| "I consider running into you as a unique
'once-in-a-lifetime' opportunity. Makes me wonder -- how many
times we run into people, not recognizing how much more there
is to learn from them. I am glad, at least this time, I had
allowed myself to recognize the 'gold-mine', i.e., your experience
and capabilities, and am equally delighted you have responded
to my call for executive coaching assistance."
Vice President, Sector Leader,
High Technology Practice-
Are You Ready for Expert Executive Coaching?
Executive coaching is a professional, collaborative
business relationship focusing on improving an executive's leadership,
career and organizational system dynamics. The executive develops
self-management and mental toughness skills that are measurable,
and designed to achieve identified business results. This partnership
creates a confidential, objective, no-agenda, self-reflective environment
in which to explore executive issues such as personal integrity,
decision-making, vision strategies, judgment, problem-solving and
personal peak performance.
One on One Coaching: Silicon Valley Bay Area, Globally
For over 20 years we maintained first-class offices in the heart of Silicon Valley, in Cupertino, and Palo Alto, California. However, with the 2020 COVID-19 phenomenon, we have decided to move our business to a virtual basis.
We've been doing distance coaching all over the world each week for decades and the quality of coaching using video is completely equal to coaching done in an office.
It's also possible that we could come to your location in the San Francisco Bay Area to see you practice, to compete or for coaching in your home or office. We've done that for years. Please contact us for details. Travel fees may apply. We are based in Palo Alto, California.
Video And Telephone Coaching: US, Internationally
||We do coaching all
over the United States and globally via telephone and
video conferencing using Skype, FaceTime, Google Hangout
|View a short video Introduction to Executive
featuring CEO Bill Cole, MS, MA.
See Bill's full bio as a executive coach.
Take This Free Executive Leadership Assessment
Discover Your Strengths And Weaknesses
We are making this valuable 73-item executive
assessment tool available to you at no charge to assist you in determining
what is getting in the way of achieving your full potential, and
in having a full and satisfying life. It will help you quickly discover
your strengths and weaknesses and provide you with an overview of
where you need to begin to improve the quality of your life and
You can print this for your own use, or have us review it as a way
to begin the executive coaching process with us.
Take this free Executive
Skills Assessment now.
Executive Coaching Assessment Package
This 180-item comprehensive, highly-detailed
professional educational tools package will give you an even deeper
and more accurate analysis of your executive mental game. It will
identify your exact mental strengths and weaknesses, and show you
where you should begin working to improve your executive skills.
This $250 package combines our William B. Cole Consultants proprietary written
assessment instrument and a one-hour executive review/coaching career
session with Bill Cole, CEO of William B. Cole Consultants. Learn more about
Coaching Assessment Package.
the Executive Coaching Assessment Package ($250USD)
Order Executive Coaching
The standard hourly coaching rate for
one person is $275, with some potential
adjustments, based on a quote as part
of a custom volume package, and for
example, when we include speaking,
training and consulting. For coaching
sessions outside our offices, for
sessions with more than one
person, additional coaching fees and
travel fees apply. We also offer two
discounted packages, one of five
hours and one of ten hours.
one hour of Executive Coaching
($275USD - one person rate)
| All purchases
are made with
Coaching Five-Pack: Buy
five hours of coaching and instead of paying $275/hour, you pay
only $265/hour. You SAVE $50.
five hours of Executive Coaching
($1350USD - one person rate)
| All purchases
are made with
Coaching Ten-Pack: Buy
ten hours of coaching and instead of paying $275/hour, you pay only
$260/hour. You SAVE $150.
ten hours of Executive Coaching
($2600USD - one person rate)
| All purchases
are made with
We have coached individuals from Saratoga, Los Gatos, Campbell,
Cupertino, Palo Alto, Almaden Valley, Santa Cruz, Los Altos, Monte
Sereno, Morgan Hill, Gilroy, Mountain View, Santa Clara, Sunnyvale,
and many other locations in the San Francisco Bay area. Silicon
Valley, and around the United States. You can come to us, or we
can come to you.
We can also work virtually. We also regularly consult with clients
by phone and email from countries around the world, such as England,
Portugal, Australia, Mexico, China, Canada, Israel and South Africa.
