Why consider coaching or a senior advisor? What are you looking for?
You're already very successful, ambitious and wish to become more of the best you can be.
You want top personal mentoring and tutoring from an ex-CEO so you can realize more of your potential, and get to your goals more quickly than on your own.
You desire a better understanding of interpersonal relationships so you can strategize to minimize conflicts. and become more effective in managing corporate politics.
You'd like expert help to develop better individualized action plans to get what you need from each important contact.
You see the value of developing greater 'global mindset' skills for you and your team.
As one of the Fathers of the modern executive coaching movement I bring over two and a half decades focusing solely on coaching the world's most senior managers. In 1989 I was approached by GE to perform this role as one of Jack Welch's first designated professionals to help GE's most senior executives 'become more of the best they can be.' By the early 1990s, as my role evolved and this new function was proven to be highly valuable, the role began to be called individual executive coaching. To this day GE remains my client, after having worked with literally hundreds of their most strategically important leaders around the world. One of the GE global HR directors who has followed my work over the years estimated that senior executives coached by me have become 30% more effective.
What are my unique qualifications?
Prior experience as CEO in international locations for Textron and Hallmark Cards.
Lived and worked 14 years outside my home country of the United States, which developed greater multi-cultural and linguistic sensitivities.
Multiple degrees through graduate business to Ph.D. focusing on global management skills and psychological understanding of relationships.
Post doctoral research and university teaching positions in management studies, including focus on values and cultural differences.
Author of multiple books and articles specializing in Global Mindset Leadership and Corporate Politics as themes.
Speaker at international professional management conferences.
What are the levels of professional engagement with Dr. Ranker?
Coach: One in-person visit of 3-5 days onsite at your convenience of global location per quarter plus a video coaching session every 3 weeks. Net professional fee of USD $ 50,000 per year or equivalent in local currency.
Mentor Coach: One in-person visit of 3-5 days at a global location 6 times a year plus a video coaching session twice a month. Two optional trips of 2-3 days each accompanying client on business travel to better understand their full responsibilities, and see them in action in their role outside their office. Net professional fee of USD $ 100,000 per year or equivalent.
CEO / Chairman Advisor: Awarded top priority. One in-person visit each month—your choice of location anywhere in the world, plus optional trips up to one week each accompanying client on business trips to better understand client's full responsibilities and context. Full true on-call availability 24/7, audio/video access whenever needed with promise to respond within hours. And if necessary, willingness to prioritize this premier client above others—meaning I will change other schedules to travel to meet anywhere globally if deemed important enough. Plus designated video coaching session every week throughout year. This premier offering is the most intense, dedicated and usually chosen by an already very successful Chairman or CEO of a global company. Net professional fee of USD $ 150,000 per year or equivalent.
What level of commitment does Gary expect from you?
Expect this to be the most intense developmental learning experience of your life. Never before, and probably never again will you have one of the top coaches/advisors in the world focus solely on the singular goal of doing everything possible to facilitate you to become pragmatically self aware, maximally interpersonally skilled, 'more of the very best you can be' as a manager in our emerging hyper-connected globalized business environment.
Terms and conditions:
Professional fees are net of any applicable local country taxes at origin and wired prior to beginning of relevant quarter into my US company bank account. All travel and living is the responsibility of the client and paid directly after mutual agreement of trips and schedules. All client trips are exclusive to that client. All travel originates and returns to my home of New York City. Most clients assume they engage for a multiple year timeframe, with review by both parties at end of each year.