Executive Coaching

A coach ensures that you find time to think at a higher level.

As a leader, you are aware of what your problems are, but you may not have a plan to resolve them or the people ready to implement the plan if you have one. The insight of a trusted coach who advises and supports you through these kinds of challenges can help ensure that the desired outcomes you are picturing in your mind are finally achieved.

Even if you’re considered an exceptional leader, you can get buried in the constraints of day-to-day demands with little time left for critical thinking. A coach ensures that you find time to think at a higher level and that you and your organization benefit. The direct, and personal, relationship with your coach gives you the opportunity to evaluate what is—and freely think about what’s possible. As your executive coach, we can serve as your thought partner in:

  • Strategic planning
  • Effective communication
  • Accelerated onboarding
  • Planning for board and other critical meetings
  • Managing change
  • Developing team leadership skills
  • Developing high potentials
  • Resolving relationship conflicts

Working one-on-one with you, we will review your business strategies and objectives, and your personal goals. Together, we’ll prioritize the things that add value to your business and skills as a leader.

Coaching Means More Clarity and Confidence

Coaching offers a collaborative environment that brings clarity and quiet confidence to your leadership. It becomes a personal and unique support system that enables you to:

  • Turn challenges into opportunities that create better outcomes
  • Develop more creative solutions to long-standing challenges
  • Align management practices with organizational objectives
  • Gain the knowledge, tools and support to be a more effective leader
  • Address daunting business and personal challenges that are sapping your time and energy
  • Pursue your professional and personal development and goals
  • Leverage your strengths

The Coaching Process

Coaching is often short term and specific to a particular issue or personal challenge that an executive or manager is currently having. It’s a deep and individual dive into a leader’s characteristics, both strong and weak, to determine the most effective ways to accentuate the positives in ways that meet challenges and objectives.

With 25 years of experience working with executives, Chet Marino will collaborate with you to ensure that leaders develop relevant skills that align with your company’s talent and business strategies, and are anchored to your mission, values, and culture. Contact Chet to explore how he can help you or your team step out of the day-to-day and spend more time in the role leaders are meant to play in moving your business forward. Chet is a highly effective thought partner at every leadership level.

Implementation can have a number of components, including: regular coaching sessions with the CEO or other leaders, team selection, team and leadership meetings, communication and reporting, goal tracking, training, board updates, accountability checks, and anything else that helps us drive the process with you. Our goal is to make complex issues simple through improved execution.

Critical Tools for Improvement

Accurate assessment is a key factor in improving your company. Verus Partners offers several forms of assessment and other critical tools, all of which are scientifically validated for measuring and managing talent. They are ideal for use in selection, development, coaching, team effectiveness and succession planning.

Learn more about the assessments we offer.


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I really appreciated being able to work with Chet and understanding how my personal traits and characteristics related directly to my work experiences. He proved to be a great sounding board for situations and a diligent accountability partner.

CFO, Commercial Services Company

I have found Chet to be fun, engaging, and insightful. He has been a tremendous help in my executive development. I would highly recommend Chet to anyone looking to further their personal development.

General Manager, Industrial Products Company

Chet Marino has been extremely effective in helping me understand my communication style; both its strengths and areas that needed change. There have been many “ahah!” moments working with Chet. He is personable, but willing to challenge beliefs and help me be a better communicator and leader.

VP Marketing, Industrial Distributor

It doesn’t come easy for C-level executives to effectively manage growth and simultaneously collaborate productively with team members. Reaching deep into both the philosophical and operational aspects of leadership, Chet Marino helps you understand and focus on the qualities that support excellence. He will challenge you with a different perspective and new insight on how you do things now and how you can change. Working with Chet gives you a new outlook on what it means to lead and collaborate with all of those you interact with on a regular basis.

COO, Global Franchising Company

I have worked with many executive coaches over the years, none like Chet. He really makes me feel comfortable and gives me real suggestion’s (that work) for communicating better.

Vice President Operations, Business Services Company

We have worked with Chet Marino for over a year, and we can absolutely say that Chet has had a huge impact on our culture in developing our performance based philosophies and providing excellent executive coaching. Chet is a real pro who knows how to handle delicate situations which result in win, win outcomes.

CEO, Industrial Distributor