We can often start you the same week you contact
us. We stay busy, but we know you have important business and career
issues to manage and we want you to be prepared and confident. If
you need emergency, last-minute executive coaching, call us, and
we will do everything we can to help you right away. We always go
the extra mile for our clients!
Normally payments are made using the Credit Card or PayPal buttons in the blue boxes above. However, you can make a custom payment to William B. Cole Consultants by going to the page for making payments of any amount.
Payment And Scheduling Policies
- 24-Hour Cancellation Policy: Please note that we require a 24-hour cancellation
notice should you need to cancel or reschedule a coaching session. Canceling
or rescheduling a training session, seminar, workshop or keynote requires
much earlier notice, with different policies. For those events, please consult
our contract for that event. We prefer not to charge for late canceled or
no-show appointments, but repeated or egregious late cancellations or no-show
appointments will be charged the full hourly rate of that missed session.
If you need to reschedule, that is never a problem as long as you give us
this full day advance notice so we can offer your time to another client.
We are usually booked out two weeks or more in advance for coaching sessions,
so the earlier you know your schedule, the easier it is to schedule you in
any future slots should you need to reschedule.
- Payment for services is due on or before the first day of services rendered.
- We accept cash, check, PayPal, electronic bank transfer and credit cards
issued by American Express, Discover, MasterCard and Visa.
- We don't invoice, extend credit or accept insurance.
- Clients have the option of paying the standard hourly rate or availing
themselves of various discount packages.
- Package prices are based on payments made prior to, or at the time of the
- Purchase of a package is not valid retroactively, after a coaching session
has been concluded.
- Normally payments are made using the Credit Card or PayPal buttons on our
web site. However, coaching services payments may be made in installments,
by special arrangement. Please contact us for details. To make an installment
payment or to make another payment to William B. Cole Consultants, go to the
page for making payments of any amount.
- Checks returned by the bank for insufficient funds will be subject to a
$20.00 collection fee and a $20.00 insufficient funds fee.
- To prevent fraud, refunds are not allowed by means other than the same credit
card or PayPal account used to make the original charge.
There is no additional charge for reading and
responding to reasonable length emails. For emails or attached documents
that are longer, any time spent with these activities will be counted
as hours in the package you purchased. If the hours exceed the package
hours, they will be invoiced weekly.
We can assist you in many other ways in addition to coaching. This is a menu of how you can utilize our expertise to create a robust program of improvement. Any time spent with these activities will be counted as hours in the package you purchased.
- Reading, reacting to and editing documents.
- Reviewing videos.
- Reviewing audios.
- Creating customized audios.
- Creating and editing documents.
- Creating coaching plans, lesson plans, training plans, development
plans and any course syllabus.
- Writing reports or summaries about your coaching sessions, practice
sessions or performances.
- Writing and editing speeches and training materials.
- Creating and conducting surveys and questionnaires.
- Creating and conducting 360 degree reviews.
- Speaking to people you designate, as part of your coaching program, such as teachers, tutors, coaches, school administrators, therapists, consultants, relatives, parents or any other people on your success team. We often consult with parents on how to maximize their involvement with their child's experience.
- Having us conduct web research, or other research on your behalf.
- Attending your performances or workplaces, or in the field,
observing and debriefing you.
- Speaking by phone or Skype to debrief you after your performances,
while you are still on site, or soon thereafter.
These additional services can be paid for in two
ways, which we will ask you to designate before beginning them.
They could be counted as part of your existing package hours, or
charged as additional services beyond the package, at the hourly
rate within the package you purchased. If these services exceed
the hours in your package, they will be invoiced the week they are
delivered, with payment due at that time.
Policies And Pricing On Urgent, Rush Service And After-Hours Project Requests
Urgent, rush service and after-hours project requests count as time-and-a-half. These rates apply upon your approval only.
We have many interview clients, executives, business owners and others who often need immediate turn-around of resumes and cover letters, and other documents. We wish we could accommodate everyone instantly. We know that speed is of the essence in responding to job announcements and last-minute interviews. We do our best to accommodate you so you can be nimble on these, and so you can apply for these positions early.
Most of our clients are working full time and cannot properly respond to a job announcement during their workday. They come home and then ask us to respond with their written work, at the end of their day. We are happy to do so. We do have time constraints, but if we are able, we respond as quickly as possible, often the same day.
