Today’s show is a close look at my guest’s journey from corporate leadership into leadership coaching. He shares with transparency how his steps unfolded and the decisions he made along the way. Join us to hear his inspiring story!
Ed Evarts is the founder and president of Excellius Leadership Development, an organization focused on coaching mid-to-senior level leaders and their teams in business environments. You’ll hear Ed’s story of stumbling from the corporate world into his own business as a means of necessity. With over 25 years of leadership and management experience, Ed possesses the ability to build awareness, spur action, and deliver results. He is known for his business acumen and his ability to resolve complex human relations issues. He’s written two books about the lessons he has learned, and these have strengthened his credibility and accessibility with clients.
● Ed’s career in HR in the New England area, with 15-17 years in retail and 10 years with another company until a layoff in 2008 prompted big changes
● Two ways to transition from a corporate career: purposeful and planned or abrupt and forced
● Ed’s fresh and brave idea to start his own coaching business in 2008
● How Ed decided to network and gather information in building his business
● The mindset that set up Ed for success in his new venture
● How Ed decided to build his coaching skills and demonstrate his commitment through coach training and certification through the ICF
● How Ed wrote his first book, Raise Your Visibility, to share his ideas about value and visibility within his industry
● How being an author improved Ed’s visibility and credibility and added a level of competence
● Why Ed wrote his second book, Drive Your Career, to help people learn to drive their careers and not just be a passenger
● How Ed continues his path of credibility and visibility through his podcast, Be Brave at Work, which began in December 2019 (he just recorded the 145th episode!)
● How Ed has evolved and grown since 2008, thanks to his experiences, his books, and his podcast