I'm steve Fox

Business / Career Coach & Trusted Advisor

Find & Forge Your Very Own Path In Your Business and Career

"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.”

—Will Durant, The Story of Philosophy (1926)

DOWNLOAD FREE EBOOK "LIFE COACH"

You can forge your own path and reach your peak in your  life.  This book will help you understand why life coaching is so important and how making some changes can mean new possibilities, new opportunities and a new you.

Career Coaching

Want to know how to go to the next level in your career? Want to know where your personal life fits in to your career?  Want to know how to deal with difficult issues and people on the job?  Want to know your value profile?

Business Coaching

How does a business go to the next level? How can customer retention and acquisition be improved?  Want to know how to deal with difficult issues and people on the job?  What would it take to create a successful succession plan?

Leadership Development

There is a problem with leadership education and development today. Most push solutions before they ever find out what a participant's goals actually are. Actually, participants should be prepared to have the most valuable professional experiences of their careers, achieve new levels of capabilities and performance, and get significance and measurable results for their organizations.

Workshop Facilitation

Workshop facilitation is about helping a group to gain skills and knowledge. Facilitators and participants are equals. All share responsibility to create a good learning experience. For example, group learning is an excellent tool when 

  • turning a group into a true team
  • enhancing overall customer retention
  • helping employees achieve new levels of capabilities and performance
  • providing ongoing support for business owners to strengthen their companies to be more profitable and valuable

Goal Setting

Let's face it.  We don't set goals let alone "big hairy audacious goals."  And, if we make them, we do not know how to accomplish our goals.

Relationship Coaching

No one should live in a vacuum.  No one should live alone on an island. We are people of relationships. Dating, Married/Significant Other, Family, Work.  And oftentimes one or more of those relationships is contentious to say the least. Our lives would be better if we had better relationships.

Stress Management

There is "good" stress and "bad" stress.  How we deal with each affects the kind of life we live. In this fractured world, we allow the stress of "living" to overwhelm us.

Career Advice

What do I do when I hate my job?  How can I begin to do what I really love to do?  How can I strike out and change my career?  What will others say? Does it matter?

What Is Coaching?

Coaching applies a systematic interactive process to “…help individuals develop rapidly and produce results; improving others’ ability to set goals, take action, make better decisions, and make full use of their natural strengths.” (source: Association for Talent Development).

Basically, coaches enable.

It's all about "accountability."  With Life Coaching there is at least three areas of concentration:

  1. Motivation
  2. Education
  3. Inspiration

Life Coaching is about accountability to help you achieve within yourself more than you think is possible at the present. It is helping one to pull the very best out of themselves.

 

What Is A Trusted Advisor?

Since 1983 Steve Fox has been a Trusted Advisor to multiple businesses, their owners, managers, and employees. His business, Stephen Fox Consultancy (SFC), helps small- to medium-size businesses learn how earn top line revenue and bottom line profits.

As a  Trusted Advisor, Steve helps any portion of your organization regain focus on what's important: helping mature current or develop new leaders through a premier Leadership Academy; making exit/succession planning more straightforward via our CEO Exit & Succession Roundtable; ways to build and maintaining strong, sustainable customer relationships; and much, much more.

SFC helps you find the secret to your success.

But...only you can define "your success."


"Never assume you know what someone truly desires.
Always remember to ask first!"

—Steve Fox

What is The Process Like?

You will meet one on one with your coach. Depending on where your location is, it can be a one on one session in person or via a video conference session. (Sessions via technology MUST be done by VIDEO conferencing.

Sessions are between 60-90 minutes long and can be longer,  if mutually agreed upon.  After a Profile is taken and the intake session is held, a plan of action will be CUSTOMIZED FOR YOU and agreed upon.

Of course, actual process of each individual, depends not only one the client and their needs but the kind of coaching required.

1. Start By Taking A Profile Assessment

The initial Profile Analysis determines the best type of coaching to benefit a client.  It is an analysis that looks at your personal values and how you interact with others. It helps you determine goals and suggests a pathway ahead for your life.  We may then have you take other profiles if appropriate.

2. An intake session as we go over your Profile(s)

We take a significant amount of time getting to know you and going over the profile(s) and pathway with you. This is an incredibly valuable time, not to be taken lightly.  The report that is yours is quite long and very detailed.

3. Customized Plan of Action

Each coaching client has different needs and different requests for coaching/consulting. Following the Intake Session, a Customized Plan of Action is made.

