some of our clients:
  • Johnson and Johnson
  • YPO
  • Bristol-Myers Squibb
  • US Army
  • Air New Zealand
  • WB
  • Red Bull
  • Frito Lay
  • Mercedes-Benz
  • Delta Airlines
  • bp

Executive Coaching to Optimize Mediocre Performance


Why does Optimal Thinking Executive Coaching empower mediocre performers to be their best?  When executives demonstrate average leadership skills and mediocre performance, their thinking is sabotaging their best efforts. They are not employing Optimal Thinking to achieve their highest vision or what is most important at any moment. They are settling for second best.

American business writer Lou Vickery believes: “Nothing average ever stood as a monument to progress. When progress is looking for a partner it doesn’t turn to those who believe that they are only average. It turns instead to those who are forever searching and striving to become the best they possibly can. If we seek the average level, we cannot hope to achieve a higher level of success. Our only hope is to avoid being a failure.”

During 26 years of research and executive coaching, we have learned that mediocre leaders are usually mediocre thinkers.  They rarely use Optimal Thinking to optimize their suboptimal thinking and performance.

When you employ Optimal Thinking to optimize your leadership skills, your actions are truly in your best interest, and the best interest of your organization. You surround yourself with the right people and your vision reflects your highest principles and efforts.

chessOptimal Thinking leaders point the best way forward. When leading optimally, they are concerned with what “the best” means to their people. They discover what their people value most and the beliefs and causes they are most committed to.  They respect their humanity, embrace suboptimal thinking and emotions, then resolve issues with Optimal Thinking. They offer feedback to optimize their productivity, and support them in taking the most constructive actions.  By appropriately providing for their needs and wants and honoring feelings, thoughts and motives, they establish trust and inspire loyalty.

Optimal Thinking empowers mediocre performers to be their best, bring out the best from their team, best resolve conflicts, and produce optimum results. Working together as a united, accountable team to achieve the mission is a fulfilling, meaningful experience for all involved.

Optimal leadership skills enable executives to make the most of their resources and relationships. During  Optimal Thinking Executive Coaching, executives gain crucial insight into themselves with our proprietary in-depth rate your thinking assessment. The Optimal Thinking Coach asks questions to  elicit the executive’s optimum personal, team, and organizational performance. We are here for the YOU!


4 Responses to “Executive Coaching to Optimize Mediocre Performance”

  1. Harry Baker says:

    I had executive coaching with you a few years ago when I was struggling at work and it turned my life around. Thanks for all these posts.

  2. Sam Chisolm says:

    I have been a mediocre performer pretty much all my life. This post really made me think. I will be back to read more.

  3. Helen B says:

    I really like the way you have differentiated mediocre thinking from extraordinary thinking and optimal thinking. I learned a lot from your 360 assessment. Thanks for everything you’re doing.

  4. Bryan Poalle says:

    You are a fabulous executive coach. I’ve enjoyed all of your executive coaching posts. Thanks.

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