The most accomplished business professionals have coaches helping them stay on top of their game, just like professional athletes.

A coach is not a mentor. A mentor takes you under his or her wing to show you how they became successful. Maybe what worked for them will work for you. If you want to duplicate that person’s life, go for it. If you want to be more you, then you want more than a mentor.

A coach is not your partner, spouse, or best friend. None of those people can be truly objective. They want the best for you, but the nature of those relationships makes being an effective coach practically impossible. Can it happen? Sure. I’m blessed to have a life partner who is also my best friend. But she also encourages me to seek guidance from others — preferably from someone trained as a coach or specialized counselor.

A general counselor or therapist can be a coach under the right circumstances, and there may be some overlap, but they are different skill sets.

My coaching combines …

Statistics matter. If it can’t be measured, it can’t be improved, or at least not very effectively. Real change happens at the emotional, physical, and intellectual levels. For those reasons, all coaching and training programs are built around multiple intelligences and include ways to measure your progress.

Time-tested methods such as those used by Dale Carnegie, Zig Ziglar, and Abraham Maslow are combined with cutting-edge tools such as Spiral Dynamics and Integral Theory. Individual coaching is available in person or via phone or video call such as Skype. Seminars and workshops can be developed for groups of any size.