Clear and Open revealed to me and my gifts to myself. I had only a vague sense the kind of leader I already was, buried under a pile of chronic overwhelm. I’m now well on my to becoming a bigger version of myself that I always thought was possible, but couldn’t quite see the path to get there. Getting extremely well-organized I see now as a key stepping stone to more advanced forms of management that I’m now able to learn and practice, and the business results are already starting to show up. I can’t wait to see where this leads me. This has truly been a game-changer and was exactly what I was looking for. Fantastic.”
Josef pushes my edge in a way that challenges me to be better. If I have blind spots or thinking that doesn’t serve me, I know Josef will help me see it. He gives me something I instinctively know I need to be my best.
When I contacted Josef, I knew that the CEO I was to get my company to our first million dollar year was not the CEO I had to be to get us to 5 and 10 million dollars. I had to be different, I had to learn new skills, I had to manage my people differently and I had to manage our resources differently. His insight was tremendous. The real proof is in the profits and the comments from my employees. ‘You are the best CEO we’ve ever seen you be and the best CEO I’ve ever worked for.’ Comments like those abound since working with Josef.”
“Josef helped us to realize that we were in the wrong positions in our company and with his help we restructured our company and rebuilt something stronger. We are now more accountable, we take issues head-on and do not let them fester. We are more organized and are creating systems to streamline our company. Josef helped us to start a budget for the first time, developed a clear organizational chart, detailed position agreements, and goals for our company. We realized that we were the ones responsible for burning out our employees and creating the high turnover. It’s been a lot of work and I know there is a lot more work to do, but I would not go back for anything. Working with Josef has saved our company, made it stronger, and lifted a huge weight off of our shoulders.”
I am a stronger, more consistent leader as a result of my participation in Clear and Open. Josef brings rigorous inquiry into all aspects of being. Working with Josef is beyond coaching. It’s like having a really great personal trainer but for business, with an insistence on excellence at every turn. As with any great workout, it hurts, but I am so much more ready to meet the unexpected challenges.”