“It is a privilege to be invited in on another person’s journey of self-discovery, learning and growth.” – Clay Parcells
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Working with Clay, his process and assessments helped me tremendously. They provided me greater self- awareness of how I saw myself and how others viewed my leadership. The learnings from my 360 and the Enneagram personality assessment were critical in developing my leadership action plan. I have gained a greater sense of confidence in my ability to lead at the next level. In addition, I saw improved growth in my own work and team performance, my leadership presence and a heighten self-awareness of my physical, intellectual and emotional domains and how they were impacting how I showed up.
Clay was a sherpa guide on my journey to the summit.
I was extremely satisfied with my work with Clay. Highly recommend him and his process and tools.
I am delighted to write this recommendation for Clay Parcells, who has been an invaluable asset in accelerating my career and helping me uncover my internal strengths and weaknesses to become a better executive leader and manager.
I worked with Clay for one year, and I cannot express my gratitude enough for his transformative impact on my professional journey. From the beginning, it was evident that Clay possessed exceptional expertise and a genuine passion for empowering executives to reach their full potential.
Clay possesses a remarkable ability to create a safe and trusting environment that fosters self-reflection and personal growth. Through our coaching sessions, he skillfully guided me to explore my inner landscape, enabling me to understand my strengths and weaknesses as an executive leader. His insightful questions and thought-provoking exercises challenged my assumptions and encouraged me to dig deeper, unearthing untapped potential that I was unaware of.
One of the aspects I admire about Clay is his ability to tailor his coaching approach to meet my specific needs. He recognized that every executive is unique and skillfully adapted his methodologies and tools to align with my circumstances and goals. Whether assisting me in refining my leadership style, enhancing my communication skills, or addressing specific management challenges, Clay consistently provided me with practical strategies and actionable insights.
His expertise and unwavering commitment to my success set Clay apart. He consistently went above and beyond, providing ongoing support and guidance outside our coaching sessions. He was always available to provide valuable feedback, share relevant resources, and serve as a trusted advisor whenever I faced critical decisions or challenges in my role.
Under Clay's guidance, I have witnessed tremendous growth in my leadership abilities, strategic thinking, and overall effectiveness as an executive. His guidance has transformed my professional performance and positively impacted my personal life, fostering a greater self-awareness and work-life balance.
I wholeheartedly recommend Clay Parcells to any executive or professional seeking to unlock their full potential. His exceptional coaching abilities and genuine care for his clients make him an invaluable partner on achieving professional excellence. Thank you, Clay, for your immense impact on my career.
The process I went through with Clay has enabled me to become more aware of my core strengths and development opportunities. From my increased self-awareness I am more intentional how I am showing up, and interacting with others. This is having a powerful impact working with my peers, directs and my boss.
Clay also helped me through many challenging work situations. His experience as a coach and a business executive who have faced similar challenges was extremely valuable.
I highly recommend working with Clay.
I just completed a six month engagement. I am so much more aware of how I show up and interact with others. The 360 feedback, (my first time), was very insightful how I perceive myself compared to others. The open comments were also extremely useful to help me identify leadership skills I needed to strengthen. Through my improved leadership skills I can see a much improved impact with my team, peers and supervisor.
I recommend Clay and his process of helping leaders improve.
I was extremely satisfied with the work Clay and I did together over the past two years. He helped me better understand myself through greater self-awareness of my physical, intellectual, emotional and spiritual domains. This enabled me to consistently show up at my best, be more present with others, and helped me navigate a changing business environment in a resourceful way.
The results of my work include improved leadership performance, team effectiveness and my own emotional intelligence. The work with Clay has provided me a blueprint to continue to grow and develop as a leader.
Clay’s coaching process, his vast experience in business and his positivity were very helpful to me. I highly recommend Clay as executive leadership coach.
I just completed working with Clay and what an experience I had. First, Clay is a first rate coach that I could trust. He was invested in my success as a leader. I grew incredibly during the engagement. I became a lot more self-aware of how I show up as a leader in the 4 domains Clay emphasizes. This enabled me to change the way I interact with others by asking more questions, engaging them more instead of doing it myself or telling them what to do. I am doing less now and having a greater impact on the people I work with and the business results of the company.
I highly recommend Clay as your leadership coach.
I was extremely satisfied working with Clay as my leadership coach. I learned a great deal about myself in the 9 months working with him. From the feedback I received from my stakeholders and from my own perspective, I made significant progress. Beyond my achievements to date, the skills I’ve learned from our engagement are front of mind during all professional (and some personal) interactions.
The Coaching process was key to promote self reflection and ongoing consideration of how I am “showing up” during all interactions.
The two most valuable outcomes from my work with Clay include:
• Strengthening my self-awareness. I am aware of my tendencies and am often able to “catch myself” before exhibiting the behaviors associated with “pre coaching” actions. Even if I don’t catch myself, awareness of where I might have shown up as “below the line” or showing counterproductive behaviors allows me to 1) learn from the experience & 2) take action to reconcile or possibly take action to reconcile with the person(s) that I might have negatively engaged.
• My coaching has provided me with tools to understand my natural tendencies and take advantage of them when they are productive but also to curtail them when they aren’t.
This has helped me improve my leadership presence, improved my working relationships with others, improved my work performance, communications and the plethora of emotional intelligence skills. All in all working with Clay has helped me be a more effective leader.
I highly recommend working with Clay.
I was skeptical how this training and coaching was really going to play out and I could not be any happier with the 6-months spent with Clay. This has been one of the few times in my career that the entire program was worth while and there were no “filler” type sessions. Every session Clay and I had was meaningful! I always looked forward to the session and felt excited when we would finish, usually I would dread something like this because it has never been worth my time.
I realized through this work, that development is my responsibility and I need to take time to do just that. I grew immensely from the experience particularly my self-awareness and leadership presence. This was huge for me. This awareness helped me lead my team during a very difficult time period.
Clay was there any time I needed him, and I thought he was extremely open minded and was able to truly relate to real-time scenarios.
I highly recommend Clay as your leadership coach.
Working with Clay was one of the highlights of my year. We started working together by first meeting with my boss the CEO where he expressed his desired outcome for the work. This really helped me focus and keep alignment on those goals. Clay helped put structure to the conversation and held me accountable in a way that inspired participation.
This work helped me to recognize the things from my story and past of who I am and how it shaped my identity and what was important to me. We tested those assumptions and realized many were not accurate. This helped me see a better way to lead my team and get better business results.
I feel more confident leading through the softer skills of leadership rather than just focusing on the business result. I am entirely more focused on the well being of my team so that they can be their best at their work and with their teams.
I doing more active listening, not giving answers, delegating more and holding my team accountable. I am also very much aware of how I am showing up as a leader.
I can not thank Clay enough for the work we did together.
The work I did partnering with Clay impacted me deeply as a leader. I developed greater self-confidence, self-awareness and as a result, courageousness in my engagements with others.
The tools Clay utilized to analyze my leadership, personality and performance were IMMENSELY helpful in getting me to both visualize and understand my strengths, weaknesses and opportunities. Clay’s emotional intelligence and grasp of psychology and interpersonal relationships was also a major factor in my development. He challenges my assumptions where they needed to be challenged and encouraged me to see myself from the outside, as others, might see me, in both my personal and professional interactions.
Clay is an exceptional listener and does a great job making the materials and assessment results accessible in everyday scenarios. He comprehended my specific circumstances and role well enough to translate our discussion and my results into practical exercises and developmental goals. He was a neutral, honest, objective voice that provided a safe space to really talk through issues and challenges.
I owe a great deal to Clay, I highly recommend partnering with Clay as your executive leadership coach!