So there I was...
Discover Your Leadership Voice
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So there I was…Most military stories start this way, I was sitting in the Command Master Chief’s office. He had just said, “I see potential in you. You are ready to lead at the highest level. Are you willing to do what it takes to get promoted?”
And I told him…”No.”
I had given 23 years of my life to the Navy. I loved being a Navy Chief, but I knew that there was a different plan for the next season of my life.
A couple of years earlier, I was sitting down with a local leader and as we were talking about how to lead his staff, I realized something. He had been given tons of training, guidance and coaching on running an organization and almost no training, guidance or coaching on leadership. Yet he was expected to lead the staff. He felt like everyone was waiting for him to lead and he had never been told what to do.
At that moment, I knew what I was supposed to do with the rest of my life, and it did not involve a Navy promotion. I wanted to use my Navy leadership experience to help good leaders become great leaders, leaders worth following. That realization changed the trajectory of my life. I retired from the Navy, got a Master’s degree in leadership and joined the staff at a large church and invested in helping church leaders grow.
A few years later, I realized my calling was to help leaders beyond my local church. So, I started helping growing organizations to develop their leaders, because I believe the world doesn’t need more leaders, we need better ones.
Maybe you are feeling like my friend did all those years ago.
Maybe everyone is looking at you, waiting for you to lead but you are not sure what to do.
Maybe you have been promoted into a leadership position and this is the first time you have to write someone else’s performance review.
Maybe you are a team leader and have to figure out how to equip, encourage and empower your team.
Maybe your business has become so successful that you now need to hire a staff and you are used to doing everything yourself.
There are tons of great leadership resources out there to help you, but where do you start? What books should you read, what podcast should you listen to, who should you recruit as a mentor, which conference should you attend, who should coach you?..It can be overwhelming.
I want to help. I have tried all the leadership things. I have led in some of the toughest environments in the world. And I know that what you really need is a the right tools. But not just a generic set of leadership principles. Because leadership development is a one size fits one process. You need your own personalized Toolkit.
If you are ready to take action and become a leader worth following, I invite you to grab one of my Strategy Sessions, where together we’ll get clear about your leadership goals, uncover what’s really standing in your way, and create a proven plan to build your toolkit to help you become a leader worth following. These calls are normally $247, but if you are ready to take action now, I will cover the cost.
Steve Curran, Certified GiANT Worldwide Coach
Leadership and Executive Coach
Steve is a retired Navy Chief Petty Officer with 23 years of Navy Leadership Experience. And a former Pastor at a multi-site church He is uniquely positioned to help build out your leader toolkit.
He has been trained as a GiANT Worldwide Coach, a Working Genius Consultant and has experience in strategic planning, leadership development, team dynamics, Lean Six Sigma and adult learning.
He has been a volunteer, a church member, a team leader, and a business owner, so not only has he been where you are, he has been where the people you lead are.
Some “Sea Stories”
He has been happily married for almost 30 years and has two incredible kids.
Steve and his wife lived in Italy for four years, but he does not speak Italian.
Steve has gone swimming in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean.
Steve was twice selected as the Command Sailor of the Year during his Navy Career.
He got to be Buddy the Elf in the Richmond Hill Christmas Parade