Senior Management and Career Coaching

We’ve found that the job of building businesses and creating success today is increasingly difficult for even the most experienced business managers. We also recognize that success comes more quickly to those managers who are openly able to say, “I don’t know,” or “I’m having problems,” or “I’d like to explore a few different ideas.”

Today’s more complex and slower growth marketplaces require the drive of senior managers who are ready to grab hold of the challenges of building a business and moving it forward–those with the will to enforce its growth and those bold enough to explore the radically different.

We provide a confidential one-on-one sounding board through which your ideas and tactics are challenged, operations are objectively analyzed, and real-life improvements are created in the short term. Our mentoring, strategic planning, career coaching, management retreats and tactical execution skills are developed to equip CEOs, CFOs and heads of Sales and Marketing with the tools they need to achieve goals and exceed expectations.

The format of these sessions is typically...

  • ... a half-day whiteboarding session to begin the process, to set objectives, and "get into the details"
  • ....a face-to-face meeting every two or four weeks depending on the need.  
  • ....weekly scheduled telephone calls.   .
  • ... emergency calls at anytime

"At one time during our growth, the picture for Ward Leonard looked bleak.  Everyone was dispirited.  12 months later, we posted excellent results and have continued to grow very nicely since then. 

Today, we have firm operating objectives bought into by a revitalized management team and tied into performance bonuses. Every year, we are growing consistently. Shipments are on schedule  and orders and backlog are up. We are just now in the process of completing a major acquisition that will almost double our size.

We owe much of this to Derby Management who came into our company in January of that year and perfectly executed an amazing turnaround for me and our company.  Jack and George continue to work with me and our management team as a strategic advisors on a continuing basis."

Jon Carter, CEO, Ward Leonard