One of my main goals is to help business owners stand out in a crowd. Get people talking about what your doing and how your doing it differently. This first video is the capturing of the footage and the second is the polished version.
Sometimes it's easy to get so focused on today, tomorrow and next week that you lose sight of your original plans for your business–or perhaps the world around you has changed and it's time to reassess those plans.
My goal is to help give you the perspective you need to keep your business thriving and improving.
The fact that you are visiting my site means you probably are already considering hiring a coach. You're probably wondering how it can make business sense. Your also probably wondering, 'Is this Chuck Franks the right guy for me.' Let me see if I can shed a little light on who I am and what I believe in so you can make that decision and choose to contact me about having a conversation. I'll give an overview of some of my thoughts, beliefs and feelings around how I work and what my clients accomplish by working with me.
My personal philosophy of Coaching
I've been a coach my entire life. My training as a counselor gave me a strong education and background to work with. I remember my first love was reality therapy. The basics of this theory are about facing the truth and then doing something about it, taking action.
I get excited about coaching when a client has what is known as an "AHA moment". A shift happens and they can instantly see the world from a new place in a new way. It is simply amazing. It's definitely what drives and excites me. I work with my clients and we move forward together through the process of reaching their goals creating the life they truly want.
Even though I get excited from "AHA moments", I get even more excited when my clients tell me stories about how they see direct results from the work we do together.
Here is one of my clients talking about his results. Granted these results were before he broke out on his own and more than doubled his income.
I use to call myself an Executive Life Coach. I coined this phrase not because it was something that no one else was doing but because it represented the way I view life and how I work with clients.
I believe we are all our own CEOs of our lives.
The question then becomes:
Would you fire yourself or give yourself a raise?
If you don't deserve a raise then it is time to take action. Change needs to happen. That is where working with me comes into play. I resonate and am grounded in the Appreciative Inquiry philosophy, with an emphasis on relationship enhancement. The truth is we are all in relationship with everyone, your boss, your significant other, your children, your clients, your neighbors, and the environment. By focusing on improving those relationships your level of satisfaction will increase. Who doesn't want to be happier.
Since starting coaching practice many years ago I have evolved and now refer to my self as a Business Relationship Coach with strong leanings toward social media strategist. Why? I view the world as a complicated interwoven fabric of relationships. As a business owner the most important relationship I or you have is the one with your clients/customers. If your customers are not happy, your not making money. From there it's just a domino chain falling. However when your customers are so happy they would never even consider doing business with someone else well the result is less stress on you, more profits, stronger business and all from focusing on the customer. Putting them first. Making them feel special. They are the life blood of your business, why wouldn't you do anything you can to make them feel special. Social media is a representation of how we treat people. Do you engage in conversations or do you just try and push content out to convince someone to buy what your selling?
That first step is inquiry.
Asking questions such as: How can I reach my goals? How can I create the life I want? How can I improve communication with significant others in my life ? How can I achieve a better work/life balance/integration? How can I be happier?
Coaching can help you reach your goals faster, saving you time, money and energy. Most people who are hiring coaches want more of what works and less of what doesn't. Problem is they think they should focus on what they are doing wrong and fix it. I think you should focus on what your good at, your strengths and do more of it.
I believe my background gives me a unique ability to access my client's goals and help them step outside themselves and into their customers shoes. Some coaches refer to this as working ON your business not IN it. I agree but take it one step further, working on your business to make it consumer centric.
Feel free to stop right now and contact me.
Or feel free to check out the site and get a feel for who I am. If we don't connect on a level that feels right to you then I'm not the right coach for you. That is OK. I have a unique NO-BULLSHIT straight shooter approach. I grew up with the value of your only as good as your word. I live every day trying my best to make sure my clients get the results and reach their goals and being as good as my word.