I'm Carl Godlove, Executive and Leadership Coach* with nearly forty years' business and entrepreneurial experience, twenty as CEO.
My Mission is Simple
I try to leave people a little better than I found them. I help leaders do the same. When a leader shows up better, everyone shows up better.
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High Stakes Coaching
As an ontological coach, my work is centered on your view of the world and how you show up. Through deep inquiry, I help you discover what is standing between you and your desired results. Then we bring about the change, often transformational, that puts you on the path to that future. This is why my practice is rich with both individual clients wanting a better future for themselves, and leaders in business and organizations who wish to be more effective and get more of what they love from their work and life.
Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate.
- Carl Jung
Coaching goals vary, but the process is the same to produce enhanced situational and self-awareness. In a business setting, executives and leaders leverage more effective ways of being to help themselves, and those they influence, grow in appreciation, satisfaction, effectiveness and fulfillment. This dynamic is a catalyst for influencing profound, positive organizational change, a prime leadership directive shaping engagement, retention and performance. It also happens to be a path for leaders to enhance and advance their own careers while creating the business and organizational outcomes they jointly desire with and for their teams and organizations.
High Impact Team Building
My team building approach builds on this, based on the philosophy that willingness to change for the sake of improving relationships is the one trait, above all others, that can positively impact performance and happiness. To help a team function better, you don't need to dissect how the team members are wired. They need only be willing to see themselves through each other's eyes and genuinely work to address the most impactful areas for individual improvement. And it starts with the leader. Roberts Burns shared this wisdom two centuries ago through his (translated) poetry:
Oh, would some Power give us the gift
To see ourselves as others see us!
It would from many a blunder free us
My approach gives you this Power. It is time-efficient, measurable and proven effective through consistent follow-up. And I put this team building process in your hands for continuous and lasting improvement.
My clients span the U.S. and include public and private company executives, organization leadership, startup founders, entrepreneurs, innovators and progressive individuals looking to advance their careers or grow their business. I'm passionate about using my gift to make a positive difference in the lives of people willing and dedicated to do the work. My message is simple and my personal history is testimony.
"When more of the same isn’t an option, a new field of learning is required" - Julio Olalla*
You have the power to elevate yourself from any current level of success, living a life of purpose and service that yields sustained satisfaction and happiness as you intentionally create your future. That destination also happens to correspond with your state of optimum personal and professional effectiveness, a hallmark of leadership and personal mastery.
Contact me if you’re curious about my approach to coaching individuals or teams. I always warmly welcome that conversation. In the meantime, I invite you to check out this article, "Do I Need a Coach?" as you consider your opportunity for coaching.