Matt Cooke | President/CEO | PC Construction
Gary’s guidance, alignment and leadership of our strategic plan implementation has been invaluable. The Execute to Win tool keeps our team accountable and moving forward every day; Gary’s facilitation of our update meetings is efficient and supportive – each of us knows what we are responsible for and if we are falling behind, Gary is there to get us back on track. This resource is key to charting PC Construction’s strategic growth over the next several years and we are very pleased with our results.
Doug Caris | CEO | The Painting Company
From coming into this CEO peer group as my first one and being a relatively new CEO, the learning and knowledge I received from it was more than I ever expected. Gary Covert made it so simple to jump right into the group and made sure it was a place I could be confident in being vulnerable and open with the rest of the group. He facilitated it in a way that I looked forward to each day we met knowing I would get a ton of value out of those 4-6 hours. From the first day I met him he’s always cared so much about my success and growth and has always pushed me to keep thinking bigger. Another added bonus was I’ve made some great new relationships with other amazing CEO’s, most of whom have much larger companies than mine. I would highly recommend joining a CEO peer group and being a part of one that Gary is facilitating!
Jeff Hyvarinen | CEO | Danko Mechanical Sales
We are a fast-growing company and have a great team. By working with Gary, we have taken it to another level. The senior team is even more strategically aligned and quickly making progress on key drivers that will ensure we are a stand-out in our marketplace. I would recommend Gary and his approaches to other CEOs and business owners.
Rebecca Butcher | Director, CPDE | Dartmouth College
The process that Gary used to help our senior leadership team identify our strengths and gaps was instrumental in moving us to a more proactive approach with hiring, team management, and overall strategy. Gary laid the groundwork with our team for a successful leadership transition this past year, giving us a tangible set of guiding principles that we used to review our mission, vision and strategy overall. Working with Gary proved to be a valuable investment in our team’s success!
Dr. Tane Rontal | Owner | Delta Bay Dental
Working with Gary over the last year has really brought my team leaders into an ownership position. They are invested in making the company successful. Using the MIND Methodology we now are focused and driven to achieve our most important number.
Dan Nawrocki | SVP/Business Unit Leader | PC Construction
The coaching and advisory process we went through was very beneficial and helped me achieve my desired short-term goals and got me on the right road toward the long-term goals. I have incorporated the various tools and ideas that you have taught me into my daily routine, allowing them to become habits and enhancing my effectiveness and efficiency and helping to improve my leadership abilities. The work has helped me to feel more comfortable with my role and to focus on priorities and delegate where necessary. I would recommend your coaching and executive advisory services to other senior leaders who want to be even more effective.
Tom Egan | CEO | FSL
I have worked with Gary Covert for the past few years and have been very pleased with our results. Gary has helped me think more strategically about becoming a results driven leader. I am always impressed with Gary’s ability to synthesize a problem I am experiencing at my company and work with me on a variety of strategic approaches to solving them.
Barry Portman | COO | Blackbuck Resources
Gary has helped us throughout the organization by developing key talent and preparing them to be even more effective leaders. Gary helps us to think differently and innovatively.
Adam Webster | CEO | Rocky Mountain Restoration
Gary has provided us with tools and strategy to innovate. We now have a common language and can innovate at all levels of the company.
Scott Look | Business owner and former VP and GM at Avnet
Gary, I want to take a moment to thank you for the work / coaching that you did with me this past year. Your individualized plan really tailored to the areas that I needed some awareness and coaching. I really appreciated the time taken to do verbal 360’s with the folks I have the pleasure to work with, that really opened my eyes to how people see me in certain situations. The advice and coaching is paying dividends to me personally and professionally. Thanks for the help.
VP, ENR Top 100 Construction Company
Gary has helped me with my own development through active coaching and conversation, while also giving very good insight on our recruitment and talent development endeavors. He gives a very beneficial outside perspective on issues pertaining to all facets of work and life.
Dr. Kyle House | CEO | Dental Service Organization
After achieving a level a fairly high level of success in my business life running a large group practice system and rapidly growing insurance company I found myself disheartened because my life was out of balance. Gary helped me to quickly course correct into a lifestyle that nurtured success throughout my life both personally and professionally without deeply intruding on any one aspect and for that I cannot recommend him enough.
Steve Nelson, CFA | CEO | Capital Insight Partners
With Gary’s guidance we have not made a bad hire. He boosts our confidence and ability to identify, hire and onboard great talent. Our growth reflects this.
Jennifer Keys | Director | Fortune 100 Healthcare Company
Through my work with Gary I realized that I was bringing “more value” than needed to my teams. He challenged me to lead strategically versus operationally. The result of this work contributed to an increase in team ownership and a decreased need for leadership involvement.
Karen Jayne | CEO | Stardust
Gary led us through a strategy process that was practical, straightforward, and time-effective. It got us thinking differently and moving quickly on our high-value objectives. It was time very well spent.