“This is a great opportunity for our industry to grow our internal talent into tomorrow’s leaders with the energy sector. Investing in our people today will create future leaders of tomorrow."
Gurpreet Lail, CEO & President
"I enjoyed the fact that it felt more like collaboration instead of coaching- we discussed issues together and worked out practical solutions that I have not had insight to before.
Coaching reinforced the need to be more prepared and that everything can use a plan. I also am being more employee focused and taking the time to engage with teammates without judging.
It was nice to view my work behavior in an open forum, what I mean is the purpose was to become better without focusing on what I do wrong. I have also never developed a personal strategy plan and that is something on plan on doing shortly."
Chris Mencor, Director of International Sales
" I have enjoyed being able to speak freely and in confidence with my coach, to help me thorough the areas of improvement. Coaching has help me change my approach when providing feedback to my employees. I have removed the words negative feedback from my vocabulary and provide my employees some positive feedback to help them improve their day to day tasks."
GR Energy Services
"I liked the 1-on-1 coaching aspect in terms of being personalized to the individuals needs. Additionally, Scott is very easy to work with and shows passion for what he does! He listened, and assisted by providing some tools and ideas to address some concerns such as how I can better manage for performance, and have a positive influence on my peers."
John Connelly, Engineering Manager
NOV Completion & Production Solutions
"I enjoyed the focused one-on-one structure. I also enjoyed speaking on career development and strategic improvement, rather than some of the general tactics in selling (call logs, cold calling, verbal/nonverbal communication, etc.).
One on one sessions help the coachee to open up and talk through some of the topics they may not have been bold enough to discuss in a group setting"
Trevor Stribling, Exec. National Acct. Manager
"Coaching has given me the chance to step back and take a broader look at my business. It pulls me out of the weeds, and allows me to look at the dynamics occurring within my team.”
Todd Simar, Sr. Manager – Drilling Technologies Products & Services
“I enjoy the open dialogue and gaining a new/different perspective on leadership topics and help with areas I struggle with as a leader. One on One coaching sessions helped me refocus on improving my development and taking time to work on me. I am guilty of always putting others, especially my team, ahead of me but I need to take time to focus on me as the way I support them will only improve if I improve. I actually love that the conversation seems free flowing. There is an outline but nothing that restricts the conversation.”
Alicia Case, Assistant Credit Manager
“Coaching created self-awareness and brought some things that I may have been consciously unaware of, to light. It helped me to focus more on my team as individuals, while at the same time putting some career ambitions and goals into focus. I thought the dialogue was great and interactive.”
Adrian Swails, Operations Manager
Hunting Energy Services
“I enjoy having a sounding board and also understanding different approaches to situations. Learning leadership skills and improving myself allows me to grow, but also allows me to help my employees grow. Learning methods to be a better influencer is definitely helping me. I genuinely enjoyed the session and have learned from it.”
Robert Thibodeaux, Director
“I enjoyed learning to be able to link my end goals (my Why) to every process or interaction to help provide meaning/motivation for doing the things that I would rather not. The coaching sessions provided a structured roadmap for identifying areas of improvement that are easily actioned upon. I think one of the common issues with a busy schedule is knowing what you’d like to work on but not actually sitting down and putting thought and time into coming up with actionable areas for improvement.”
Brian Huffman, Account Manager
Caterpillar Oil & Gas
“Coaching provided a very open and candid discussion. I was able to talk about matters that were important to me, and Sean let me lead the conversation and offered great insight. Sean is a great listener and lets me be open, does not criticize, but instead makes me see what I am missing. I think just the ability to speak to someone who is not judgmental and has no bias was very helpful. I looked forward to the next meeting with him.”
Sunge Matenda, Pricing Manager
Gardener Denver Energy Group
“Since every individual has their own perception, getting an outside viewpoint is immensely helpful. Sean gave me some ideas on how to engage with customers in order to get their attention."
Ryan Harry, International BD Manager
Oil States International
“Hugh is one of the best coaches/mentors I’ve met. That’s been key for me to enjoy the coaching program. He is not only very approachable and personable, creating a connection in no time, to open up discussion on many topics, I especially appreciate his vast and high level experience. I was amazed that in just one session I gained new perspectives on many key professional topics. We are definitely lucky to have someone with his experience and professionalism to be part of these type of trainings and the leadership programs as a whole.”
