A Coach That Walks the Talk
In this episode of Impact Teams Radio, Implementation Rabbi Tony Sherman interviews guest Tim Hagen. Tim is the founder of Sales Progress, a Training Reinforcement Partner Company, in 1997. His entrepreneurial career began in college leading to positions in sales, sales management, and sales training for small and large corporations, and eventually ownership of several training companies. He possesses a unique combination of hands-on experience, academics, and innovative insight to solve the industry’s most common challenges. Tim holds a bachelor’s degree in Adult Education and Training from the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee.
In episode 29 of Impact Teams Radio, Tony and Tim talk about how coaching is very important in developing coaching skills for managers and leaders. Tim says that coaching for him is something he does every day and iterates that as a manager, you are either coaching your people to stay or to leave. Tim believes that if you invest in other people, they will ultimately take the next step, but very few people take it upon themselves to do that. Tim also explained that
Tim also believes that people will not arbitrarily get better unless they undergo training or coaching. He says that coaching is really a two step process. The first one is about making the person look in the mirror and the second one is about taking action. He said, sadly, only a very few people do the 1st one. This is the whole reason there is a coaching industry. In this episode, Tim also discussed about how he became a good leader. He says that the main driver is because he was or still is very willing to learn. He also said that looking back and recognizing where he came from and leveraging it is what made him what he is today. Listen to this week’s episode as Tim Hagen and Tony Sherman talk more about a coach that walks the talk.
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