Common Client End Games
You’re in transition and looking for a high definition picture of what’s next.
You want to be a leader with avid followers.
You’re Generation Y (mid 20’s to early 30’s) and want to do big things.
You want your high potentials to act, not wait for direction.
You want your customers to say “I’d be crazy to do business with anyone but you.”
You’re a business owner who’s tired of long hours and wants more family time.
You’ve tasted success and want more.
What’s next? You know your destiny includes a greater cause.
Steve is an authentic energetic coach. We met as coaching students several years ago and have continued our professional relationship as coaching colleagues. I have coached Steve and been coached by him. I have been a guest speaker in his Coaching SIG (Special Interest Group) & played substitute host for him on one occasion. No matter the interaction, Steve shows up 100% whether as a friend, coach, leader, etc. His warmth and humor are always a plus but especially when one is navigating challenging obstacles and reaching for greater heights! He has the experience, depth and expertise to be the perfect guide to what you desire next. When Steve shows up as a trainer, speaker or coach, you can be sure to walk away with a valuable experience and money well spent. Enjoy!
Just wanted to share my good news with you.
I recently passed all four of my CPA exams. So now I’m in Louisiana with my boyfriend working at a small CPA firm until I’ve gotten a year of experience and can get my license. Good Steps in the right direction.
Thanks for your help, I wanted to pass on good news!
It’s comforting to have Steve in my corner, he’s always listening to pick me up, set me straight to achieve the desired outcome. Steve’s unique perspective helps me achieve the unthinkable.
My title can be “Seeing the big picture.”
Working with Steve on “Now What” was a fresh approach to tackling that burning question, “what is next for me?” The twelve week process was exceptional and intentional. It took me from a place of feeling like I was grabbing at anything I could get a hold of to a place of standing from above looking at my options and intentionally picking and/or going for what I want based on what my passions are. Since I have completed this process I feel free and focused and see the results of this process manifest in my life every day. While I have a clear direction I also now have the tools to go back and use the lessons from the three months if I need to check in and reset something. “Now What” is like a great foreign country that you all should visit with Steve as your tour guide.
Steve has help me be committed to get better. In the time that we’ve spent together, it’s given me an internal tool set to help the other person I’m talking to. Steve gets Gen Y’rs. We care about larger goals that help others. We want to change the world for the better, not just to have better things. I want to create an impossible future by shaking industries, communities, cultures, and the world. Steve helps me to believe I can create an impossible future.
I have had the pleasure of working with Steve in a coaching relationship. Throughout my career I have a variety of great mentors and superiors who have given me wonderful advice and guidance but working with Steve was an incredible experience that will stay with me for a long time.
Everyday in business we face problems, look to set goals and look to improve both ourselves and our working environment. All to often that day-to-day becomes very repetitive and mundane and we lose an edge that keeps us moving forward and looking at things from different angles.
Working with Steve has changed that…He is like a pair of 3D glasses, you may be looking at the same problem, or goal you haven’t been able to attain and have looked at for a long time but Steve has the unique ability to help you see the same thing in a different way. He has a wonderful ability to see a larger picture, a move complete vision and help you look at those day-to-day issues from a fuller, deeper personal perspective. By helping you realize that to be effective you have to understand yourself as well as the goals and problems you are trying to accomplish or fix.
By adding this dimension and working from a position of knowledge of your own skills and motivators accomplishing tasks take on a much more attainable and personally rewarding path. Problems become challenges that can be overcome and goals become a “game” to be won. This more complete understanding makes coming to work everyday more fun, more exciting and more rewarding both from a sense of accomplishment as well as financially.
I would highly recommend Steve to anyone looking to make a change in how they look at their job, looking to challenge themselves to become a better professional version of them self or just to have a more complete vision of their day to day work environment and how they can be more effective.
Steve is one of the most energetic professionals I have had the pleasure to work with during his time as a Director with the Baldwinsville Chamber of Commerce. He continually thinks outside the box, consistently presenting innovative ideas and thoughts. One of Steve’s finest attributes, in my opinion, is his incredible gift for public speaking. He is remarkably engaging, as well as fun to watch and hear! Paired with that is a sincere desire to listen and learn from and about his peers.
