The best leaders are harnessing the 4 Elements of Flight, the others are grounded, whether they know it or not. We’ve used our decades of experience in executive development to create a powerful tool that can help us find out.
Don’t make the same mistakes leaders have been making for years! Skip the line to success and seize every opportunity your business gets
Measuring key metrics in clever ways to uncover new paths forward and discover your businesses best direction
Providing Managers & Business executives fresh perspectives on solving today's pressing challenges in a quickly evolving landscape
Incorporating the 4 elements of flight – lift, weight, thrust, and drag – into your Strategic plans can help you achieve your goals faster, with less stress.
By focusing on lift, you can identify the key factors that will help your business rise above the competition.
Addressing weight can help you eliminate unnecessary burdens and streamline your operations.
Thrust is what propels your business forward, and identifying the sources of your momentum can help you stay on track.
Finally, drag can cause resistance and slow you down, so it is important to identify and address any obstacles that may be holding you back.
A strength of Michael’s management style is his confidence in the incredible value of applying the principles of “The Freedom Scale.” This simple management tool makes scaling exponential growth possible.
Take steps to remove blocks that keep you from your full potential. Create a culture of innovation, learning and growth, recognize individual and team achievements. Consider this, “what gets recognized gets repeated.”
Innovative leadership converts to more successes. Beyond just reaching your goals, celebrate your wins. Create openings for greater comradery to build morale and motivate your people to achieve even more.
Entrepreneurship is not for the faint of heart. Keep your motivation in perspective; “For the sake of what, does your company exist?” How does it plan to achieve its goals, and what the business becomes? Sharp vision, mission, and purpose statements provide your company with direction and focus.
I can’t afford to hire a coach. I don’t have time to sit around and talk for an hour. An outsider won’t really understand my situation. Those who can, do; those who can’t, coach. People are good at making excuses to avoid making change. We are so good at this self-talk that we can come to believe it ourselves. Read More
Marks and Spencer, one of the UK’s largest retailers, was founded in 1895 with the simple vision of being “The standard against which all others are measured.” This vision has carried M&S through over a century of global change and technological development to international success. Today they employ more than 80,000 people around the world, with 900 stores in the United Kingdom.
Michael has an extraordinary skill set which he applies with good judgment in an Executive Coach with a strong business background. I highly recommend Michael for his proficiency, intuition, and intelligence.
Michael: “I just wanted to let you know that Eric specifically came by my office to thank me for referring him to you. He said that you have been a tremendous help to all concerned.”
“I will be forever thankful to Michael for his first-rate efforts. Without hesitation, he inspired me with his coaching; ” Thank you, Michael
“Thanks for your excellent coaching and consulting.”
“Working with Michael Whatmore as my business coach is a great privilege for me. While supporting me in my goals, he has been instrumental in my achieving three distinct areas of business that I pursue… Read more “Dr. Cindy Sholes”
Michael: “You sure got to see what happens as I venture into unfamiliar territory; your professionalism is appreciated. In retrospect, the whole coaching process was amazing for me and very educational. It helped me realize… Read more “Doug Barlow”
“Michael, Can’t thank you enough for all of your help. You are a great contribution to every aspect of my life as well as to our business growth.”
“Michael’s gentle communication style coupled with his business acumen inspired a better public speaker in me. I am now able to carry forward the healthful message of Acupuncture. More than a year later, we continue… Read more “Beth Schiffman B.A., L.AC, M.S.”
“I have participated in many (some extensive) management training programs over the course of my career, many of which were excellent and assisted my development. Michael Whatmore provided my direct reports and me with a… Read more “Michael Enxing”
“It is a pleasure to recommend Michael Whatmore. Feedback from participants is positive. A new group training program designed by Mike has shown positive results. Under his leadership,”
“I absolutely love Michael’s energy – – – so steady and penetrating – – – right to the point. He is clearly present all the time. I admire that ability to be selfless.”
Michael, “We had good leadership meetings today. Thank you for your coaching and guidance.\ Thank you for all your help.”
