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Get to know success by getting to know John Agno: He discretely coaches people to build their leadership capability and get to where they want to be in life and at work. As a certified executive and business coach, he works with both men and women executives who are disappointed with their professional and personal development.

In business coaching, Agno works with chief executive officers and boards of directors who are disappointed in their management team's leadership development, who struggle with energizing, empowering and motivating employees, want to improve corporate productivity, and build market share. He coaches executives in corporations from AT&T to IBM to Owens-Illinois. Corporate clients include those building mentoring and coaching corporate SAP, KPMG, Deloitte, MSX International, Masco and Watson Wyatt Worldwide. Coach Agno is a frequent keynote speaker on the importance of leadership and facilitates leadership development seminars at corporate and association events.

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Through personal coaching you can develop the leadership ability necessary to achieve the success you seek. Agno's job is to help clients achieve increased clarity and focus, improve personalized learning, expand awareness and design the life they want to live. This often translates into greater compensation, job satisfaction and the practical use of their unique skills and abilities. The purpose of the coaching relationship is to help you pay attention to your intentions and get to where you want to be.

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In personal coaching, there are 3 types of clients who tend to benefit most from a coaching relationship with our firm:

The first type of client is someone who is on a fast track. Meaning that they reach most of their goals quickly but tend to get too far ahead of most people---people they must count on to make them more successful. We help the client stay connected with others while showing them how to be even more productive. There is an art to this.

The second type of client is a financially successful executive or business owner who wonders if this is all there is? We help these clients understand how to build a bridge to where they really want to be. They learn how to integrate their personal and professional lives during this process. It's simply a fact that people don't fully leverage what they've got to get where they want to be. Every day, we help clients do this.

The third type of client is a person in transition. This is someone who's between something--jobs, careers or life stages--has read the self-development books and knows that there is something more needed to move forward. These clients are ready for something new that is in alignment with who they really are. Taking the time to discover their life purpose becomes the foundation for moving to the next level. Building their personal and professional outcomes of increased awareness, purpose, competencies and well-being is dependent on working inwardly, not just outwardly, during this transitional period. Using this strategy, the client's future is greatly expanded in fresh, rich ways--primarily by focusing available energy and resources.

Coaching Approach/Philosophy

Coaching is all about the person being coached....helping the person evolve their perceptions through increased self-awareness, competencies with a sense of purpose and well-being.

Speaking from the heart.

As a former corporate executive, business owner and management consultant, Agno understands that in the business world, we don't speak much about the heart. Yet, since all businesses are ultimately people serving people, our life's work should come from the heart. Long after your products or services have been delivered, the feelings and knowledge shared during the business relationship remain.

Coach Agno believes that people need connection, belonging and meaningful contribution. They need to know that their life and work matter. Many people find that personal or career transformation is an excellent time to better understand their life's work and direction. Coming from the heart makes sense in life and in business.


Coach Agno holds the designation of Certified Executive Coach (CEC) by the Worldwide Association of Business Coaches (the highest designation available to business coaches) and is a Certified Business Coach (CBC) by the International Consortia of Business Coaches.

He is a past member of the International Coach Federation (ICF), a founding member of CoachVille and founder of the Coach to Coach Network, a virtual community of over 1,300 personal and business coaches from around the world. He works with coaches, executives, professionals and management teams to help them flourish in their professional and personal lives. For more information, please check out our typical coaching plans and the Self Assessment Center .

"Have you ever watched, listened, and felt someone tuning a guitar or other string instrument? That is what it is like to have the good fortune of connecting with John Agno. He is a living tuning fork and you're that string instrument. Today, I have greater self awareness, am more in step with my calling, and better able to appreciate the journey, including the valleys, than ever before. Thanks, John for helping me get attuned with my life signature."

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"I have come to learn that to cancel a coaching session is to lose energy for a week and to lose focus. My coaching sessions are a way of clearing out any feelings or uncertainties in my week. They are a way of moving any negative energy from within me as talking out loud helps how I am feeling and where I am at and to stay present.

I often hear myself telling my coach that it’s painful sometimes to have to be brutally honest with myself and as he always explains, it’s best to be honest with your coach as they are a sound board for you. Let’s think about this concept for a moment. If I didn’t have a coach then this conversation would be going on internally, with my inner self talk. As we all know inner self talk goes round and round and doesn’t actually go anywhere except in a negative energy field. It spirals down into a conversation of justifying and explaining why I shouldn’t do something. Controlling our inner self talk takes great skill.

Thus is the purpose of a coach. It is a conversation that is directed outwards and when we hear ourselves speak we gain clarity as to where we are going and what we are thinking and feeling. My coach asks me questions that get me to explore depths to my thoughts and to my feelings. He allows me a safe and supportive space to test ideas and thoughts.

In the last 12 months, I have achieved more things than I have ever achieved through regular, decisive coaching. To not have coaching feels like not eating or nurturing myself. Its just not possible."

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