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Executive Coaching Services

Executive Coach Denver - Todd Ordal - Applied Strategy

Executive coaching and dedication on your part will lead to dramatic improvement.

“I need a confidential advisor who has been in my shoes—a thought partner.”

“I need to get better at thinking strategically.”

“I need to communicate more effectively with my staff.”

“I feel like a fraud.”

“I would like to understand and leverage my strengths.”

“As CEO, I need someone to talk to about my direct reports.”

“I need to be buttoned up before I get to my board meetings.”

“I need to build better teamwork.”

These are reasons senior business leaders have engaged me as their executive coach in Denver. They wanted someone who was skilled as both a coach and a senior executive. I’ve been a CEO in several companies and have lead teams as large as 7,000, so I’ve experienced many of the challenges leaders face. That background helps me better understand your issues, so I can more effectively help you solve the vexing problems you face and get to the next level of success — however you define that.

There are different approaches to executive coaching; you should ensure that your objectives align with your coach’s skills and background. As an executive coach in Denver, I focus specifically on CEOs and other senior leaders who want to enhance their leadership skills, optimize their company’s performance, or engage a thought partner to help them think deeper and wider regarding their business’s challenges and opportunities.

I work primarily face-to-face with my clients, because it’s the most effective form of communication. Your agenda drives the engagement, so we clearly identify your objectives.

They may change a bit, and we can manage urgent issues that come up. But I want to help you achieve your goals.

Executive Coach in Denver - Services at Applied Strategy

In its most basic form, business strategy requires thinking about the future, creating a compelling picture in that future, identifying current reality, and then crafting a strategy that will connect today to your desired future. The same can be said of executive coaching.

I won’t tell you what to do; we’ll explore options. However, because I’m a former CEO and adviser to many other CEOs, you get access to a rich background of experiences, in addition to the executive coaching process of inquiry.

Some clients meet me in Boulder, Colorado (not a bad place!) or in Denver, Colorado, and I meet others in their office or another location of their choosing.

I have longer-term relationships with my clients, and I don’t charge by the hour. So we’ll meet as often and for as long as necessary to achieve results. I’m happy to correspond via phone or email between our meetings to discuss hot issues that may arise.

Executive Leadership Development Programs

A simple but brilliant model of leadership from Warren Bennis (The Four Competencies Of Leadership) says that effective leadership has 4 elements:

  • Management of attention
  • Management of meaning
  • Management of trust
  • Management of self

When working as an executive coach in Denver, I use questions, so 4 questions that flesh out the model above would be:

  • Do you have an effective communication platform and are they listening?
  • Do you have a compelling message that is leading them toward your vision?
  • Do they know what drives your behavior and are you predictable?
  • Do you have an appropriate amount of self-awareness and self-control?

My Approach as an Executive Coach

Becoming a senior leader requires enhanced leadership skills and a strategic focus. Having a proven and former CEO to help leverage your personal strengths and further develop inherent talents can be an invaluable new asset for top executive management. You can achieve higher effectiveness and lead confidently by taking advantage of leadership coaching. Investing in executive development helps improve the fundamentals of leadership and challenges top management with strategic thinking, setting clear objectives, successfully leading teams and producing great financial results.

How Do We Start?

If you’re a CEO or senior leader and this information resonates with you, I encourage you to read some of my blogs to better understand my approach. Just click HERE.

Then we’ll get to know each other to make sure we’re compatible. Let’s talk! Contact me at 303-527-0417 or [email protected] so we can explore your objectives. The only thing we need to identify in our initial chat is whether we should have another one!

Hiring an executive coach is a major decision — most important, because it can be a wonderful tool to help you overcome obstacles, improve skills, change behavior and more fully explore issues.