Our coaching calls gives me one hour a week to hit the pause button and focus on what’s really important. Things have taken off for me and my company. Steve, you rock!
Coaching was not what I thought it would be. Steve has a way of getting me focused on what’s important. I drove the agenda of where I wanted to go. The weekly coaching calls has honed my leadership skills and job performance.
Steve Borek’s approach gave me an immediate and accurate assessment of the things that blocked my way, and helped shine light on positive and productive steps to take me where I wanted to be. Thanks Steve.
The assessment proved to be a valuable tool in helping me understand my behaviors, values, talents, and acumen. Steve Borek leveraged the results of my TriMetrix HD report to fast track the goals of my business. The ROI for the assessment alone was one month. My coaching sessions with Steve are getting me focused on taking my business to the next level.
I hired Steve to mentor me as I pursued my ACC certification through the ICF. Steve is a gifted coach and brings his considerable talents to his mentor coaching. As a mentor coach, he provided me with a framework to review the ICF competences in a way that was safe, educational, and inviting. I would highly recommend Steve to anyone who needs a coach.
I would recommend Steve Borek to anyone as an Business/Executive Coach. I have been nominated, I have won awards and I’ve been acknowledged for my contribution and work in theatre and art. There is no reason to hide it. Steve Borek led me to this understanding and it has freed me up.
Steve is someone I greatly admire as a coach and respect for his desire to understand beyond the surface information. He takes personal accountability for his client’s success and is 100% committed to using all available resources to support his client.
Steve was an amazing resource who helped me to focus and make major changes in my life in the “Now What – 90 Days To A New Life Direction” program. After focusing more on my unrecognized strengths, I created a business plan and made an intercontinental move. I was able to keep my fears under control and Steve helped me stay accountable to my goals.
Having a coach to help and encourage me with my plan was an investment that made all the difference and I realized things about myself that are invaluable. Thank you!
At the beginning of each session Steve Borek first established what my goals were for the conversation. During the course of our conversation he would make me come to the realization of how I could attain the goal that I was seeking. Although I would often beg him for his opinion or ask him to give me an answer, he managed to lead me to find the answers which fit my personality and situation which helped build my confidence. At the end of the conversation, Steve would then ask me what I could accomplish during the week until our next conversation. This gave me accountability. Because of Steve’s likability I did not want to disappoint him and I tried to get the goals done before the next telephone call. The coaching experience is not simply a paid cheerleader as I was expecting. It is an evolution of self-discovery, self-challenge and growth. Steve Borek is a wonderful wise and gentle guide during this journey.
I grew my business 600% within one year! Steve helped me to figure out for myself what needed to be done to get my business rolling. He helped me to think about my victories in the week to continue into the next week. I looked forward to my weekly coaching call. Highly recommended!! Thanks Steve.
I can’t tell you how grateful I am to have been able to work with you through the Now What program. At the end of the process I am a much different person than I was going in! I now have a much clearer vision and more positive outlook for my future. I am very excited to experience the person I get to be as my career moves forward thanks to your expert guidance!
This coaching was most helpful. The sessions helped me greatly in clarifying goals and learning more about the direction that would be best for me to head in. The coaching experience was terrific.
Mr. Borek was a great coach. Never directing, but being supportive in my desired efforts and outcomes. He made himself available to me if ever needed and that was very much appreciated. I would refer him to others without hesitation. Thank you so much!!!!
Steve was an excellent coach. His attitude was laid back, honestly interested in my success, and held me accountable every step of the way. His counsel helped me follow through on a paradigm change fostering personal growth & direction. As an individual with many options and talents, it can be hard to pursue a path that leads to genuine satisfaction within a career. Unhappy with where my choices had led me, Steve challenged me to not view my education & employment history as restrictions, but to seek out where I have naturally applied what I love to do within my previous endeavors. In addition, I felt that he really understood my situation and was able to give rational, accurate advice on how to help myself grow. Having Steve as a coach is an assurance to me that i will find my calling, as he found his in coaching others.
