Hi, I’m Dave Stachowiak, the founder and host of Coaching for Leaders. Have you ever asked yourself:
- How can I communicate better with the people I lead?
- How do I coach others in a way that brings out their best and helps our organization?
- Where do I start if I’ve never had leadership training?
- How can I help others become more productive in their daily work?
- How can I lead better by example?
If you’ve ever asked yourself those questions, you’re in the right place. Get started now activating your free membership and beginning the free audio course, 10 Ways to Empower the People You Lead.
Leaders Aren’t Born, They’re Made
It’s a myth that leadership skills can’t be learned. Almost nobody is a born leader. Most leaders I know learned how to lead through the school of hard knocks, good training, years of hard work, effective coaching, and great mentors.
After working over a decade in the training business, I know that almost anyone can learn to lead teams, companies, non-profits, and especially their own family. I’ve seen it happen thousands of times.
You have the potential to lead. Coaching for Leaders can help.
The World Has Changed – For the Better
The most effective leaders have always known that investing in their leadership skills will pay off, big time. That’s why many leaders have invested in expensive coaching, executive MBA programs, and lengthy conferences.
All of these things work fabulously for those with deep pockets and support from large, corporate resources. However, leaders without these resources have often had to fend for themselves or simply wait until their organization was successful enough to make these investments.
How Coaching for Leaders Helps You
In 2011, I was frustrated that there were virtually no weekly podcasts for leaders. Even today, most business podcasts are aimed at online entrepreneurs.
I committed to host and produce a weekly show for the rest of us, especially those who didn’t have access to formal leadership development. Subscribe now on iTunes and start listening.
Coaching for Leaders is ranked as one of the top 10 career podcasts on iTunes
The podcast airs every Monday and each episode features a guest with a passion for leadership and practical tools so you can take action immediately. I’ve welcomed New York Times bestselling authors David Allen, Daniel Pink, Susan Cain, John Kotter, Lynda Gratton, Adam Grant, Simon Sinek, and Astronaut Chris Hadfield.
Plus, many guests are from my personal network, people you’ll never hear anywhere else, who are doing great work as leaders and for leaders in all kinds of organizations.
On the first Monday of every month, I open up the lines to questions from the Coaching for Leaders community. My wife Bonni, a seasoned executive leader and business professor, joins me each month to provide practical suggestions for the situations you are navigating. Submit your question now for consideration on our next Q&A show.
Activate Your Free Membership For Immediate Learning
Get started by activating your free membership for instant access to my free audio course, 10 Ways to Empower the People You Lead. Give me just 10 minutes a day for 10 days and you’ll get the most immediate, practical actions to become a better leader. Plus, you’ll get full access to the podcast library, searchable by topic for every expert interview since 2011. You’ll also receive access to the monthly MemberCast, my library of resources, and much more. Access everything right here.
I founded Coaching for Leaders in 2011. I was named in Forbes as one of the 25 Professional Networking Experts to Watch in 2015 and have also been featured in U.S. News & World Report. I’ve found myself at the intersection of business and education throughout my career.
I am Executive Vice President, Talent Development with Dale Carnegie of Southern Los Angeles and have led training programs for top organizations like the Northrop Grumman Corporation, The United States Air Force, the Boeing Company, and the University of California system. I aim for practical authenticity in all my work.
I’ve been recognized multiple times with international business awards by Dale Carnegie Training. My credentials include a doctoral degree in organizational leadership from Pepperdine University, senior instructor certification with Dale Carnegie Training, and a Coach U graduate. I’ve taught years of graduate courses in leadership and education at Vanguard University and serve on the board of the Global Center for Women & Justice. I also co-host the Ending Human Trafficking podcast with my friend Sandie Morgan.
I’ve also been passed up for promotions, failed at launching my first business, and still fight through an occasional fear of speaking to people.
Bonni and I live in Orange County, California with our two children.
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