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Practical and pragmatic coaching for executives and managers who want to accomplish more - faster. We help companies transform their hiring process into a system that allows them to hire the right candidate for the job. The benefits can transform a company. We offer 'on-site' team building for new or 'stuck' teams.  We also sell TeamTraks, an easy-to-use set of modules which can be used off-the-shelf to address a number of team intervention needs and competencies. Our most requested training is for Improving Communication Skills and Improving Managers' People Skills .  All training is customized to meet the client's specific needs. We sell the leading assessments and surveys available (and support your use of them in any way you need). Assessments include The TriMetrix System (benchmarking job and objectively assessing candidate fit), Attributes Index (job competencies), Success Insights (Personality tests, behavioral assessments, motivations indicator assessments) and Insight Inventory.  Many assessments available in up to 15 languages. Someone completes one of our assessments via the Internet every 4.1 seconds!  We can also 'custom design' any survey to meet your needs including 360, customer and employee satisfaction. For those companies and individuals who are not familiar with our products or service, we provide a free team needs assessment from TeamTraks, an opportunity to complete one of our assessments, newsletters, articles, and a free coaching session. Proudly, our clients include Shell Oil, John Deere, Mr. Goodcents, Short Circuit Electronics, Brass Eagle Paintball, and many more. We'd love to hear from you - ideas, needs and questions. Look through the site and call if we can help you.  
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Executive Coaching:  Many leaders recognize that to focus their business and personal development plans they need the uninterrupted time and attention of a skilled, objective professional--an executive coach.
Executive Coaching:  Improve your job performance, commitment an work/life balance

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"Over 1.2 million people have been coached since the inception of the profession, about fourteen years ago. Individuals and corporations are now hiring business and personal coaches at an unprecedented pace to be their combination mentor, taskmaster, motivational speaker, management consultant and sounding board."
From Coach U
Benefits often mentioned as an outcome of executive coaching from my clients include:
The Kenna Company Achieving more productive and satisfying communication with others.
The Kenna Company Setting and achievement of important professional and personal goals.
The Kenna Company Clarity of focus.
The Kenna Company A different opinion – with no agenda attached.
The Kenna Company Transition help after promotion.
The Kenna Company A move from just thinking about challenges to taking positive action.
The Kenna Company A shift from reacting to events to being proactive.
The Kenna Company Aligning work goals with personal goals.
The Kenna Company Improved relationships with managers, supervisors, peers, employees.
The Kenna Company Setting and achieving clear priorities.
The Kenna Company Learning to delegate effectively.
The Kenna Company The clarity that comes with having a focused conversation.
The Kenna Company Objectivity.
The Kenna Company Being able to get and hear honest feedback as constructive.
The Kenna Company Being listened to by my coach who listens with objectivity.
The Kenna Company Being challenged to go beyond where you would go by yourself.
The Kenna Company Having someone you can explore options with.
The Kenna Company Creating an action plan that includes balance.
  Time management - I have learned to control the e-mail, tasks, meetings and projects that seemed to devour my days.

As managers move higher in their organization and assume new responsibilities (or move to entirely different roles), it can be more difficult for them to get accurate and unbiased input about their performance and leadership skills from their managers. It is also often assumed that they intuitively KNOW what to do in all situations. Many leaders recognize that to focus their personal development plans they need the uninterrupted time and attention of a skilled, objective professional - an executive coach. While the perfect coach would often be their immediate boss, there are a number of reasons why this is impractical in most organizations including – as my clients often tell me – it is hard to tell your boss you are not certain how to handle a situation.

The coach you choose to work with is important to the benefits you will receive. Here are some suggestions for choosing your coach:

1. Most Executive Coaches work by phone. This is most convenient for the client. After putting together your short list of possible coaches, schedule ½ hour get acquainted sessions with each of them to learn about their backgrounds and experience (not just as coaches, but as business people, too – can they relate to YOUR situations), discuss your goals, discuss the process the coach follows and their costs (Most professional coaches will do this for free.)
2. Look for chemistry. Is this a person who you will be comfortable working with on a regular basis? Will you be able to listen to both positive and negative feedback from the coach?
3. Some executives find their coach through the Internet. More often, they select a coach who has been recommended by someone they trust - a customer, a colleague, or a personal friend. Whichever approach you use, check some references.
4. When you decide to choose an Executive Coach and commit to the process, be prepared to commit to a minimum of three months – this is the amount of time it normally takes for a solid coaching relationship to develop.
5. Check the Executive Coach's flexibility. Sometime it is critical for the coach to come to your location to meet, to observe you and others in group settings (to be that ‘fly on the wall’) and to work with your entire management team on a specific situation.
6. Can your Executive Coach be a trusted confidant? I have clients who have me meet with others in their organizations to help them understand what is going on that is not being surfaced (always reported confidentially).
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The KENNA Company is proud of its impressive and growing list of satisfied clients. Companies who’ve hired us for executive coaching range from large corporations like Ford Motor Company and Sprint to small family-owned businesses and not-for-profit organizations. As you can find out from the President of a Canadian Art Company, the Dean of a major business school, the President of a marketing firm or the Manager of a national sales team, the clients we coach are achieving REMARKABLE RESULTS! Their job success and satisfaction is our greatest endorsement.

Our clients are diverse, yet they share similar expectations when it comes to what they want in a coach. They want a coach who is honest, practical, and has a lot of business experience. They want someone to give them ‘clear advice – clearly’; someone with a good heart, who listens well and is committed to their success. They want to be listened to and understood. They want options. They want goals. They want accountability. They want to harvest their deepest potential. They want to learn. They want to trust. Our clients expect a lot from us. They have a right to receive our best. And we work hard to meet or exceed those expectations. With every coaching client! In every coaching session!

Our coaching process is simple. No two client situations are the same so flexibility is critical. In many cases the client chooses to talk 2 - 4 times per month by phone. In some cases, clients prefer to talk 1 - 2 times per month, and then as needed. The client decides what goals are to be achieved. Assessments, surveys and discussions with co-workers are often used to help us both understand the client better. Each confidential coaching session builds on the session before. Each session brings the client closer toward their goals. And we don’t just talk. Often, the client and the coach have work that is expected of them prior to the next ‘session’.

"Since I started working with you as my Executive Coach, I have had one great week after another. I can't believe how much we've accomplished together.”
Richard Twilley, Sprint Corporation

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Offer: If you or someone you work with would like to discuss using Joe McKenna as their Executive Coach, call to set up a free session. There will be no obligations whatsoever attached to this call.

We’d like to provide Executive Coaching for you or any members of your staff that you believe can benefit from our services. We can also provide in-house coaching training to help your managers learn how to coach and lead versus manage.

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Contact us to retain our coaching services today, or simply to learn more about how we can help you!

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