Ivan Hargrove - Coaching Philosophy
Specialty Coach - Go-To-Market
What are the personal values within you that drives you to be a leadership and personal development coach? Helping others to tap into their God-given ability to be the leader He created them to be by maximizing their potential through personal development.
Are there defining events in your past that set you on this path of helping people succeed at developing successful business? My greatest mentor was my father. At a young age, I witnessed his leadership skills as a father, a pastor, a professional and a church leader. I modeled his leadership as I matured. When I went into the workforce and after 34 years of public service, I did not find the pattern of leadership he had exemplified. Thus, after retiring I decided to become an entrepreneur where I had the liberty to develop and share with others the type of leadership that was lacking in the business world. Therefore, I felt I could make an impact by establishing leadership training and share it with others through life coaching, mentoring and counseling.
Like any business, coaching comes with its ups and downs. So, at your core, what drives you to coach? In other words, what is it about coaching that would drive you to do it, even if you wouldn’t be paid to? I have a passion for people. Because of this, I never escape an opportunity to listen to or talk with someone. To see a light shine upon their face as they tap into the potential that they thought did not exist bring unspeakable joy to me.
As a coach, what is your mission statement? What is your mission or vision? My mission is to establish relationships with clients that will increase their knowledge of their designed purpose, to provide a relative product that will enhance leadership, management and personal development and to establish continuity that will cross mediums.
What are your core values as a coach? Open communication and trust are the pinnacle of continuing to build a lasting relationship whereby positive outcomes are achieved.
What are your goals as a coach? To provide a relative product to the client that will sharpen their leadership skills and enhance their personal development.
How do you measure success for your clients? What breakthroughs, milestones or transformations must occur? When a client is making and keeping commitments, has enhanced sense of integrity and character and has set attainable goals.
How do you measure success for yourself? When clients have confirmed that through my guidance they have galvanized their leadership ability and have growth leaps and bounds in their personal development.
How would you define your leadership style? How would people who know your leadership skills best, describe the way you lead others? Do you lead by consensus, by directives, by discovery, democracy? I lead by discovery. I find it best for one to “discover” who they really are through empowerment and with this method they are able to continue with more discovery of themselves as they path forward.