What Do You Need To Change To Be More Successful?

WHAT I DO: I help credit union executives, small business owners and entrepreneurs achieve professional growth, career advancement, increased earnings and work-life balancer by providing a customized developmental process based upon their unique needs.

WHO I WORK WITH: I partner with executives, business owners and senior-level managers including:

• Credit Unions
• CPA firms
• Auto Repair
• Publishing
• Hospital CEO’s.
• Chambers of Commerce
• Non-profits

WHY IT WORKS: When you partner with me, you get the most efficient, effective and affordable executive coaching and strategic planning processes that leaders like you are looking for right now.

WHAT MAKES ME DIFFERENT? I have run a business and faced many of the challenges you now face. I was for 29 years a credit union CEO, and prior to that in in consumer finance. I am a Vietnam Vet. My knowledge has been acquired over a long haul. I do not offer cookie-cutter solutions. In fact, I do not even suggest a solution until I understand you, your organization and your needs. No prescriptions without a diagnosis.

HOW IT WORKS: We begin by talking by telephone about your organization, your vision, and what does success look like. I start with a blank page and simply listen. I request 30-minutes initially, and then schedule a follow-up call to share what I feel is the best solution for you.

READY TO TALK? Reach out to me here on LinkedIn, e-mail me at tom@kesgroupllc.com, visit online at www.kesgroupllc.com or call me direct at 941-650-9027.
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Why Being a Compassionate Leader Pays Dividends

Life is Short

The word recently paid homage to George H.W. Bush. The testimonials were almost universally respectful, kind, thoughtful and emphasized how President Bush’s life was one of service and compassion. There seems to be an acceptance that he was a great leader and man. He was authentic, cared deeply about others and used his considerable wealth and influence to make the world a better place. Politics aside, there is a lesson in leadership not to be ignored.

All of us has either worked for or known a leader that was/is the total opposite of Mr. Bush. They may enjoy success in the short term. Some have achieved acclaim and great wealth. When they pass away or are fired by their Board of Directors, we do not celebrate their life or career. It's not a Christian response, it is a human reaction. The person was a jerk, ran over people, showed a lack of empathy and was likely not liked or respected by their employees or peers.

That is sad. We have read that upon our deathbed, we care little for fame and fortune. We are remorseful for not having spent quality time with loved ones, and for caring for others less fortunate. Google some of the better-known entrepreneurs and read their thoughts when they were near death.

How then can we as leaders make a positive change and impact on our world? As with almost all bad habits, admit that you need to change. Talk with your mentor, Pastor/Priest/Rabbi, and spouse. What is their view of your reputation? Ouch! Your reputation is how others see you. Your character is how you behave when nobody is looking. How do you want to be perceived?

Is there a secret to success and happiness? Humans are goal-seekers by nature. Your fulfillment comes when you are working toward the accomplishment of your goals. You will be most alive, that is, most passionate, enthusiastic, and inspired when your goals are a stretch to what you know for certain you can achieve.

Behavioral scientists agree that few people ever utilize more than a fraction of their potential. A critical component of leadership success is a balance. It is harder to be successful in your professional life if your personal life is in shambles and vice versa.

As a coach, I encourage my clients to look at their life holistically, giving balanced attention to all aspects. Experience true fulfillment and live your life in harmony.

80 to 100 hour work weeks? I think not.

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Saturday, 25 May 2019


“As a Senior Executive in the Credit Union industry - I have personally experienced along with my staff - what Tom brings to the table as a Coach. Tom is uniquely qualified from his experiences as CEO and President of a Credit Union and brings not only that experience but has a special way of identifying unique qualities that we all have but sometimes have not fully realized and utilized in the work place and in our personal lives. Tom delivers in such a way that exhibits high integrity and a genuine concern for his clients -- I strongly recommend Tom for your organization if you are looking for ways to inspire and motivate your staff to reach to the next level.”…Tim Smith

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