How is a leader made?
This is the question I've faced from basketball court the boardroom. And it is critically important for any executive coach to guide you through the highs and lows of leading organizations.
The expectations of leader fell on my shoulders early, as my father and basketball coach expected me to lead our team. Experiencing infinite expectations with limited capacity was already preparing me lead, but my trial by fire came when as a assistant coach of the college of Charleston, when I carried the responsibility for victory on the court in the 1982 NCAA NAIA National Championship.
That day I truly became a leader when I knew the stress and saw the rewards of leading a high performing team to victory. College basketball had proven the incubator that galvanized my talent for bringing out the best in others.
Ken Playing Against The University of Texas
I went from building one kind of team to another, creating record breaking sales teams at telecommunications firms across the country.
In my career, such successes generated opportunity and responsibility.
After leading thousands of employees in telecommunications, energy, and financials, my next challenge was turning managers into executives capable of leading all aspects of their organizations and employees as a leader, change agent and catalyst for growth and founder and President of Strategic Integration Services.
As a Chair for Vistage International I do just that. With the world’s largest executive peer advisory group as a platform, I help over 60 CEO's lead their organizations to the next level. Over 20 years with SIS I've developed a reputation for my unyielding pursuit of improvement through executive coaching, organizational development, and strategic planning across multiple industries.
Such work has made a significant impact to over 500 companies.
Needless to say I'm still striving to improve, which means helping you with strategic, human capital, and cultural issues as a business and Leadership consultant, Executive Coach, and Learning Facilitator.
I look forward to growing your business together.