Over the past year, Kevin and the Agilo Coaching team have worked with myself and our Executive Leadership Team. With Kevin’s guidance and challenging thinking, we have moved from a good group to a cohesive Leadership Team. We are achieving our results and have created a culture of accountability.
Executive coaching with [my Agilo Executive Coaching Coach] really changed my life and confidence. Instead of making decisions based off gut feelings or reactions to stimulus, I now have systems, communication skills, and techniques to work through problems that I am able to pass along to my staff. I’m able to share my vision, validate before debate and use non-violent communication to give positive and critical feedback in a respectful manner. He’s also allowed me to have space in my career for my marriage and friends. He’s given me the ability to give myself permission for self-care and success. Executive coaching has truly changed my life and business for the better.
Meeting [my Agilo Executive Coaching Coach] has literally changed my life both professionally and personally. He taught me the skills that would allow me to be “authentic” while still being “me”. He helped me reach individuals I was having trouble reaching and showed me ways to get the job done without being overly aggressive. As a result, I am a much better employee, mother and all-around person for it. I will take what he taught me and use it for a lifetime.
This experience has meant so much to me and benefited me so much. You are a tremendous coach. We have done some pretty incredible things in a pretty short period of time. I got a $50M increase approved for my program, I got a new job, I went from hating my new boss to loving her and learning so much from her. I don’t think I could have gotten there without my coach.
I felt that my coach was truly invested in my progress. He held me accountable to our goals and at times was challenging, which is all the markings of a great coach. I really appreciated that there were exercises and next steps that continued after our course of work concluded. Going forward, I also know he is always available for questions as a general go-to professional resource. This includes the ongoing newsletter and Leadership Learnings from Agilo Executive Coaching that are always welcome in my inbox!
ZOGGS Australia and New Zealand has worked with Kevin Wallis and the Agilo Coaching Team since I joined the business in 2012. Kevin has been a key contributor to our success at ZOGGS. His executive coaching services have enabled our executive team to realise their full potential. We have trebled the size of the business, attracted the best industry talent and are number one in the markets we serve.
My experience with [my Agilo Executive Coaching Coach] was incredibly powerful and a game-changer for my career.
Fifteen years ago, I met Kevin Wallis and we discussed the development of people at Masterpet Australia. Since then, Kevin has been instrumental in the growth of our business across Australia and New Zealand. I truly value the frank and challenging conversations we have – as a business Leader, I admire his executive coaching style and drive to hold me accountable for all facets of my business.
I thought Agilo Executive Coaching was wonderful in achieving the goals for this retreat. They pushed us to express our thoughts in a structured manner and did a nice job of keeping a difficult group on task. They were very sincere, well-prepared, engaging, made us feel extremely comfortable. I want to thank you for your help. It feels like the session was a hit from all accounts. I’m glad we did it with you!
I worked with Kevin Wallis for over twelve years while I was Chief Executive Officer at Energy Developments (EDL) Pty Ltd. Kevin ran our Leadership Academy which became the nursery for our Talent Pool. Many of the Leaders Kevin personally coached over the 10+ years are now Senior Executives at EDL and others have gone on to senior roles in the Australian energy industry. I also found Kevin to hold me accountable as a Leader, challenge my thinking and encourage my personal development.
My work with [my Agilo Executive Coaching Coach] has been very productive. There have been a lot of changes in our family business and [my coach] has helped me negotiate the lightning speed at which it’s happening. My objective was to find my voice and learn some basic communication skills so I could effectively interact with employees who I have known a long time but in a very different relationship. I’m very satisfied with my progress, my coach, and the journey.
Agilo Executive Coaching is a place where our guard can be dropped, and a candid discussion can be had yielding a non-traditional conclusion that is usually insightful (only because we seldom go there). Much like many things in life one can usually work through a problem when they talk about that problem and vet potential solutions. The problem is that most of us “engineers” either don’t recognise or are too cavalier to admit, that a problem exists. Agilo Executive Coaching has been a good resource to vet thoughts and concerns that I just would not feel comfortable vetting within the Organisation. Agilo Executive Coaching’s has been a super sounding board with an appropriate and thoughtful response that is well balanced in delivery.
You’ve been masterful. I never had the experience of being with someone so relatable, easy to be with, present and trustworthy. It always feels like a soft place to land. You were the only person who could make a difference with me. I never could have raised this money from Board Members last year. I’m so grateful and so so thankful.
LIn 2008, I met Kevin Wallis and was immediately impressed with his excellent business knowledge and pragmatic coaching style. Kevin has been part of our talent and strategy development ever since. Kevin is an Executive Coach we trust. He is passionate about attracting, retaining and developing talent. I value Kevin’s input to our business.
Thank you for the difference you and your team have made in our company. You’ve had a huge impact on how we operate and how we talk to people.
[Agilo] coaching has been instrumental in helping me to: strengthen my effectiveness as a leader, build a stronger team with a more positive work environment, utilise my strengths to improve my growth areas. [My coach’s] wealth of experience and knowledge as a professional coach and trainer have enabled her to provide sound practical advice to assist me in identifying and implementing solutions to real-life challenges in the work place. His positive approach techniques have not only showed dividends in my abilities as a leader, but have been transcended down to my staff as well. I appreciate the skills and techniques I have learned from you these past months and I am positive they will help ensure professional success in my career.
This is exactly what I need. You’ve helped me work thought the inner confidence that has always been there but hasn’t come out. You’ve given me tools for that to come out which has been really helpful to be more effective. I’d felt without purpose at work, but now I see that it’s not all or nothing – I have time with my family but I’m more intentional about time at work and time at home. Thank you for your openness and non-judgmental ways. It’s been a lot of fun. I feel a new sense of maturity as a result of our work. I’m very grateful.
I have never met a more indefatigable ally – [my Agilo Executive Coaching Coach] is truly a superlative person to have working alongside you in your court. He is warm, perceptive, compassionate and fiercely intelligent. Best of all, he is lightning fast at grasping the most complex of personal challenges. He is ready always to help you get to the root of every single perceived obstacle that’s standing in the way of genuine fulfillment. I now feel a new sense of openness, possibility and energy as I tackle projects big and small and plot out major career and life goals. Defeatism and fear have been unmasked at last for what they really are. He is a miracle worker!
Look at what’s happened in the last few months. Years ago I imagined how great it would be to be here. There’s no magic. Going after it and making it happen is what makes it happen. There are fundamental shifts in thinking I’ve had in working with you. This process has been invaluable. It’s been a very valuable investment. I extricated myself from a failing business and managed to keep income coming in while looking at other options. I’ve also gotten all sorts of tools and perspective. Things are changing. My confidence level is higher. The tools you and I have been working on are changing things for the better. There’s value in the coaching if I’m willing to work – and that’s on me. We’ve accomplished significant things in six months. These sessions continue to surprise me with their value. I’m very clear now on what I need and what I want. Thank you!
Want to thank you again for your impact on me – there are conversations we had or suggestions you gave that run through my head almost daily. I feel I have grown as an employee, manager, and person – additionally, I am much happier!