Executive Coach, Leadership Coach, Business Coach
Certified Professional Coach (iPEC), ACC through ICF
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- Hourly Rate: $150 to $200 US Dollars
- Gender: Male
- Training: Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC)
The first part of my professional career was spent as a Cryptologic Warfare Officer (US Navy) embedded within the NSA. I’ve literally lived across the globe; Saudi Arabia, Spain, Qatar, Colombia & the United States.
I’ve always been curious about the stories people tell themselves as they try to balance how they currently show up in the world against who it is they want to be or what it is they want to achieve. I believe that these stories manifest a person’s reality, and I’ve always been drawn to the high achieving or mentally complex individuals who wrestle with this issue and can’t find sufficient peace because they know they want more authenticity or clarity around their life’s purpose — they want to show up in a different way.
I have been the CFO of a non-profit, a CFO of a for-profit, the President of a red-hot startup, the COO of a consulting firm downtown Seattle, a Director within the healthcare industry, a Business Consultant to several companies and “The Show Up Coach” to many. I’ve owned many different companies & the prospect of failing or achieving excites me as I view both as an opportunity for growth.
I am blunt. A truth teller. I sometimes curse like a sailor, and I love a good joke. I have an intuitive ability to see right into the aspirational soul of most people. I demand results from the people I work with and even more from myself. I only work with champions because I want to make a difference and I can’t help someone who isn’t committed to helping themselves. I don’t know how to fail, only how to prove something didn’t work (a riff on an old Edison quote).
I only work with people who are integrity filled, motivated, have come to me via a referral or who have inspired me in some way. Period.
I am ready to show up. Are you?
9 reviews (5.0)
Truly one of the BEST coaches I know! I had the distinct pleasure of hiring Paul to help me to get extraordinary results in my business and personal life. I chose Paul for the depth of his emotional intelligence. Right from our first session, I knew Paul embodied what he calls The Show Up coach. What he does best is listen with such intention that every question drives you deeper into unimaginable self-discovery. He masterfully blends humor a no-nonsense attitude that every adult needs. Paul has an uncanny ability to hold up a mirror to your innermost self lovingly and with ZERO judgments. His coaching style is for those who are not afraid to action but have been searching for exactly what actions to take. He's a truth teller, a seer, a healer, a soul stirrer. His genuine love and adoration for helping you see the greatness in you will help you to believe in yourself. I personally think he should coach every world leader on how to show up! I'm Brooklyn D. and I approve this message.Brooklyn D., Chief Happiness Officer Fortune 500
I met Paul through the iPEC Coaching Certification program. Paul and I connected because of his calm and easy demeanor, he was easy to talk with and listened with authenticity. He is non-judgmental and seeks to empower through his thought-provoking questions. By leaving space for reflection, you are able to dig deep and be aware of those things that you need to do, in order to address and move forward with clarity of your intentions. For those looking to have a skilled coach with tools to help you learn about yourself and grow, I highly recommend PaulKim Michel-Clark - Senior HR Consultant
Aside from his experience and skills in financial management, Paul excels in systems thinking and problem-solving. He is a delight to work with. Smart, funny, competent with meticulous attention to detail and a straight shooter. If you have a complex challenge that requires someone with a laser focus and a can-do attitude, he's your guy.Bryony S. - Consultant
Paul is one of the smartest people I know. I've seen him tackle complex business challenges, mastermind financials, start a company, write and publish a book, speak on public stages, the list goes on. At the core of all of his experience and accomplishments is an innate curiosity about PEOPLE. That's why it's so great to see him enter the world of coaching, where he can combine his professional talents with his interest in the human experience. What motivates them? How can they improve? Just as he knows how to identify opportunities, set a vision and map out a path to accomplish professional goals, now he's applying that blueprint to his work with clients. Over the last three months, Paul has coached me to uncover new perspectives, expanded my self awareness, challenged assumptions I've always held about myself or my work, and held me accountable to my goals. I recommend him to anyone ready to challenge themselves to improve and transform how they show up for themselves, in work and in life.Libby A. - Marketing Director
I have the privilege of working with Paul as a cohort in the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching. Paul is a very generous individual. Paul listens with a caring heart and has an authenticity for helping individuals gain insight into how they "show up". This helps his clients increase conscious awareness and clarity around their life intentions so they can take control of what may be holding them back. Paul's expansive career experience, blended with all the attributes of a gifted coach, create coaching engagements that are rich and fulfilling. As a colleague, I highly recommend Paul as a coach.Jim M., Executive at Toyota, Los Angeles CA
When it comes to being a realistic and thought-provoking leader Paul is the real deal! After just a short time with him, you will quickly come to understand he is a savvy executive leader that practices what he preaches. As an Executive Leadership Coach, Paul has helped me and others flush out not only ideas but action items that influence the bottom line. He embodies and displays loyalty, duty, honor, and respect for the growth process of individuals and organizations. If you want to see your leader's and teams reach their potential partner with Paul! Your entire organization will be better for it.Lawrence H., Executive Leader, Atlanta GA
Paul is an exceptional coach and even more exceptional human. His ability to guide clients with warmth, compassion and wisdom and help them recognize blind spots without judgment is unmatched. Paul expertly assists his clients with how to fully engage in their lives and "show up" as their authentic selves so they can grow exponentially in the direction of their choosing, be it personal or professional. Paul utilizes an exclusive tool called the Energy Leader Index, which is highly effective in allowing clients to alter their attitude and perspective and create key energy shifts which then increase leadership effectiveness. This methodology was recently endorsed by Forbes. If you are ready to transform any area of your life, Paul is a brilliant choiceShelli N., Senior Recruiter, Seattle
Paul's experience (in both the military and in business) may make him a great executive coach, but it is his temperament, thoughtfulness and intuitive listening skills that make him a great coach when it comes to transforming yourself or your organization. I have been constantly impressed at how naturally Paul hones in on the real issue, listens for what is being unsaid, and asks precisely the right question at the right time until you realize he made you rethink everything you were convinced you already knew the answers to. It's an incredible gift and one that anyone in the market for a coach should jump at the moment they find it.Alora C., VP IT Firm, San Antonio Texas
Paul has helped me create real, lasting, substantive change in my life and career. Part coach, part guide, part drill sergeant, and part cheerleader, Paul sharpens me with his clarity, focus, and insight keeps me honest with myself and challenges me to truly achieve.Tobin A., Screenwriter, Los Angeles CA