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Transcript from the BlueSteps #ExecCareer Chat, “Executive Interviewing Advice and Tips” featuring John Ryan from TRANSEARCH USA.

When it comes to coaching and leadership development, little takes root until the individual reaches a deeper level of understanding and awareness. It is amazing how quickly change begins to happen once a leader starts to understand at a deep level (in their mind and in their heart) what exactly it is they would like to change, and how their current behavior impacts others. When the lights come on and a leader can see the different dimensions of what they do, and the consequences of their behavior, the emotional motivation to change kicks in and new ways of being and leading can begin to emerge.

For one recent CFO search, TRANSEARCH was selected by a company which we first began working with in 1997.  This organization is a national provider of construction, operations and maintenance services to the power, energy and industrial sectors.  Back in 1997, we were tasked with helping this client find their next CEO.  Many years later, we recruited that CEO’s successor.  During this two decade relationship, the company’s growth has been exponential and annual revenue is more than half a billion dollars.

The Institute for Supply Management numbers keep coming, and keep coming strong. According to the latest January PMI numbers, we’ve seen 20 consecutive months – almost two years – of continued expansion in the manufacturing sector. And the economy overall has continued to grow for 68 straight months.

Transcript from the BlueSteps #ExecCareer Chat featuring John Ryan, from TRANSEARCH.

TRANSEARCH was recently selected by the Chairman and CEO of an early stage, pre-revenue biofuels and specialty chemicals manufacturer headquartered in Dallas. Founded in 2007, the company had previously completed A and B round funding. The board and leadership team required an executive who would lead the company through its C round, which was already in process, and spearhead future capital raising efforts to support the ongoing project pipeline to the tune of several hundred million dollars. With considerations such as burn-rate, joint venture obligations, and near-term project costs, identifying an individual with a proven track record of raising funds in the industry was critical.