“I met Don Phin as a student in the Money and You program presented by Excellerated Business Schools. I was immediately struck by his focus, pragmatism, love, and compassion.
Don is the prototype of the new professional for the twenty-first century. He understands that his professional success, as well as the success of those around him, has as much to do with people’s feelings as with his technical skills or anything else.
Don’s unique ability to bridge various disciplines and take a common-sense approach toward workplace relationships is destined to make a significant contribution for years to come.”
–DC Cordova, CEO of Excellerated Business Schools
I have worked with over 6000 CEOs, and many of their teams, to develop better stories so they produce better results. These stories affect our culture, engagement, brand, ability to sell, and career opportunities. When people have the right stories, like the ones that work with reality, life is good. When they have the wrong stories, they fight reality and get frustrated, anxious, and angry. It’s what I call becoming a negative hero. The intentions may be good, but the outcomes are not.
Ever since I was a trial lawyer, I noticed there could be only one set of facts about a thing, only one reality, and yet people would have a dozen different stories about it. As I dove deeper into this, I learned we collect many stories, and they often block our full potential.
Once I got the power of this insight, I began to purposely design my stories, and my personal and professional life dramatically changed! I went from being divorced, burnt out, and broke, to a happy and successful person. Now, I have this wonderful ability to help my fellow executives and their companies transform by getting better stories too!
What makes me unique, is the ability to move past the apparent logic of a situation, and listen to discover deeper and often simpler causes. For example, one of the most damaging stories is the need to assert control over a situation. Unfortunately, that story limits our opportunity and causes people to reject us. The good news is, as with most wrong stories, there is a way out, and you can replace it with the right story. The goal is for you to the hero in a story of your own design!
The bottom line is I love my work, and so do my clients, because we produce results. How would you like to get together and learn how I can help you?
Don is extremely wise and has the unique ability to break a complex problem into manageable
In the 19 years we’ve known Don, and in the many live and Webinar presentations Don has given to our community of insurance agents, I can with 100% certainty, attest that “Don was believed. Thus he was heard.” Thus our community prospered. I’ve heard. I’ve prospered.
Don is a straight talker and a no-nonsense professional. He has the demeanor of both a logical counselor and an approachable HR expert.
Don is intuitive, insightful, creative and direct.
Don is an impressive combination of experience, inspiration, simplicity, and compassion wrapped up into the ultimate coach!
Don is a no-nonsense, well-respected knowledgeable, practical professional with a heart of gold.
Don is knowledgeable, experienced, and genuine; he’s a rare blend of warmth and grit, and draws out the best in people.
Don is able to articulate the required emotional skills and provide practical advice in terms of vocabulary and tone to be used to manage one’s emotions. In my case, it was about integrating into a new company, and influencing change while building trust.
Don is super smart, and very creative, engaging and funny: he is an expert in his field, and has great skill in imparting his knowledge.
Don is an energetic, passionate, and knowledgeable professional.