Carol Morgan Wirth, Founder and CEO of Wirth Leadership and Coaching, challenges this long-standing leadership theory!
"Leaders are not born, they are made," she says. "I believe leadership applies to every person—it's not merely a position in an organization chart, but rather a set of skills that one can learn and hone! If nothing else, you're the leader of your life."
Carol can't be wrong. Her conviction stems from her three decades of experience in the corporate world and comprehensive understanding of transformational leadership.
Having served in numerous executive leadership positions of large corporate organizations as well as in multiple small/mid-size consulting firms, Carol understands that developing self-leadership skills and learning to lead authentically is critical in a highly competitive corporate landscape. This mindset has allowed her to successfully build new organizational capabilities and turn around underperforming business operations while achieving optimum growth and profitability targets. Throughout her career, Carol was influenced heavily by leadership gurus—Stephen Covey, John Maxwell, and Ken Blanchard—whose teaching she followed and practiced religiously.
"I've always loved to teach, mentor and coach individuals to define and understand their unique gifts and then help them to develop these gifts so that they can achieve their personal version of success and thrive. It is my passion for fostering authentic leadership and serving people that has led me to form Wirth Leadership and Coaching," Carol comments.
Our leadership coaching is centered around self-awareness, which enables individuals to understand and leverage their strengths while minimizing the impact of their blind spots
Wirth Leadership and Coaching is a personal and professional leadership and coaching company that provides customized training, coaching, and consulting services to individuals and company's. "Self awareness and personal development is the starting point to become the best leader you can be. Our leadership coaching is centered around selfawareness, which enables individuals to understand and leverage their strengths while minimizing the impact of their blind spots," Carol notes.
Where True Leadership Begins
Wirth Leadership and Coaching serves both large and small business, their leadership teams, as well as individuals. Many organizations struggle with strategic and operational leadership, performance management & employee development, communication, succession planning, and cultural issues among many other leadership related challenges. Wirth Leadership and Coaching helps them move to the next level by effectively addressing these hurdles with a unique approach that combines structured leadership training, consulting services, with individual leadership coaching.
To support individuals in the development of authentic leadership skills, the company offers self-discovery accelerators as part of their leadership coaching services. By integrating specialized assessment tools, such as the Enneagram and Clifton Strength Finders, into a client's individual coaching plan, Carol is able to help enable the acceleration of her client's growth and development as an authentic leader. "Personal and professional growth always starts with self-awareness," mentions Carol.
In addition, Carol is a certified ICF and Whole-Person Coach bringing together both leadership and personal growth. As a Whole Person Certified coach, Carol believes that the lines between professional and personal development are becoming blurred. You can't grow professionally in business or leadership without growing as a person.
A Touch of Ken Blanchard
As an Authorized Channel Partner of the Ken Blanchard Companies, Wirth Leadership and Coaching is able to offer the full spectrum of the Blanchard training curriculum. The Ken Blanchard curriculum is considered the expert in management training across all levels of an organization with SLII being the most widely taught leadership model globally.
Strive for Results
"We are not the kind of company that wants to come in, teach a class, and leave. Not once have I seen this approach ever deliver any true value. Instead, I take the time to meet my clients, really understand them, their issues and goals, and then draw a roadmap that will achieve results," says Carol.
So, what's the result of combining Carol's personal experience in leadership, whole-person leadership coaching with the curriculum offered by Blanchard's?
"World-class customized leadership training and coaching services that meet a client where they are and delivers the desired outcomes," Carol asserts!
With such robust tools in their arsenal, Wirth Leadership and Coaching has been instrumental in helping many individuals and companies get to the next level. In one instance, Polaris Solutions, an Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) and custom software development consulting firm, reached out to them for facilitation services. The client's team consisted of 60 members, and they were struggling to expand their business. Upon on-boarding the client, Carol helped them utilize an operating model called the Entrepreneurial Operating System (EOS). And, over the year, she performed an organizational development assessment that included evaluating various aspects of the business, including leadership and organizational structure, company culture, employee development approach, and more. With that, Carol developed an organizational roadmap for the client that helped them move to the next level in record time.
”World-class customized leadership training and coaching services that meet a client where they are and delivers the desired outcomes”
Polaris Solutions' CEO, Chris Kadel, shares a glowing testimonial: "We have been working with Wirth Leadership and Coaching for almost two years. We initially engaged Carol to perform an Organizational Development Assessment as we had outgrown our existing business model and structure. Since then, Carol has been leading us through the recommended organizational roadmap supporting the team every step along the way. She has been a great collaborative and practical partner willing and able to deliver business strategic consulting, organizational and process design, master facilitation, leadership training and coaching services in a way that matches the needs of our team and focuses on ensuring results."
Such success stories stem from Carol's expertise in helping her clients achieve success through practical and effective leadership training, coaching, and development programs. "I believe that organizations are suffering greatly from poor leadership. Leaders are not born, they must be intentional developed."