EXECUTIVES, MANAGERS, AND ENTREPRENEURS
With the right support and knowledge,
You'll build thriving teams, cultures, and businesses.
Whether you feel overwhelmed, under-supported, or under-developed,
our customized professional support can help you gain a competitive edge. I've walked in your shoes and can help you with your journey.
As your partner in professional development, my role is to empower, incubate, and accelerate your potential.
When leaders learn to lead consciously and authentically, they create strong leaders, strong companies, and strong communities.
Building a business doesn’t have to be a lonely endeavor. With an advisor who understands your entrepreneurial path, you will feel supported and equipped rather than isolated and uncertain.
Together, we’ll develop tailored strategies and solutions for all aspects of owning and running a thriving business, from increasing revenue, to fostering a healthy organizational culture, to cultivating balance.
As you move forward on your career path, you’ll feel heard and supported in a way you might not be experiencing in your current role. Through our work, you’ll be empowered to lead thoughtfully and effectively—and gain recognition for it.
Together, we’ll develop tailored strategies and solutions for fostering a healthy organizational culture, earning a higher salary, and cultivating career fulfillment.
DORIAN CUNION, FOUNDER
My philosophy: Success is not measured by your title or paycheck but by the difference you make for others. Drawing on two decades of experience as a consultant, manager, and executive, I empower leaders to create strategies for accelerating their own careers and organizations.
My experience ranges from consulting for small businesses to managing P&L responsibility for $2.5B across over a thousand 7-Eleven stores. I’ve coached and mentored over a hundred busy professionals. Wherever you are in your professional journey, I can empathize—and see a clear path forward.
I’ve held roles in marketing, recruiting, sales, and franchise relations, and I have an MBA from the University of Maryland Global Campus. I am equally as comfortable sitting in a plush leather chair in a boardroom as I am sitting on a milk crate in the back room of a convenience store. But I am most comfortable when I am helping ambitious people like you pave a path to personal and professional success.
Combining real-world experience with the Co-Active training model, my personalized services help business owners and emerging leaders define their personal missions, identify their visions for the future, and craft learning plans to achieve their goals.
What is Executive Coaching?
As an executive coach, I'm here to help you reach your executive potential. I'll provide personalized, one-on-one guidance and feedback so that you can enhance your leadership capacity, attain a higher level of performance, and achieve your goals. An executive coach can help you in five major areas:
Leading with influence
You need to develop these skills to maximize your potential as an executive.
Things people ask about executive coaching.
Q. How is an executive coach different from a life coach?
Life coaches focus on the whole person and will work with you to overcome relationship, career and interpersonal challenges. Executive Coaches specialize in helping people build competency, and confidence within a business or work environment. Like any specialty, Executive Coaches can help you improve faster, and grow more because of their laser focus on producing professional excellence.
Q. How is an executive coach different from a mentor?
Mentors are typically unpaid relationships where someone who has experience passes on their wisdom to a mentee that is looking to follow in their footsteps. Mentors are an important part of the professional development journey becuase they are valuable sources of knowledge and wisdom. Executive Coaches differ from mentors in that are trained to listen to their clients, reflect back what they hear, challenge current thinking, assist in goal setting, and help with personal accountability.
Q. How is executive coaching different than mental health therapy?
Mental health therapy is an approach to treating mental health issues. Licensed professionals perform it and can be extremely helpful for addressing problems with stress, anxiety, depression, addiction, and diagnosed mental health disorders. Executive Coaching is not a substitute for mental health therapy. Some professional development issues require the assistance of a trained mental health professional. Executive Coaching focuses on developing forward-looking action plans to give you practical skills, knowledge, and accountability to achieve professional goals. If you are in Virginia and are looking for a mental health provider, please visit our parent company's website.
Q. Who should get an executive coach?
Anyone who wants to grow their executive skills can benefit from working with an executive coach. It's not always easy to see yourself and your situation objectively, but guidance from an experienced Executive Coach can help you gain clarity and cultivate the crucial soft skills that business leaders need.
Ask yourself these questions:
Do you want to learn faster?
Do you want to improve your leadership skills?
Do you want to cultivate executive presence?
Do you want to grow your resilience?
Do you want to increase your influence?
Do you want to create a healthier organizational culture for your employees?
If you answered "yes" to two or more questions, you should consider working with an executive coach.
1. INTRODUCTION CALL
This session is a risk-free way to experience what it is like to work with an executive coach.
We'll explore your values, strengths, and what makes you unique as a leader.
3. GOAL SETTING
We'll establish clear and actionable goals based on your values and strengths.
We'll elevate your leadership, business, and management skills through learning activities.
We'll develop strategies for establishing new skills, competencies, and confidence.
We'll go through a formal after-action review process to accelerate your learning.
THE IMPACT AS TOLD BY CLIENTS
Dorian is a terrific coach/mentor. He helped me to feel more comfortable bringing my full self to work. Outside of my full-time job, I developed a successful Real Estate business, but I always kept that separated from my day job. Through reflective questioning Dorian helped me to see that I could find more purpose and fulfillment at work if I pursued my passion. Since I shifted my career away from operations toward real estate, I have achieved more satisfaction and success in both my full time employment and my personal business.