5 Questions that Matter with Carol Koffinke
By Peter Davis
Beacon Associates improves performance. Carol Koffinke, CEO, started her business as single consultant in 2002 and has grown to a company with over $20M in revenue. Beacon has been profitable every year and has zero debt. As remarkable, to me, is her sincere emphasis on her people. Developing them as leaders and helping them evolve as humans.
Peter: What is a visionary leader’s job?
Carol: The thing a visionary leader does is to help an organization become what it’s destined to be. Being able to see the potential, figure out what that looks like, how to get there, and guiding the organization along the way.
My vision has changed. I started Beacon, initially, to claim my own destiny in life. I had been in a health care career for a very long time, experienced two downsizings, I’m 50 years old, and I said, “You know what? I’m going to take destiny into my own hands and start a consulting practice.” But, the Universe brings different opportunities. You listen, you watch, you weigh, and your vision changes. Within a year or two I said, “This is going to be a major company. We’re going to do a lot of projects with the Government. We’re going to help organizations become the best that they can be. And that’s my vision.” I started building it from there.
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Categorised in: 2013