I found the initial process extremely helpful. The assessments debrief and rebranding gave me clarity on my strengths and a realistic goal. The debrief process, coaching with someone who was completely objective and willing to listen, gave me a solid platform for my career development.
Throughout the process, I felt that I was connected to a company and a coach who cared about me and was strong enough to both challenge and support me during the process.
Barry is a wonderful executive coach who I can personally recommend for senior executives in transition. Through highly valuable assessment tools and our 1:1 meetings he helped me build a complete 360 view of my capabilities and develop a clear goal and game plan for how I was going to achieve it.
The good news is I am now about to take on a new highly exciting role which Barry played an important role in helping me get.
Coaching accelerated my process as all of the above activities plus assistance in negotiation a solid equity-based package took less than 4 months.
By the way, during the four months, I was offered my first public company board position. Barry helped me double the original compensation through his network of executives.
I found myself without a job for the first time in my 31- year career as a successful Sales leader. I had never even had to look for a job, as they always came to me. However, times change. Reality hit that not only did I have a really dated resume’, but I also had an outdated approach to interviewing. After nearly 6 months of working with recruiters and relying on my highly developed network, I finally decided to call in the cavalry. I was going to engage an executive coach. Boy am I glad I did.
After receiving proposals and interviewing several candidates that I found on LinkedIn, I discovered that most coaches had a “cookie cutter” approach that I felt was lacking. I was not a typical candidate and I needed someone that was not a typical coach. Barry George was that person.
From our first in-person meeting, I felt that Barry’s methods and strategies were directly aligned with what I needed. He has a calm and caring personality that helped him “deconstruct and rebuild” me in a way that was extremely helpful and empowering. His assessments and subsequent coaching were exceptional and enabled me to take control of my search process and powerfully tell “my story” with potential employers. His availability to help me prepare for interviews and his responsiveness to my myriad questions helped accelerate my development resulting in me finding the job of my dreams.
Barry and his Impact Global Coaching team are world-class and bring tremendous value on a personal and professional level. I have already recommended him to several of my friends and plan to leverage his talents for years to come.
I started working with Barry about a year ago. For several months we worked together, as he helped me:
- Connect with writers that worked with me to build a professional looking resume and strong CV
- Provided guidance for establishing an online presence in social medial that is consistent and compelling (LinkedIn, FB, Twitter etc.)
- Helped me “grow” my current LinkedIn connections to greater than the 500+ magic number!
- Helped me to understand where my strengths and weakness are, as well as to be able to establish a strong personal brand to lead with
- Provided coaching on how to answer difficult questions and how to put my best foot forward in interview situations
- Provided direct feedback on how I present myself, and provided useful insight as to how this impacts how others perceive me
In short, Barry’s no nonsense, straight forward approach is not only clear, but has roots in well-established social science methodologies. While Barry is an excellent listener, and provides encouragement, he also is able to push one into answering more difficult questions about one’s self. This leads to an excellent understanding of not just what one should strive for in the next job…..but the next, next…and next, next, next job as well! Barry has my highest endorsement, and I continue to seek him out for his wisdom.
Working with Barry is awesome. His coaching is invaluable and helps me focus on what’s important and how to facilitate my team more effectively. I always find clarity in his wisdom and guidance which helps me be a more complete leader. I would recommend Barry any day for his coaching skills and experience.
To work with Barry is always a pleasure. He understands the situations and with his challenging questions he coaches in a very successful way. Beside that he understands how to motivate and to drive change with passion and the right speed. Great coach! It is very inspiring to work with Barry – he makes the difference…Thx Barry!
As a 25+ year Silicon veteran of companies such as HP, Cisco, Unisys, and others, I thought I pretty much knew it all. Barry opened my eyes to strategies and concepts that I’d never even dreamed of – but for which I am now utilizing to successfully grow my career and business on a daily basis. Barry’s style and approach are such that you are learning and growing seemingly without even realizing it, as Barry is able to virtually sense what you need to optimize your effectiveness at any level and in any situation. I am a better, stronger, smarter person as a result of my time spent with Barry. I strongly recommend Barry to anyone who seeks to grow in their career and life.
Barry is a fantastic coach. He brings equal passion to things I am focused on, yet a balanced level of questioning and exploration. He has an uncanny ability to expand one’s thinking while simultaneously boiling things down to their essence. Barry invests the time to know me and my work deeply, and this makes him highly effective at helping me find clarity and direction. If you get the chance to work with Barry, take it!
Barry worked with me while at Palo Alto Networks as a mentor, coaching resource and I consider him a lifelong friend. We piloted a few programs together and used coaching tools to help progress my career as a leader, coach and mentor myself. His leadership style is very approachable and fundamentally sound. Barry is well organized I appreciate the time and effort he spent to set up, follow up and maintain our coaching sessions. Barry was able to help me improve on a number of areas where we both saw room for growth. He helped with keeping track of consistent messaging. We focused on both EQ and IQ development. I recommend that other leaders spend time with Barry even if they feel they have everything dialed in, an outside perspective and a new train of thought can lead to discovering areas for improvement.