Through my own personal experiences, and through my work with hundreds of financial advisers and business people, I’ve learned that coaching is one of the most powerful forces for change. Coaching completely changed my life from one that was overwhelming and filled with frustration to one of wealth, success and a great work-life balance that gives me the freedom to do what I want to do when I want to do it. Coaching inspires me daily to help others realize their purpose, define what success means for them and help others achieve what they truly want from their own business.
A Journey Of Transformation
One of the questions that I am most often asked is, “How did you get started with coaching?” The truth is, that while I'm now grounded in my life’s purpose of helping others, the path here was anything but direct.
In the 1990s, I was working as a financial adviser and making a six-figure income – but I was working endless hours, never taking a vacation, and waking up each day dreading going to the office. I plodded through each day as if carrying a 100 pound pack, constantly struggling with compliance, operations and administrative hurdles. I wasn't growing my business and I wasn't living the life that I wanted to live.
After doing this for years, a fellow financial adviser suggested I talk to a professionally trained business coach. I was skeptical, but I really had nothing to lose. After just a few sessions with my new coach, I started to see the results. I felt as if that 100 pound pack was getting lighter and I saw what was possible. I was hooked. That was 1998 and it marked the beginning of my transformation.
Since then, my life has turned completely around. I no longer struggle the way I used to. I’ve discovered my purpose in life. I have great relationships. I’m married to an amazing woman. My income increased significantly. I lost 75 pounds, and I’m in the best shape of my life. I have plenty of time for vacation and family, and I’m always off on a new adventure. I've achieved all this, and my business is thriving. I have a balanced and contented life.
For me, the key was changing my mindset by focusing on what’s really meaningful and how to make it happen now. I learned to do that through coaching. This transformation not only led me to the success I had once dreamed of, but it inspired me to want to give back. I wanted to give others what I had received.
Today, I am a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) and I’m working towards becoming a Master Certified Coach (MCC). I am connected to a large coaching community in Northern California-Sacramento, San Francisco, Berkeley, and Oakland areas. This vibrant coaching network is ideal in supporting my personal growth and development as a certified, professionally trained, and accredited coach.
If you're like many business owners and financial advisers, you're probably sick and tired of hearing about how you can make things better from people that have never spent a single day in the trenches. You want to learn to create change, not hear another sales pitch. I understand that, because I was there too. Explore this website and learn about the difference professional coaching can make. Then, let's talk. I look forward to helping you build your ideal business or financial advisory practice.
business, Larry coaches me to develop client acquisition skills that work.”