You don't have to be a fantastic hero to do certain things -- to compete. You can be just an ordinary chap, sufficiently motivated to reach challenging goals. - Sir Edmund Hillary
On May 29, 1953 Sir Edmund Hillary successfully reached the summit of Mt Everest. Most are familiar with the iconic photo from atop Everest with his ice-axe held high flying the colors of Britain, Nepal, India and the United Nations.
Except, Sir Edmund Hillary was the photographer and the photograph is of his Sherpa guide, Tenzing Norgay. Earlier in 1953, Norgay took part in an expedition led by John Hunt. A member of Hunt’s team was Edmund Hillary who had a near-miss with death following a fall into a crevasse, but he was saved from hitting the bottom by Norgay's prompt action in securing the rope using his ice axe. This led Hillary to consider him the climbing partner of choice for any future summit attempt.
For many successful executives and small business owners the path to success has many challenges along the way. While they are not as life threatening and demanding as Mt. Everest, they may seem that way if you are navigating alone. Those who achieve great things in business and in life seldom do so alone. Instead, they seek out the advice and counsel of others so as to draw upon their experiences as a way of revealing the path forward.
Our Sherpa Services provides coaching and/or consulting to business owners and executives who just need a sounding board or fresh eyes on the issues at hand. While we strongly believe there is no substitute for a well aligned organization lead by well trained and properly coached individuals, we do recognize that sometimes business leaders need help tackling new or unexpected challenges. Having the opportunity to strategize with another experienced business leader who has been there and led multiple organizations can be invaluable when framing your desired outcome and developing next steps.
Success in today’s complex business environment is challenging and the rules are constantly changing so we offer an hourly or flat fee rate structure for any of those one-off situations that require you to think creatively or act quickly.
Areas that may fall into this category include but are not limited to:
• Overcoming Obstacles to Change
• Delegation and Management
• Communication and Human Relations
• Directing Change
• Assessing Your Strengths
• Developing Your Team
• Decision Making and Problem Solving
• Authority and Power
To find out if your problem fits with our services, call 888.511.2539 for a free consultation where you will get an honest assessment of your situation and whether we can help you. If not, we will let you know and (usually) we will refer you to someone in our professional circle who can.