I’m Brent O’Bannon, and my superpower is strengths coaching and speaking.
Some time ago, I narrowed my niche from general executive life coaching to become a leader in the budding strengths movement. Since then I’ve become the first official Gallup Certified Strengths Coach in the world.
The result of this bold focus is that my clients grow stronger, work smarter, and live richer when they coach with me.
Here’s what I do in a nutshell:
Coaching—I perform personal and group coaching for individuals who value the power of leveraging their strengths to create more success, significance, and money in their lives.
Speaking—I offer a) keynote speeches and b) full- and half-day workshops on the topic of individual and organizational strengths and how to apply those strengths to achieve organizational goals.
Before I continue, let me tell you a bit about myself.
My life as a coach started at seventeen when I felt a calling to inspire people. I began mentoring members of my church and speaking to our small congregation where I honed my skills as a speaker. Later I received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and a Masters of Behavioral Science. Soon thereafter, I started a private counseling practice and within three years had more clients than I could handle.
Now two decades later, after counseling and coaching over 27,000 clients, speaking to more an 65 organizations, and after quadrupling my revenue in the last few years, I’m at a place in life to dare greatly, to challenge myself and others, and to make a bigger difference for people and organizations I coach with across the globe.
I’m looking to work with people just like you.
My goal is to coach you to grow stronger in confidence, clarity, and awareness all of which leads to greater personal and professional success.
Personal Strengths Coaching Can Change Your Life
Don’t believe me?
Listen to what Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt has to say about the value of coaching.
According to Schmidt, every famous athlete, performer, and executive he can think of has a coach who can watch these people in action and offer some much needed perspective. People like you and me, Schmidt says, are never good at seeing ourselves as others see us, thus we need insightful and ongoing feedback from a professional coach.
So just how valuable is a professional coach in helping you reach your goals?
According to Barbara, the right coach can be a game-changer. When Barbara first started coaching with me she had lost herself in her career as director of sales for a large corporation. She was tired of the cube farm. Tired of earning millions for everyone else.
She hired me to offer objective feedback, to coach her through the process of using her God-given strengths to improve her career, boost her earnings, and ultimately to start her own business.
I saw in Barbara what she could no longer see in herself: a powerful Responsibility talent, the ability to to take psychological ownership. I helped keep her on track to clarify her business niche and take confident ownership to launch her own coaching company.
Now Barbara loves her career. She’s her own boss and on the road earning far more than she ever could as an employee.
Have you ever locked your keys in your vehicle?
You can stand there and fret or you can call an expert who can quickly unlock your door. Personal and professional development is much the same. You can stick with the same old behaviors, or you can call a coach who can help get you back on the road to greater personal and professional success.
By asking for help from a professional strengths coach like me, you are able to get connected to your key strengths and shortcut the learning curve that causes so many to give up on their goals.
I don’t know about you, but I still have plenty to accomplish before I leave the planet. And the bigger the goals, the more help you and I need to accomplish those goals.
Maybe your goals aren’t personal but professional.
Maybe your department or company is looking for a coach to facilitate some major organizational goal—increased productivity, decreased turnover, engaged strengths based managers, deeper customer loyalty, product innovations, improved sales, or a straight forward boost in the bottom line.
Maybe you’re like David, the Chief Financial Officer of a 500 employee company. David’s organization set an impressive goal: to double annual revenue from $100 million to $200 million in the next 18 months.
David was already a believer in the strengths movement when he called me.
One of his top strengths was Arranger, a conductor of sorts, a man attracted to complex situations in which he arranged the variables in the most productive configuration possible. He intuitively understood that by applying a strengths-based culture throughout the organization, he could achieve organizational goals faster and with greater sustainability than following any other approach.
David hired me as a strengths facilitator and together we hand-picked a select few decision-makers and key executives who I would coach with personally. I helped David and his executive team leverage their unique individual strengths to achieve specific organizational objectives.
For instance, we implemented a smarter talent selection and hiring process.
We showed line managers how to engage employees by measuring their individual strengths and using those strengths to crowd out their weaknesses. This new engagement led to improved morale, better attendance, and a direct increase in productivity.
We taught the human resource managers to include employees strengths in future performance reviews. And we created monthly strengths lunch-n-learns to encourage employees to better use their natural talents in both formal business settings as well as informal one-on-one interactions.
Then we went to work on the sales teams.
We developed new strengths-based sales goals, shared authentic strengths strategies to better connect with clients and prospects, discussed ways to capitalize on strengths to negotiate better contracts, found innovative methods to stimulate individual sales members, and created several new roles that took advantage of the strengths of individual sales talent.
The outcome of all that effort was an immediate 5-fold increase in sales orders.
Little by little, David and his team created a comprehensive and profitable strengths-based organization.
Rather than fix your weaknesses . . .
Rather than struggle with outdated personal habits or company procedures, rather than face the same challenges with the same set of tools, why not join me in learning a whole new way to approach life and business?
I enjoy coaching people to earn more money. Sure, but that’s not all.
I coach hard-driving executives on ways to slow down, enjoy life, and create richer bonds between other execs, family, and friends. I often coach entrepreneurs on ways to foster a lasting legacy, ways to instill meaning in their lives, and ways to give back to the world, all by playing to their talents and shunning their weaknesses. I coach owners of family businesses on ways to reach new levels of harmony and confident vulnerability.
If all of this sounds too good to be true, it’s not.
Just ask Mike.
Mike owned a successful family business. He had plenty of money, but lacked what mattered most: time to travel the world with a loving romantic partner, a healthy relationship with his kids, and any kind of deep-rooted spiritual faith.
Mike was a Maximizer at heart. Excellence, not average, was his only measure. After just a few months of coaching, Mike turned his life around. He radically improved his personal relationships, reconnected with his children, and grew stronger in his faith.
The kicker was that as Mike realigned his personal life, he invigorated his family business at the same time. He changed roles from the hard-driving business owner to more of a mentor for several key managers. In doing so, he put himself in a position to help these managers succeed. The outcome was a dramatic lift in sales and a much happier management team.
So let me ask you . . .
Why not learn a few simple principles that will allow you to change course, to move in a new direction with fewer hurdles, to achieve your dreams in less time and with less effort than you ever thought possible?
Why not hire a professional strengths coach willing to share that journey with you?
Better question: Why not do it today? Right now, this very minute. Why not begin a new life of prosperity and hope and love, and let’s not forget money, this very moment?
I’ll bet you’re wondering about the cost?
If so, keep reading and find out.
- VIP One Day Coaching Intensive–$3,000
- Monthly Personal coaching–$1,000
- Monthly Group coaching–$250
- Full Day Workshop–$5,000
- Half Day Workshop–$3,000
- Keynote speech–$2,000
Congratulations. You’ve read all the way to the bottom of the page. Ready for my big call to action? Here it is:
Pick up the phone and give me a ring.
That’s all there is to it.
That’s all the sales pitch you get from me. You already know what you need and what you can afford. The question isn’t can I afford the fee. The real question is how much would you pay to authentically transform your life, your career, your organization to grow stronger, work smarter, and live richer?
Think about it.
Then after you thought about it, give me a shout and reap massive results with my StrengthsFinder Coaching.
Let’s get started. Call 903-819-0301 or contact me to schedule a coaching session today.