224: Fred Halstead: Be joyful about it

//224: Fred Halstead: Be joyful about it

224: Fred Halstead: Be joyful about it

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Fred Halstead’s positivity can drive people crazy, including his wife. But as a coach Fred knows he needs to empathize with others that are not like him. They may have regrets and need to work through their challenges before they can move forward.

Fred was raised in a western suburb of Chicago, Wheaton Illinois. His parents bought a property with seven acres a good-sized house, a guest house and barn. His father, an architect, who led the oldest architectural firms in the US, decided to completely remodel the old house. So, Fred and his two brothers and parents slept in the guest house for two years while mostly the family rebuilt the house. Work ethic and accomplishment was paramount. After the reconstruction was complete, Fred and his older brother returned from a weekend visit with friends to find Dad laying out an area for a new swimming pool. Dad decided that we’d have a pool and his brother Grey and Fred would dig it by hand, put in the rebar and then contract for pouring of the floor, walls and deck.

During high school he also gained the experience of team sports by playing on the football team and running track. Wabash College, a very small liberal arts college in Indiana, fit Fred’s need for a broad education. After graduation he attended Northwestern University Graduate Business School.  When the Daft Board reclassified him and called him to military duty, he decided to volunteer for the Air Force. After OTS, he served as an officer in the Office of Special Investigations for four years, the last 18 months as commander of the office. Among several adventures in the Air Force, the best thing that happened to him was meeting and marrying Donna.

After three fairly short-term jobs in financial management, he began a career in executive search. Fred started his own firm, which later merged into an international firm. In 2003, after many years of assessing the talents of executives and culture of client’s organizations and considerable noodling about how best to use his talents, a new career in helping leaders become even more successful called. Halstead Executive Coaching was formed.

After 40 years of observing, assessing and coaching leaders, Fred wrote a book reflecting what he has learned. It is focused on skills needed to be an inspiring and highly successful leader. The inspiration and encouragement for the book, Leadership Skills That Inspire Incredible Results also resulted from the positive results of a highly interactive Program that he has presented to senior level leadership teams for the past five years.

Fred’s foundation and rudder are his faith and his two most important blessings are his faith and his family. Fred and Donna have two exceptional children who married extraordinarily well and they have three wonderful and sweet granddaughters all of whom live in the Dallas area.

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Hump to Get Over

Fred Halstead’s positivity can drive people crazy, including his wife. But as a coach Fred knows he needs to empathize with others that are not like him. They may have regrets and need to work through their challenges before they can move forward.

Advice for others

Greatly appreciate all other people.

Holding him back from being an even better leader

Confidence

Best Leadership Advice

Understand what your strengths are and fully use them.

Secret to Success

The fact that I am a positive person and understand what my limited strengths are.

Best tools in business or life

Listening and asking powerful questions and genuinely encouraging others.

Recommended Reading

Leadership Skills that Inspire Incredible ResultsThe Fred Factor: How Passion in Your Work and Life Can Turn the Ordinary into the Extraordinary

Contacting Fred Halstead

Website: https://halsteadexecutivecoaching.com/

email: fred.halsteadec [at] yahoo.com

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/fred-halstead-41b01814/

Resources and Show Mentions

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