Orleth Bryan-Tortolero, Technical Sales Manager
Vallourec USA Corporation
“I enjoyed talking to Sean, he was friendly and helpful. Sean shared a good strategy for providing constructive feedback to team members.”
Adam Avey, Supervisor
"It is nice to get feedback from someone who has no vested interest. You are able to provide a point of view that is simply from your knowledge, education and experience and it doesn’t rely on what you know or don’t know about the one being coached.
The coaching session provides an opportunity to the one being coached to think about the answers they provide and consider what is really important to them as an individual.
The one on one coaching session has helped me professionally because it very clearly provided the action steps necessary to get where I want to be. As well it outlines what behaviors to demonstrate who I want to be in the work place.
It was a small time commitment to get big results
I could not be happier that I had you as a coach. You have a true passion for people, you have been blessed with a fantastic sense of humor. Thank you for providing tips to help me stay focused on the big picture and making time for myself."
Kerrie Greer, Senior Operations Coordinator
Solaris Oilfield Infrastructure
"What I enjoyed about the coaching experience was the engagement and interaction for one, and the candid conversation for the other. It’s easier to discuss with a neutral party and there are no expectations that we are perfect, so it makes it easier to explore areas of improvement without feeling scrutinized or it being revealed as a weakness. Also, you make it a fun conversation and ask great questions.
Further, it allowed me to focus on areas of improvement and offered the opportunity for self-reflection. What am I doing well, what do I need to work on? It also inspired me to write an article and plan personal development time."
Nichola Alexander, Director, Global Marketing & Communications
Rubicon Oilfield International
"It is nice to hear an independent opinion not necessarily within my industry/organization. We get so wrapped up in the grind with work and coworkers that it’s refreshing to take a step back and hear a different view point.
One on one coaching helped me focus on setting goals and recognizing what I’m good at. For me I tend to focus on my negatives and how to improve. While I think it's good to think about that, it can put me in a vicious circle that pulls me down.
Love the passion and dedication, it shows you do care about the quality of work you put in and trying to understand someone that you have not had prior experience or exposure to."
Kyle Krenek, National Account Manager
"Sean helped arm me with some tactics and practices to help balance my load and manage my time. I've enjoyed the feeling of talking to a friend, rather than a business acquaintance."
Joseph Ittner, Executive National Account Manager
“Tapping into a resource such as a Sean has allowed for an expansion of thinking about how my future will unfold. I was struggling with the concept of binary decision points and Sean facilitated an expansion of thought into the fluidity of life. I have come to realize that one thing doesn’t need to be put on hold for the sake of another. Concurrent development not only is attainable, but also is an efficient way to progress all your goals simultaneously. I enjoyed Sean’s breadth of perspectives as he has experienced successes in more than just the business world. Sean and I developed a great rapport and an expansion of the relationship seemed obvious
These sessions encouraged investigation in topics that aided in my thought process for seemingly conflicting subjects. The sessions were a very active approach to development; the sessions have made me realize how much passivity existed in my former development. ”
Kevin McNeill, Product Line Manager
Stream-Flo USA LLC
“One on one sessions has helped me understand who I am as an organizational leader and how I can become better at future goal setting and career planning.
What I enjoyed the most is having a great coach like Sean to evaluate my processes and procedures and help me identify my strengths and areas for improvement. Sean is a great listener and helped dig to the core of subjects.
I really appreciate the time and consideration from the Envision Group. Very well put together team with a highly exceptional and experienced staff, hats off to you guys.”
Director, Southern US Sales
“I enjoyed the feedback given to me that helps me grow as a manager. it showed my strengths and my weaknesses. This allows me to continue doing what I do great and improving where I need to.”
Jake Horaist, District Manager-Permain Basin
"I want to brag about Pat Lipovski and let you know how much I enjoyed working with him. Pat is a master at what he does and has been the breath of fresh air that 2020 needed. He is a leader and coach, charismatic, committed, passionate, and exactly what you would want as a leadership coach. I applaud PESA for finding and partnering with Envision Group."
Matt Heinrich, Area Sales Manager
Gardner Denver Petroleum