In my work as a Fractional Chief Information Officer, I find myself also coaching my clients on a host of issues.
As a VCIO, I oversee a company’s IT platform, infrastructure, security, processes, and strategy, and budgeting.
Likewise, I make sure that the company’s leaders use technology to accomplish business goals while maximizing productivity and profits. And I hold IT outside vendors and internal personnel accountable.
Through these tasks and my interactions with a company’s leaders, I do much more.
Combined with my almost 40 years as a business owner, I find myself in many conversations about other business issues. In reality, I am a VCIO AND a coach.
Maybe I am a trailblazer as business coaching is all the rage these days. In all seriousness, many company leaders are seeking the help of a business coach.
I certainly see the need during my daily interactions with my clients who are other C-Suite professionals.
Also, I enjoy sharing my business experience with others and hearing theirs. It is fun to trade war stories and learn new perspectives.
Anyway, I do find myself enjoying coaching these people in addition to my duties as a VCIO.
Because I enjoy these conversations, I also like the role of a coach. I truly feel like this is a value-added service that I bring to the market. I am already saving them money by getting the right technology at the right price.
After some thought, it occurred to me that our non-technical conservations are usually around four main business topics. The topics are people, cash, strategy, and execution.
As a business owner myself, these are indeed the areas where I focus my energy. I have started my path to become a Certified Scaling Up Coach.
While I am getting certified, I am using the tools that I am learning to help my current clients. Therefore, I urge my clients to have business conversations with me and would love to have one with you as well.
See, I am a VCIO and a Business Coach. I can be both for you too. Let’s start a conversation.