Career

"My coaching sessions were powerful"

Cecil walked alongside me during a crucial time as I transitioned from seminary into full-time ministry (Children’s Ministry). I was feeling overwhelmed and insecure, not sure how to continue going forward. There were many times when I felt like I wanted to just give up and quit. However, my coaching sessions with Cecil were powerful and so helpful. Every time we talked, I was given new insight and encouragement to keep going. We also went through the EHS course together and unraveled some of the deeper spiritual struggles that I was dealing with. The EHS taught me that sometimes in order to move forward, you have to go backwards and find the meanings in the walls that we are facing. Then we can figure out how to breakthrough and gain strength to keep moving forward.

Cecil has been a great and supportive coach; he is a great listener and encourager. Almost one year of coaching with him later, I have found that I can better accept things for how they are instead of try so hard to be in control. I have pushed myself to communicate and define boundaries so I can have a more intentional use of my time and prevent burnout. And even in times when I feel like I have nothing to discuss, we still find things that we can reflect and work on to keep things positive and moving forward.

~ Stephanie C., Walnut Creek, CA


"WOW!"

WOW! This one word sums up what Cecil Wong for me. Cecil helped me drill down and focus in just three short sessions!

As a first time Executive Director of a non-profit Museum I was feeling beyond overwhelmed. There is so much to do as well as so much to learn. A training course for new Directors included three sessions with Mr. Wong. Not only did I feel an instant connection, he was exactly who I needed. Prioritizing was a nightmare for me because everything needs to be done NOW. Cecil gave me a great tool that actually saves me time in the long run.

But that wasn’t all! He asked me a most difficult question, “Why do you want to be the Director of this Museum?” In searching for that answer I discovered a personal ministry that I would never have found. It’s a BIG Purpose but one I choose to embrace. Thanks to Cecil when the days are especially tough, and going badly, I just remember my “Why” and it keeps me going.

Finally, it did not end after the three sessions. Cecil really cares! He has kept in contact with me. Just knowing he cares makes a real difference. I know I can pick up the phone if I really need him again. (And I will, smile).

Needless to say I HIGHLY recommend Cecil Wong. Short term, long term or somewhere in between, he really understands business and what makes those of us compelled to work tick. Thanks!

~ Leslei Fisher, Executive Director, Gene Autry Oklahoma Museum


"Powerful questions"

“During a recent career transition, Cecil coached me through determining how much my work and skill set was worth. Not just to potential employers, but to me. 

His questions led me to discovering a reasonable baseline for negotiating a fair salary, and even empowered me to give myself a significant raise. 

I wouldn’t have imagined earning my current salary just a few years ago but Cecil’s powerful questions helped me acknowledge the worth and value for the kinds of services I am able to provide others.” 

~ P. T., San Francisco, CA