Leader Centered Coaching FAQs
Who is Sam Palazzolo? I’m an Associate Professor in Leadership at Ashford University, as well as one of the Managing Directors at Tip of the Spear Ventures (www.tipofthespearventures.com). Here’s a link to my LinkedIn profile (or cut/paste the following into your browser: www.linkedin.com/in/spalazzolo/). I have a passion for working with leaders that are looking to become better (Grow better businesses, better leaders, and better results!) On a personal note (because life isn’t all business), I’m married to the love of my life and have two wonderful daughters.
How is the $15,000 in FREE services calculated? Our charter price for Centered Executive Coaching’s Leader program is $30,000 per participant. Each program is twelve (12) months in duration. Therefore, in our FREE six (6) month offer is $15,000 (1/2 the program). Leader Centered Coaching is based off of our Marshall Goldsmith Stakeholder Centered Coaching programs (The cost of these Stakeholder Centered Programs in comparison is $50,000 per leadership participant).
What does Centered Executive Coaching consist of? We’ve put together the following table overview of the Centered Executive Coaching programs. Please CLICK HERE to view the table.
Why would I want to do this? Centered Executive Coaching is the culmination of over 10,000 hours of coaching and consulting with CEOs, Founders and C-suite leaders. The methodology incorporates proven best practices with cutting edge research to deliver a program that significantly accelerates results for CEO’s and their organizations. I am specifically looking for a small, select group of CEO’s with whom I have not previously worked with to demonstrate the powerful impact of the principles detailed in my forthcoming book. These case studies will be of significant benefit to my readers, which in turn is a great help to me. To share my appreciation, I want to provide your participation in the program a $15,000 value for FREE.
What’s the catch? There are no catches! I like to keep things simple/straightforward. If you’re one of the first six (6) leaders from the Inc 500 to respond, we’ll setup a time to speak about the initiatives. If you like what you hear, and I like you, we’re off to the races! All I ask is that you reimburse me for expenses during our 6 months together (i.e., Any Travel, Assessments, etc.)
What are the coaching sessions like? During our time together, we’ll conduct coaching using a blended-approach of in-person and virtual sessions each month. We’ll establish convenient calendar dates/times at the onset of the initiative. Each session will last approximately 60-90 minutes in length, and will cover topical areas that are most important to you based on assessment results. This is highly customized coaching intended to push you/your organization forward faster towards results!
How will you assess me? We leverage renowned leadership experts James Kouzes & Barry Posner’s Leadership Challenge in our leadership development programs. For our Leader Center Coaching program, we utilize The Leadership Challenge’s “Leadership Practices Inventory” (LPI) that we’ll administer at the onset of our initiative. The cost of this assessment is less than $250.
How will we calculate ROI? I’m a former accountant, but don’t hold that against me! What you can expect to hold against me is that this is going to be a results-focused initiative. We’ll take an immediate baseline of your leadership behaviors and other organizational metrics. We’ll check-in on progress (+/-) weekly, and there will be a final “formal” capstone survey distributed.
What if it’s not right for me right now? Is it the price? FREE doesn’t last forever, so I recommend that you take advantage of this ASAP. If this isn’t right for you, then perhaps there is another leader in your C-Suite that it is? If that’s the case, then please introduce us. With your introduction, and their admittance to the program, we’ll keep you posted regarding progress and results.
How do I get started? Register with the form below to participate by Thursday, October 31, 2013. Please let us know when we can have a brief conversation (10-15-minute) by using the calendaring link in the Registration Confirmation page that will appear after submitting your information. The Leader Centered Coaching initiative will begin on November 1, 2013. NOTE – We anticipate receiving more responses than we can accommodate from leaders like you that want to take advantage of this offer, so the FREE program spaces will be assigned based on registration for the program first come/first served, so act fast!
What if I want to do another Centered Executive Coaching Program? This FREE offer is for the Leader Centered Coaching program. However, if after reviewing the Centered Executive Coaching overview table you believe one of the other offerings is a better fit for you/your organization then we’ll deliver your preferred program at a significant discount. Again, our corporate vision is to have clients for life (or a really, really long time!)