A HUMANIZED APPROACH TO INVESTING & LEADERSHIP IS NON-NEGOTIABLE.
We've talked to thousands of investors and executives over the past three years. Most agree that it's never been harder – or more important – to help leaders stay attuned to themselves and their companies to keep stakeholders aligned and motivated. “Quiet quitting” and the Great Resignation reinforced low morale and burnout. Inflation, economic uncertainty, and distributed teams amplify the need for greater empathy, professional intimacy, leadership presence, and effective communication.
YESTERDAY'S TECHNIQUES WILL NOT SOLVE TOMORROW'S CHALLENGES.
In this new era, non-financial measures are a powerful leading indicator of financial measures; leaders can boost market value by focusing on assets not accounted for on their financial statements. In fact, companies that prioritize leadership development are 1.5X more likely to emerge as market leaders and have a 13X higher likelihood of outperforming competitors. Those same companies also enjoy up to 3X higher employee retention and engagement than competitors. Incorporating coaching has shown a remarkable ROI of up to 700%.*
GREAT LEADERSHIP IMPROVES BOTTOM LINES AND LIVES.
The pandemic’s impact made clear the future of work is about more than enabling technology, flexible offices, and entrepreneurial ecosystems. It highlighted the emphasis we must place on intentional growth in the hearts and minds of leaders, well being of our employees, and operational and cultural corporate alignment – if we’re to convert early success into lasting relevance.
* Source: Career Builder Training Statistics
Coaching Borrows from Advisory and Therapy
Paid to solve problems
Focuses on organization & financial performance
Strives for objectivity
Provides quantitative analysis of problems and models solutions
Advises individual leaders in business matters
Involves management in goal setting
Based on organizational ethics
Paid for by the company
Focuses on the future
Fosters individual & team performance in a business context
Helps executives discover their own paths
Paid to ask the right questions
Tackles difficult issues at work and home
Focuses on individual behavioral change
Explores subjective experience
Focuses on the past
Diagnoses and treats dysfunctionality
Based on medical ethics
Paid for by the individual
Source: Harvard Business Review, January 2009 - What Can Coaches Do For You?
Gannett.Partners is a values-driven organization committed to facilitating global change and sustainable impact. We live these values one day at a time.
Leadership starts with self-awareness.
Great companies can be built anywhere.
Enduring companies are not built alone.
Entrepreneurship can change the world.
President & Founder | Executive Coach
Chris Gannett is the Founder and President of Gannett.Partners, a premier Evidence-Based Performance Platform offering Executive Coaching, Operating Advisory, and Capital solutions to entrepreneurs, investors, and enterprises. As President and Head Coach, Chris leads Gannett.Partners in its mission to Elevate Human Potential™ by integrating coaching science, operating excellence, and strategic investment to catalyze positive change and sustainable impact.
Chris believes Coach and Client are equal stakeholders. His coaching style blends connection and mindfulness with practical insights to help leaders unleash - and apply - their potential.
A company operator, investor and board member first, Chris has been helping businesses and brands transform and grow for over 25 years. Widely recognized as a CMO of "American Idol," "So You Think You Can Dance," Muhammad Ali, Elvis Presley, Sony Music, and Creator / Writer / Executive Producer of Microsoft's "ChangeMakers" series, his work has contributed to 6 exits, 5 Emmys, 3 Guinness Records, 2 Magic Quadrant Leaders, 2 turnarounds, SXSW "Startup of the Year" runner up, and Sony's CEO Award for Global Entrepreneurship.
With successful engagements across a wide array of clients at companies ranging from publicly traded incumbents to high growth challengers, Gannett.Partners has proven that outperformance begins with a proactive approach to the focus, resilience and wellbeing of leaders and their teams. Gannett.Partners also invests in growing media, tech, and consumer ventures alongside leading entrepreneurs, investors, and sports & entertainment talent.
Chris earned a BS from The University of Kansas, MBA from Washington University in St. Louis, and graduated from Berkeley Haas' Executive Coaching Institute. He is a member of the McLean Institute of Coaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School, and a visitor at Washington University in St. Louis and SMU.
Harvard McLean Institute of Coaching
Berkeley Executive Coaching Institute
Washington University in St. Louis
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