When I think about something that had differentiated me all my life, even when I was a kid, knowing that I was different, I am super hyper-aware. I am hyper-aware of my surroundings, the people in it, the words that they use, how they use them, and their body language.
Coming from a background where I felt judged growing up, that feeling of judgment on account of my sexuality followed me to my workspace, creating a place where I did not feel included. My very first role was at one of the world's largest media companies in my hometown of New York City. When I worked at that company, I immediately noticed that the straight, white male executives who managed the company all had similar things in common - they were all of a certain age, married, lived in the suburbs, and had children.
Suddenly, these straight white males' identities and definition of success led me to believe that their identities, successes and possessions should be my destination. I didn't want judgment based on my sexuality, so I made a conscious decision to deflect people from looking at me, to looking at my credentials. I left the media company and obtained an MBA. I thought that if I earned this MBA, maybe people wouldn't say disparaging comments behind my back in the workplace about the fact that I am gay. Instead, I hoped that they would look at the fact that I have an outstanding business pedigree that I achieved despite some of the most insurmountable odds in our society.
When I relocated from New York to Los Angeles, I realized that I needed somebody to help me get used to the culture and pace of the city amid starting my new job. I hired an Executive Coach, who convinced me to change my appearance, look like my boss, and re-make myself in his image to get accepted into the "inner circle" or C-suite. Over some time, and by following my Coach's advice, I realized that I wasn't authentic, and it was physically and emotionally hurting me. Although I had been achieving professional success within the company, it came at a considerable personal cost. It was then that I realized I needed to figure out a way to achieve success on my terms without altering my DNA. As I evolved personally, I evolved professionally, all the way to the C-Suite, Boards, sought-after adviser and more.
No matter a person's walk of life, I realize that I have an opportunity and an obligation to help others devise strategies that avoid some of that pain that I experienced from when I started my career to now. I know the types of things that happen behind closed doors at the C-level, with the board of directors, the types of questions that they ask, and the type of things that they say about people. That information helps inform how I show up, but also how I can help people show up as themselves and achieve what they want to do, where they want to do it.
My training is to empower people to shift their energy to get things done. In my work with clients, we define the current state, the desired state, and the gap between the two states. Then, we work to establish the priorities and activities to achieve the desired future state. It's powerful work because we use powerful evidence-based tools to move forward.
I am an Executive Coach and Partner at Evolution, an Energy Leadership Index Master Practitioner (ELI-M), a Conscious Business Coach, accredited from the International Coaching Federation, and its President of the Los Angeles Chapter. I know how to move you into action, and help you develop the tools to produce the results you seek, make the money you deserve, and live the life you desire.
The Institute of Coaching cites that over 70% of individuals who receive coaching benefited from improved work performance, relationships, and more effective communication skills.
It's true. Coaching brings out the best in people. Until recently, only Fortune 500 CEOs and professional athletes had coaches. Now, it's your turn.
At Volturo Coaching, we believe that success requires a plan and a mindset. We want what you want, and will help to bring out the best in you to get just that.
As your coach, I will stay with you throughout your journey. We will speak weekly via phone, video or in-person, and will check-in with each other via phone or email as well.
John Volturo, coach, executive coach, leadership coach, performance coach, life coach
The above quote communicates the heart of my practice and iPEC's exclusive Core Energy Coaching™ process under which I trained.
Together, we will create the things you most want to experience in life, and help others to do the same for themselves. (source: IPEC)
Why is having a Coach vital to you?
The competitive landscape is continuously evolving, and there are now four generations working together for perhaps the first time in our history. There's never been a better time to get an edge.
Whatever the reason, to thrive in and out of work today, one must be aware and evolve and adapt continuously. However, that does not always come naturally to people, and being one's best self is hard to maintain under stress. That's why I'm here.
My body of work before becoming a Coach (which included building Tony Robbins' product Get The Edge and Unlimited Edge), allow me to work with you to develop awareness to create your vision, your plan of action and how you'll hold yourself accountable.
With my help, you'll tap into your greatness and let others experience it frequently.
Remember, the leaders, athletes, and other people we admire most have coaches — someone who keeps them focused and helps them attain their desired outcomes. Presidents, athletes, and billionaires use Anthony Robbins, Brendon Bouchards, and other elite Coaches. Get yours now.
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Let's schedule a complementary consultation so you can tell me about your goals and I can tell you about myself and how we might work together. It is no obligation.