“My company secured new contracts which added 50 staff and 50% more revenue overnight. Suddenly I was in trouble. I had been a spectacular leader at 100 staff but the expansion required new skills, new capacity, and 158 staff.
I tried a variety of consultants but I needed coaching. Consultants sent me their reports and vanished. I thought coaches were for football! Coaching differs from consulting in that coaching expects change and growth. Coaching is more common in the for-profit world where shareholders expect results.
I discovered coaching out of desperation! I was struggling as our nonprofit ran out of cash on our way to our biggest surplus ever. I read Scaling Up and signed up for a coaching experience. Our team decided to fight for all we had accomplished, – and we won. A benefit of those experiences is that I developed more leadership capacity along the way. I became the leader that I needed to be.
TurnAround NonProfit Coaching, based on that training and experience, is for leaders who need to win and become better than they are.” Ronald Dale Tompkins
Which Coach to Choose?
- Track record of success – You need a coach that already has learned how to take on big projects, adapt to changes and failures, and lead a team to winning.
- Trustable – Coaches either have the same respect that you give your lawyer or you will waste your money and be offended by their comments.
- A commitment to learning – How has the coach added to their own toolkit in the last year so that they won’t go stale on clients who use them for 5 years or more? Read their posts and articles and see if they are a thought leader for you.
- What is their guarantee? – Coaches guarantee results of some kind. Consultants deliver reports. The coach does not control your company net income, but they should have some promise that is meaningful to you.
Ronald Dale Tompkins, Principal Coach, TurnAround NonProfit Coaching
Dr. Ron owns TurnAround NonProfit Coaching to help frustrated NonProfit leadership teams. He is also CEO of 82nd Street Academics, a NYC non-profit which he started in 2003 with recent revenue of $5 million. He has worked at 6 other agencies in managerial positions, including an earlier startup. He has served on boards of two building cooperative corporations. Dr. Ron is a member of Forbes NonProfit Council and serves on the Board of the Institute for Management Accountants – New York City Chapter.
He coaches teams to break through ceilings in revenue and develop sustainable strategies. He uses tools associated with the well known “Mastering the Rockefeller Habits”. He also helps leaders with financial analysis to support decisions and fraud prevention. He is the author of ‘Doing Bad at Doing Good – Nonprofit 990 Secrets’.
‘My clients use a coach because they can tell me anything confidentially, I give them 10X tools that leverage their leadership. and I promise to add value to create their success.’
Dr. Ron is a Certified Management Accountant associated with the Institute of Management Accountants. He holds the Ph.D. in Higher Education Policy (Buffalo), MBA in Finance and Accounting (SUNY Institute), attended Harvard University Strategy and Innovation Extension, and is a member of the Center for Creative Leadership.
In addition to his professional pursuits, Dr. Ron is also married. He has children and foster children scattered in the USA and South East Asia. He was born in Cortland, NY, grew up in the Southern Tier, and has lived in Western and Central New York. He has been a member of the Indo-Chinese Caucus and Cambodian Caucus of the United Methodist Church. He is now a long-term resident of New York City.
Contact him at Ronald.Tompkins@TAConsulting.live today!