...building business clarity through coaching
My Story, My Why
I have been fortunate to have achieved business and career success during the last four decades. Much of that success was a direct result of having great leaders who coached and led me, even when I did not realize I was being coached. These inspirational people have made a profound impact on my career and life. In an executive leadership capacity, I led great teams with a global Fortune 500 company whose 430,000 worldwide employee’s mission was to improve the quality of daily life for over 75 million people. It was a tremendous journey made successful because of tenacious effort and great relationships with amazing people including colleagues, clients and of course, the teams I had the pleasure to lead.
My WHY is simply stated: To incorporate my experience into giving back and being of service. Whether that be through coaching, training, in Rotary or through the various boards I have the privilege to sit on. I suppose that in thinking about it, my WHY is not much different than my previous company’s Mission to improve the quality of daily life for people we interact with.
Coaching as an agent for change
I believe that coaching is one of the most powerful forces for human change on earth. When a symbiotic coaching relationship exists between the business coach and the business owner or executive, the clarity, focus and ultimately, the personal responsibility for taking action is transformative.
I challenge leaders to uncover what lies within them and within their business or career. Then we set about making the changes. The process can be quite sobering but oh so very rewarding.
So if you are ready to invest in change, reach out and we will chat.
I first met Stephen in the late 90’s when we worked together for a large multinational company in the management services industry. I reported directly to him during that time, and I can say, without hesitation, that I learned more from…read more →
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Why did I decide to hire an executive coach? As a new sales manager, I found myself quickly overwhelmed and realized that if I wanted to not just survive, but thrive, then I needed to work with someone who has…read more →
Approximately 3 years ago I heard Stephen speak at our local Chamber of Commerce lunch and I was instantly inspired by his words and encouragement to us as small business owners. Our Safari business was growing, and we needed better…read more →
I had the pleasure to work with Coach Simms in late 2019 and early 2020 with the plan to help reformulate the future of our company, and bring focus to executing on new business strategies to guide the company for…read more →
I hired Stephen to deliver a bespoke customer service workshop to my staff of 20. I am pleased to say that Stephen exceeded my expectations by delivering an inspiring and motivational talk that hit the mark across the board. His…read more →
I first met Stephen during a Navigational Conversations workshop I attended with some colleagues and was immediately stricken by his business acumen. I had been searching for a business coach to work with for many months and I was so…read more →
I had the pleasure of working with Stephen Simms during the developmental portion of my career. I learned more about business, people management, professionalism, and my own professional development from Stephen in those two short years than I had in…read more →
Stephen has quickly become a true mentor, coach and friend. He has allowed me to see my true potential and what it takes to achieve more. We have worked on many aspects of my life encouraging me to gain clarity…read more →
Each Group Coaching session was delivered with ease by Coach Simms whose upbeat personality and highly energetic style made the involvement with our team seamless. His sense of humor and inviting personality made the group feel at ease throughout each…read more →
Lessons learned help sales professionals excel in their new roles” It was a true pleasure working with Stephen Simms as he guided us through the “killing the commodity mindset” training journey. Stephen acclimated himself to our organization and sales team…read more →