Dave’s mission is simple: Helping Bosses Become Leaders and Leaders Build Legacies
Most leaders want to be successful and make a difference. They want to be respected beyond positional leadership and valued for a meaningful contribution in their work and life.
But for many leaders, execution of the mission can be challenging.
As a leader, this challenge is compounded by the fact that you are the leader. When you are seeking clarity and results, you likely cannot find a confidential sounding board and solid accountability partner from within the organization you lead.
This is where executive coaching can make a major difference – to you and the organization you lead.
Dave Ferguson has walked many miles in executive shoes. He gets it. He also knows those shoes can get tight at times or stuck in the mire. As an executive coach, it is his passion to help leaders get on track and move forward to massive success.
Dave also serves with you to effectively coach your leadership team to success as well, in the form of workshops, group coaching, or corporate retreats. Known for breaking barriers and building bridges, he can help you and your team break through to new levels of growth and leadership.
Heidi Hansen provides personalized and custom tailored corporate training, facilitation, and coaching to clients in the United States and Europe. Over the past two decades, Heidi has built a distinguished reputation for empowering individuals to exceed their performance expectations by enhancing their sales, supervisory, and management communication skills.
Heidi offers a unique program set for improving interpersonal skills tailored for introverts in middle and executive management.
She is multi-lingual, with over two decades of corporate training and adult education experience specializing in developing face-to-face networking and facilitating career growth for business professionals.
As a team, Dave Ferguson and Heidi Hansen provide a powerful program for personal and professional growth...that gets results!
Heidi's professional training programs include mentoring employee development, conducting difficult conversations, speaking with confidence, leadership self-awareness, professional staff development, and delivering staff evaluations.
She is a frequent speaker and subject matter expert for corporate, educational, and philanthropic organizations focused on personnel empowerment and job enrichment; and serves on the boards and leadership teams of several organizations in the Charlotte, North Carolina area.
Dave offers decades of experience and perspective on the unique challenges faced by executive leaders.
As an experienced corporate executive and seasoned executive coach, Dave serves as a trusted sounding board and provides an alternate perspective on the day-to-day issues you encounter.
Dave’s focus is the same as yours.
That focus is on making you better at creating new customers and increasing stock holder equity through helping you...
- Further develop your leadership skills
- Select and mentor exactly the right team to maximize your success
- Identify and then think through the true financial merit of the different value creation options available to you
- Improve relations with your Board of Directors and stockholders
- Develop compensation plans to maximize the contributions your direct reports make to stockholder equity
- Properly respond to the many other challenges you face.
Why Executive One-on-One Coaching
You get the advantage of working with an executive coach who has been where you are and has extensive experience helping other senior executives identify and implement opportunities to improve their companies. Hiring Dave as your executive coach means he effectively becomes an invaluable extension of your team—helping you excel in the areas that most concern you.
How are coaching sessions conducted?
One thing Dave knows for sure: you can’t afford to waste time. He has created options for coaching, tailored to your needs and intended to maximize your time and impact. These include coaching via telephone, coaching in small settings on site, or a combination of the two. Dave will customize coaching sessions to fit your needs.
All teams have their own idiosyncrasies, which come from historical baggage, personality mix, reputation within the organization, and prevailing beliefs (micro-culture), all of which influence their ability to perform to an optimal level.
Group coaching provides groups and teams the opportunity to go beyond their current abilities.
By working with a team in the context of its everyday work and challenges, a coach introduces new ideas and sees opportunities for improving team performance.
Organizational benefits of group coaching
Group coaching enables an empowering culture within the organization to grow. It helps teams to work in unison to make their vision a reality.
This translates to...
- Higher employee productivity
- Effective leadership development
- Greater company morale
- Higher profitability rates over the short- and long-term
Benefits to team members who receive group coaching and training:
- Improved team performance and a focus on results
- A greater sense of trust and respect
- An increase in motivation
- A clear relationship between the team’s daily work and the organization’s mission
- An increase in creative problem solving
- The ability to engage in appropriate debate
In collaboration with team leaders and members, Dave will help your team...
- Define its purpose and priorities
- Understand its environment
- Identify and tackle barriers to performance
- Build the team learning plan
- Grow confidence in themselves and their leaders
- Develop the systems, skills and behaviors to internalize coaching
How are coaching sessions conducted?
Group coaching is conducted via small settings onsite, webinar, or tele-conferencing.
Every great leader knows the value of retreat.
Retreat does not mean giving up. Retreat means pulling back – and, ideally, pulling back so you can push forward with renewed energy and fresh ideas.
Perhaps your company has grown, or you are about to launch a new product or service. Or it could be that you are facing ever stiffer competition in an increasingly tough market, and you need creative solutions.
Retreats could be the key to restoring the energy required to make the changes, execute the launch, and find solutions.
There is great and tangible value in getting away, reflecting, and having objective discussions around issues and ideas, both on a team and individual level.
Where are retreats held?
Individual or group leadership retreats are available in Charlotte, NC; Hilton Head Island, SC; or at your specified location. Dave will design a leadership retreat that is based on the needs of you and your team – to effectively re-ignite and re-engage your ability to get back in the game –and to play it better than ever before.
“When looking to improve my business results there was only one person to call, Dave Ferguson. Dave has extensive experience in helping people achieve beyond what they think they are capable of accomplishing. He consistently challenges me and his coaching approach is unique and successful. He took time to understand my business and professional challenges and has helped me develop a plan to continuously improve as a person and a business owner. Dave is considered an extended part of our team here at my agency.”
- Chris Burhnam | Regional Project Manager