Success through T.R.U.S.T.

Transparency

In positive relationships there are no hidden agendas. Each party knows the sincerity of the person they are dealing with and is able to address difficult situations in a genuine manner.

Results

It’s not only about achieving the vision and meeting the goals of the organization, it’s about setting clear expectations about goals, how things get done and the growth of the individual and the team.

Understanding

In good times or bad, understanding the motivation behind a person’s actions allows for the appropriate amount of empathy, support or direction moving forward.

Simplify

We all have a lot going on, so identifying and acting on priorities will help you increase productivity and focus your attention on areas where it’s most valuable.

Team

Being a leader means it’s not all about you. High-performing leaders typically spread credit for successes and assume responsibility for failures. The bottom line is that if the team succeeds, the leader succeeds.

Meet Ken:

I am an Executive Coach and Career Consultant with nearly 30 years of experience at Johnson & Johnson and Bristol-Myers Squibb. Most recently, I served as Vice President, Coaching Services at the Velocity Advisory Group coaching clients in positions ranging from first-line Manager to CEO

I have found that TRUST is the foundation of all great relationships and great relationships are the foundation for success.

TRUST is not a given, it needs to be earned, nurtured and developed over time, more so with actions than words. The good news is that it can be developed by focusing on the TRUST Model and 5 areas of focus to build TRUST between you, your contacts, your colleagues and the marketplace.

I’ve helped leaders from first-time, first-line managers to CEOs be successful by identifying their true self and building their teams and business to heights they hadn’t reached before.

 Executive Coaching & Career Management

There are many reasons to engage with a coach.

What’s your situation:

In a new role and want to have a great start?

Feeling stuck with your career?

You just know you and your team can do better, but you’re not sure how to do it

You suddenly and unexpectedly find yourself in career transition

I’ve experienced all of these during my 25-year career with Johnson & Johnson, through being laid off at age 52 to finding my passion again as an Executive Coach and Career Consultant.

Simplifying Leadership Through T.R.U.S.T.

Transparency: Are you truly sharing everything with your employees, stakeholders and clients? You may think so, but let’s look at things objectively and find our for sure. Results: Yes, end results are the bottom-line, but the quality of the journey makes a difference. Were clear expectations set? Were short-term milestones set and reached? Was the right amount of coaching given to ensure success? Understanding: Great leaders know where their teams and direct reports are at all times. Are their personal challenges affecting performance? What is the tone and tenor of the team? Is anything getting in the way of success? Simplify. Is your team truly focused on top priorities or is it all about addressing “low hanging fruit”. How can you make sure efforts are where they need to be. Team Focus: The move from individual contributor to leader means it’s not about you anymore… it’s about your team. We’ll discuss ways to recognize, reward and create a motivational environment for maximum success.

Career Success Through T.R.U.S.T.

Take Inventory: Focus on developing your personal brand Resume: You have 6-10 seconds to capture your reader’s attention Understand Social Media: How to market oneself, search for opportunities and networking STARS: Interview answers (Situation, Task, Action, Result, So what Trust the Process: Networking, communications, and maintaining confidence, motivation and passion

Success Stories with Ken

Executive Coaching

Ken Sher is a great Executive Coach who uses his 25-years experience in corporate America to help me think strategically while prioritizing the issues that will help me and my company be as successful as we can be today. Ken’s coaching style is both supportive and challenging. He combines a questioning approach that helps me refine my own solutions with advice and guidance, to help me reach my goals, when needed. I strongly recommend Ken as an Executive Coach to leaders, with all levels of experience, who want to accelerate their development and achieve both personal and professional success.

Seth Lane
V.P. Real Estate Concept Companies

Career Consulting

Ken is a great coach who provides excellent advice that is on-target and easy to put into practice. He provided value beyond our agreed upon terms. He never watched the clock and was easily accessible between sessions. I strongly recommend Ken as a coach to anyone who is in career transition or looking for advice and guidance in advancing their career in any way.

Neil Conroy
Management Consultant Grant Thornton LLP

Executive Coaching

Ken and I worked together at Johnson & Johnson and I have great respect for both his character and competence. Ken has all the skills you look for in a good executive coach. First, and most importantly, Ken is honest and trustworthy, so he will tell you like it is and anything you share will always remain with him. He is great at listening to your issues and helping you see the path to move forward, providing alternatives for you to think about. Ken is strong at working with the leadership team, identifying strategic needs and coaching the leaders to pull the strategy through. I highly recommend Ken for any executive coaching need.

Mark Samuel
Coach trainer MJ Samuels Associates Business

Speaker Testimonials

Ken Sher is a dynamic, engaging and motivational speaker. Each of his talks provide relevant and practical actions for his audience members to take…He has the ability to connect with a wide range of people…His presentations are always done in a friendly and outgoing manner that creates a quick rapport with the audience. He is a very giving guy. I highly recommend him as a speaker for motivation, inspiration and real-world ideas to improve any career or leadership challenges one may be facing.

Tom Emmereth
Program and Committee Chair, Lehigh Valley Professionals Group

Ken is an engaging and interactive speaker who makes people think outside of their normal comfort zone. He challenges and motivates his audience to take practical and immediate action to improve their current situation. He has a down to earth style and he adds humor to his talks to keep his audience entertained. Ken… connects with his audience both personally and professionally. I recommend him as a speaker to motivate and move a wide range of listeners to action.

George Schonewolf
Founder, Career Networking Group, Montgomery County

Ken Sher is an excellent speaker who delivers very useful and practical information to his audience in a very energetic and engaging way. His real-world examples and creative approach for addressing common and uncommon challenges in the marketplace create immediate opportunities for improvement for his audience. I recommend Ken as a speaker for any organization looking to expand their thinking in a way that will help add clarity to their big picture view of the world while receiving ideas that will impact their day-to-day activities.

