Robert Grossman Agoura Hills, California
Business Coach, Leadership Coach, Executive Coach
Vistage CEO Chair, 360 Solutions, Team Management and Leadership Program
After working in sales for an IBM Business Partner as a manufacturing specialist, I leaped starting my own business over 30 years ago. I had the honor of consulting with CEOs and Executives of Fortune 500 companies and start-up companies. I've experienced the joys of success and the loneliness of a failure. In other words, most likely, I’ve walked in your shoes.
In 2008, with the help of my coach, I changed directions to follow my passion of coaching and teamed up with Vistage, went through their rigorous training program and launched a CEO group consisting of 16 successful business leaders. I worked with them one-on-one and in a group setting.
When I started coaching, one of the first blog posts I wrote is titled; “Star Athletes Have a Coach, Should You?” In my eyes, you are a star, and my job is to work with you to be your best - even if you think you've hit your ceiling. I've had a coach like this when I started and ran my own company. He was my champion, mentor, confidant, and my teacher. He pushed me even when I believed I hit a dead end. Most importantly, he coached me to work on my business, not in my business, which meant; I was highly active in my daughter's lives.
I receive so much satisfaction when I coach someone, and they have a breakthrough which takes them to the next level of performance and satisfaction, achieve a better work/life balance, overcome a significant obstacle keeping them from being their best, begin to work ON their business rather than IN their business.
Robert has 6 reviews.
I engaged Robert to guide me as I took my business in a different direction. Robert provided a blend of coaching and leadership development which played an important role in my professional growth. Robert provided an empathetic ear and challenged me in ways that will have a lasting impact. I highly recommend Robert and Black Diamond Leadership!Shirley Wiliani, CPA, MBA, Founder and President, Wiliani & Associates, Inc.
Robert is amazing and hiring him to help me with my fledgling law firm was the best decision. He has made my business grow and gave me the confidence to re brand my business in a way that produced immediate results. He is an amazing resource and knows what he is doing!Silva Megerditchian, Owner, The Law Office of Silva L. Megerditchian, Experienced and Skilled Criminal Defense Attorney
I hired Robert to help me figure out the best possible outcome for a difficult situation with a client. I thought for sure the client relationship was going downhill and I was going to lose the account. He helped me get a clearer perspective and consequently see options I could not see on my own.
Robert helped me devise a plan that allowed me to communicate my terms and conditions without being adversarial. I saved the client relationship and it is actually stronger now that we worked through a difficult patch together.
I'm sure I would not have been able to achieve the same results if I had not solicited Robert's coaching.Marc Levin, Tax & Business Planning at Sandler Powell Jacobs & Berlin, CPAs
Robert was a wonderful business coach to me as my Vistage Chair in 2007-8 time frame. He helped me see things more clearly and make better business decisions to grow my business. I am super grateful for all Robert did for me!Ellen Kaufman Wolf, President & Owner | Wolf Group L.A.
Robert is a powerful and highly effective business coach. I worked with Robert to clarify my goals, next steps, and to break through the barriers preventing me from taking decisive action. With Robert's help, I was able to identify a career path that would truly satisfy me and quickly secured my dream job with my dream company. Robert is both a rigorous and compassionate coach who only has the best interests of his clients. I’ve also participated in his webinars and programs which are designed to develop participants to become better leaders who build High-Performing Teams. I recommend Robert without hesitation.Jennifer Leighton, Luxury Manager, The RealReal, Westlake Villiage
Robert provided an engaging seminar on Developing a Culture of High Performance for our senior management team. The team learned quite a bit in just a few days and we are now "speaking the same language" when it comes to accountability for our individual and team efforts. I am certain that any team will improve using Robert's methods. We have definitely increased our efficiency post-Robert's seminar and we are eager to learn more.Tom Gilman, CEO, BioSero, San Diego