What people are saying about joshua
Joshua is incredibly knowledgeable and thought provoking. His insightful and pointed questions encourage you to re-evaluate and test your theories in an attempt to create the most effective outcome. Joshua is also very willing to discuss best practices and share the knowledge and insight that he has gained throughout his career. Joshua’s ability to add value ranks him in the top tier of individuals to work with. Any amount of time spent working with him is time well spent and an investment that will pay off for years to come.
Direct, affable, and thoughtful are the first words that come to mind when I think of Josh. He has that special ability to breakdown goals, projects, and issues into approachable bite-sized chunks. It can be tough to cut to the core of what a person wants and/or needs to do to attain what they want, but Josh was able to do just that. Not only was he able to break it down, but he helped build me up and reminded me to focus on the goal at hand. I’m very thankful to have his support and guidance and would highly recommend him as a coach and mentor.
Josh always supported, coached, and motivated me with solid career advice. He has been very approachable and has given my professional life a direction. He has spent time through phone calls and emails giving me recommendations, and tasks to make myself a better candidate for jobs. He really invested in making me think in different ways to help attain my goals. He is very “goal-action” oriented. Josh is a very altruistic professional who is good at what he does. I highly recommend him as an executive coach.
Joshua has been able to assist me with a number of activities, from designing and facilitating leadership development programs for large departments to personalized conversations on how to best understand and utilize specific concepts. Regardless if a person is an experienced executive or a high-potential, Joshua has the skills and desire to help maximize their leadership ability and create value throughout an entire organization.
I’ve watched Josh present to groups of 10-500 many times, and always walk out thinking to myself, “I need what he’s got!” What Josh has is a command of interpersonal relationships, leadership training and a motivating sense that few have and even fewer that can adroitly motivate and make us feel the change we all want and need to become the better organization we want so desperately to become. Josh’s dig deeper, analytic and interpersonal thoroughness during our team building and Strength Finders off-site made a comprehensive and quantifiable impact on the sales leadership team at Oakley. Josh’s style and insightful laser focused approach allowed even the toughest critics to open up, grow and share like never before. Josh is a total pro that I guarantee I will call on again in the future to lead, push and create better leaders for tomorrow. Damn well done!
“Joshua is by far one of the most motivational and real leaders I have met in the learning and development profession. He is clear, concise, and easy to understand – for even a truly complex challenge. Many people can have the experience and education of a seasoned professional, but Joshua’s ability to relate with people and put a goal into action is what truly sets him apart. If you have the opportunity to work with him in any facet, do NOT pass it up. Thank you for your expertise, Joshua!
“I first began working with Joshua, a year ago, seeking to find a balance that was sorely missing in my life, as I single-midedly pursued my career goals- often at the expense of my wellbeing. Even though I have always been goal-driven, our work together has enabled me to more clearly crystalize what is truly important to me and to evolve both as a person and a leader. What makes Joshua so effective as a coach is that he is a truly powerful and compassionate human being who “walks the walk” and lives his life with the same degree of integrity that he asks of you. He is not afraid to go out on a limb and at times, his intuition or “spidey-sense” as he calls it, can be quite uncanny, helping to shed light and address subtle (and sometimes not so subtle) negative dynamics in the way I am thinking or being that have limited my success in the past. On a practical level, Joshua is the personification of an action-oriented taskmaster and I say this with all the kindness in the world. Our work together, frequently involves me stepping beyond my comfort zone, occasionally kicking and screaming, and yet his unwavering commitment to my stated goals has kept me on track and moving forward especially when I hit roadblocks along the way. Whether you want to evolve your business, find your life partner, complete a triathlon, or all of the above, Joshua is truly inspirational and a powerful person to have on your side. In a nutshell, he helps deliver on the promises you have made to yourself and failed to keep in the past. His contribution to my life has been of immeasurable value and I have nothing but the highest praise for him as a person and as a coach.”
