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Lack of Alignment

Low trust and unproductive conflict. High powered executives can be led by ego, pride, and selfishness. All three drive a wedge into the heart of collaboration. Executive teams that don’t play well together cascade that energy throughout the organization. Do you need your team to be aligned?

Performance Lag

Can’t get things done quickly and effectively? Process breakdowns between departments can suboptimize throughput. Not having enough leaders in the middle of the organization to lead process improvement can keep you from accomplishing your goals. Do you need more leaders to lead improvement?

"Yellow" Culture

If the best companies have 36% (Gallup’s 2020) of their employees engaged = “green”, and 14% actively disengaged = “red”, then 50% are “yellow”: not emotionally engaged nor actively disengaged. Great cultures sway the yellow’s to be engaged. It takes focused leadership to influence employees to choose to be engaged. Do you need to improve your culture?

Curious about what it’s like to work with Don?


Senior Director

I worked with Don for a short period of time and it was a great experience. I didn't know what to expect from coaching and quickly found that I could be completely transparent with him. As I talked about my challenges, specifically with some high level interactions with senior management, meetings and presentations, I started to see what I had been doing. I had created anxiety from the self-talk, personal critique/judgment that I had of myself. Don taught me how to be myself and build relationships through commonality with others. I've been able to develop much greater trust with different styles and I no longer worry or have anxiety in high pressure situations. I feel liberated and thank Don for leading me to this breakthrough!

Doug Martin


Working with Don has been a great experience. He quickly became a trusted advisor to my team. His authentic and humble style creates volumes of trust.He used his expertise to teach my leadership team to lead more effectively. Don role models how to inspire and motivate others to high performance. His profound strength is in developing others and my team benefited greatly.Don’s insights helped me confirm my observations and exposed some things about people that I had not seen. I trust his feedback, suggestions and intuition about people. I highly recommend working with Don. He is purpose driven and will help you and your team become better at leading your organization.

David Velie

Microbiology Technology Leader

Working with Don as a coach was a wonderful experience. He has a reassuring, calming persona that helps you open up and see yourself as others see you. If you have an open mind and listen to his advice, trust in his knowledge and truly want to improve your leadership skills through regular practice, you can accomplish a lot in a short period of time.

Joe Benzinger

Vice President

I had the privilege of working with Don for just over a year. During that time, Don provided executive coaching and helped me to focus on improving several key leadership competencies. Don’s approach identifies current strengths that with practice can be leveraged into to be profound strengths. Don’s approach also provided a framework to practice and improve those skills during my normal interactions. I have attended many leadership classes and seminars in my career, none of which were as meaningful and impactful as working with Don. The one-on-one approach allows for nuisance and truly situational skill improvement in lieu of a canned approach to leadership. I am grateful for the opportunity to work with Don and truly believe that after working with Don, I am an improved leader.

David Kottmyer


We hired Don as a coach for an experienced, technical employee. Don was very effective engaging the employee in the coaching process and utilizing tools that the employee could take into the future past the coaching experience.

Fran Nunan


Don has been a partner in training newly promoted P&G Marketing Directors from around the world. His module is consistently rated as one of the highest by classes for the relevance of the content and the quality of the delivery. Don is an expert in the use of adult learning principles as a way to increase the probability of content retention and post training application to improve job performance. It is my pleasure to recommend Don to anybody who is interested in improving bottom line profit contribution through improved employee productivity and leadership. Don is the "real deal".

Ed Burghard


Don is an outstanding business professional with the highest ethical standards. I'm grateful that I've had the opportunity to remain in contact with him over the years and witness his continued success. I would jump at the opportunity to work with Don again because he delivers results to those he's serving in a positive and energetic way.

Tracy Ruberg


Don is a born professional. Guided by faith and personal belief. He has principles. Business principles and personal principles that guide him through life. He approaches everyday with a smile on his face and humility. Two qualities lacking on this planet. A Great person to have on a senior management team.

David N. Muchemu


Don provided me with executive coaching for almost a year as I transitioned into a broader leadership role within my firm. As my leadership accountabilities expanded, I needed to adapt my leadership style and add new skills to make me effective with a broader range of constituents as well as learn to "manage up" effectively. Given I joined the firm 20 years ago, I needed skills to get others in the firm to see me as I was currently performing, not reach conclusions from older experiences when I was an immature leader. Don did all of this effectively. I have subsequently been promoted multiple times and now run a newly launched international division of the firm. Many of his counsel, tricks and tips replay themselves in my head and all the right times. During this difficult process, I never felt judged or lacking during this process, the approach was build on your skills and minimize your weaknesses.

Christine Mackey-Ross


Don, your candor and insight is invaluable. Leadership is not a switch that can be turned on. It is set of tools, some we may have, some we may not. Some which may need sharpened. All of which need brought to light and utilized. Your ability to identify the skill potential and areas of improvement is outstanding and sets the tone for the growth. I appreciate the great deal I have learned from you and appreciate the passion you carry with you each and every day.

Dustin Rohrbach


I needed to adapt my leadership style and add skills to get others in the firm to see me as I was currently performing, not reach conclusions from older experiences when I was an immature leader. Don did this effectively. I have subsequently been promoted multiple times and now run a newly launched international division of the firm. His counsel, tricks, and tips replay themselves in my head at all the right times. During this difficult process, I never felt judged or lacking during this process, the approach was built on your skills and minimizes your weaknesses.


Don has been my leadership coach for almost a year, after a chance encounter in a global training. I was impressed by his authenticity. His coaching sessions have accelerated my personal growth by gently nudging me to explore sources of personal growth I would not have considered on my own (for example, non-intuitive cross-training versus linear focus to get better at something). I would highly recommend him to anyone committed to discover and fulfill one’s potential in life, professionally and personally.

Sameer Srivastav

What Got You Here Won’t Get You There

Improve Your Business & Leadership Synergy Through:

Executive Coaching 

Top performers use a coach. Coaches improve performance and accelerate growth by guiding you to use your gifts and minimize interferences.

Team Development

Executive teams are often only groups of individuals. Executive teams that trust each other, collaborate, create synergy. 2+2=6

Leadership Training

Great training is a blended experience. Engaged learners learn and create new habits through experience (on-the-job) and coaching & mentoring (90%). 

Business Consulting

Leadership challenges and business issues travel together. Sometimes you need specific help with Sales, Strategy or Other related issues. An integrated approach.

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