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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 a 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
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.
V.P. Real Estate
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.
Management Consultant Grant Thornton LLP
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.
MJ Samuels Associates Business
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.
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.
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…
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