Warren Rutherford is the owner of The Executive Suite, President of Rutherford Advisors Inc and Director of Coaching programs at Innermetrix. An impressive CV, I’m sure you’ll agree. With such a wealth of experience I knew that an interview with Warren would uncover a minefield of great information that all companies, bosses, employees and entrepreneurs would find useful. He explains how he manages his time, where he got his experience to become a coach, provides franchise and start-up advice and tells me about his blogging activities too.
Looking at your LinkedIn profile you have a varied list of services. Which do you prefer?
Our job placement services are regional and our staff fulfills that service. I focus most of my efforts on leadership coaching and training, franchise coaching, and One Page Business Plans as that is where there is the most demand. Human resource and straight-up management consulting usually occurs on an as-needed basis. I prefer leadership coaching, training managers and owners to lead and manage, and helping clients prepare actionable business plans. Franchise coaching is an outgrowth of job placement activity and management consulting.
How do you manage your time to fit everything in?
Good time management. I’m used to running small to large organizations and prioritize well. As the owner I set aside time weekly for administration, marketing, and service delivery. I’ve also learned to shut the lights out at the office when I go home. Most of my writing occurs while I’m relaxing in the evening.