Andrew Braun CLU, CfHC
field director & financial advisor

You’re in charge of your career… Ken can help you get to where you want to be…

Talks and Trainings for You and Your Team

In many companies, individual contributors are promoted into leadership positions because of excellent performance. Unfortunately, the best individual performers are not necessarily the best leaders. Compounding this potential problem is the fact that there is very little support for the new leader to help them grow and develop their leadership skills. The good news is that there are resources available to help you in your personal situation so that you can develop into the leader you want to be. Below are several talks and trainings available to you to help you get to where you want to be in your career.

The first thing to consider is that TRUST is the foundation of all great relationships and in order to be successful today, you need to develop and maintain TRUST with everyone you interact with… this includes hiring managers, supervisors, cross-functional stakeholders, direct reports and clients.

 Ken’s ideas and advice have shaped successful individuals and organizations across the country for over 30-years. Here are some of the topics he has used to fuel growth and excellence for teams just like yours.

Simplify Leadership Through T.R.U.S.T.

Merriam-Webster defines TRUST as assured reliance on the character, ability, strength, or truth of someone or something; one in which confidence is placed. So, what does this mean for a business leader? When it comes to leadership, you need to be confident with your own abilities (TRUST yourself), establish processes that will help lead you to success (TRUST your plan) and build relationships with your team members to foster a positive work culture (TRUST your team.. and gain their TRUST in return). TRUST is not a given, it needs to be earned, nurtured and developed over time through words and actions. Trust is the foundation of every great relationship, especially business relationships. The good news is that it can be developed and nurtured by focusing on the 5-aspects of the TRUST Leadership Model that will lead to increased engagement, productivity and profitability.

Transparency – No hidden agendas Results – Setting and communicating expectations and recognizing both small and large wins Understanding – Knowing how to support, advise and guide an individual based on their situation Simplify – Establish focus on the true priorities of your business Team – It’s all about the team… share success and give credit… be accountable when things don’t go right

In this interactive program, Ken will help you measure the level of TRUST in your organization and share with you specific ways to address them in order to maximize your team’s full potential. You will leave this session with spoecific, actionable ideas.

From Individual Contributor to Team Leader

Congratulations! You’ve been promoted because you are a great performer! Maybe you are a perennial top 10% sales person, or perhaps you’re the most productive person on your team. So, of course, you’re ready to be a team leader. Right?

This talk focuses on using the TRUST model to develop the critical areas a New Manager must get right from the beginning. Participants will leave with practical and impactful ways to establish themselves as the leader regardless of age, experience or group dynamics.

Maximizing LinkedIn

A recent study showed that 94% of recruiters are active on LinkedIn™, but only 35% of job seekers are. Let’s face it, if you want a new job or if you want to be found, maximizing LinkedIn should be a critical part of your job search strategy.

 In this interactive session, Ken will teach you ways to get noticed and to move yourself to the first page of a search. You will learn how to: – Build and enhance your personal brand – Strengthen your profile – See and be seen in your industry – Find the right job for you and the people who can help you get it

Simplify Your Job Search Through T.R.U.S.T.

When it comes to a job search, you need to TRUST yourself, TRUST that your plan will get you there and you need to build TRUST in the hiring manager that you are the right person for the role. This program will help you “Simplify the Job Search Through TRUST”. This 5-step process will help you identify the right jobs and get you the right opportunities to help you reach your career goals: Take Inventory: Focus on developing personal brand Resume: You have 6-10 seconds to grab your reader’s attention Understand Social Media: How to market oneself, search for opportunities and networking STARS: Interview answer process: Situation, Task, Action, Result, So, why am I telling you this Trust the Process: It can often seem like an endless or hopeless process, but doing the right things… like networking and connecting with the right people… will get you there

So, You Say There Aren’t Enough Hours in the Day….

The fact is that there are more than enough hours in each day… we just need to use them better. You may be thinking, “I’m busting my butt every day. Not only do I have job responsibilities, but I have a personal life too…” But the reality is that we don’t think we have the time and for most of us… we don’t! This interactive and engaging talk will give you the tools and processes that will give you back control of your time and help you to be more productive as well. You’ll learn: – The fact about multi-tasking – How to be more productive by prioritizing and putting yourself in the right situation to get more done – How to put email in it’s place

To Survive and Thrive After a Job Loss When You’re +/- 50-Years-Old

You’re in your mid-life years and you’re feeling pretty good about the direction your career has gone. After all, you get good performance reviews, a modest annual merit increase, and maybe even a good year-end bonus or solid commission. Then you get an unexpected call to your supervisor’s office. Sitting and waiting for you is the HR director. Suddenly, after years of loyal service, you find yourself unceremoniously let go by your company. What do you do now? It’s not easy, but you can survive and thrive! The reality is that separations from companies happen, but you can navigate through this stressful time and get you where you truly want to be. This presentation will cover: – The harsh reality of a mid-life job loss – Restarting your career – Finding your way to a better life, both professionally and personally

Advice to Harness Your Success

Simplifying the Job Search Through Trust When You’re over 40 Years-old: Success is in the STARS (Don’t forget the last “S”)

(This is part 4 of The Sher Way to “Simplifying Your Job Search through TRUST” which is an acronym for Take Inventory, Resume, Understanding Social Media, STARS, Trust the Process)[…]

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Simplifying the Job Search Through TRUST When You’re Over 40-Years Old: Understanding Social Media

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The Sher Way to Simplifying the Job Search Through TRUST: Resume

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Are you an executive? Or someone who wants to change their career and attain the success you’ve always sought? Build TRUST in a one-on-one environment with Ken and put your future in your hands.