What industry or business are you with? How did you get the background and skills necessary to run this type of business?
I’ve been in the coaching and training industry for the past 21 years. Prior to entering the coaching industry which was at its infancy when I started, I worked in the commercial investment real estate Industry, where I specialized in the sales and acquisitions of apartment buildings. It was a time my life where I was honing my professional skills while also embracing a path of personal development which had a huge impact on my success. Because I was making good money at the time and reinvesting it in my own personal professional development I became increasingly passionate about sharing what I was learning with others. It took me a couple years to muster up the courage to let go of a career and identity that I was very attached to in order to pursue my passion for coaching. In 1992 I was fortunate to have crossed paths with Thomas Leonard who at the time was putting together the first certified coaching training program call Coach University. I was also mentored by one of Thomas’s coaching protégés, a gentleman by the name of Jay Perry.
Why did you focus on men only group? What kind of measurable results have you helped your clients achieve?
Having coach hundreds if not thousands of people over the years and racking up over 10,000 hours of one-on-one coaching, I’m simply at a place in my life where I believe my cumulative experience can best serve man. There are a lot of opportunities for women to come together and gather, but relatively few opportunities for men. Men suffer needlessly in isolation, often trying to resolve things on their own or strategizing ways in which to beat other men at work and life. It’s time men learned to come together in a collaborative and cooperative way. When men are able to come together in this way they’re able to leave with greater clarity, a sense of purpose and a feeling of connectedness with a true brotherhood. The results are these men take greater risks in both their personal and professional lives which equals winning at the game of business and succeeding in the game of life.
What’s the most exciting or best project you’ve been involved in?
By far the most exciting and impactful project I’ve been involved in, is leading retreats where participants learn and practice the art of self inquiry, self disclosure, self discovery. It is a technique that I’ve refined over the last 14 years; I call it the mindfulness communication technique also known as MCT. These learning environments allow participants to practice communicating and relating with others while releasing inner conflicts and tension that gets in the way of them focusing on what truly matters and living extraordinary lives.
Where do you see the future of your industry heading, and how will you adapt to the changes?
Several of my male clients have shared with me that having a business coach is now seen as a badge of honor in the business community. I believe the same will be true as professional man choose to gather out of a commitment to be superior man. As we evolve as men, I believe there’ll be a sense of pride with the ability to tell others, not do have a tribe but what is the name of your tribe. My vision is to support men to come together in a spirit of brotherhood to make the world a better place for all of us.
If you could leave our readers with one last piece of business advice, what would it be?
Winning in the game of business and succeeding in the game of life is not about taking another workshop, listening to another podcast, reading another blog article. Although these things may be very valuable, the most important thing you can do is to surround yourself with people of like mind. Other men that will challenge, support, and hold you accountable for living your life from your deepest truth. Make building your tribe a priority. Take the necessary time; make the necessary investment to meet with other men on a regular basis. Make a list of a handful of men and invite them to meet. Ask each man to bring three things to the meeting. First thing is to share is something that’s working within his business, second where is he struggling, and last bring something to share. Something to share a could be a quote, a new app, an article, inspirational movie, basically something to contribute that has value.
My website is www.gregclowminzer.com.