By her perceptive and insightful questioning, she enabled me to look within. Just being able to speak openly about myself was most helpful. Without question this awareness is leading to positive change both personally and professionally. I find myself a more effective participant with my direct reports, peers and my Board.
The source of the referral is an entrepreneur and successful CEO. He shares:
I sense the change in the CEO. It is wonderful to see him more at ease and reflective, and more present. I think that you have had a strong impact on him and expect that this will continue. I am confident that it will have positive ripple effects on his team and the organization.