I recently worked with Steve on an area important to my long-term growth and development and found him to be professional, focused and very adept at effectively helping me devise my own strategy. Needless to say, I had a successful outcome and would recommend him without reservation to any other small business looking for a coach and mentor.
I worked with Steve and his focus and goal system, mPwr10. Being a Type A sales rep, I was looking to get a daily focus and crush my goals. I’ve purchased other systems that were four times the price yet fell short. Steve’s mPwr10 system delivers. Eighteen months later, Steve’s system has me on track and it takes only 10 minutes a day. Steve’s knowledge and ability to unleash my dormant potential and reveal what was holding me back shined through. Inside the first two months, it was evident that all the questions and changes paid off. If you want to take your game to the next level, hire Steve today.
When I initially contacted Steve Borek, I was having trouble relating to my Gen Y coworkers. Steve helped me look at my leadership style, develop an action plan and stick to benchmarks I set for myself. I went from feeling like Eore in Winnie the Pooh to being more dynamic and authentic in my workplace.
More than anything, Steve Borek gave me a soundboard to speak out loud some of the things that were rattling around in my head. I was on a treadmill without a clear direction. You’re probing, inquisitive, and non-judgmental questions helped me to clarify and explore various avenues and tackle key issues.
In the end, I came away with a plan of action that gave me something concrete to work on. I feel better that I’m more productive and working towards a more clearly defined goal.
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TIP OF THE DAY FROM STEVE BOREK:
A trained coach helps the client uncover and own the new direction. The new place is in the clients bones. They just can’t see it. A coach really helps.
When’s the last time you did something that scared you?
“Loosen up; you’re not going to convince them anyway. Speeches aren’t about turning archenemies into cheering supporters. Presentations are mainly opportunities to reassure those who already agree with you that you’re a horse worth betting on” ~Tom Peters
Great leaders inspire a shared vision.
What’s the cost of not starting today?
Try to be like the turtle – at ease in your own shell. ~ Bill Copeland >>> No fanfare needed. Just be yourself.
“Magic happens when you tell the Universe what you want it to do for you. Miracles happen when you ask how you can be of service to the Universe.” ~ Marianne Williamson >>> Too woo woo for you? I once thought the same. No longer. Try a sip of the Woo Woo Kool-Aid. No need to gulp.
To get great answers, ask great questions.
Desperation can cloud your thinking process. A coach can see what you can’t or aren’t willing to see.
The wider the gap between who you are and who you want to truly become, the more unhappy you’ll be.
Failing is the price you pay to enter the discovery room.
Cause I need to move, I need to wake up… I need to change, I need to shake up. ~ Melissa Etheridge > >>When clients hire me, things start to change. Their energy is different. That’s what it’s about. Changing your energy.
What’s the story you’re telling yourself? Are you describing your past or present or feeding yourself a script that will change your future?
Being authentic requires courage. Been there. I have the T-shirt.
The best leaders I’ve known create more leaders.
Take a look at your performance over the last month, quarter, year, etc. Where ever you land on the scale is a direct result of your thoughts. Change your thoughts and you’ll change your performance.
They’ll never change! You’ve heard this or even said it to someone else. I’m in the *People * Can * Change * Business.* I see transformations happen all the time.
In Paul Johnson’s biography of Winston Churchill, he describes an early encounter with the Prime Minster at the age of 17 in 1946. Paul asked him what he attributed to his success. “Conservation of energy. Never stand up when you can sit down. Never sit down when you can lie down.” The Prime Minister then hopped into his limo.
Walk to the edge. Listen Hard. Practice wellness. Play with abandon. Laugh. Choose with no regrets. Appreciate your friends. Continue to learn. Do what you love. Live as if this is all there is. ~ Mary Anne Radmacher >>> Consistently doing just one would be an achievement for many.
Life is to be lived. ~ Katharine Hepburn >>> Are you living or simply surviving?
