Court’s coaching was immeasurably valuable to me during my transition out of the military. He helped me arrest circular thinking and face challenging realities with confidence. Court is a consummate professional who possesses contagious passion and unrivaled enthusiasm. For all who are navigating a transition or striving to achieve a higher level of performance, I can’t imagine a better resource than Court.
Court is an expert coach and humble servant leader who is committed to helping his clients accomplish their goals and perform at a high level. Court was my executive coach during my transition to the civilian sector after my 20 year Army career. He helped me navigate this journey by finding my passion and purpose while making critical decisions that aligned with my values and goals. He challenged my assumptions and told me what I needed to hear vice what I wanted to hear. He was organized and thoughtful and made the very most out of ever session together. I can’t say enough enough how much I grew personally and professionally during our time working together that will certainly be long lasting and effective over time. As a result, I am well on my way towards careers in collegiate and professional athletics and management consulting. More importantly, Court modeled how I want to coach and engage my clients on a deep and personal level. I highly recommend him to help make you and your team better at what they do.
I have had the honor of knowing and working with Court Whitman for ten years in both the government and private sectors. His ability to create and lead successful teams in the Special Operations community is matched by his skill adapting to new environments and diverse audiences in his coaching and human resources role. He is a key part of building and sustaining the right culture for a high-performance organization. I always knew that we could trust Court to lead or support the most sensitive and important missions at hand, while taking unequaled measures to care for and lead the team members around him. I would take Court back on my team any day.
I think the most profound self-awareness area that I was surprised about was I perhaps resenting being in the shadows in my previous jobs. I realized I wanted to take pride or credit as the front leader or the decision maker. I want to be a senior executive. Court’s coaching and the assessments help provide this keen insight into what I really wanted in my next job.. Court also was very good at accountability and control measures. For example, at every session, he would go over the objectives of the session driven by my needs. At the end, we would recap and think through the next topic area. He would also follow-up with feedback or provide his analysis on my strengths and weaknesses. Very insightful.
Court Whitman was instrumental in helping me shape my thinking as I transition out of the Army following ten years of service. I connected with Court through the COMMIT Foundation, and before we connected, I struggled to find my new identity and purpose post-transition. For a period of almost 12 months, Court took the time to learn about my personal and professional life and translated my experiences into a custom-tailored blueprint for my future. Together, Court helped me discover my true passions and helped me realize which values were truly important to me. Before connecting with Court, I felt overwhelmed and worried I was going to make a terrible career decision once I left active duty. I no longer have these fears, and I look forward to what comes after the Army!
Court’s incredible character and genuine interest in helping people was very evident throughout our coaching session. I have gained tremendous headway as I navigate towards transitioning out of active military service. Court is extremely approachable and humbled (given his impressive military background). He helped me discover answers to questions about myself as I begin to step off to a new career. I highly recommend Court’s coaching services. He will provide much needed perspective to help ease the stress while enduring major life changes. Thank you again Court for serving and for continuing to serve those that serve!
Court is a great listener, asks questions that are thoughtful and probing and always connected the conversation to a tangible point of action. With Court’s guidance, he helped peel back layers that targeted real issues that hindered real progress. At the conclusion of each session, not only had we addressed a nagging issue, but had developed a plan of action to address it. The coaching sessions helped reveal some subtle blind spots, that once exposed, provided fertile ground for personal growth. This is my first experience receiving one on one “coaching” and in my opinion, Court went above and beyond in his flexibility, punctuality, passion to help and desire for productive change. If I didn’t know, I would’ve assumed Court had been coaching clients for 15+ years.
I’ve felt more focused and disciplined since working with Court. I find myself continually evaluating my two main areas of weakness – lack of discipline and procrastination – and therefore positively impacting my productivity.
Learned different ways to structure my day/week. Really was able to talk through some ideas/struggles/ and move to an action plan for several areas of my life including time with my family and job/professional related. Court’s ability to bring different viewpoints, questions, and thoughts helped me learn a lot about myself. I think his curiosity has helped him have a great understanding of different tools/frameworks that makes it much more personable. This was my first coaching experience and the bar was set very high for any follow on. I could not have been more impressed with his professionalism and ability to create coaching sessions with empathy and understanding.
I was stricken by Court’s gentle leadership style. He was humble and deferential always, yet still found a way to inject his confidence and knowledge into the conversation while making me feel like those were my own. I’ve never spoken to someone in that way, so it made me uncomfortable at first, but I quickly learned to appreciate it and hope to emulate that style for situations where it is appropriate in my life.
My lucky break came when the COMMIT Foundation paired me up with Court Whitman to coach me through one of the most stressful periods of transition I have encountered: Military Retirement! And despite numerous exposures to mentorship and leadership courses, being professionally coached led to an entirely different and transformative experience. Literally all over the place in terms of where I needed and wanted to go, Court patiently guided my thoughts and attention to focus inwardly, and intently, towards my core values and strengths before embarking on weightier decisions. Court’s ability to actively listen, nudge, and inspire action is nothing less than extraordinary. And being the quiet and humble professional Court embodies, he would likely say that this growth was largely of my own making, but I beg to differ. Court was my catalyst to gaining confidence, clarity, and a sense of purpose for that impending second act in life!
Excellent executive coach. Court was extremely helpful in helping me focus and prepare for my second career after 27 years of naval service. His insights were spot on — much appreciated.
Court Whitman extracted more out of me than I knew I had – he is absolutely amazing! We were connected through the COMMIT Foundation, and I could not be more pleased with the results. Court coached me for about 8 months, and he changed my perspective on almost all aspects of life. Through his extraordinary listening skills, he helped me to organize my thoughts, identify my specific core values, and taught me how to take action what was most important to me. Court is one of the most selfless individuals I’ve ever met and genuinely cares about other people and their success. He is more than capable of you to the next level of performance. I would recommend Court’s coaching to anyone.
I wanted to provide testimony to Court’s ability to inspire transitioning service members. I am a recent recipient of his coaching and know I would not be where I am at without his devotion. He understood, communicated and selflessly dedicated himself to my transition personally. He took time to get to know me as a person and understand my desires and then masterly crafted a personal plan just for me. I can’t thank him enough and highly endorse and recommend him to anyone that needs a push or inspiration.
Not to sound cliche, but words seriously can’t describe how grateful I am to Court for his guidance during my transition from the military and into the civilian workforce. It is my opinion that while serving in the military rarely does one encounter a scenario where they didn’t receive direct training or at least complete a CBT on how to navigate a given scenario. That is not the case once you transition out of the service. Sure, there is the TAPs class to teach us how to set up our resumes or where to go to the VA and typically we know a few of folks that have made the transition before us that we can reach out to; but rarely do we have someone who can prepare us, individually, to learn how to leverage our own personal attributes, strengths, and weaknesses and discover how to forge them into a weapons system that will almost guarantee success. We all have accomplished incredible feats during our careers, been a part of operations that have had global impacts, received advanced training in this area or that, and I would venture to say most of us have our own set of internal core values and not just the ones issued to us when we swore the oath. Court asked me to look inward and focus on myself, he has a system that helped me capitalize on those experiences and values in order to leverage them for employment as I transitioned into the workplace. I can proudly say today that I have an incredible job at an incredible organization. Had I went with my first choice I can’t promise that I would have been fulfilled personally; but as Court taught me, there are three kinds of work: a job, a career, and a calling… Court, Thank You for helping me learn and leverage my leadership styles and qualities and most importantly, for helping me find my calling. I cannot endorse Court strongly enough… like I have told everyone who has asked about my success … just have one conversation with Court, you can thank me latter.