My name is Dave Stachowiak and I lead this community and host the weekly Coaching for Leaders show. Coaching for Leaders is a community of people who are ready to look inward to improve their communication, leadership, and personal productivity.
My goal is to provide you access to practical tips, special guests, author interviews, ongoing dialogue, and many other tools and resources will encourage you to improve yourself for the benefit of yourself, your organization, and the people you lead.
I air the Coaching for Leaders podcast every Monday and post at least one article every week. To receive new episodes as soon as they air, you can subscribe via iTunes, Stitcher, or BlackBerry. In addition, you can subscribe via RSS to receive the podcast and all articles and videos I post here on the site.
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Most Popular Podcast Episodes and Articles
If you are new to the Coaching for Leaders community, welcome! I’d suggest you start with some of our most popular shows and articles to give you a jump start on improving yourself:
Coaching for Leaders Podcast
- How to Lead in a Crisis (with guest Carol Taylor)
- How Storytelling Helps You Lead (with guest Sandie Morgan)
- How to Lead When Someone is Driving You Nuts
- The Power of Introverts (with guest Susan Cain)
- Your Core Values
- How to Start Coaching Someone (with guest Matt Ross)
- 3 Ways Your Actions Are Stalling Your Leadership
- 6 Habits to Keep People From Wasting Your Time
- What Every Leader Ought to Know About the Chick-fil-A Fallout
- How One Key Question Gets Audience Results
More About Me
In addition to the Coaching for Leaders community, I serve as senior vice president of Dale Carnegie Training of Southern Los Angeles and vice president of our own firm, Innovate Learning. At Dale Carnegie, I’ve been recognized with multiple international sales awards and listed as one of top instructors in the global business, per client evaluations. Through my work, I have served many organizations in training, coaching, and facilitation roles, including the Northrop Grumman Corporation, The Boeing Company, ExxonMobil, American Honda, and the University of California system. I’ve been honored to engage almost 2,000 leaders across the United States in training and coaching to enhance their human relations and communications skills, while supporting them through online learning and on site learning communities.
In addition to my business experience, I’ve instructed a number of undergraduate and graduate classes in leadership, education, and technology at Vanguard University of Southern California. My doctoral degree is in organizational leadership from Pepperdine University. I’ve researched how top executive coaches utilize the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator to develop their coachees. I also hold a masters degree from Chapman University in the same field. My undergraduate degree is in business from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
I’m a Board Certified Coach with the Center for Credentialing & Education. I have a graduate certificate in human resources from Chapman University and am a certified to administer the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator. I’ve also been certified as a senior instructor at Dale Carnegie Training for the past 9 years.
I am affiliated with the Global Center for Women and Justice at Vanguard University, where I serve on the board of directors. As part of my volunteer service, I produce a bimonthly Ending Human Trafficking podcast with our dear friend Sandie Morgan. Sandie is the director of the Global Center for Women & Justice and I play a small part in helping her educate people around the world about the very complicated and difficult issue of human trafficking.
Bonni and I welcomed our little boy Luke into the world in 2012. We live in Orange County, California.
When I’m not doing any of the above, you are most likely to find me listening to podcasts during a run, walking along the beach with Bonni and Luke, or in my favorite chair reading to Luke or myself.
Products or Services?
My goal is to build a thriving community of people who care about bettering themselves so they can be more effective leaders. I plan to always keep giving away everything I produce already for free (podcasts, articles, etc.) Later this year (2013) I’ll add some additional products and services for those who want more.
I’m open to suggestions on this if you want something you don’t see. If you feel like there is something I could help your with the in the meantime, drop me a line.
You can contact me via email or follow me on Google+, Twitter, App.net, or our Facebook page. You are also welcome to connect with me via LinkedIn. Regardless of how you connect, please let me know you are a Coaching for Leaders follower! Or, just drop a comment below and say hello.