The hardest part is taking the first step. Then taking another and another. Each successive step is easier than the previous one.
Your intuition and your intellect should be working together… making love. That’s how it works best. ~ Madeleine L’Engle >>> When was the last time your intuition and intellect had a loving moment?
Always remember that you are absolutely unique. Just like everyone else. ~ Margaret Mead >>> Show the world who you are.
Where there’s smoke, there’s fire. What signs are you ignoring that can potentially cook your business like a charred hot dog? p.s. I put mustard on my hot dog. Ketchup? Sacrilegious. ;-p
Would you like a different outcome? Let’s board a new train with fresh useful baggage.
71% of the workforce are disengaged with their jobs. I partner with these people to find a job, career, or transition to a new business that pays the light bill and lights them up.
As I pulled into the environs of Asheville, I saw a homeless person standing on a corner, holding his proverbial cardboard sign. It read, I’m dreaming of a cheeseburger. I’ve never seen a more innovative message from a floater. This man has dormant potential. Anyone that creative has the ability to turn things around. I hope he does.
Waiting for everything to be perfect is paralysis through analysis.
Complacency is death.
You can never be ready. There’s way too much information to know.
Be patient when it seems things are not going right and may never be right again. Accept that what is yours will come to you in the right way at just the right time. ~ Iyanla Vanzant >>> Ya gotta believe!
Pick the day. Enjoy it – to the hilt. The day as it comes. People as they come… The past, I think, has helped me appreciate the present – and I don’t want to spoil any of it by fretting about the future.
Saying things will eventually get better is a hope strategy. How’s that workin for ya?
The brain is neuroplastic and has the ability to change. Coaching really helps in this regard.
I wasn’t poor back then, I just didn’t have any money. Mary Carillo’s commencement address, to the Elon graduating class of 2014. >>> It’s all a matter of perspective.
The first one to make 5,000 mistakes wins. If you’re not failing, you’re not taking enough chances.
“If the doors of perception were cleansed every thing would appear to man as it is, Infinite. For man has closed himself up, till he sees all things thro’ narrow chinks of his cavern.” ~ William Blake
Shine the spotlight on your team while applauding in the wings. Humility is the sign of a great leader.
Everyone has dormant potential. They just don’t see it. This is where I come in.
Whatever makes you weird, is probably your greatest asset. ~ ~Joss Whedon >>> What’s your weirdness? 🙂
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To crush your endgame you’ve got to be willing to commit. There is no Plan B.
Where is your focus? For most it’s on what they don’t want. Where your focus lands, is where your focus expands.
Sometimes you’ve got to just get out of your own way.
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OK, keep thinking about it. At some point, you or your idea will become irrelevant.
Keep on keepin on. You’re almost there.
Acknowledgements are gifts. How many gifts will you give today?
I succeeded by saying what everyone else is thinking. ~Joan Rivers >>>What do you really want to say?
Meditation relaxes the mind. Until a few years ago I wasn’t a fan. Jerry Seinfeld practices Transcendental Meditation twice a day. He says it’s like your phone charger. TM gives him energy.
Goals help you create an unconscious strategy to move in the right direction.
To be a real entrepreneur you always have to be looking forward. The moment you rest on your laurels is the moment your competition overtakes you. ~ Richard Branson >>> Most biz owners do enough to stay afloat.
Change is one step away if you’re willing.
The short way is the long way and the long way is the short way.
“The ability to learn faster than your competitors may be your only sustainable competitive advantage.” ~ Arie de Geus >>> The competition isn’t standing still. What are you learning?
Leaders are always being watched.
Stop shoulding all over yourself.
A coach helps you to get where you want to go, faster. The superior man is modest in his speech, but exceeds in his actions. ~Confucius >>> Actions speak louder than words. Easier said than done.
“The ability to learn faster than your competitors may be your only sustainable competitive advantage.” ~ Arie de Geus >>> The competition isn’t standing still. What are you learning?
I coach 98% of clients by phone and/or Skype in a half dozen countries. What’s your endgame?
