Dave is an experienced executive mentor who has been working with CEOs and business leaders all over North America full-time for the past decade and as a board member and senior adviser for the last 20 years. I suppose you could say he is unofficially sat on and continues to sit on dozens of boards of small and medium-size businesses.
He works with chief executives in companies ranging from a few million in sales to a few billion in sales. Dave is somewhat unique as his clients describe him as a mentor who covers everything from the boardroom to the bedroom. Business is challenging but not nearly as challenging as making your life and relationships work well. Frankly, it’s very difficult to construct a well lived life alone.
What will mentoring do for me?
Mentoring is different than coaching. Coaching tends to be more prescriptive and short-term. Mentoring tends to be more discussion based and the relationships tend to last longer. Mentoring tends to focus more on wisdom rather than just knowledge. Rather than finding quick solutions mentoring moves towards the strategic co-creation of substantial and lasting change. People say that they bring Dave in because he provides a broad objective perspective of “life at their level” with no agenda and complete confidentiality
How does mentoring work?
Dave’s style is very different than many people in this industry. He has a “ no handcuffs” approach. You don’t need to commit to a contract. His all-inclusive fee includes your behavioral testing, a copy of his book and access to his experience as an executive mentor. He has led hundreds of leaders through the process of achieving three satisfying life-guiding statements that provide a foundation under everything they do.
Let’s get started!
Step one of the process is to do a self assessment. Please print and review this form. Mark your priorities as a guide for things you might want to work on during a coaching session.
- To download the documents, click on the link and select “Save File”. 101 Things to Work on with a Mentor
These steps are designed specifically to get you to where you want to go. You can also create your own steps:
- Welcome Letter — A letter is sent out to new clients informing them of the Mentoring process. There are six sections in this letter that will help orient your goals and to help get you rolling. Download Here
- Life Scan — This is an abbreviated life scan addressing four critical areas: Personal Environment, Well-being, Money and Relationships. This is where we start to select key areas that you want to work on. Download Excel Here
- Birkman Testing — Birkman is an advanced behavioural assessment that is included in the mentoring process. For more information about Birkman please click on the following link: Birkman
- Mentoring Steps Sample — This document provides a sample of how the mentoring progression often works. It’s different for everyone but often there are roughly 5 steps. A description of each step is provided with some understanding of why a particular step is needed and an outline of how long it takes. Download Sample PDF