CEO Coaching & Mentoring
Mike Myatt, Practice Chair
John Baldoni, Practice Co-Chair
It is simply impossible to lead a growing organization if the CEO is not continuing to grow and develop as a leader. Top CEOs deserve a top CEO Coach. If you're thinking about retaining a top CEO coach for sitting or successor chief executives, look no further than N2growth. Whether you're a CEO looking for a strategic advisor, a senior executive being groomed for the CEO role, or you happen to represent a board of directors, N2growth stands ready to fulfill your needs.
N2growth's CEO Coaching practice is led by Co-Chairs Mike Myatt, and John Baldoni. Mike Myatt is widely regarded as America's Top CEO Coach. He is the author of "Hacking Leadership" (Wiley), "Leadership Matters...The CEO Survival Manual" and is consistently recognized as one of the world's leading experts on the topic of leadership. We invite you to read an interview with Mike Myatt in Forbes in which he shares his thoughts on Leadership. John Baldoni is the author of 11 books on leadership and is amongf the most sought after leadership advisors in the world. John specializes in working with C-level executives on purpose driven leadership. We invite you to read one of John's recent columns in the Harvard Business Review. Following are just a few representative references for Mike Myatt and John Baldoni:
"I enjoyed working with Mike Myatt during our succession process at Humana. It is always stressful for management and the board to go through a change in the CEO position, and Mike's seasoned guidance was of great value. He was very effective in navigating between me as the sitting CEO, my successor and the board. I would recommend him to any board as they work through succession."
~Mike McCallister, Chairman, Humana
"Mike Myatt is one of the most extraordinary people with whom I have worked. Mike's depth of knowledge and experience across all disciplines and industries is unique. Most importantly, Mike's powerful foundation enables him to work with and challenge senior leaders to achieve and drive far greater outcomes, which is what it's all about."
~Brian Kibby, President, McGraw-Hill Higher Education
"Working with John as my executive coach helped me enhace my skills to align and motivate the organization to improve the company's performance. John is a patient listener, provides insightful comments, and is a savvy advisor on leadership skills."
~Ryan Lance, CEO, Conoco Phillips
"I worked with Mike Myatt during a major career transition and continue to work with him today. He is extremely insightful, strategic and motivational. Mike leads by example possessing discipline, focus and a high degree of integrity. He is a professional who cultivates, develops and motivates those he is working with. It is truly a tranformational experience, which provides continuous professional and personal growth."
~Joseph J. Trotti, President and CEO, Aerospace, AIG
In instances where budget or availability preclude engaging Mike Myatt, N2growth has a deep bench of talented executive coaches experienced in advising C-level executives and boards of directors. No other firm can offer the depth of talent and experience in advising senior executives that N2growth brings to the table.
Consider the following trends currently affecting the tenure of CEOs:
- Almost 80% of the world's leading corporations replaced their chief executive within the last decade.
- CEO turnover has increased more than 50% in the last five years alone, with the average length of CEO tenure down to less than 4 years.
- Boards of Directors and other key influencing constituencies have become less tolerant of CEO with sub-standard performance.
- The only way to avoid the increasing scrutiny of stakeholders, the media, and public opinion is for CEOs to outperform expectations.
For all the things Thomas Jefferson was known and revered for, the belief he was most passionate about was the principle that led him to found the University of Virginia - he believed learning is a life long endeavor whose flame should not be extinguished until a person's last breath had been drawn.
Regrettably, as sound as the Jeffersonian principle of continuing education is, it too often runs contrary to how most CEOs and executives manage their careers. Most successful CEOs and executives make heavy investments in building their skill sets, knowledge base and subject matter expertise early in their careers only to make minimal investments in their professional development when they reach the C-suite. It is however at the C-suite level that an executive must be on top of his/her game as they have the broadest sphere of influence, the largest ability to impact a business and they also now have the most at risk...It is now that they should make the heaviest investment in refining their game because it is at the executive level that increased performance will pay the biggest dividends.
N2growth offers exceptional one-on-one leadership development programs that allow CEOs and other senior executives to grow beyond their own self-imposed boundaries. The harsh reality of the business world is that most entrepreneurs and senior executives are only as good as their last decision. It is your ability to continue to evolve and to stay ahead of your contemporaries that will keep you on top. Think of any goal that you could set for yourself, or any standard that you could benchmark yourself against and you'll find an intrinsic flaw...the problem is that you only know what you know and you don't know what you don't know. No world-class athlete makes it to the top of their game without a coach so why should your key executives try to perfect your game in the vacuum of isolation. The N2growth CEO coaches and mentors will allow you to see far past your own horizons breaking down barriers and reaching new heights of professional development and achievement.
For more information we would encourage you to read a blog post on the subject at hand entitled: "CEO Coaches." For more information on our executive coaching services please contact us.