Does “making a difference” get you going every day? Accounting is certainly one of those professions that yields the opportunity to “make a difference,” especially if you’re firmly planted in client situations where you can perform proactively, a.k.a., being a true business advisor.
Mary Werner is one of those dynamic people motivated by making a difference each and every day. And make a difference, she does. With an arsenal of experience at Ernst & Whinney, being a controller at a manufacturing company, and as a financial analyst in the health care profession, Mary has fought hard on the battleground. Now, as a sought-after professional coach, driving executives and partners to excel in their leadership roles and in life, Mary is busy making that difference in many lives. Talking with her over a fine cup of coffee at Au Bon Pain, it became clear to me that making leaders to be better leaders–and guiding people and organizations through change–well, that’s right up her alley.
While not everyone is cut out for leadership, without a doubt, each person has room for improvement. “It’s all in there (inside a person); it’s just chipping away at the gunk.” Whatever a person’s “gunk” might be, there’s no cookie cutter plan to dissolve that gunk. “The client is the expert,” says Mary, “and through coaching, challenging and an inquiry process, the plan and mission take shape. I work with each professional on their vision of what they want to be, where they want to be…it’s a deep dive one-on-one, tailored to each individual.” We talked a while and then Mary was off to work with one of her many clients. I don’t know the client, but something tells me he’s like Mary’s other clients–glad he made the decision to jump down the rabbit hole of self-improvement.
As partners, CFOs and business owners discuss how to make their respective operations more profitable, the matter of coaching often arises. Do you think such a program will exceed your desired ROI? Maybe now is the time for some serious thought and discussion? You bet it is.
For more information about Werner Coaching & Consulting, Inc., click the photo of Mary Werner.
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