Do you hear what I hear? I hear the end of another fulfilling year approaching and the murmurs of hope and optimism for the New Year approaching. We live in such exciting times – with so many firms transitioning leadership, energetic new leaders taking over, new startup firms with innovative business models sprouting up, firms merging and acquiring, niche markets starting to take off, and social media and mobile technologies beginning to dominate communications and forever change the way we work. At ConvergenceCoaching, we love change — and yet we appreciate the constancy of our many long-standing friendships within this profession. We are truly blessed!
As we reflected on our theme for this issue of Coaching Concepts, we decided to give a little push to the business development momentum our clients are beginning to experience (some of that hope I referenced). In our Leadership Lessons article, you’ll learn about the four different business development roles we see in firms and how important it is that each partner and manager identify their gifts and commit to develop into one or more of these “BD” roles within their firm. As true business developers retire, it is imperative that others step into their shoes. The highest level BD roles take time to learn and perfect (so it’s time to get going!). Then, in Practice Perspectives, we’ll take a deep dive into lead generation, social media style, and explore specific actions you can take to use LinkedIn to develop new business.
Don’t miss this issue’s New News, which is full of interesting tidbits including information on our 2013 Transformational Leadership Program and quite a few congratulatory notes to clients who have received special acknowledgements recently. Please be sure to check it out.
As 2012 draws to a close, we count you among our many blessings. We appreciate the opportunity to explore difficult subjects, solve challenging problems, celebrate transformative breakthroughs (and other successes, too) and share our lives with you. Our entire team wishes you and your team peace, joy and abundant love this holiday season.
P.S. To celebrate the joy of this season and honor our hard-working team at ConvergenceCoaching, we will close our offices from December 22 through January 6, reopening for business on Monday, January 7, 2013. We look forward to being of service to you in the bright New Year ahead!