My wife Marj, our business partner Carollyne and I have had a dream of passing our coaching company onto either a Coach/Facilitator within Essential Impact or a family member. We have no idea which one of our kids or coaches might even be interested, much less capable and we want to make sure we explore this thoroughly before we transition the company.
Is a family business really a recipe for disaster? During my MBA program a few years back (ok quite a few years ago) I remember various times that the topic of the family-run business coming up. It was pretty much unanimously described as a nightmare waiting to happen and something to be avoided at all costs.
The Burning Platform as a change management metaphor…friend or foe? The change management metaphor of creating a burning platform has been a popular concept since the late 1980’s. The metaphor has an intuitive appeal due to its simplicity and the sense of urgency it creates. So it has been an ongoing struggle for me as to why I personally had such a resistance to the concept.
We regularly get asked how our company got started and what has kept us together! In this short video, the three partners share the key elements and successes of Essential Impact.
In a world starving for connection and still believing in perfection, the concept of being perfectly flawed has been a huge breath of fresh air for me! The concept of examining our flaws is in serious need of reframing. As I have worked with leaders from a multitude of sectors, I frequently run across [...]
Does the idea of working with your spouse make you cringe? Or, does it sound like the perfect way to spend more time with the person you love and trust? Well, Marj and Dave Busse have been working together for 10 years, and their experience may be different than what you are thinking.
Back when I was a new coach, the whole feelings element of coaching felt awkward. Was I about to become a weeping willy or worse? You can laugh all you like, but it was a concern I had and I suspect some of our clients may have similar thoughts.
By Dave BusseI have come across a seemingly rare situation so many times in coaching that I have realized that it is actually a frequent pattern. While working with successful and thriving clients, I have been frequently shocked to learn that they did not do well in the school system up to and including being [...]
Believe it or not, there are tangible ways to measure the return on investment with coach training in organizations. See what Dave Busse has to say about Coaching ROI!
Some life lessons and coaching wisdom come from the most unexpected places. My Grandpa taught me so many things that have served me well as a parent, grandparent and coach.