I was overwhelmed starting up a nonprofit—under resourced, under financed, and I lacked the necessary professional experience to quickly and efficiently implement our programs.
I hired Mick to help me create a plan to build and grow a sustainable nonprofit organization bringing innovative programs to the market. Having worked with several coaches, I can say that Mick has a unique ability to build authentic rapport quickly which facilitates the coaching process to move faster and at more impactful levels.
We had private weekly calls. My biggest growth was in my leadership skills by far. Assembling a board, delegating tasks while doing 90% of the legwork myself present unique challenges for myself. My ability to effectively communicate and create community with my board and constituents has yielded both social and financial support for Cancer Cooperative.
One of Mick’s strongest traits is his candor. He really calls my bluff and reflects back to me what he is seeing or hearing as an obstacle created numerous insights which I then leveraged. His ability to use empathy to create action gives one confidence and removes isolation.
Mick can relate to the small business entrepreneur’s struggles and successes as he is one himself and studies the sector. Working with him is very personal: I truly believe that when Mick takes a stand for you as his client it is a personal commitment he has made to you and himself. He never missed call, pushed when I was unwilling to, and shows up focused (some time more than me).
Without question, you need to hire him. There are few things in life we do by ourselves with total enjoyment and success. Mick becomes your partner in life or business but his role is to ensure that you are achieving your goals in a healthily well balanced manner. Nothing breaks down fear like having a partner to face it with.