4. Process evaluations will be conducted during the coaching period

As the plan of action is instituted and the client begins their process of initiating the changes, process evaluations are made.

5. Resource material is available and encouraged to help in making changes and/or improvement/decisions

Your coach or trusted advisor will suggest resources and helps that are either provided on the Best Life Institute site or other pertinent locations. You may get access to material not yet available on BLI.

Coaching Packages

For individuals serious about seeing change in their lives.

2 Week Coaching Package

This is basic introductory coaching.  You will take the initial profile, and we will then share the results with you.  We will outline basic areas of needed attention and make recommendations.

A minimum of two sessions will be conducted along with the ability of the client to have up to two 30 min phone consultations.

 

4 Week Coaching Package

Not only will we include the two week coaching process but we will also elaborate the recommendations with a detailed plan of action. We will get agreement on the plan of action from the client and suggest recommended resources.

A minimum of four sessions will be conducted along with the ability of the client to have up to four additional 30 min phone consultations.

 

8 Week Coaching Package

We will include the four week package and then monitor the progress of the client during the remaining four weeks.  An evaluation of success will be made with recommended course of action.

A minimum of eight sessions will be conducted along with the ability of the client to have up to eight additional 30 min phone consultations.

 

About Me

I have spent a lifetime (over 50 years) helping people and businesses improve their situations.

For 15 years I was an individual contributor (fancy term for "non-management employee") and team lead. For the remaining 35 years, I was blessed to serve hundreds of global organizations gaining and then leveraging extensive experience in leadership development, business coaching, career coaching, and workshop facilitation.

A founder of a non-profit public charity (serving hurting children in the foster care system) and an owner of three companies, I know what it is like to make "big hairy audacious goals" and strive to achieve them. I understand what it takes to be fulfilled in business and careers.

As a husband married for 50 years, I have seen what it takes to have fulfilling relationships with a spouse, young children, adult children, and grandchildren.

Certifications, Partnerships, and years as a Trusted Advisor provide the foundation for my helping people and business:

  • Certified Stephen Minister. Provide one-to-one care to people experiencing a difficult time in life, such as grief, divorce, job loss, chronic or terminal illness, relocation, or separation due to military deployment.
  • Certified Business Coach. Apply a systematic interactive process to help individuals develop rapidly and produce results; improving others’ abilities to set goals, take action, make better decisions, and make full use of their natural strengths.
  • Certified Facilitator, Exit & Succession Roundtable. Business owners eventually reach the point when they want to exit their companies. And they want to do so profitably. But this takes more than magic. This program provides ongoing support for business owners to strengthen their companies to be more profitable and valuable. It makes them more attractive to potential investors, buyers or the next generation of family, and successors on the leadership team.
  • Certified Facilitator, High-Performance Coaching Academy. This program exists because there is a problem with leadership education and development today. This program is different. prepares participants to have the most valuable professional experiences of their careers, achieve new levels of capabilities and performance, and get significance and measurable results for their organizations.
  • Certified Partner, Enterprise Keller Influence Indicator®. Prepares employees to interact productively with other humans. Work together. Be influential. In other words, be successful. And this helps bolster the overall success of the company.
  • Authorized Partner, EVERYTHING DiSC®.  Prepare employees to understand the varying personality characteristics so they can interact productively with other humans. People do not wear badges letting us know how they really like to interact with others. This can take any conversation from simply uncomfortable to quite messy!
  • Authorized Partner, THE FIVE BEHAVIORS OF A COHESIVE TEAM™. Ensure teams understand how to work cooperatively. Nut this occurs only when members trust each other enough to talk about differences. Engaging in healthy conflict. Unless this is figured out, some groups of employees never realize useful results. They always seem to fail.

Employees must interact productively with other humans. Work together. Be influential. In other words, be successful. This helps bolster both their overall success as well as that of the company.

My goal is to take people and companies in hand, helping turn them into growing, dynamic powerhouses.

ARE YOU AND/OR YOUR BUSINESS READY FOR LIFE CHANGE?

 

Business Books (published & planned)

Marketing Secrets: Learning Rarely Revealed Expert Strategies (2017)

Business Transformation: Rethink How You Change (in process)

Keeping Customers: Captivate and Hold Their Attention (Planned)

Keeping Customers: Captivate and Hold Their Attention (Planned)

Call Steve Fox Today

614-595-6099

stevef@stephenfoxconsulting.com

 

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