"When I get off a call with Les, I am determined to implement what we've talked about."
President, Van Belle Nursery Inc
I have used Les McKeown as my coach for several years now. It has been a pleasure to coach with Les. I know he has my best interest at heart, which makes it easier to handle suggestions that I need to make to improve myself and my leadership.
Specifically, Les helped me learn how to grow our company in a sustainable way, through a period of growth and organizational transition, giving me encouragement and confidence to "take the next step" even when it's uncomfortable. Sometimes we all need a push!
Les was able to quickly get to the heart of an issue, and then offer timely, sage advice, admonishment and encouragement to go fix these issues. Les also recalls my specific situation and so his advice is context-aware.
I appreciate that all of Les' advice is underlined by his having my best interest at heart. He wants to see me succeed, and that requires candor, which Les delivers well. When I get off a call with Les, I am determined to implement what we've talked about.
Be prepared to grow as a person and as a leader! Growth only comes from being outside one's comfort zone, but Les will walk you through your issues and help you get to where you want to go. Go for it!
I love the fact that Les has "been there done that" for so many businesses. Chances are he has already seen a given situation, and has excellent advice for me. Les always drills quickly into the heart of a matter, and helps me see my blind spots. Thanks Les for being a great coach!!