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Working with an Executive Coach…
Working with an executive coach is often the first step many individuals take as they plan for a career move, a new job, a promotion, or anticipate a new “season” in life. If the need for a change has come unexpectedly, it’s easy for self-confidence to be low and frustration to be high, with the effects of these spilling over into family and personal life. Making changes of this magnitude, especially without any counsel, can be very intimidating, but it can also be the most exciting time of your life – if you see it as an opportunity to take a fresh look at where you are and where you want to go.
This coaching process is not traditional counseling. While counseling focuses on the past, coaching is very future oriented. We work with clients on setting priorities and goals, identifying your “unique value,” and walking with you through the steps of taking action that will enable you to achieve a higher level of success.
Also, we recognize that work models are changing. The old model of a traditional 8-5 job is not the only choice. In working with professionals from all areas, we explore consulting, free-lance work, franchises and entrepreneurial opportunities as well as the traditional career paths. The correct focus for this can only be discovered by knowing what is unique about you.
Don’t be embarrassed regarding “I don’t know what I want to be when I grow up.” This is still the most common initial phrase we hear – even from competent, successful professionals with CEO level positions and half-million dollar salaries. Recognize this is a continuing process. Life experience allows us to ask the right questions; ones we could not have known at 18 or 20-years-old. We find that many people simply realize they do not want to continue living their lives based on the decisions that were made when they were 20-years-old. A large percentage of clients Dan sees are attorneys, physicians, dentists, accountants, pastors, business owners and other professionals who are questioning the direction of their careers – now that they have some significant and, typically, successful years of experience behind them. It’s a healthy process, at any given season of life, to draw that line in the sand and take a fresh look at where you are, and where you’re going. Changes, often even when unexpected, may offer a new opportunity to redirect in a more authentic and “fitting” manner. Expect that this process will release your best competencies and blend your values, dreams and passions.
We now have many coaches listed in our coaches directory, and we’ll happily connect you with the best fit for you by filling out the application below. While Dan focuses on career and life planning, many of these other 48 Days Coaches have areas of specialty like financial planning, spiritual direction, health and nutrition, diabetes guidance, ADHD issues, growing healthy relationships, business growth, artist development, writing excellence, and technology issues.
Looking to work specifically with Dan?
Dan has been coaching individuals for over 20 years. This work evolved out of the continued requests he was receiving from successful, healthy people who were looking to explore their best options for maximal success. Below you will see an overview of his Career and Life Coaching process.
Note from Dan…
I’ve had the wonderful privilege of coaching for over 20 years now – working with some of the greatest people I’ve ever met. We’ve been able to look at desired transitions or unexpected challenges and to find creative solutions on that path of fulfilling God’s unique purpose. My daughter Ashley will make sure you are given options that match your needs and budget with one of my proven packages or by making a recommendation about working with one of our experienced 48 Days coaches.
Common Questions That Lead To Personal Consulting:
- What is unique about me?
- What is causing me so much unrest?
- Am I fulfilling my purpose, destiny, calling or mission?
- Is my life accomplishing anything?
- How will I be remembered?
- Is it too late to change?
Many “coaches” come from a traditional counseling or teaching background, where the expected pace of change is very slow. Some are more comfortable working on “pathology” rather than with healthy individuals. It is reasonable to ask questions of a potential coach, such as, “Are you living the life you are holding out as a model?” Has the coach achieved some level of success in the business world? By definition, a coach must be an encourager and example of action, not just a listening ear!
My coaching is very results-oriented. I move very quickly toward solutions and plans of action. After taking a brief assessment of where you are and how you got there, we immediately begin to shape your best options for new levels of success.
“Are you ready to quit wasting time and get busy spending your days working at what you were created to do?”
I look forward to hearing from you and helping you achieve the Work – and Life — You Love!
Yours In Success!
What’s involved in personal coaching with Dan?
It’s intense, and intended for one thing, and one thing only – to get you to the results you are now dreaming about. The dramatic personal coaching successes are the core of everything we do at 48 Days. It’s why we have a thriving business selling workbooks and CDs based on what I do with real coaching clients. It’s why the 48 Days products are being sold in stores around the world. It’s why we just released International, Paperback, Audio, and Spanish versions. It’s why websites like Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN, The 700 Club) Crosswalk, LifeWay and others use me as their sole Career resource. It’s why I have landed major book deals with Random House Publishers in New York, Broadman & Holman Publishers, and Thomas Nelson Publishers.
This is a process, not a band-aid approach. Once I begin this process with you, your needs and clear direction become a priority, thus I am available via e-mail or periodic phone conversations in addition to the scheduled times together. If you live in the midwest area, face-to-face sessions are an added bonus to the process. However, with the magic of technology, phone & email sessions are becoming more common, so distance is not an obstacle to your success.
