Can you be coached in two minutes?

I was!

The coach – Marshall Goldsmith. Really!

At Alan Weiss’s inaugural Thought Leadership symposium in Palm Beach, Florida last week, Marshall joined us for dinner the evening before his presentation. It was one of the most insightful, hilarious and fun dinners ever.

Marshall asked us to identify a potential coaching issue for ourselves. He responded in real time, identified the underlying issue with amazing precision like the world guru that he is, and gave us an action plan for success.

Then he told us that the coach didn’t matter. If we wanted to improve, we would. If we didn’t, we wouldn’t. It wasn’t about him. It was about us.

With all due respect to Marshall’s humility, his recommendations are like a laser guided missile aimed at a strategic target.

He gets to the point. He helps his clients, world class CEOs of global companies who are already highly successful, become even more successful! Marshall speaks, teaches, writes and coaches people on how to achieve positive, lasting change in behavior: for themselves, their people and their teams.

Marshall helped me to develop an action plan for focusing on how to continually improve my service and value to my entrepreneurial client base.

Hanging out with my mentor, Alan Weiss, is providing me with significant professional and personal development.

Who are the pre-eminent people in your industry? How can you learn from them? Have you contacted them and asked for their help? Are you learning from the best?

You should be. The results will be amazing. It’s up to you!

Copyright 2010. All Rights Reserved. Phil Symchych

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