In episode 109, Coffey talks with Kim Sawyer about the importance of leading by coaching.
They discuss the true meaning of being a coach; how management mentality is different from coaching; the definition of leadership from a coaching perspective; building a coaching relationship as a leader; the skills are necessary to become a successful coach; the ROI of learning and implementing a coaching relationship; what a coaching culture looks like in the workplace; and the difference between mentoring and coaching.

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Kim Sawyer

Kim Sawyer

Kim Sawyer has over twenty years of diverse business experience; he has started businesses, led companies, and been involved in almost every aspect of a business enterprise. Under Kim’s guidance, theWealthSource® coaches and facilitates key business people, teams and enterprises to create extraordinary wealth – in all its forms. They accomplish this primarily by means of individual coaching, their Success-Group™ team coaching program and Enterprise Coaching™, their program to build a “Coaching Culture” in an organization. In addition, theWealthSource® facilitates meetings, management retreats and learning events and provides specialty training in coaching and leadership skills. Kim is also a highly sought-after professional speaker who speaks frequently to companies and industry organizations across the country. Kim’s professional mission is to integrate the development of emotional, relational and business competencies to enhance bottom line performance. To achieve his mission, he has created a diverse set of proprietary tools for responding to often daunting challenges and changes. Kim is known for challenging and guiding people to consider new perspectives, alternate ways of thinking and innovative actions. He coaches from the larger context of the client system, integrating considerations of the team and organization and engaging team members and chain of command in the process and successful outcome of the coaching. In the first phase of his career, Kim founded, served for ten years as the C.E.O. of, and in 1998 profitably sold his company, Muscles for Hire, L.L.C., a commercial and residential specialty service provider. In 2000, Kim took that expertise in leadership, professional and business effectiveness, and entrepreneurship, and founded theWealthSource®, an executive and enterprise coaching firm. Kim holds a BBA in Entrepreneurship from the University of Houston and an MS in Organizational Development from the University of Texas. He is an ICF Certified Coach and Certified Birkman Consultant. He has been published and interviewed in the Houston Chronicle and other news publications, appeared on CNN Business Radio. Kim has a keen interest in philosophy, spirituality, poetry, science, and technology. He has traveled broadly and served his country in the US Army. Kim resides in Houston, TX with his True Love, awesome young son, and two cuddly pit bulls – a wonderful family whom he loves deeply. A representative sample of Kim’s clients include: Continental Airlines, JP Morgan Chase Bank, British Broadcasting Corporation, IBM; Chevron, Trans-Ocean; AET Tankers, Spectra Energy, Winstead, Sechrest and Minick Law Firm, Rice University’s Jones School of Business, The City of Lake Jackson, Texas, The Council on Alcohol and Drugs – Houston and numerous regional entrepreneurs.


  1. Kim Young

    Loved this episode.

    • Kim Sawyer

      Thanks Kim. It means a lot to get that feedback from another Kim! LOL! Please share it as widely as you feel is justified. Cheers!


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