“Magic happens when talent meets empathy. That’s what leaders do. Magic.”
– Mike X. Huang
If you have ever found yourself suddenly in charge of a team without any direction or knowledge of how you got there, you know how terrifying that can be. Maybe you have been winging it for too long and realize that being a leader involves a lot more than what your past bosses or preconceptions have told you.
I started this business in service to those who appreciate what a true leader can do to a team, to those who realize they still have room for improvement and to those who want to take their leadership skills to the next level.
How Did This All Start? Why Did I Want To Be A Coach?
Observing leaders from afar and being one yourself are two completely different experiences.
Like you may have, I realized this myself when I transitioned over from a high performer into a managerial role. Everyone has their own quirks and ways of thinking about a situation. Just because I thought one way may be the best way of completing a task didn’t mean that was the best way for everyone else.
Even as I struggled through my first taste at managing others, I never forgot what inspired me to be a leader. Whether or not I actually met them before, I admired the leaders who command the respect of both their peers and employees without being power-hungry, political, cutthroat, self-serving or the many other ways we’ve described “bosses you don’t want to work for”.
What I find amazing is that the gap between the great leaders we hear about and YOU is not an unbridgeable gap. Leaders are not born; they are made. And sometimes, they may need a push to get there.
You may have ran into the following problems:
- Learning that your current communication skills have to grow in order to take on more responsibility
- Struggling with managing conflict among your peers or employees
- Being told you don’t have enough executive presence to have others treat you as a leader
At the root of all of these challenges is emotional intelligence. Over 80% of top performers have it and all leadership skills are based on it. Many of my clients have come to me because they want to accelerate their self awareness and empathy levels to the point where they easily overcome the above challenges.
I poured myself into the various fields that could be applied to better emotional intelligence and leadership. Performance psychology, the social sciences, management case studies and world class coaching practices. My mission became to draw out the best in leaders, who can then do the same for the people they are responsible for.
Since then, I have worked with corporate executives and startup founders to test the limits of their ability and deliver the kind of organizational impact they came to me for. And I can do the same for you.
How I’m Here For You
My blog and podcast are full of case studies, research and articles I’ve derived from what I learned from various mentors, psychology research, military studies, management anecdotes and my own experiences. If you want to master the one skill that will give you the chance to make your mark on this world, please subscribe and stay tuned.