Business Coaching and Leadership Development

Venture Coaching International is a leadership and business coaching company based in Calgary. Since 2003 we’ve served hundreds of business owners and executives who, like you, started out as subject matter experts (SME).

As an expert, you trained to be a professional engineer, accountant, lawyer, doctor, etc. Now you’re running a business and leading a team. These roles require skills and practices you never studied or used in your previous roles. You’re likely realizing these so-called soft skills are vital to your success and performance as a leader.

You know there’s urgency to this learning and it might be one of the reasons you’re considering a business coach. If it is, we invite you to contact us or download our free content. We look forward to hearing from you.

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Our focus is helping experts like you expand your skills and practices.

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What Makes Venture Coaching Unique?

  • Our clients are business owners, executives and technical team leaders from across N.America. They generally have several direct reports, who often have direct reports of their own.

  • We coach the “whole-person”. We focus on owners and executives operating smaller organizations. We’ve taken 30 years of counselling and coaching experience and developed a comprehensive tool kit for dealing with business, leadership and personal issues.

  • Coaching is a working partnership. Your coach helps you set goals based on what’s most important to you.

    Your coach helps uncover blind spots while providing feedback, guidance, training, support and external accountability. Your job is to act on that feedback and direction with focus and commitment.

  • You can engage a coach at any point in your business and leadership journey. Our clients usually call when they have a solid business with competent people in place, but something is holding them back.

    Engage a coach when:

    • you’re feeling stuck
    • you or your team are in crisis
    • you’re burnt out or frustrated
    • your business is under performing
    • communication has broken down
    • your business has plateaued
    • you need accountability
    • there is team or partner conflict
    • you feel like a fish out of water

Our individualized coaching programs pin-point root causes and find solutions that help you gain traction and move forward with confidence.  To learn more about our coaching framework and your personal and leadership development journey, visit our Approach Page. It’ll put your situation into perspective and show you the path forward.

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