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L E T S  S T A R T  B Y  G E T T I N G  R E A L!

So the point is not to become a leader. The point is to become yourself, to use yourself completely – all your skills, gifts and energies – in order to make your vision manifest. You must withhold nothing.”      –    Warren Bennis

You understand that “being” a leader is different than “doing” leaderly (made up word) things. Coaching you will soon realize, is about helping you unlock the best way for you to lead and to become the leader you know you are.

There are plenty of blog posts and leadership books about how to be a leader and build teams, but if that is all it took we would just buy the book and call it a day.

Where it gets interesting and where coaches can help the most is actually working with you on your personal leadership style so that you can get the results that you want.

You know as a front-line leader your life is chaotic, with constant juggling of top priorities, increasing volumes, never-ending problems leaving you in a constant crisis management mode. You also get up every morning to take risks and face fear head-on, day after day.

Imagine what RESULTS you could achieve personally or professionally if:

  • you were FOCUSED and aligned with your VALUES?
  • you had PASSION and a clear VISION of your future?
  • you were driven with PURPOSE and POWER?
  • you were REFLECTIVE and GENUINE in your actions?

As you read through those sentences, your inner-mind is already imagining what a different life it would be and that feels good, doesn’t it?       

I’m Rick Ruppenthal, personal leadership coach, certified change practitioner & founder of Four Hats Coaching.

I help executives, directors, front-line managers/supervisors and teams solve their biggest pains, dysfunctions, and key challenges and turn their teams into a well-oiled machine that contributes to the results they want to achieve.

If you answered “better” or “if only” to one or more of those questions, then let’s have a conversation to learn more about each other.

Whether you’re trying to fix something or improve a faulty design, the very first step that you must do is figure out what is and what isn’t working. This is also just as true for you personally.

You already aware of what some of the pressing problems in your life are. Now imagine you taking care of them.

Read the bios of some the most successful people that you admire and you will find that many had mentors and/or coaches in their lives, making significant differences in their mindsets,  leading them to results and destinations that they enjoy today.

Do you deserve the same?



How do I do all this?

It depends on you, the individual leader.

I look at your vision, goals, the challenges that you are facing, and opportunities you might be missing. I also uncover any hidden problems or barriers that may be sabotaging your desired results.

Then we create an action plan and implement it together so that you finally
get the results they have been looking for but were unable to find. And of
course, we address challenges that come up along the way.

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.

Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, ‘Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?’ Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God.

Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us.

It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”    ~Marianne Williamson

My clients have told me that they have had profound personal transformations, feel that they are finally in more control and have better relationships both at home and in their profession, found balance and are actually having more fun in life and at work.

So if you are ready to:

  • Get absolute clarity on your values and the top goals for you in the next year
  • Isolate and re-frame those limiting beliefs that have held you back in the past
  • Devise an action plan to achieve your specific outcomes



My coaching uses a unique, integrative approach based on Jungian models balanced with Life Coaching, Human Needs Psychology and Strategic Results Sessions.

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You have a great knack of asking the right questions at the right time. Really has gotten me to look deep and understand my relationships better. Stuff still happens and I’m loving it!      M.  F.

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