About Coaching

1. Executive Coaching

My clients face bias due to demographics. I also coach those who are learning about their own bias in their leadership of others.

My coaching clients are in business and not-for-profit enterprises. They share three traits of transformation:

  • They need to grow.
  • They are wise enough to want to grow.
  • They are energetic enough to grow.

2. The Coaching Process

I engage clients in substantive, thoughtful inquiry about their challenges and opportunities. Clients intentionally seek to create powerful results by demonstrating courage and determination, taking action on their personal and professional goals.

If you become a client, I will attentively listen, seek to understand, believe in you, and commit myself to your success. You will expect me to challenge you, offer fresh perspectives, make requests (including assigning homework), acknowledge your achievements, and guarantee complete confidentiality (unless I fear for your or another’s safety).

My clients make progress quickly — because everyone makes progress when they hold themselves accountable to their own commitments.

3. Getting Started

Here is a letter to you, describing my approach, which we can edit together. It especially needs you to fill in the blanks.

If you are interested and think you’re ready, please contact me. I’m here for you. I care. If I don’t have the capacity to work with you, I will try to refer you to a coach that can help.

4. Testimonials

“Artie has been a fantastic coach and friend to me as I have grown as an entrepreneur and executive. He is a wealth of helpful strategies and resources and is generous with his time and positive energy. His style is equal parts academic and anecdotal, which makes conversations a delight.

Adiya Dixon Wiggins
SVP, Chief Legal Officer and Secretary
Potbelly Corporation

I love working with Artie. He is a thoughtful, creative, smart, fun guide who challenges me to be honest with myself. He is an excellent listener who reflects my words, ideas, and perspectives back to me for closer examination. I know myself better thanks to my work with Artie. He has helped me understand that we make choices for reasons that serve our needs. Sometimes I make career choices for financial reasons and, at other times, the choice might be centered on my spirit or well-being. This perspective helps me center the important issues when making decisions and choices. If you want to work with a coach who will help you focus on core issues, find your blind spots, and hold yourself accountable to your standards then sign up to work with Artie.

April Wolford
Wolford Ventures

“Sincere, compassionate, warm, wickedly smart, and wonderfully funny. You can trust that he will be clear, direct, honest and helpful. Wonderfully creative; open to discourse; takes his business seriously – but not himself (or life) too seriously.”

Amelia (Shaffer) Jeffers
Auctions and Real Estate
(former coaching client)

“Yes. Yes. Yes. If you want to experience yourself in ways that you only vaguely believed were possible, Artie is your guy. Artie has changed my life. He catalyzed the creativity, inspiration, hope, and movement that I needed to make one of the most challenging and necessary transitions of my life. Artie consistently poses more evocative and transformative questions to me than any others that have been posed. In a matter of minutes he can identify my circular thinking and experiencing, and call on my own inner resources to reorganize my consciousness. This ignites a creative process in me that all but guarantees that I will get my needs met, and in collaboration with others. I smile thinking about Artie and wholeheartedly recommend him as a coach, facilitator, speaker, and trainer.

Kumari Amy Weaver
social entrepreneur, systems theorist, gnostic intermediary, educator
(former coaching client)