Greg founded The Helping Hand Program in June 2018 after completing coach training through the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC). Realizing he would no longer have interaction with his training peers and dealing with the growing concern of how to maintain his new coaching skills, he started to ask questions about how others dealt with this issue.
It was at the end of his training that Greg learned about bartered coaching which is a method of coaching that allows coaches to earn "paid" coaching hours by trading services. Bartered coaching sounded like a win-win, so he contacted his fellow coaches and officially began running his own bartered coaching program with 26 coaches.
Within four months, enrollments in The Helping Hand grew to more than 150 coaches, and by the end of the first year, the program exploded to 550 coaches around the world. Today, the program has seen more than 1,000 participants come through the program, many of whom remain year after year to maintain the credentials they received as a result of the bartered coaching program.
The Helping Hand has grown into a worldwide community of like-minded coaches who practice their coaching skills in a safe environment while gaining the confidence they need to reach their potential as coaches. The program is an approved Continuing Coach Education (CCE) Provider by the International Coach Federation (ICF) and provides monthly training sessions delivered by former iPEC lead instructors with thousands of coaching hours between them. The program also offers access to a training library and mentor coaching sessions each year.
Greg is a native of Daytona Beach, Florida. He is a retired Naval Officer, a former Director of Human Resources within the federal government, and a former Corporate Executive in the private IT industry. He is the Owner, of Lion Enterprise and the Founder of The Helping Hand.
Greg's passion is everything leadership. His true desire is to always add value to others and leave the world, and the people he meets, in a better place.
We are committed to furthering the profession of coaching by providing an environment that improves coaching skills, increases self-confidence, and encourages the personal and professional growth of program participants. We hold the expectation that all participating coaches adhere to the following values:
We are inclusive and value the diversity and richness of our global coaches. We put people first, without compromising standards and quality.
We uphold the highest standards for the coaching profession and our program.
We value the social connection and community building that occurs through assignments, continuous training, and co-created achievement.
We align with, and constantly demonstrate, the standards of excellence for professional coaching set by the International Coach Federation (ICF) as set forth in their Code of Ethics and Standards of Conduct.