“People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I don’t believe in circumstances. The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and if they can’t find them, make them.” ~George Bernard Shaw
What if your customer could look inside your business. What would they see?
If you’re not having fun, you’re doing something wrong. ~ Groucho Marx >>> Every day I make someone laugh. It’s who I am. My oxygen. Hearing others laugh and smile gives me life.
Is your glass half empty or half full? Whatever your answer, put it all in a bigger glass! 🙂
When you immerse yourself in the things you love, and I mean actually love, something happens. You begin to get excited and inspired. ~ Tom Wittlin >>> Focus on clients, projects, etc. that get you jazzed!
A river never pushes. It flows in a natural direction. Effortlessly. Where are you pushing? What needs to happen for you to flow?
Everything you want or who you desire to become begins with a choice.
“The voice of our original self is often muffled, overwhelmed, even strangled, by the voices of other people’s expectations.” ~ Julia Cameron >>> As their coach, I get my client to love their authentic self.
You’ll never get ahead of anyone as long as you try to get even with him. ~ Lou Holtz Translation? Let it go. You’ll feel lighter a lot quicker.
“I write one page of masterpiece to ninety-one pages of shit. I try to put the shit in the wastebasket.” ~ Ernest Hemingway >>> Early on, this quote helped me feel more confident about my blog writing.
“Being negative only makes a difficult journey more difficult. You may be given a cactus, but you don’t have to sit on it.” ~ Joyce Meyer >>> Take ownership, take action, and make it happen.
Does your business need buffing? Where would you begin first?
I love working with entrepreneurs, solopreneurs, etc. because they’re full of life, cooking a half dozen meals at one time.
Take a look at how you run your business, your life. What are you modeling for your kids? My Ahha moment during an interview with a client.
Hopefully your professional career pays the light bill. Is it lighting you up? If yes, you’re part of the 29%. The majority, 71% of the workforce, are disengaged from their jobs. I can help you change that.
So many books, so little time.
Sometimes a change will do you good.
One small crack does not mean that you are broken….it means that you were put to the test and you didn’t fall apart. ~ Linda Poindexter >>> Just keep moving.
If you’re dissatisfied with your current life, ask yourself what your current life is a metaphor for. ~ Steven Pressfield >>> Well?
You get to choose.
“Begin challenging your own assumptions. Your assumptions are your windows on the world. Scrub them off every once in awhile, or the light won’t come in.” ~ Alan Alda >>> When’s the last time you cleaned your windows?
You were going to make a change last month, last year, etc. though you put it off. How’s that working?
You can’t help everyone, but you can help someone.
All things are difficult before they are easy. ~ John Norley >>> When I struggle with something new I simply think I’m learning something new. This one thought changes my entire view of what I’m going through.
“There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure.” ~ Paulo Coelho >>> What you want is on the other side of the fear wall.
If it’s important enough, you’ll find a way. If it’s unimportant you’ll come down with excusitis: all the reasons why you can’t do it.
The chains of habit are too weak to be felt until they are too strong to be broken. ~ Samuel Johnson >>> What new habits are a permanent part of you?
No matter how busy you are, you must take time to make the other person feel important ~ Mary Kay Ash >>> Ahem. Stop looking at your electronic device.
And once the storm is over, you won’t remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive. You won’t even be sure that the storm is really over. But one thing is certain, when you come out of the storm, you won’t be the same person who walked in. That’s what this storm is all about. ~ Haruki Murakami
“In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different.” ~ Coco Chanel >>> Average is over. Set yourself apart so people notice. Otherwise you’ll blend with the masses in the land of mediocrity.
What do you want more than anything else? Are you willing to do whatever it takes to get it?
I help clients stretch their minds and go to places they’ve never been. Once they expand their surroundings, reverting back to their outdated environment is never an option.
Leaders are learners.
I admire a person who’s willing to do whatever’s necessary. ~Jack Sparrow >>> Are you willing?
Be intentional about who you want to become.
In what way are you different from one year ago?
Nothing gets me more pumped than giving oxygen to my client’s dormant potential.
Celebrate every W.