Entry #3: Be a Coach to Your Managers

We live in a fast-paced world. Our workdays are filled to the brim with meetings and activities to drive our business forward.  Even though part of the job of Directors is to develop their Managers, often there’s scant room or time for that.  But managers need development, they need attention, they need a coach.


1. Coaching at the Manager level helps them grow exponentially into the leaders and managers we need them to be.  By providing customized, focused development coaching your manager can work on growing their strengths, minimizing their weaknesses, and raising the bar of their overall performance.

2. Fixing performance challenges at the Manager level is cheaper, in more ways than one, than fixing it at a higher level.  Habits become ingrained and more difficult (and costly) to fix the longer they’re there, yet companies often wait until a Manager gets promoted before they address such issues.  It’s better to train early, and meet incrementally, than pay to train more & spend more time meeting later on.

3. Studies show the benefits of Executive Coaching; especially coaching that is grounded in Positive Psychology and Appreciative Inquiry.  Managers can benefit from such coaching and at their level, as active participants in their own development.

Good Luck!
Beth Banks Cohn, President
ADRA Change Architects
PO Box 552
Manalapan, NJ 07726
Office: (732) 786-8223
Fax: (732) 786-8224

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About Dan Gallo

I'm a small business lifer, starting/running businesses since I sold seeds door-to-door as a kid in The Bronx. I've played guitar and enjoyed baseball since I was 5 (born a NY Yankees fan). Just prior to marrying Kim in 1983 I became a Christian. We have two sons; Daniel's a musician & social media expert with a smart, insightful sense of humor, and Adam who recently graduated from Brooklyn College double majoring in Creative Writing/Literature and Anthropology. Adam now works in the non-profit sector. Since 2002 one thing we love to do together is go on service/missions trips to Belize. We've collectively spent 60+ weeks in Belize with this missions organization http://twaw.org. I started my 1st company in January 1985, and been self-employed ever since. I sold my last company, Mentor Communications Group, in '04. After 2 years w/ the acquiring company I started The Allasso Group, LLC doing Small Business Consulting, Fund Raising/Capital Raise-up Campaigns, Sales Strategy, Outsourced Sales Agency work, & Digital Marketing Programs (Social Media, SEM, etc.) since April 2006. Notable projects: Hired as Small Business Advocate and Social Media Director for IBM's "Supplier-Connection" - Feb '11-Dec '13. Hired as COO to help turn-around late stage start-up software company myVRM. Jul12-Dec '13 Hired as CEO of CoupleWise.com, a Digital Health2.0 app, to write business plan, raise seed capital, & completely redesign and relaunch the app. Aug '16 I won a Finalist spot for MassChallenge UK's 2016 fall cohort in London from Sept thru Nov. Started Oct15 - Current. I enjoy helping turn-around struggling small businesses, and launching new business ventures. Feel free to contact me with opportunities.
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