The future requires you and your executive team need to be more than who you are today.
A leader’s job is to discover reality and deal with it. We build trust by speaking the truth. Compassion generates influence; contempt erodes it. Discovering deeper truths about ourselves can be painful and disorienting. Leadership development is a team sport. There’s no such thing as grassroots culture change; cultures change from the top down. As leaders gain responsibility, their role shifts from solving problems to building capacity. Productive conflict generates trust, and trust enables productive conflict. Wake up. Stop sleepwalking. We can’t lead others where we haven’t been ourselves. Hardships are invitations to (but not guarantees of) growth. The tools that worked in the first half of life are inadequate for the second half. What’s on the inside finds a way out. Our role is not our identity. Human growth occurs best, and is sustained best, in community. Uncomfortable experiences create the right conditions for character formation. As the chief executive, you're the most essential part of the problem, and the solution. You can’t read the label from the inside of the bottle. Pain does not equal harm. Leaders go first. Progress is success. Invite acceptance-based performance, not performance-based acceptance. Our compulsions indicate our areas of woundedness. The only sustainable fix is healing. Conflict is a neutral resource, like wealth or power. We can steward it well, or poorly. Influence starts with the inner game.
We’re a leadership development agency. We help CEOs build elite executive teams, equipping them with new awareness and capabilities to navigate inflection points and enter new chapters of growth.
What CEO’s Are Saying:
Kairos works with a really interesting combination of blunt force and empathy, and it's remarkable.
Kairos convinced me: real capacity-building and transformative change starts with the CEO.
Kairos is very quick to understand the challenges that need to be addressed. They pushed us to enter the danger and really concentrate on the things that matter.
One stupid little thing my Kairos coach taught me (that really stuck with me) is the importance of saying “Ouch.”
The Kairos team is the only executive coaching service I will recommend. Their methods are not easy and absolutely will expose uncomfortable truth.
Working with Kairos can be a little scary-- you learn some things about yourself that can scare you. It's like stepping off a cliff.
The Kairos team brought powerful, reflective practices that helped our team build trust and candor.
We weren't in a crisis, but their work deepened our trust. When we did hit a tidal wave like the pandemic, we were able to row stronger together.
Questions + Answers
What makes Kairos different?
We dig deep into the real issues and develop trust before anything else. We only work with C-suite leaders, and we start with CEOs. We work with client teams as a team. We don’t count hours–we focus on getting it right.
With whom do you work?
Executive teams led by chief executives who know they are part of the problem. They have the conviction to sustain difficult work with their teams. They know that if their leaders don’t build capacity in themselves then their company’s growth will be strained.
What do people say about Kairos?
“That was hard. They say things to me that no one else has the courage to say. They surface things in me I didn’t know existed. They challenge my thinking. I didn’t always like what they said, but I’m glad they said it. I’m better for it. My team is better for it. My business is better for it.” Read testimonials.
Who is on your team?
We’re a small, senior-heavy team of five. We serve client teams as a team. We challenge each other the same way we push our clients. We believe that our relationships must be healthy and high-trust to do our work with conviction.
What does a typical engagement look like?
We start by coaching you, the CEO. You and your coach will walk into tough conversations and situations, and you’ll need to rely on the high-trust relationship you build together. Only then do we start working with your executive team. We often simultaneously provide 1:1 executive coaching to other leaders on your team who are hungry to grow. Our services.
What’s the outcome?
The capacity to tackle bigger challenges with a self-maturing team. Elevated vision and clarity. Leaders who build leaders.