LAURIS RIGDON, CEO
ONONDAGA PHYSICAL THERAPY
I have been working with Nathan since 2017 and can't say enough about the positive impacts he has had on our business. Nathan is extremely passionate about his coaching and gets to know your entire company and culture so that he can help you navigate the many challenges of running a small business. He is constantly pushing us to grow, exploring new ideas and revenue streams, while at the same time holding us and the team accountable to our action plans.
We have used Nathan's experience and vast knowledge to provide individualize coaching for numerous members of our team. He helped us realize the value of the Harrison Assessment and how learning more about yourself helps you become better at managing your team. This was instrumental in advancing the skills of our staff as well as making the right hires.
Nathan could see the future of Onondaga Physical Therapy and the growth we were looking for. He helped us expand our executive team so that we would be ready to take on the next phase of our growth. Our growth was planned and structured through a strategic planning process that he orchestrated with many members of our team. We continue to seek new challenges and lean on him for the proper guidance and direction. Nathan has become a invaluable member of our team... we couldn't have done it without him!
DOUG VENESKY, CEO
VENESKY AND ASSOCIATES
My business has served multiple local governments throughout New York State for over 40 years. We have worked extremely hard to establish our presence and position as a leader in governmental accounting and consulting. However, a few years ago I found myself working an unhealthy number of hours in an effort to make up for inefficiencies within the business, team and our strategy. I knew there had to be a better way, and clearly, some things needed to change. It was around this time that I met Nathan.
As I look back over the last four years, we have accomplished an incredible amount together. We have raised our sights and narrowed our focus to become far more organized and innovative through Nathan’s leadership and strategy development, performance improvement, and culture transformation. In addition, we have found a “True North” for the business. Now every day our Team is laser-focused on driving the business toward our “True North.”
We implemented daily and weekly goals with metric tracking for each person, expanded product lines and services, and clarified the structure through performance expectations and coaching to induce individual ownership, accountability, and 4-Way organizational alignment, resulting in production increases, market growth, and continued improvement.
If you own a business, manage a team, or simply wish to increase your own performance, you need to work with Nathan. Either in the short term or long term, his services are invaluable.
RYAN O'CONNOR CFP®, CEPA®, CVGA®, RICP®, AEP®, CLU®, FOUNDING MEMBER
PRIMACY FINANCIAL - NORTHWESTERN MUTUAL
Working with Nate has been nothing short of life changing for me. As a highly successful person whose life from the outside looking in seemed like a living version of the American Dream, Nate helped me discover through his proven analytical process that it was anything but. I was at a very low point in my life despite my professional success and Nate helped me realize that there are things I can control and improve on and has a great balance between compassion and directness to challenging me to be better by focusing on what I can control. If this sounds like you then you should hire Nate immediately and your only regret would be why you didn’t do this sooner.
ERIN BORTEL, DEPARTMENT HEAD
I’ve had the distinct pleasure of working with Nathan intensely over the past year. I had no idea that a consultant relationship would extend past my professional life and impact my overall well-being so significantly. Working with Nathan has led to the following outcomes:
• Greater self-awareness in my interpersonal skills leading to improved relationships and greater team cohesion.
• Time management techniques allowing me to increase my productivity and efficiency.
• Communication and Conflict resolution strategies that have allowed me to find my voice in navigating difficult
situations with my staff, our funders, and the general public.
• An overall sense of increased confidence in my abilities to exceed even my high expectations of myself.
Overall, Nathan has made a remarkable impact on my life and I truly feel that anyone who is as invested in the process as he is will stand to benefit from his coaching and strategic planning. I enthusiastically recommend Nathan’s services to any person willing to take on a journey of personal growth and commitment.
GREG DESMARIS, REGIONAL MANAGER
Initially when I hired Nathan, my expectation was to have someone help me to more fully develop as a leader. In working with him, I quickly realized that his program was much more than just professional development. Nathan takes a holistic approach that connects your personal life, goals, and aspirations to your leadership style, skill set, and career. He challenges you to understand your “true north” in an effort to provide you greater perspective in all areas of your existence, and in the lives of those on your team.
The other area of which Nathan is able to guide you through to drive performance improvement is strategic planning. He offers a very interesting way of influencing you to think high level. He may be worth his weight in gold for this alone!
