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OUR WHYS

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

PERSPECTIVES

Perspective

COACHING BORROWS FROM ADVISORY AND THERAPY

COACHING

ADVISORY

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

THERAPY

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?

FIVE DYSFUNCTIONS OF A TEAM

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HIGH PERFORMING TEAM

DYSFUNCTIONAL TEAM

LEADERSHIP

Leadership
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An experienced investor, board member, President, CMO, and serial entrepreneur, Chris has been helping businesses, brands and leaders to transform and grow for over 25 years in Entertainment, Media, Technology, and Consumer sectors.

Founder, President & Executive Coach

BIOGRAPHY

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.

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TRAINING

  • Harvard McLean Institute of Coaching

  • Berkeley Executive Coaching Institute

  • Washington University in St. Louis

TRANSACTIONS

  • NASDAQ: CKXE sold to NYSE: APO

  • Blaze Media merged with CRTV

  • Notara acquired by NYSE: IPG

STARTUPS

  • Investor, Mentor & Advisor, Techstars

  • President, EarBuds (Techstars Cohort)

  • Manager, Notara (SaaS, Bessemer)

SCALEUPS

  • Venture Capital Practice, Hunt Club

  • Drive-In Concert Venture, Encore Live

  • Partner Ecosystem Unit, MediaMath

INVESTING

  • Investor, NextGen Venture Partners

  • LP, Santa Barbara Venture Partners

  • LP, Distributed Capital & LFG Ventures

SELECT EXPERIENCE

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PARTNERS

Partners & Advisors

Executive Coaching & Recruiting Partners

 

Fractional ECPs are Berkeley ECI-certified and offer distinctive coaching and talent advisory services on a referral basis. Hunt Club is a strategic partner.

Advisory Partners

Advisors are well-networked, deep thinking practitioners with powerful complementary expertise.

WE BELIEVE IN

Vales

Gannett.Partners is a values-driven organization committed to facilitating global change and sustainable impact. We live these values one day at a time.

SELF ACTUALIZATION

Leadership starts with self-awareness.

BOUNDLESS OPPORTUNITY

Great companies can be built anywhere.

EFFECTIVE TEAMWORK

Enduring companies are not built alone.

INDIVIDUAL POTENTIAL

Entrepreneurship can change the world.

Clients

WE ENABLE

We've helped executives grow at top companies including:

MORE AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST

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