“Joshua is not your average professional in any way. He’s the type of person who fully invests in YOU and always gives you his best. What started out as informal conversation, soon became deep discussions about how I could achieve any goal I set for myself. Joshua’s insight and big-picture thinking is enlightening in so many ways. Just watching him successfully follow his own path is an inspiration in itself. Joshua doesn’t preach, but rather leads by example.”
Josh is a hardworking, driven individual that brings a lasting impression on his audience. Josh is bright, engaging, and EFFECTIVE. His dedication is impeccable and I cannot express how much Josh would be a tremendous asset to any team he works with! He is passionate about what he does and his commitment to excellence. Thank you for sharing your valuable experiences and inspiring my team. I truly do hope our paths cross again.
Josh has been an amazing resources to me over the years as a mentor and a coach. Initially, Josh helped me better understand the leadership development field and supported me in carving out a meaningful career path for myself. A year later, he supported me as I was transitioning jobs by helping me better understand how to market myself. His constant support was a big reason I was able to continue pushing for what I wanted while separating myself from the things that I can’t control. He is a trusted advisor and an amazing coach – he knows exactly how to balance advice with coaching and let you make your own decisions. He is extremely welcoming and open, humble, and has a great sense of humor and is not afraid to tell it to you like it is. All qualities that make him a pleasure to speak with. I absolutely recommend him to any person or organization.
I worked with Josh for nearly two years. During that time, my business expanded, revenue grew, my skill set as a manager sharpened and my overall team structure became far more efficient. Moreover, my time with Josh helped my work/life balance more than I ever imagined and was something I always struggled with. Josh made himself available and I never doubted his commitment to my success. He challenged me when I needed to be pushed and would get me to laugh and lighten up when I was being too hard on myself. Josh was critical in helping me through some of the toughest business decisions and conversations I needed to have. I can’t say enough about how he helped shape my business and me as a person. It goes without saying that I would recommend Josh to anyone that is looking to improve in their business and develop further as a person.
I have had the pleasure to work with Josh over the past year. With Josh it is a relationship. If you commit to driving areas that you want to focus on with Josh, he can give you tools for success that may feel uncomfortable at times, but eventually will feel natural. You can trust Josh to pay attention to your needs. My biggest win working with Josh has been the increased illumination of my self-awareness.
Josh is by far one of the most motivational and real leaders I have met in the learning and development profession. He is clear, concise, and easy to understand – for even a truly complex challenge. Many people can have the experience and education of a seasoned professional, but Josh’s ability to relate with people and put a goal into action is what truly sets him apart. If you have the opportunity to work with him in any facet, do NOT pass it up. Thank you for your expertise, Josh!
Josh isn’t your typical career development professional. Where most stop after they’ve helped to identify a set of unique strengths… Josh uses this as a starting point. He draws meaningful connections between the different things you do well and then teaches you how to leverage them in your everyday work. His guidance is both practical and motivational and has helped me tremendously at my short time here at Oakley.
“Headed to another well intended HR team building and Strength Finders event at Oakley, was assuredly going to be a long and “just get through it” kind of day. That was until Joshua eloquently, like the total pro he is, made us dig deeper to where real, meaningful and lasting change occurs. Over the past 3 years I’ve watched Joshua present to groups of 10-500 many times, and always walk out thinking to myself, “I need what he’s got!” What Joshua has is a command of interpersonal relationships, leadership training and a motivating sense that few have and ever fewer that can adroitly motivate and make us feel the change we all want and need to become the better organization we want so desperately to become. Joshua’s dig deeper, analytic and interpersonal thoroughness during our team building and Strength Finders off-site made a comprehensive and quantifiable impact on the sales leadership team at Oakley. Undoubtedly one of the best and still talked about and motivating leadership conferences I’ve ever attended. Joshua’s style and insightful laser focused approach allowed even the toughest critics to open up, grow and share like never before. Joshua is a total pro that I guarantee I will call on again in the future to lead, push and create better leaders for tomorrow. Damn well done!”
“I highly recommend Joshua for anyone seeking guidance and encouragement. I consulted him in a recent period of career transition and the guidance and tools he provided in only one hour have resonated strongly ever since.”