Jonathan Flaks, M.C.C. brings a unique breadth of business experience and unwavering enthusiasm to provide high-level coaching for leaders, complex teams and top producers. He maintains the highest credential, the Master Certified Coach distinction, from the International Coach Federation.
In 1998, Jonathan was one of the early pioneers in the coaching profession. Since then he’s had a solid track record facilitating business and personal breakthroughs for hundreds of executives and professionals. Clients have come from companies large, medium and small, including Goldman Sachs, BMG Entertainment, KPMG, Disney, IBM, Deloitte, Morgan Stanley/Smith Barney, the NBA, Honeywell, Wells Fargo, Dean Foods, Merrill Lynch and many other highly successful entrepreneurial and family-based firms.
Jonathan draws from a diverse, 25-year business communication and consulting background. His experience spans several disciplines including management consulting, recruiting and career development, investor relations, business development, sales management, advertising and marketing. In 1986, he completed a dual degree from Cornell University. He has also been an Adjunct Professor of Business Leadership, Business Planning and Coaching Skills at New York University.
Jonathan was founder and past president of the Westchester/ Rockland chapter of the International Coach Federation and is an Ambassador for Riverkeeper. He has authored two works - Income Double-Half the Trouble, and Who Are You, Inc., - Bring Out Your Best In Business. Jonathan lives in Dobbs Ferry, NY with his delightful family and enjoys sailing, tennis, SCUBA and rockin' with the 8-piece band, “Kick Start Charlie.”Close
Not long ago, I was asked "How did you do that?"
The coaching process is interesting to “explain” - it's 2 parts brain science, 3 steps of strategic planning and a story about a guitar player I knew who toured with Meat Loaf. Even better than an “explanation” – I can provide a demonstration of the impact of coaching in a thoughtful conversation about your most important goals and challenges. It’s an exciting conversation and a great way for us to get acquainted.
Meanwhile, to satisfy your curiosity about how it works, here are elements of a highly customizable process I use to produce exciting results for my clients.
A series of coaching sessions can include some or all of these actions:..
Confidentiality is assured - we can discuss whatever is most important to you:
“When we celebrate our accomplishments, we give ourselves a head-start on the next ones.” L.D. – a coaching graduate.
To experience how coaching would work in your situation, sign up for a complimentary sample coaching session. I promise you'll enjoy the experience and gain something relevant to your pursuits.
All programs begin with a custom assessment so we can structure a program that works for you. Contact me for rates.
Fees may be negotiable and circumstantial scholarships may be available - ask about how to qualify. Sign up for a complimentary sample coaching session to discuss which format would be right for your situation and budget.
“What has caused the tremendous growth in the coaching industry?”
FROM THE INTERNATIONAL COACH FEDERATION WEB SITE – www.coachfederation.org.
"... Coaching accelerates the client's progress by providing greater focus and awareness of choice..."
”Coaching has grown significantly for many reasons. Generally the world has changed a lot, and coaching is a useful tool to deal with many of those changes. For example, coaching is a great tool for today's challenging job market. There is more job transition, more self-employment and small business."
“In addition, individuals who have experienced the excellent results of coaching are talking to more people about coaching. In short, coaching helps people focus on what matters most to them in life: business and personal. People today are more open to the idea of being in charge of their own lives. Coaching helps people do just that; so the industry continues to grow.”Close