Profile of a Thought Perfect Client

Thought Perfect is ideal for C level executives, entrepreneurs, and other senior business leaders who recognize that they are yet to realize their full potential and can achieve more in terms of business performance. Clients typically seek out Thought Perfect when they are faced with a dilemma, when they have to make choices that impact the short term and have potential implications for the long term as well. Typically they are experienced (10 + years) leading a team, with profit centre responsibility either at the business unit level or the organization as a whole. In many instances they come to us directly, or they become clients through the recommendation and involvement of CEOs and heads of HR. The trigger event is something like a formal internal assessment process, 360 degree feedback, or a specific situation that requires the intervention of a coach. It is also a strategic initiative (mostly CEOs) to look at long term success initiatives.

Here are some recent discussions that Thought Perfect has had with potential clients.

  1. A senior (25 years work experience) Account Executive in an advertising agency has had a major setback. He and his team are demoralised because they have lost a Banking Client of 30 years that contributed 25% of the agency’s profits.
  2. The Asia Pacific President of an American MNC who has just taken on this role for a year has been hit by the economic downturn. He cannot really confide in his colleagues nor does he have any deep relationships back in Head Office. Who can he talk to as he prepares to make some tough decisions?
  3. The Managing Partner of a law firm has just completed a 360 degree feedback and is astonished to see the results of five of his partners. The HR partner has been asked to come up with some suggestions to address the matter.
  4. The HR head of a large oil company is distressed by the fact that a planned pay cut across the board has resulted in the organization losing some of its best performers to the competition whilst the mediocre talent has stayed on.
  5. An owner of a medium-sized (USD100M) business is under pressure from his family to sell off the entire business he has built from scratch. His family feels he has done enough and want him to enjoy the fruits of his labor. He is thinking about it and wants to look at different scenarios.
  6. The CEO of a leading listed company with offices in every major country in the world has decided who will succeed him in the next two years when he retires. He wants this person to work with a strategic coach who will stay with him through out the process till he takes over.
  7. A new head of department in a B2B business has been appointed from within the department. He was the most aggressive sales person whose performance has been consistently acknowledged by all.  Six months into his appointment the HR head finds that he is a great goal scorer but makes a poor captain.
  8. A new Partner has just been appointed in an Accounting firm. His technical skills are very good but he just does not know how to win business. In his partner role he needs to do both- win new business and mange the deliverables as well. He is totally lost.
  9. This senior executive has been living as an expatriate for three years now and is enjoying great professional success. He is motivated, driven, and achieves every goal he sets. But for some reason he just does not feel fulfilled. He wants to know why.