Chad is very sincere, capable and brings great enthusiasm!
— Mayors Office - Cherokee County, N.C.

Meet Your Sherpa

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As a certified speaker, coach and trainer, a Masters Degree in Leadership and over two decades leading in both profit and not-for profit fields, you are sure to be impacted in big ways. Leveraging world-class training I’ll bring guidance and vitality to you and those around you. But… the following is more important!

I’ve failed, made poor decisions, and been greatly misunderstood many times! Why highlight this? These are the life events that have shaped my character and capacity to lead more than anything else.

I want you to be the best version of you personally AND professionally. If you want to go from base camp to the summit FIRST you need to be open to growth. I don’t think leaders are born or made, but developed. SECOND for your success and safety in the trek you need the best gear available. That is why I have done the hard work of simplifying complex tools so they get you to the destination without unnecessary weight. Humility is the THIRD unavoidable step. We must all admit that while we are often good at certain things, we need guidance in others. I am simply a guide helping many navigate life’s trail of relationships and complex decisions.

I enjoy giving access, feel free to connect at 423-226-0553

Why Choose Ascential Coaching?


Did you know that many 'coaches' have never been coached themselves? This is a problem! As a customer you need to receive content that you can trust. Think about this statement... "We can never give what we haven't received". It's physically and mentally impossible. Experience is not enough, American philosopher John Dewey says, "We do not learn from experience, but from reflecting on our experience". Too many coaches simply pass out pre-packaged content that may or may not 'stick' with you and your context. You need flexible EQ training that is customized in a way it allows you to reflect on your experience and grow. Intellectual content is never enough. It's the space of 'review' between the content and your context where change takes place. Great ideas stick when the learning moment is first realized by you, not someone else.

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