I will continue to recommend Nathan to fellow employees, colleagues, and friends. I strongly believe that if you are willing to put the effort into working with Nathan, and rise to the challenge of his personalized program and coaching, your all-around wellbeing and leadership will strongly benefit. I can attest that mine certainly has.
TREVOR GARLOCK CLU®, ChFC®, FOUNDING MEMBER
RIPLEY, GARLOCK & ASSOCIATES FINANCIAL PLANNING - NORTHWESTERN MUTUAL
I decided to engage with Nate at the advice of one of my associates with a sole focus to work on both my leadership and management skills. What a journey it has become, developing in so many more areas and ways unimagined!
Working with coaches in the past has always yielded limited results with attention around processes and procedures. With Nate, it has gone so much deeper to focus inward. To better understand and discover myself has been such an eye-opening experience. As individuals, we are always evolving and to see ourselves in an objective light, I am more self-aware of who I am then at any other point in my life.
I have seen tremendous growth both professionally and personally and would highly recommend Nate to any business owner looking to better themselves.
KEVIN SULLIVAN CFP®, WEALTH MANAGEMENT ADVISOR
ROCKBRIDGE INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT
Based on some personal and professional hurdles I encountered over the past three years, I didn't feel I was realizing the potential within myself. I reached out to Nathan for a discussion to understand his methods and approaches and how he is able to restore the focus and confidence it takes for someone in my position to regain their footing. Looking back, it was well worth the investment in time, energy, and capital.
Nathan will disrupt your manner of looking at yourself, at others and how people tend to view you. He often pushed me to overcome my tendencies to be comfortable and complacent with where I was. I needed to confront some of my fears of rejection and overcome my ability to get distracted by routine tasks. I am very thankful for the insight and guidance our one-on-one meetings generated.
I am thankful I took the first step and now see the changes in my approach, beliefs, and interactions with clients and prospects - it has paid dividends in just a few short months for me. I have a renewed passion for my field and vision for my future and career thanks to my association with Nathan Eland of Legends Leadership Concepts.
MARTY PAUL, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
WHISPER MOUNTAIN MINISTRIES
We appreciate you and the professional services you provided over the past several months. With your guidance, we have developed a better strategy for growth and sustainability. With your direction, our team has been allowed to have focused time and the tools necessary to think through and better communicate our available plans, and how to make it all happen.
Another important factor for us has been in better defined staff roles and time management to where we can now pinpoint the immediate essentials and disregard the non-essentials. As a whole, we believe we are now a better prepared and managed ministry due to your instruction and guidance.
We plan to highly recommend you to others we know! We count it a privilege to have worked with you in this course of action and we’re looking into some areas where we can utilize your talents and gifts in the near future.
LAUREN SMITH, REGIONAL SALES MANAGER
Nathan has been my coach and mentor for 6 months. In this short period of time, both my personal and professional development are forever changed for the greater good of not only myself, but also everyone I interact with now and far into the future. Nathan has helped me identify my blind spots and 'super powers' while strategizing with me on how to improve and become more balanced in all areas. The coaching, resources and accountability that Nathan provides have given me the ability to accelerate my growth in my role at work, and also in the personal arena. The changes I have experienced since working with Nathan, both objectively and subjectively have been recognized by my team, peers, leaders, friends and family.
I always thought I had a grasp on who I was and how I functioned in the workplace until I took The Harrison Assessment. This assessment has become my bible as I reference it multiple times a week. This tool and Nathan's ongoing coaching and development have been absolute game changers in my personal and professional development. Since working with Nathan, my team's culture has significantly improved and has also resulted in 30% increase in revenue from Q3 to Q4 2022.
NICK HOWARD, FOUNDER/CEO
Over the course of a one year period of working together with Legends Leadership Concepts, both myself and my COO showed substantial, measured improvement within key areas of our targeted development plans. Nathan takes a scientific, behavior oriented approach that incorporates an array of innovative tools and resources, powered by analytics, to enable sustainable change. His ability to cultivate a deep connection with each of us while providing practical interpretations of highly sophisticated performance data, and how to leverage this insight for sustainable developmental gains has offered us a truly unique and invaluable experience.
