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Executive Coaching References, Paul Wiseman, President, Partner Learning Solutions. 2021

As a C-Level executive with over 20 years of experience leading large revenue and operations teams, consulting to Private Equity and managing large turnarounds, I understand the value of a highly capable and effective Coach.  When I recently decided to start a consulting practice, I was excited to have the opportunity to work with Paul and was not disappointed!   His creative energy is infectious.  A highly engaged and effective listener, Paul quickly helps identify what is most meaningful and impactful for his client, identifying a path to successful outcomes – 1 hour was transformative!  I am looking forward to continuing the journey and feel very confident that with Paul’s support and insight, I will achieve my desired outcome.  Highly recommended.

I came to Paul in a transitionary time. Since launching a new ecommerce venture, I’m also looking to re-invigorate my consultancy to support its growth… all with the goal to maintain life balance after years of senior leadership across travel, telecom, and marketing industries. Being an entrepreneur can be overwhelming, and you often feel you’re on an island. Paul helped me step back and define what success would feel like for the year ahead. From there, we translated it into big rocks, professional and personal, percent of time spend on each and tangible next steps to report back on. It helped me take a deep breath, answer some tough questions, and create structure to tackle the year ahead, while feeling like I had a new support to continue working through it all.

Paul Wiseman’s abundance of knowledge and real-world experience should have had me cowering in fear, claiming, “I’m not worthy! I’m not worthy!” But instead, I found myself telling him my deepest, darkest secrets. His positive attitude and light-hearted style helped bring me out of my otherwise hard shell and talk with him about a few pretty sensitive subjects right out of the gate.

Skillfully shifting between pointed questions and clear and honest feedback, he led me to places I would have never gone on my own. All the while showing me both in word and action that he was listening, engaged, and truly cared about my personal and professional success. I am confident that both I and my business have been changed for the better from talking with Paul. I am so grateful that I had the opportunity to work with him, and I look forward to doing so again soon.

As a regional senior executive at Coca-Cola and more recently Google in Europe, I have experienced coaching from many perspectives and I would say that rounded in his many years as a successful business executive, Paul combines a genuine desire to help today’s and tomorrow’s leaders with a professional, yet deeply human approach to coaching. I can highly recommend Paul to anyone who is willing to be guided, challenged, and supported on their journey to a better understanding of their impact on themselves and the world around them.

I cannot speak highly enough of Paul’s integrity, experience, and talents. I base this on my own background—I began my career in private equity and venture capital, and then went on to be the President/CEO for various organizations. I’ve been involved at all stages of enterprise—start up, turnaround, growth. I’ve been in multiple industries: financial services, real estate, healthy lifestyle, university administration, search, and social media. And finally, personally I have had a number of coaches myself over the years.

Paul brings to bear skills and talents that can only come from his own hard-won depth of experience from many years leading companies. He brings to the table three essential sets of expertise: (1) he’s empathetic and asks thoughtful and insightful questions to help clients bring to the surface their key concern(s); (2) he’s superb at clarifying and framing issues in such a way that enables personally valid change or improved results; and (3) he’s gifted at coalescing teams to work collaboratively and effectively to reach new-found heights.

At a minimum, you can only benefit from at least an exploratory conversation with Paul to better understand all the ways in which he may be of value to you or your organization.

Names withheld to maintain confidentiality.

Roger, Maitland FL.

You just helped me, I own a public relations consulting firm, we do issue management and I have a major client that is about to make a major error and hearing what you just said I stepped out and called them to share the information and I WON ! So, thank you my friend, I am sorry I missed your close but I just could not wait, it was awesome. You helped me today, talk about the price of admission!

Roger, Maitland FL.
John, Tampa FL

I can’t thank you enough for spending time at Tomlin St Cyr Real Estate Services and sharing your DISC presentation.  I can say without a doubt it was the most useful and entertaining presentation we have had since Tomlin St Cyr opened it’s doors in May 2016.  Your ability to make it memorable by connecting the personality styles with birds made it easy for the staff to remember.  Even last week, agents were discussing each other’s “bird” style.

I also was pleasantly surprised that you had time to fold in examples in real estate to make it easier for the agents to connect with their day to day activities.  Your humor kept every participant engaged and entertained while they learned.  I can’t think of a time when all the agents forgot about their phones (most usually check for messages from their clients) and were totally focused on your message.

I know other organizations will benefit from your message, as my over 300 travel agents did at AAA several years ago.  Best of luck as you spread the word.

John, Tampa FL
Penny, Cloquet MN

It’s nice that someone finally, instead of just saying “you need to grow your business, you need to have goals” you actually managed the interaction where we sat down and actually took some tangible actions right here at the conference, thank you so much for that, it was fantastic I really enjoyed it.

Penny, Cloquet MN
Donna, Minneapolis MN

It was cool because I was here with my daughter who is 16, and we are thrilled to see you, I have heard other people say what a fantastic speaker you are but I had never seen it for myself, I just friended you on facebook and liked the company. The things you said are very interesting, it kind of lit a fire under me to get things going. It lit that fire that it is not going to be next year, it is going to be right now. I am going to go home and finish the action plan.

Donna, Minneapolis MN
Sarah, Tampa FL.

Great job!  I took copious notes. There are things I need to implement, I am off to do it now.

Sarah, Tampa FL.
Bonnie

Paul Wiseman was our keynote speaker at our NEST FEST conference. Paul’s message to the NEST agents was to open their minds, look to new ideas, help people get out of their comfort zone and help them grow their business. His amazing energy, ideas and insight about how to identify personality traits of the people you are speaking to and his simple three step business plan to achieve goals was clear, concise and effective for our audience. Paul puts everyone at ease, while still challenging them to think strategically and creatively to drive business goals. I highly recommend Paul if you need a fun engaging speaker with a useful business message!

BonnieSenior Director, Network of Experts Selling Travel Oyster Bay NY.

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