However, when you ask us to produce a work product on an urgent basis, or to work outside our normal working hours, we find it necessary to charge a premium for that. The premium we charge for this expedited service is time and a half. So, for example, if you have a coaching-consulting package of 3, 4, 6 or 12 hours and you engage us in rush work, each hour is counted as 90 minutes, and would be deducted from your package accordingly.
We will only designate your work "rush service", or as an "after-hours project" if you specifically tell us this, and if you agree to pay the time and a half rate. Only you can designate such a rush order. We will always ask you to confirm this before proceeding.
Alternatively, instead of engaging us in a rush order, you can simply make your project normal priority. We'll get it done as fast as we can, in our normal business hours, and you won't get charged a premium. Your non-priority work may not get done immediately. In fact, we can't guarantee it will be done quickly if there are other folks ahead of you who have paid for priority rush jobs. And if your request comes in on a Thursday, Friday or weekend, the following week may be the first we can get to it.
Travel Expenses For Coaching And
We handle travel differently for speaking and
training versus coaching and consulting. For speaking engagements
we can build the travel, hotel and per diem and other expenses into
a custom-quoted all-inclusive fee, or itemize these expenses separate
from the speaking fee. For this type of engagement, there is no
separate per-hour travel fee in addition to the actual travel expenses
incurred. You simply cover our actual travel expenses.
For consulting and coaching engagements, we have two tiers of travel
fees. When we drive our company car to such an engagement, our hourly
travel fee is $100/hour. We charge that because our time is valuable,
and while we are driving we are unable to do work or engage in client
coaching or consulting. In addition, there is wear and tear and
an increase in mileage on the vehicle, and gas and oil expenses.
If we travel by air, train or boat, our hourly travel fee is reduced
to $50/hour, since we do not incur expenses to our company car.
Travel From Palo Alto, California
Travel time begins when we leave our offices
in Palo Alto, California, and ends when we arrive at your door or
the door of the place you designate. Travel expenses include: Taxi,
shuttle, ferry, subway, train, or any other conveyance, and tolls
and parking fees. We fly out of any of three nearby Bay area airports:
San Francisco International Airport (SFO), San Jose International
Airport (SJC) and Oakland International Airport (OAK).
Travel time is not computed only by distance via an online map service
for driving. It's based on time, since once we get near your office
we may be searching and waiting for a parking spot, taking another
conveyance and walking to your offices. We also may be held up by
heavy traffic, road work, detours or traffic accidents. All this
time counts towards the total travel time. Travel time is also counted
the same way when we return from your office.
Travel, Other Fees And Expenses And Time Frames
Travel, hotel and per diem expenses and fees
can be handled in any of these ways: You can book and pay for our
travel expenses, we can invoice you, or we can take these expenses
and fees off any coaching package you purchase.
We serve our clients far beyond normal 9-5pm Monday-Friday working
hours, because our clients work across the US and the globe, and
because we often travel to observe and coach our clients as they
perform, compete and work. We often work early in the morning, late
at night, and on Saturday and Sunday to best meet their needs. Travel
fees are due anytime we drive our company car to you or an event
for you. When we travel to you or to an event for you by plane,
and the plane leaves after 8pm and arrives prior to 6am, there are
no travel fees assessed, since we could not be serving other clients
at those times. Travel fees are waived if any daily coaching / consulting
contract exceeds $4,000.
Our Coaching Sessions Are Guaranteed
I guarantee the quality of our coaching sessions. I guarantee
to you that each coaching session will be of the highest quality, and will
give you the best cutting-edge content and success strategies. However, I
cannot predict, know, monitor or guarantee what you will do with the lessons,
insights and content learned in these sessions. Therefore, when you use our
coaching, materials and products you are not guaranteed to improve learning,
performance, income, health, fitness or specific earnings. No one can guarantee
such outcomes because your results will depend on variables and factors outside
our control including, but not limited to: your motivation, your diligence
and discipline, your capabilities, your creativity, your health and fitness,
your compliance with our recommendations and suggestions, and other factors
which neither party has control over.
I will ask you, many times in each coaching session, if things make sense,
and if you know how to practice and actually use what we discuss, and what
I teach you. At the end of each coaching session, I will ask if that session
met your expectations. If you say yes, we will consider that session successful.
