Gary Bradt has been helping leaders adapt, ignite and win as a C-Suite executive coach for over 25 years. His approach to coaching is simple and straightforward - first helping leaders define goals and then offering practical advice and solutions towards accomplishing them. A typical coaching assignment lasts anywhere from 3-12 months, with face-to-face sessions and phone coaching interspersed over that time.
Bradt’s coaching style has been forged by years of working with senior executives in a variety of industries and organizations in both the public and private sectors. As a coach, Gary calls it as he sees it and offers all his coaching clients the same promise: he will tell them what they need to hear, not necessarily what they want to hear, and everything he shares will be designed to help them, their team and and their organization accomplish mutually defined goals.
Bradt’s coaching is enhanced by the knowledge he gains and the research he does for every speaking engagement, and conversely his speeches are laced with lessons learned coaching in the C-suite. He is as comfortable on the shop floor as he is in the boardroom, and is effective working with both individual executives and senior teams alike.
While some coaches adopt a more passive style, Gary believes the hallmark of a good executive coach is the ability to listen deeply and respond concisely with practical tips and suggestions. Executives working with Gary can expect to emerge from each session with specific action steps going forward, and can be assured in the knowledge that Gary will follow up and hold them accountable for commitments they make to themselves along the way. He will always be there to encourage, motivate and support every coachee, and he considers it an honor and a privilege to forge working relationships with leaders who touch so many other lives on a daily basis.
As a psychologist, speaker and business owner, Gary is comfortable dealing with a wide variety of topics as a coach, from thinking through a long-term business strategy to focusing on hitting short-term performance results; from strategies to develop a new book of business to maintaining long-term client relationships; from dealing with a difficult boss or co-worker to building an effective team. He is also experienced and comfortable helping executives employ strategies and tactics for balancing work and home, and for dealing with family and personal issues that have impact at work. He is well versed in utilizing a variety of personality assessments and utilizes a specialized 360° interview process that is particularly powerful and effective. Finally, he has a special expertise and background in advising family-owned businesses on the unique set of challenges they face, from succession planning to managing the careers of the founder’s children.