Additionally, having Nathan as part of our executive council was literally priceless. His strategic advice was instrumental in reviving our company in a time where we were in a terrifying downward spiral.
ERICA D'ARRIGO, CFO
CNY SEALING AND PLOWING, INC.
From our very first meeting with Nathan, his professionalism, experience, and wealth of knowledge overwhelmed us with confidence. His first objective was to create a detailed analysis of our core management team. Finding each of their strengths and weaknesses and building upon them. Aside from one-on-one meetings with management, we had ongoing group meetings that were always constructive and effective. These strategic meetings got everyone involved and pushed each of us to think outside of the box to achieve not only professional but personal growth as well.
Nathan held us personally accountable to assure effective change, and it was so worth it in the end. I looked forward to each session, knowing it was purposeful to the growth of my individual department and leading to a maturing growth of our company. I highly recommend without any reservations, Legends Leadership Concepts, to any company seeking growth, improved leadership, and to move into a maturing phase of professionalism. It has been the best financial investment in our company that I could ever support.
KATE HOUCK, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
I have had the pleasure of working with Nathan Eland for the past year. Nathan has provided me with high level coaching that has impacted me on a personal and professional level. It seems that every time we speak, I have a major breakthrough in my leadership, my self-awareness and my abilities to provide better coaching to my team.
I was better able to navigate through the pandemic, and now come out the other side with both hands on the wheel because of Nathan. I am grateful everyday for his high level understanding of the human condition- and his ability to support my ongoing growth and development as a leader.
TYLER ROMBOUGH, COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE BROKER
To this day, Nathan is one of the most positive and refreshing people I know, and have the privilege of speaking with regularly. Our conversations revolve around what really matters in the world, people, and how we can consistently be working towards being a better one of those. Better for our families, our staff, our friends, our peers, and for our communities.
It’s an honor to know Nathan, and with a deep sense of pride, I can even call him my friend now. He has drastically and positively altered my life, by instilling within me, the power to access a level of courage that I did not know I had. Nathan has been personally committed to seeing me excel, more so than anyone else whom I have ever met. For that, my gratefulness towards him will never cease.
FRANK THOMAS, PASTOR
Immediately what strikes you about Nathan is that he is determined to help you get somewhere. Not only to a better place or a position in life, but something much more than that. He is someone who helps you to take life’s obstacles, deconstruct them, and turn them into a ladder to be climbed rung by rung, one step at a time. He is deeply driven by helping others become their best selves. Nathan is doing what he was meant to do, and he will absolutely help you to become a better version of you.
DEAN JAMES RIPLEY CFP®, ChFC®, CASL®, RICP®, CLU® - FOUNDING MEMBER
RIPLEY, GARLOCK & ASSOCIATES FINANCIAL PLANNING - NORTHWESTERN MUTUAL
Nate Eland has been my coach for about 18 months. I would dare to call that 18 months transformational for me both personally and professionally. I don't write that lightly, in that I've had 25 years of business practice and been engaged in professional and personal growth work for most of that time. Nate's work centers a lot around the use of the Harrison assessment, which is not a tool that's necessarily proprietary to Nate alone as a coach. What is proprietary to Nate is his exceptional skill in using that tool to connect the dots for clients in terms of navigating opportunities and obstacles both personal and professional, by gaining an incredibly in depth sense of self and implementing amazing practical tools with the knowledge developed through Nate. I've learned more about myself in the last 18 months than I may have learned with similar efforts in the prior 20 years of personal growth.
At this point, I've also engaged Nate with my team in an effort to take full advantage of his capabilities as a mentor, coach, and business collaborator. His grasp of extremely advanced topics of both personal growth, but also team dynamics and leadership skill development, may be unparalleled. I say this as someone who's had at least seven or eight coaches over the years, many of whom are personally highly regarded and several of whom are nationally renowned. After 18 months working with a coach, I frequently have come to a point where I think I've probably taken all I can get from them and I feel like it's time to move on or that I don't need a coach for a while and I want to work on what they've given me. To the contrary, after 18 months with Nate, I feel like I am just barely scratching the surface with a lot of what I can do with Nate and I am very eager to see what the future holds.