Michael – “Thank you so much for the wonderful training and mentoring at the recent RCC training. Your caring for your students, your clients, and the coaching profession was unmistakable! I look forward to not… Read more “R. ALAN SMITH, J.D.”
“Just wanted to thank you for your effort and pointing me in the right direction in terms of our marketing effort.”
Michael: Since we’ve been working together our company and my relationship with my partner is heading in a wonderful direction. Better than ever expected! I’ve never been more hopeful for the growth and success of… Read more “Eric Ibsen, CEO,”
“Hi Michael, thank you SO MUCH! You are a business coach who has real knowledge, real experience and real success to draw from. I am skeptical about some business coaches, but you are the real… Read more “Jane Ransom, MA, C.Ht., M.Ht.”
“Michael I just wanted to send you a quick note to say thank you again. You were very generous with your time. I will definitely keep my eyes and ears open for possible referrals.”
“Through much research and trial sessions with multiple coaches, we gratefully found our way to Executive Coaching San Francisco (ECSF). The coaching helped us talk through some deep differences and learn new communication skills. I… Read more “jennifer lightstone”
“Thanks for all of your great work Michael You helped us get through a very difficult situation and we couldn’t have done it without you.”
“I am pleased to support of Michael Whatmore, an executive coach of great character at a time when management challenges had risen to new heights at De La Salle. Michael became immediately involved. Ever cooperative,… Read more “Bruce D. Shoup”
“Michael is a very intuitive business leader, well-grounded in years of international experience. He is a statesman, a deep thinker, Michael is part change agent, part ‘keep the ship afloat’, part sanity checker. When you choose… Read more “Craig Ackerman, Founder”
“I had the pleasure of meeting regularly with Michael when I was first taking on a new position as manager of a small team. Michael has a calm and clear-sighted approach to leadership – served… Read more “Anna Vilborg Hartwig, PhD”
“Michael is an accomplished and experienced executive professional with a talented gift to help other executives be successful. He has a unique ability to help CEO’s break through obstacles in their business to achieve their… Read more “Candice A. Katayama”
“Michael’s leadership abilities were essential in the creation and growth of GraceWorks. Michael kept us focused on shared goals and guided a collection of strong individuals into a team who produced a timely and effective… Read more “Deborah Frangquist”
“Michael is extremely knowledgeable; his intuitive approach to business has helped keep me on track. Having his expertise to draw upon leads me to find better solutions and gain better results. He truly cares about… Read more “Greg Corvi”
“Michael Whatmore helped me grow my business in many productive ways. He is an intuitive business coach with real-world business knowledge who listens thoughtfully and keeps me on track. I favorably recommend his coaching.”
“What Michael can do for you is help you take it to the next level. As an experienced business coach, I highly recommend that you work with Michael to reach your goals and beyond.”
“I felt my marketing consultancy business could benefit from a narrower focus of service offerings. I hired Michael to help me through the process – and got so much more than I had imagined or… Read more “Michelle Salta”
“Michael has such a depth of knowledge in all aspects of business. He listens, He made such a positive impact on my life and business.”
“Michael, was consistently kind, patient, and resourceful. Michael’s coaching helped me clarify and reinforce visions. what an impact that his coaching made.”
You gave me back my life! My teams are achieving more than ever imagined and for the first time, I now have time for my family! I have worked with Michael in the recent past… Read more “Sree Madadi”
“Michael, Your guidance was effective and supportive. What I did not know was that you would also help me with employee relations and insightful reflections concerning the way my own style and temperament affects the… Read more “Robin Crawford”
“I have been working with Michael for roughly one year. Michael has helped me tremendously become a better leader in many ways. My CEO thought that if I could work with a professional coach like Michael,… Read more “Christopher Vercelli, GTM”
I started working with Michael Whatmore to break away from the daily administrative tasks and headaches of running a professional business. My goal was to put 100% of my focus where it had to be,… Read more “Albert G. Stoll”
Michael is an excellent communicator with a unique ability to listen and draw the best out of participants. I will take this training again as I know there is more to learn from Michael.
The feedback I received from the neutrals was positive – at least five more neutrals emailed asking for the dial-in info to listen to the recording of your presentation.
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