Here is a brief description of the three personal coaching options Dan offers.
- Option 1 – Personal Excellence – Overall Life Planning process
- Option 2 – The Eagle’s Club – This is by far our most popular process
- Option 3 – The Bumblebee — Business or Idea Overview
(Be fully confident that nothing is required in advance of meeting and planning your individual goals. Only when both you and I agree that clarity can be achieved are fees received. You will complete the Coaching Application, receive a computerized “48 Days Personality Report” and spend extensive time with me to review both of these before any fees are received.)
Personal Excellence – $5000/mo
This is a pure life coaching process. While meaningful work is one application of a purposeful life, a change in career may or may not be indicated. Excellence can be achieved in many varied work, business and life settings.
Summum bonum is a Latin expression meaning “the highest good.” It’s a term used in philosophy and theology to remind us of the ultimate end which we as human beings ought to pursue. This involves a life where introspection and intellectual contemplation result in virtuous activity formed by practiced habits.
Knowledge is not enough. To reach “the highest good” one does not just study principles. Rather, that person displays wisdom by the meaningful application of that knowledge. Happiness, well-being, financial victories, spiritual vitality, and social fullness may be desired characteristics. Like virtue, they must be studied, but more importantly, they must be lived out to experience successful living.
This process typically involves identifying success in 7 different areas of your life. Only after clarifying what “success” means to you can we then determine what work model and application is best. Direct connection consists of three one-hour coaching sessions each month, with open-ended email contact on an ongoing basis.
You may be considering coaching because:
- You’re being stretched in knowledge, skills, confidence or resources
- You are committed to accelerating your success
- You need course correction or have never been sure of purposeful direction
- You want to improve meaningful relationships in your life
- Your success has positioned you for some unfamiliar challenges
- You haven’t identified your core personality traits and how to embrace and leverage those
- There has been an unexpected or unwelcome change in your life
- You are searching for your unique “purpose” or “calling”
- You are moving from being controlled by circumstances to creating your future
I recommend a 3-month minimum engagement. At the end of six months of continuous coaching a full day at your home or place of business can be arranged. Alternately, you may schedule a weekend at The Sanctuary in Franklin, TN.
The Eagle’s Club — $4500
To the American Indians, the Eagle is the most revered of all animals because it serves as the messenger between man and God, and symbolizes the freedom that arises when one is deeply connected to the divine. In both the Hebrew and Christian faiths the eagle represents the flight of the soul to heaven. It is the symbol of faith – the connection with the seen and the unseen. If we are to tap the wisdom and resources of God, we can learn from the ways of the Eagle.
The Eagle’s Club process is a full-on, comprehensive 30-45 day process of one-on-one Life Planning and is the result of over 20 years of professional consulting and coaching with successful individuals. Their success and challenges have helped to identify a conceptual, yet structured process that will enhance one’s personal sense of balance, focus, confidence and enthusiasm, regardless of any momentary circumstances. This is not about just “finding a job.” Each of the four sessions is approximately 2 hours in length and includes personal work assignments complementing each interaction. The culmination is the personalized application, which takes many individualized applications, often embracing creative skills in ways never before seen as possible.
This process involves identifying success in 7 different areas of your life. Only after clarifying what “success” means to you can we then determine what work model and application is best. Typical successes range from:
- Defining one’s purpose and calling
- Identifying means for translating that purpose into meaningful, fulfilling – and profitable work
- Finding new employment at increased pay and better circumstances
- Creating and launching a brand new business in a non-traditional direction
- Purchasing a franchise, business opportunity or existing business
- Becoming an independent contractor utilizing skills, abilities and experience
- Engaging creative skills to generate residual income – or multiple streams of income
- And much more… (While not common, sometimes the newfound dream position is a lowering of income and lifestyle – reflecting a more accurate positioning of the client’s own dreams – rather than the continued living out of someone else’s expectations.)
The Bumblebee — Business or Idea Overview — $1075
Scientists state that the bumblebee cannot possibly fly. There is not enough wing span to overcome the body mass. I find that great ideas are often viewed in the same way. However, I have found it a continued source of delight to see ideas develop and flourish while seemingly defying all common expectations. Requests for this 2-3 hour single session overview have skyrocketed in the last few months. This is largely due to the unusual success of our 48 Days business model. I have seven different streams of revenue, all derived from repurposing the 48 Days to the Work You Love content. In this intense overview we will look at ways to leverage your intellectual capital – whatever that may be. We can evaluate the use of franchising, patents, trademarks, publishing, e-products, marketing strategies, establishing affiliate relationships and other methods of initiating or growing your business concept. Whether your business is a traditional bricks and mortar one or one that operates in cyberspace, we can examine new ways of moving you forward in your journey of success.