Back in 2007, my company gave me an executive coach to help build the leadership and executive skills I needed to be promoted to vice president and officer of a Fortune 300 corporation.
It wasn’t going to be easy. With a “leaner and meaner” operating structure, promotion opportunities weren’t as available as in the past. With ever-constant pressure on limited resources, financial constraints were an added challenge.
On top of that, the demands and expectations were relentless and the bar to promotion seemed to get higher and higher.
Long story short, I finally won the promotion. For me, executive coaching was the power that fueled my mindset and performance to reach my career goal.
The promotion was the highlight of a successful 30+ year business career in corporate communications and public relations.
It was all very exciting. Change and challenge were constant as I worked with CEOs, counselled senior executives, managed crises and guided my team members to grow their careers.
A few years later, however, everything changed, as it usually does. My job was eliminated. I entered the world of career transition. I launched a job search and landed a new senior corporate communications role.
By now, though, I was hearing this voice inside whispering: “Hey Vic! There’s something more you want. You want a new direction for your career and life. Pay attention.”
So I listened . . . questioned . . . brainstormed . . . and took action.
I enrolled in Coach University, one of the most prestigious and best-established coach training programs in the world.
Since then, I’ve also earned the Associate Certified Coach (ACC) designation from the International Coach Federation, the leading global organization for professionally trained coaches.
Today, I coach executives who want to take their careers to the next level or make job and career transitions.
I love this work because I’ve been where you are. I wake up every day excited to share my experience and learnings with motivated, accomplished men and women.
In addition to my private practice, I’m an executive and career coach with the global talent development and career transition firm Lee Hecht Harrison, where I serve clients with executive, leadership and career transition coaching.