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What's it like to work with Dan Grandstaff as a coach? On this page I'll tell you the kind of results my clients have reported and I'll also give you a sense of my guiding beliefs, approach to working with clients, and how I'm different than most business coaches.

Expected Results

When you work with me you can expect to get started right away on setting priorities for your business, planning for success that will work for you, and beginning to take action on the things that will lead to the results you want. My approach is not theoretical or general, but practical and hands-on for your business or practice.

When you work with me you can expect to be challenged and strongly supported in going for what you want most. If what you really want is incremental change, I'll support you in achieving it. But if what you want most is a major breakthrough or change in your business, I'll challenge and support you in what you need to do to make it happen. I will encourage you to go for what you really want.

When you work with me you can expect to be part of a group of outstanding and creative fellow professionals who benefit by helping one another. You not only get the benefit of Dan Grandstaff's coaching and the group's input, but you will be encouraged to team up with a specific “buddy coach” for additional peer coaching and support.

When you work with me you can expect results, if you participate and do the work. For most participants, that means getting more of the things done that really matter. If your focus is on Spreading the Word About What You Do, you'll succeed in doing the things that attract more clients, build a network, and grow the business. If your focus is on getting better results by improving your communication, you'll do just that for the projects that matter most. For most of our clients, the results are also that they work smarter with less stress, enjoy their work more than ever, and take more time for other people and activities they enjoy.


Guiding Values

Your approach to business must fit who you are. If you are trying to do something that really doesn't match you, your temperament, and your values, it will not work. We never try to push anything on our clients. Rather, we seek to draw from them the best that is in them, so that they can do their best in serving others and find fulfillment in doing it.

We all need challenge, change, and growth —and we often resist it. Most of us try to stay in a “comfort zone” that often has shrunk to an “uncomfortably” small size. One of our tasks in life is to test and expand our comfort zones so that we have more room to grow and thrive. One of my roles as a business coach is to challenge and encourage you to expand what you are comfortable doing. But I intend always to do it in a safe, encouraging, non-judgmental, and ‘the choice is always yours” kind of way.

We are each responsible for our own choices. Even though we're all dealt very different hands in life, we are each responsible for how we play them. Most of us, me included, make plenty of mistakes. But I believe our task is to make the best choices we can. The more we quit blaming anyone, including ourselves, and asking ourselves, “What's the best choice I can make now?” the better our life will be. This applies to our business life as well. As a business coach, I try to live by this and encourage my clients to life by it too.

My Approach

My approach can be summarized in these 6 statements:

  • Your success at what matters to you is my highest priority as a coach.
  • You do not have to do it all by yourself.
  • I am in business to make a difference and give great value. There's so much more to life than money.
  • I love what I do. I love my life. I want the same for you. I want us all to enjoy the journey.
  • There are no dumb questions. You know so much more than you think you do, and you don't have to know it all.
  • Business coaching is for people who are ready to move forward faster, and know they can do better with the support of a coach and a team.

What Makes My Approach Unique

There are lots of business coaches and approaches to choose from. What makes our coaching program different from many others is our team approach, our benchmark Successful Solution Mapping process for helping you develop priorities and take actions that achieve results and fit who you are, our recognition of how important the "inner" or emotional side of business can be, and our own 20 years of experience running businesses and learning what works.



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