Hi, I'm Rich Huttner. I work with business owners and senior leaders to help them solve tough problems and take full advantage of new opportunities.
If you're a key executive or CEO, having a knowledgeable sounding board, someone you respect and trust, can make all the difference in your achievements. A good coach will enable you to better solve problems, come up with new ideas, and exceed growth targets. In short, you and your business or organization will be even more successful.
My qualifications: Head of high-performing businesses at American Express and Time Warner and past owner/CEO of several successful small companies. I’m a Yale BA and Stanford MBA and hold the ACC designation from the International Coaching Federation.
What I do and who I am
Coaching and Consulting
Coaching is all about helping people. Building upon a client's strengths and interests, I help senior leaders formulate and execute their own action plans for personal and professional success.
One of my specialties is helping business owners craft a strategic transition plan to enable them to sell their company for the highest price or increase its value for the next generation.
I work by building trust with my clients, maintaining strict confidentiality, and asking knowledgeable questions. They have a dedicated coach who truly listens to them and can help them find their own correct path. Most important, I help my clients develop action plans that exceed expectations. Not only do their businesses perform better, these clients derive more satisfaction from their work.
For the last two years, I've coached CEOs, non-profit directors , and senior organizational leaders on the issues most important to them.
Previously, I was a successful leadership and management skills trainer. Over 200 companies have sent their senior leaders to my Crestcom leadership workshops.
Lastly, I've taught organizational behavior in Northeastern’s MBA program and am the author of The Universal Management Principle Workbook – How to Manage Your Team Better.
Carol was head of sales who was promoted to the VP Sales & Marketing slot. I helped her understand the broader scope of her new role. She wrote me:
“Things are going great so far. Bob (CEO) called me a Hero after our worldwide Sales & Service Meeting last week which I led. One of my colleagues nominated me for The President’s Award for the last fiscal. You sure were right on when you helped me see my new role was like becoming the General Manager of a sports club rather than its team manager. My new job includes supporting and developing the managers in many departments who now report to me. Our discussion about starting out with a listening tour was invaluable. I’ve had great success, and I love the new job!! Thanks again for all your coaching that helped me solidify the promotion.”
David founded an engineering firm that had grown to 75 employees. He was five years away from retirement and was concerned about the continuation of his business. We worked together on a strategic plan that covered retention of key people, a clear and exciting growth strategy, and eventual transition of the business. All the worry that he was experiencing about retirement faded away. He was confident of his financial security and his legacy.
Tony was the inventor of a hospital infection-control monitoring device and architect of the AI software upon which his start-up tech company was based. A brilliant inventor, as CTO, he had to learn how to become a more patient team player and to handle less stressfully the give and take of becoming a senior member of the management team.
Partially as a result of the coaching, Tony quickly matured in his role. He successfully led his company’s pilot project, resulting in a $20 M hospital system infection-control contract. His company has now embarked on its planned steep growth trajectory.
"If we did all the things we are capable of, we would literally astound ourselves."