Hi, I'm Michael
Life has a strange way of creating opportunity if we allow ourselves to believe and follow our intuition. I had left my life as a college basketball coach to move into the business world as a financial advisor.
These relationships I built were the foundation for the next 20 years as a financial advisor and managing our advisor sales office. The firm grew organically, and I had significant opportunities to coach top-performing advisors and those on the rise.
After 25 years in financial services, I took my office to the fairways of TPC Sawgrass as a professional caddie. From CEOs to gentleman farmers, from my once-in-a-lifetime experience caddying in The Players Championship to having the honor to caddie for a US Marine veteran with a prosthetic arm, it was a coaching experience every day.
My various roles in the corporate world brought many of the highs of financial success to the lows, and loneliness from that success can bring. I was hired, fired, experienced success and failure. When I was on top, I asked, ” Was I supposed to be here?”. When I was struggling, I worked even more and ignored my family.
During that time, I suffered from depression, the loss of a child, achieved more success, enjoyed a life of recovery, worked less, played more, and learned to live a life of joy and fulfillment.
My experience of life’s trials and tribulations allows me the experience to walk with you through those tough hits. I understand that success is more than reaching your goals and making a lot of money.
Your work is more than a business. It involves the lives of your clients and your family. Your true accomplishments are judged by the success of your relationships with your family, your clients, and those important people around you, both at work and home.
My true gauge for success is when I look in the mirror every day and smile and feel good about what I do for my clients, myself, and my family.
What To Expect
Coaching is an informal but structured exploration into whom you want to be, what you want to do, and how you plan to get there Along the way we will :
- Start with an in-depth DISC assessment to get Behavior Analysis to help you not only get more comfortable with your own style but help you become a better communicator with others and their styles.
- Work on your Vision and Dream Board to stretch your thoughts and plans beyond your goals. Design an action plan that outlines a process for achieving your goals if you want.
- Track your progress and support you through each step of the process via the coaching calls as well as useful resources and assignments.
- Your work is more than a business. It is relationships. It involves the lives of your clients and your family. Your true accomplishments are judged by the success of the relationships you have with your clients at work and family at home.
Goals often get in the way of your Visions and dreams. Yes, to accomplish things, we need to think in 90 days, 6 months, and annually. What we can’t forget is the phone call 5 years from now” How cow,” You cannot believe what I have done and where I am right now” …..
Time. Time with my wife, daughter, Samatha, grandsons Mikey and Jack. When I was busy making myself “succesful when my daughters Sam and Liz were growing up. I thought my job was to make money, that was where I needed to spend my time. Wrong. So when Miket and Jack call me, Papy will be there. A life ammends to Sam , Liz and Abby.
My true gauge for success is when I look in the mirror every day and can smile and feel good about what I do for myself, my family, and my clients.
Asking tough questions and getting you to answer from your gut. It’s critical for my clients to be talking and sharing with someone who has been through the grind. I am someone who can be with you through your experience. Your experiences are yours, they are unique to you. The highs and lows. Success does not come without its questions.