Encore: From Everyday Practice to Launching a Vision: One Man's Intriguing Journey

June 8, 2017
Hosted by Ronald Graves

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Episode Description

Join us as Tampa Bay News 9 mental health expert, Dr. Steve O’Brien, discusses how he combined his more than 20 years as a practicing psychologist with clinical developmental focus with his vision to enable adults to connect with children in a way they understand. Recognizing that many mental health instruments could only be administered by mental health professionals, Dr. O’Brien created Psych-Touch, LLC. in order to modernize more traditional evaluation and therapeutic tools with a nod to the digital age, while simultaneously making such instruments accessible to a wide range of professionals. Discover the art of recognizing a need, identifying solutions, casting the vision, designing the prototype, and developing, launching, and marketing the final product. Listen as Dr. O'Brien takes us along on his journey and works with Coaching for Real host Ronald Graves to take the vision to the next level.

Coaching for Real

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Coaching for Real is based on the premise that the best answers to a person’s biggest challenges lie within themselves. A good coach enables their client to develop a deeper level of self-awareness in order to find the answers from within.

This show allows you to hear the challenges of ordinary business professionals just like yourself, and experience the power of the coaching process. Many of the guests are selected from our listening audience. They have the opportunity to showcase their business and participate in a live coaching session. Each guest gains a deeper understanding of their challenges and are able to develop the first steps of an action plan to take performance to a whole new level.

You will discover that there is a world full of business professionals that face the same challenges that you do. In addition, you are introduced to a powerful way to solve those challenges that may be completely different from anything you have ever tried.

Ronald Graves

Ronald Graves has over 30 years of experience in business consulting with 20 of those years being in leadership positions. He has consulted for organizations in healthcare, manufacturing, staffing, food processing, logistics, construction, transportation and food service. He has also worked with many public sector employers including cities, counties and school districts.

Ronald has spent the past eight years building on his organizational performance expertise through the study of business innovation and creativity as well as human performance improvement. He now consults from the intersection of these three distinct but interrelated disciplines. During this time he added the designations of Certified Performance Technologist and Certified Coach, Teacher, and Speaker to his Certified Safety Professional designation.

Ronald combines the skills of teacher, trainer, manager, leader, consultant, mentor and coach. He possesses the unique distinction of being an executive coach and leadership expert in combination with his vast experience in organizational performance improvement. This allows him to see deep inside the leaders as well as the systems that make up virtually any organization.

Ronald believes that within the DNA of ever leader and every organization lies a masterpiece. This belief forms the core of his coaching practice and fuels his passion for helping business leaders achieve greatness for themselves, their teams and their organizations.

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