About The Reach
Consider that your life is a story - your business story, your family story, the story of your world. Now consider that you are the author of that story, and you write it and tell it exactly as it is. Imagine the opportunity, the discovery, the power, and all that’s possible from this perspective. We believe you have everything it takes to create what you imagine and we’re here to help.
As seasoned professional coaches and creative business consultants for more than 35 years, The Reach Group is dedicated to helping clients create more of what they want in their lives, their businesses, and their world.
What's in a Name?
The Reach Group
Our company's name is about the aspects of our work which matter most to our clients. First, it’s about the impetus to stretch, to reach beyond the borders of conventional thinking and preconceived boundaries to have the kind of impact most of us deeply desire and to create the world we imagine for ourselves and others.
The striving for this kind of effect often requires stepping outside normal ways to see from different perspectives and act with new insight. That’s where we at The Reach Group come in, with an approach designed to bring forth an authentic understanding of you and your vision, broaden your perspectives, enhance your creativity, and expand the choices you see for responding to challenges and realizing new possibilities.
Next, it’s about the experience of genuine connection, to reach another in ways that transcend reason, to touch who we really are and produce our greatest satisfaction and effectiveness.
Our work helps strengthen communication and self-expression and build the rewarding, mutually beneficial relationships that ripple out in their effect.
And then there’s the sense of arriving, to reach where one wants to be, to accomplish a goal, achieve a destination, experience a desired state of being. Often what it takes to enhance effective performance can seem elusive, so our engagements with clients provide immersive exploration to discover the source of your influence and ability to produce intended results and realize new ideas and possibilities in all aspects of your work and your life.
Finally, for us reach also conjures a place we know well, the Eggemoggin Reach - a body of water between two bays where the views are magnificent and the conditions unparalleled for sailing from one end to the other, continuously. And that is our aim with our clients: through penetrating questions, time-proven methods, illuminating interactions, and well-placed guidance to create conditions in which you can move continuously in the direction you intend,
Expressing more of you, having greater impact, and creating a better world.
For 34 years, I have been practicing, investing in, and honing my craft of working with people and organizations to bring forth their best in whatever they endeavor. As a result, I’m able to quickly create a learning environment that fosters the openness, honest reflection, and deep engagement required for meaningful growth and lasting impact.
With the more recent flood of “coaching” resources, the crucial distinctions in the quality and long-term value of services can often be difficult to assess. Frequently, what I hear is that people’s experiences with “coaching”, although helpful, lack the intensity, focus, and immersion needed to produce root understanding to grow beyond the conventional or to sustain over time. That’s where the work we do is different.
I’ve worked in a broad range of industries and organizations, and with hundreds of individuals, and the enduring value of our engagements seems consistent and often profound. Highly accomplished and motivated people recognize that accessing their best requires ongoing and consistent effort to reveal the blind spots that limit and to illuminate the possibilities that allow for remarkable performances. And it is common for clients – even years later - to speak of how they draw every day from the work we did together. To me, that is the true measure of a great educational experience: the ownership and integration of what is learned.
Working in a wide range of commercial, nonprofit, government, and media settings – from Fortune 500s to well-known brand names to entrepreneurial startups - my focus has always been on helping enterprises identify opportunities for growth and improvement, and then to make these ideas a reality.
With more than 25 years of business-building leadership experience across many sectors, I’ve worked in and with companies, teams, and new ventures of all kinds. Focusing especially in organization purpose and alignment, innovation strategy, and marketing and brand design I help leaders and teams navigate marketplace disruption, take ideas from creation to launch, and thrive through change. In every aspect of my work I aim to help people reach beyond their typical lines of vision and imagine what’s truly possible for themselves, their business, brand, organization, and community and to make those ideas real.