If you say no, I will spend additional time with you, at no additional charge,
at that time, or at a mutually convenient time, to resolve your concerns.
If I cannot resolve your concerns at that time, I will refund all your monies
paid for that particular coaching session in question. If this coaching session
in question was part of a package, when you receive a refund for that session,
we will also refund the rest of your unused coaching package monies. This
will be prorated per the package you purchased, not at the full non-package
hourly rate. Whenever you make the next coaching package payment that is due
or make a pay as you go payment, this indicates that you are satisfied with
the coaching up to that point, and that you wish to continue the coaching
Our Coaching Is Confidential
Trust forms the core of the coaching relationship.
We respect what you say, and will not repeat your material to anyone
or to any entity. We maintain your confidentiality
and privacy in all communications and we maintain safe and secure
written records of your account. We do not disclose that you are
a client if you do not want that known.
Read These Executive Coaching Articles
These three articles provide perspective on winning
the executive mental game. Learn the valuable benefits of having
an executive coach by your side, how to achieve peak performance
and renewal in today's high-performance workplace, and the unique
qualities of a mental game coach.
Do You Need an Executive Coach?
Use This Secret Weapon to Help Enhance Your Career, Your
Business and Your Life
Bill Cole, MS, MA
It has forever been a major advantage in any sport to have
a good coach. Other fields too. Musicians have instructors.
Artists have mentors. Writers have editors. Graduate students
have master professors. People who wish to grow in any endeavor
seek the wisdom, perspective and guidance of an accomplished
However, no one can teach you anything. Ultimately, only
you can take information from a teacher or coach and transform
it into your personal power. Savvy executives take personal
responsibility for their own learning. Read this
article to learn more about Executive Coaching.
Peak Performance in the Workplace
The New Corporate Ethic
Bill Cole, MS, MA
Corporations today are committed to helping organizations
empower their people with high-performance work styles.
People who are identified as peak performers, even in high
stress environments, have mastered the skills top achievers
in all disciplines possess. Read this
article to learn the secrets of renewing yourself in
a high-stress world.
Achievement, Productivity, Motivation and Success articles
by Bill Cole.
What's a Mental Game Coach?
Bill Cole, MS, MA
There are many types of mind coaches, mental trainers, psychology
consultants and therapists. How can you choose the right
mind practitioner? To find out, read
Meet Bill Cole, Your Expert Executive Coach
CEO Bill Cole, MS, MA is an internationally and nationally recognized performance psychology expert. He is a multiple Hall Of Fame Honoree, an award-winning scholar-athlete, and has coached at the highest levels of the Olympics, major-league pro sports, big-time college athletics and corporate America.
Bill has held many leadership positions, ranging from starting and running his own ventures as President and CEO, as entrepreneur and businessman, and as an executive mentor, coach and trainer.
"Bill Cole is a leading Olympic sports psychologist and a world-renowned peak performance coach."
British Broadcasting Corporation (The BBC)
"Bill Cole is a world-leading authority on sports psychology."
New Idea Magazine, Coleman-Rayner, LLC
"Bill Cole is a leading author on sports psychology."
"Bill Cole is a renowned sports psychologist and 'mental game coach' who helps athletes cope with the demands of intense competition."
See Bill's full bio in sport psychology.
He has successfully adapted his innovative methods and techniques in peak performance to a wide range of business applications.
Bill has been an association executive for many years. He was on the Board Of Directors of The National Speakers Association for Northern California, and he is the Founder and President of the International Mental Game Coaching Association and an international speaker on a variety of business topics.
Bill has been one of the most innovative writers and practitioners of performance psychology since the mid 1970's. He is a prolific author of books, articles, training manuals and audio products on sports psychology, peak performance, motivation, self-development, the paradox of success, mental toughness, team-building, leadership, achievement, mental training, coaching and other topics. In 1995 Bill co-authored the book, with Stephen J. Ginsky, entitled, The Corporate Athlete: Values And Practices Of Peak Performers In The Workplace.
Bill has written over 550 articles, assessment instruments and monographs.
Learn more about Bill's books and audio programs.
Bill is a prolific book author and has written many articles on executive peak performance, time management, effectiveness, stress control.
See Bill's full bio