About My Coaching Services
Part of what I do in my Philadelphia practice is to coach executives and other high achieving clients who are contemplating a major life change and/or choosing new chosen direction. This process often entails identifying sources of maximum life satisfaction, passion, purpose and connection; working through important decisions; then setting and manifesting goals.
I also help many people around the world — by telephone or Skype — who have read my books or experienced my online course or audio programs and can use some assistance with breaking an impasse in one or more life areas. Over the years, I have developed a reputation for coaching professionals, executives and entrepreneurs who have been successful by virtue of their own passion; yet are now struggling to optimize their talents, reignite/ refocus their purpose or passions, change direction, or simply arrive at what for them is that next plateau.
Many of my past and present clients are those who enjoy (or enjoyed) outstanding positions of excellence and/or leadership in their fields; but are now burned out, unchallenged, unenthusiastic or downright unsatisfied with what may have once been a mission that brought with it a great source of satisfaction and fulfillment. In other words, converting success to happiness and fulfillment is not necessarily an automatic process.
My premise is simple. In order to burn out, you needed to have been on fire! It is a rare person indeed, who has had the experience of seeing their passion induced dreams and skills produce outstanding results, that will later settle for anything less. The good news is that with the right strategies, passion can be reignited and re-focused on what can give you that same (or even a much higher) level of satisfaction than you may have ever had. Together we will design a custom set of strategies to do just that; and then work with them until we see the desired result. My approach is one that is highly focused on the uniqueness of your situation, and usually– but not always– a short term process.
My biographical Information is available on this website. However, what I haven’t included in that bio is the fact that in my early career, I was an accountant. I founded and ran a successful accounting firm (that is still operates today), until I started the process of changing my career to become a psychologist (my far deeper and truly fulfilling passion). The reason I changed careers was clear. I was simply feeling unchallenged running my accounting firm. And in my case, that led to the type of burnout that necessitated a major change. My present field gives me the new challenges I crave every day. But while major life changes of the magnitude I went through when I switched careers are necessary for many, for others a simple sharpening of focus, a re-evaluation of what motivates them, or a minor tweak that needs some objective clarification can be just as effective. If we decide to work together, making this assessment will be an early priority of your process.
Much of the theory behind my approach to why highly successful people so often seek major change can be found in my book (also available in downloadable e-book format) Stage Climbing: The Shortest Path To Your Highest Potential Remember, many who have achieved greatness by any almost measure (as evaluated by others in their field, for example), do not have that sense of personal greatness that they would have thought follows. Personal greatness resides within yourself. It is defined by your own self-concept, despite outward appearances. Often it is a product of how true you are to your real passions and purpose, which tend to change as you evolve throughout life.
My career as a psychologist now includes having been a divisional president of APA (American Psychological Association), the CEO of an internationally acclaimed training institute, a radio host, a management consultant for a wide variety of organizations on both big picture and day to day management issues, a speaker, a psychotherapist and coach to high achievers, a continuing education trainer of psychologists and author (of numerous popular books, articles for both professionals and laypeople and audio programs including Self Actualization: Achieving Your Full Potential and Making Crucial Choices and Major Life Choices as well as many others that pertain to my coaching services which you can get more information about on my resource page for high achievers).
Call my office at 1-800-434-8255 or e-mail me: MB@MichaelBroder.com for fees, your specific questions about the process, its appropriateness for your situation or to make an appointment. Sessions can be done by telephone, Skype or at my office in Center City Philadelphia.