Ep 150: Leaders as Coaches with Pat D'Amico

In today’s session, we welcome seasoned leader with over 30 years of experience in leadership and training, Pat D’Amico, to delve into the importance of leadership development and the common mistakes leaders make, particularly in the areas of interviewing, hiring, and coaching.

Pat emphasizes the significance of coaching with a mindset that encourages employees to verbalize their thought processes, which is proven to be more effective than simply instructing them on what to do.

He highlights the necessity for leaders to actively seek feedback from their teams, rather than relying on passive approaches like open-door policies or annual reviews, and provides actionable tips on how leaders can create opportunities for feedback that are both timely and constructive.

Don’t miss out because we discuss everything you need to know about prioritizing the development of your team for success. Listen in and enjoy!

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In this episode, we cover:
-Leading with a coaching mindset.
-Creating opportunities to receive feedback.
-Why verbalizing leads to action.
-Coaching for employee growth.

Resources and links mentioned during this episode:
-Learn more about Pat’s company at www.aboutfacedevelopment.com and connect with him on LinkedIn.
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More about Pat D’Amico:

Pat D’Amico, Founder and CEO of About-Face Development and Sr. Performance Consultant for Matrix Achievement Group, has over 30 years of leadership and training experience, and 30 years experience in the medical device and pharmaceutical industries. Pat is a master facilitator delivering programs focused on leadership/management development and serves as an Executive Coach to C-Suite leaders. 

With strategic roles spanning from Fortune 50 companies to start-ups, Pat’s experience provides him a unique perspective on what makes individuals and organizations commercially successful. Pat’s leadership experience began at an early age, accelerating after his enlistment in the U.S. Army, and then while at Valley Forge Military Academy where he rose to the rank of Cadet Commander of the College. 

After his commissioning as an officer in the U.S. Army, Pat served in overseas deployments leading soldiers in Panama, Cuba, and the Middle East. He achieved the rank of Captain and received numerous recognitions for his leadership in both combat and humanitarian operations. 

Working in Fortune 500 companies including Johnson & Johnson and Medtronic, as well as start-ups, Pat’s roles have included sales, sales management, commercial operations, recruiting, marketing, and training. As a sales manager, Pat was a 4-time President’s Club winner. He has led departments at the Director or VP levels in commercial operations, sales operations, learning & development, and sales recruiting, many times encompassing global responsibility. 

One of the most novel aspects of his career is that more than half his roles were newly created, allowing him to design and launch new departments, even within large established organizations. His cross-functional and cross-business experience have given him a knowledge and perspective on the multiple factors that can impact commercial success. 

Throughout his career, Pat’s passions for the study of leadership, driving organizational success, and teaching, along with his belief in being a lifelong learner, have continually led him back to roles in learning & development, and training. 

Pat holds an MS in Education (Instructional Design), a BA in World Politics, and an Executive Coaching certification from the UC Berkeley Executive Education and Berkeley Executive Coaching Institute. He is a frequent speaker and author on topics related to learning & development and leadership and is a member of the Entrepreneur Leadership Council.

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