Master Coach - Byron Low
25+ Years Coaching Experience

Master Coach - Byron Low with 25+ Years Coaching Experience. I believe that Coaching is one of the most effective ways of developing leadership in others; people matter and coaching works.

Courage

On April 23, 1910, Theodor Roosevelt gave a speech at the Sorbonne in Paris, where he said, “It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, and comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.”

 

I really love this quote and I chose this as an exemplar in my first blog posting because it is an important quote to me and it helps illustrate how I view my life and how I think about the world and those I serve.

 

My thoughts on this very important quote:

  • Take the leap and get in there. Do you want to do something? Do you want to start something? What’s stopping you? It is not the critic nor the inner-critic who counts. It’s you that counts.
  • Taking risks can be messy. Is there something you really want to do but you don’t know where to begin? If you want to be dust-free, sweat-free and blood-free; do nothing and risk nothing.
  • Perfection can be an excuse. All realized dreams were at one time, a wish, a desire or a prayer. What if it is as simple as starting? Start by doing one thing.
  • It takes effort. If it’s something you have to do; meaning you can’t not do it then the amount of work isn’t that big of deal, right?
  • Living on purpose takes passion. Living our live with purpose gives our lives meaning. Do you want to live a life that is meaningful?
  • No regrets. It’s not about the reward. It’s about the life you live as you seek, strive, triumph, fail, and live wholeheartedly with the intent of being awake as you live your life. Living a life on purpose.

Writer, poet, and civil rights activist Maya Angelou said, “I am convinced that courage is the most important of all the virtues. Because without courage, you cannot practice any other virtue consistently. You can be kind for a while; you can be generous for a while; you can be just for a while, or merciful for a while, even loving for a while. But it is only with courage that you can be persistently and insistently kind and generous and fair.”

Living Life On Purpose

How can we be more courageous? Three thoughts:

  1. Let’s be ourselves. It’s what we know the best. Have you heard of Naval Ravikant? If you haven’t, check him out online (https://nav.al). He says this, “No one can compete with you on being you, no one can compete with me on being me, so when I think about what my profession, what my job, what my work is, it’s just being me.”
  2. Let’s be honest. One of my biggest motivators in life is to help others. If I can help, I will. Deep down, my intent is to help. I like how Brené Brown (https://brenebrown.com) shares, “Authenticity is a collection of choices that we have to make every day. It's about the choice to show up and be real. The choice to be honest. The choice to let our true selves be seen.” I think we need to be more honest in lots of ways. But what about how we see our capacities and capabilities and how our perceptions impact our judgments and expectations?
  3. Let’s be interested. I’m a curious person who likes to listen and learn. I want share things that are interesting. Albert Einstein said, "The important thing is to not stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing." There’s so much that is fascinating about the world and sharing from this perspective makes it a little easier for me. I know that I want all of the above more in my life how about you?

 

What I need from you before you book a time to talk...

I love helping people find clarity and purpose and I really want to speak with you if you are interested in my coaching. Please go the yellow Book A Time With Byron link and please watch the short video and read through the short one-page of information and if you can agree and click on the 4 Agreements, then I look forward to speaking with you soon! :-)

Master Coach - Byron Low

Master Coach - Byron Low with 25+ Years Coaching Experience. I believe that Coaching is one of the most effective ways of developing leadership in others; people matter and coaching works.

 

  • 25+ years coaching experience (Master Coach).
  • Started over 22+ businesses and non-profits for self and others.
  • Expertise in strategic leadership development, team effectiveness, talent development, leadership pipeline development, leadership skills, resiliency and influence building, increasing focus.
  • I enjoy helping others sort through clutter to see patterns where others see complexity.
  • I enjoy explaining the "why" and why the “why” is so critical.
  • I relish painting the "what if" that inspires others to act.
  • I like leading others without having any direct power.
  • A long time ago I learned to listen first, then ask lots of questions.
  • I love getting results.
  • I am 100% committed to on-going change.

 

 

 

TESTIMONIALS

Byron has been a tremendous asset to myself and the team at Vivo Kitchen. I have been receiving weekly coaching sessions from Byron for over a year. In that time Byron has brought insight and tools to develop my professional skills in leading a team of entrepreneurial leaders and managers. The coaching is very specific to who I am and the opportunity I have as Executive Director of Vivo. We have also invested in the coaching of our core leadership with Byron to great benefit of both their personal and professional development. With Byron, you get more than a coach, you get a team member!

Jeff Mould

Executive Director at Vivo Kitchen


Byron is exceptional: he is one of the best executive, leadership and personal performance coaches working today. Since 2012 I've seen Byron help a number of people achieve order-of-magnitude advances, me included. He quickly and accurately assesses an individual's behavior and challenges, identifying what moves them ahead and what holds them back, then coaches them to achieve greater growth and surmount greater tests than they would think possible. The person who wants to direct their future by shaping the fundamental behaviors that underpin it wants to talk with Byron.

Jim Terzian

Helping leaders become increasingly sought-after, influential, and effective


I've had the distinct pleasure of working closely with Byron over the past several years as he has delivered a variety of coaching and team performance initiatives for several of his clients. With his deep passion, understanding and years of experience with a multitude of assessments, coaching tools and engagement programs, Byron is truly an expert at matching the best solutions to each of his client's unique challenges. He is a strategic thinker and results-oriented business partner.

I've personally observed Byron in action many times, and what comes through consistently is his deep desire to uncover what really matters. He pushes at just the right times to help his clients get to those pivotal "aha!" moments. But even more importantly, he uses his natural compassion, commitment and ability to stay present to bring them through the difficult change process.

Byron is one of the most authentic and caring practitioners I know. Combine his seasoned facilitation and problem-solving skills with his breadth of knowledge in the field of human capital management, any executive or HR leader looking for a partner would be well served to bring Byron onboard!

Kerry Leidich

Co-founder at Humantelligence


Byron is a person grounded in firm convictions – one of which is that people are important – and that we are each made with an ability to impact and lift our world. He uses the skills of discernment and quiet encouragement to bring to light drives, desires and capabilities that have perhaps been understated and or not fully developed Byron works with a vast diversity of people either in person or via a variety of communications technologies. The method is unimportant – the commitment to being with you – and to understand the issues is priority one.

Byron works on a time schedule that is adaptable and flexible. I have known Byron professionally and personally for over 10 years, and have found him to be a considerate and committed professional and friend. In a professional setting – Byron works to reveal the truth of a situation revealed, in a positive framework, with a focus on attainable solutions to existing problems. While he is trained and qualified in many disciplines and methodologies – none of these hold his attention as “essential” – rather –a desire to use tools / disciplines that are best fitted for the client / issues at hand. Best practices for you at the correct time. An observed core belief is that we have an ability to work through any and all things that may have impacted you and or progress in the past – and that working together makes many things possible that by ourselves are not. Byron is a great team player – leader and follower.

John Mills

Managing Partner at InterWoven INC