Best Off... Better On

We all have a field on which we “perform” professionally. Our professional performance tends to be where we focus our attention, and rightly so. But in acknowledging this focus, what is left neglected?

Being at your best Off the field can lead to significantly better performance On the field.

Being at your best off the field; what does this mean? It’s about integrity and alignment. Integrity does not exist in a vacuum. We have to be, act, and live in Integrity with something. This is not about Integrity as moral soundness.

Integrity as a concept has to do with perceived consistency of actions, values, methods, measures, principles, expectations and outcomes. You have to be consistent and aligned with something. That something is your values, mission or purpose, vision, priorities...your path. You can’t make this stuff up each day. Life is a grand adventure, but when it comes to living with integrity, you have to be predictable. You need a reliable compass.

Best Off...Better On is about finding your place and hitting your stride in life. It’s about optimizing you first, and then using that stronger, better grounded you as an instrument for better “performance”. Instead of the more common and opposite approach of focusing on and striving for performance on the field as a means of optimizing you. Find your place and hit your stride in life, and most of what you do in life will be satisfying.

  • You'll bring more discipline and rigor to your craft
  • You'll bring more compassion and generosity (and less "need") to your relationships
  • You'll bring more inspiration to your community and associations
  • You'll bring more balance and groundedness to your life

Ultimately, when you are not right OFF the field... if you're not grounded, balanced, clear, focused, and strong at "home", everything else will be wobbly.

Successful People in the Public Eye face unique threats and challenges; challenges that lend themselves particularly well to the expert support of a Professional Advisor.

  • Issues with accountability. Successful people in public eye are often put on a pedestal, and can be enabled to the extent that it becomes very difficult to establish who they are accountable to. Success and power can corrupt, or at the very least go to one’s head resulting in a lowering of expectations and standards or the employment of double standards that can have the unintended consequence of causing one to become less accountable to oneself.
  • Poor judgement. Everyone is vulnerable to poor judgement. But when people in the public eye exercise poor judgement, it can have dramatic implications given publicity and the stakes (impact on reputation, marketability, etc.).
  • Successful individuals need to be much more conscious than others of their choices and the implications when it comes not only to how they conduct themselves but to how they think.
  • Success, attention, and celebrity can cloud an individual’s clarity about who and what they really are. At the end of the day, lack of self-awareness and being truly grounded may be the biggest threat to satisfaction, health, and career staying power.
  • Successful people in the public eye need an effective “compass”.
  • Successful performers have enormous talents, and often blind spots and weakness that seem equally enormous because of the contrast. Moreover, because of address those blind spots...until a crisis develops.

What Does Bob Greenfield Bring to the Business Relationship as a Professional Advisor?

  • An unbiased 3rd-party perspective
  • Ability and willingness to challenge his client to truly identify what is most important to them near and long term, and help the client figure out how to deploy that clarity as a practical compass for decision making
  • Insight and wisdom, and an ability to convey it in a way that is clear and actionable
  • Experience helping people clarify and achieve the outcomes they want in life
  • Courage and willingness to speak truth and provide feedback, combined with an unshakable commitment to the client's well-being
  • A practical and challenging sounding board that may be more immediately practical than working with a therapist. As a Coach, Bob is not interested in why client is the way he is; he is interested in what the client wants to accomplish, what he's currently doing, how well it's working, and how best to bridge the disconnects or gaps.
  • An accountability mechanism
  • Working with Bob Greenfield can be the difference between relying on trial and error and struggling to figure things out the hard way, and more quickly establishing a clear compass and a an effective strategy.
  • GMS customizes its approach and format for coaching and advisory services to the individual needs of each client. Bob Greenfield works only with a handful of Coaching Clients at a time in order to ensure access and flexibility to meet their unique scheduling requirements. For an initial consultation and more details, please contact Bob Greenfield.

“Your skillful touch, flexible style, and disarming presence was incredible in enabling our Team to open up with you and with each other. I don’t know how you did it, but thank you!”