1358 – Opening Yourself to Learning with Reiner Lomb

In this episode of the Thoughtful Entrepreneur, your host Josh Elledge speaks to the CEO, Executive Coach and Author of BoomerangCoach, Reiner Lomb.

BoomerangCoach focuses on leadership development, innovation, and transformational change in organizations, companies, and from start-ups to big corporations. They help leaders grow, increase their impact, articulate a future, and guide them in pursuing it. Reiner is a veteran in his field, with two decades of working and developing start-ups into multi-dollar companies. He teaches leaders to break the wall of learning and take them to the next level of development in their leadership. 

When talking about trends in leadership, he mentioned that emotional-based leadership competencies are more critical than ever. However, since this skill is not taught in school, people have to be willing to learn in the emotional space, and when they do, it's an excellent investment. Leaders immersing in this type of learning will allow them to move forward from emotions of the past and pivot them to be visionary leaders.

Key points from this episode:

  • What does a Boomerang Coach do?
  • What kind of customers does BoomerangCoach attract?
  • What does leadership coaching look like?
  • Difference between therapy and executive coaching
  • Trends in leadership
  • How does one become a leader?
  • How to get over cynicism?
  • Importance of trust awareness for leaders

About Reiner Lomb:

Reiner is the founder of BoomerangCoach, an executive coaching firm specializing in leadership and career development, innovation, and transformational change. Reiner’s mission is to mobilize and develop leaders to create a more sustainable and positive future for all. As an executive coach, he works with leaders and changemakers in a wide range of organizations, from start-ups and multinational companies to non-profits and local communities – all who aspire to create transformational change. Whether he’s working with corporate executives, entrepreneurs, intrapreneurs, or indigenous tribal leaders, Reiner’s clients appreciate his international business and cross-cultural leadership experience. Before becoming an executive coach, Reiner had a 30-plus year career in technology, started and developed software businesses, and led leadership development. 

At Hewlett-Packard, his home for 20-plus years, he launched new software product businesses and helped grow HP Software into a multi-billion dollar organization. While at HP, Reiner discovered his passion and talent in leadership development where he trained leaders in how to scale from leading one’s self, to leading others, to leading an entire organization. Reiner grew up in the western part of a divided Germany during the Cold War. Reiner’s heartache over his country’s role in the Holocaust and World War II awoke in him a lifelong desire to address the challenges that threaten future generations. Reiner is fluent in English and German, and his clients benefit from his global education, deep expertise in sustainability, and his many years as a community organizer. He holds an MBA in Sustainable Business from Pinchot University (now Presidio University) and a Master’s Degree in Computer Science from the University of Paderborn (Germany). He is an accredited Professional Certified Coach (PCC) by the International Coaching Federation (ICF). He is also trained and certified in ontological coaching by Newfield Network and in team coaching by Team Coaching International (TCI). Reiner is the author of two books, ASPIRE: Seven Essential Emotions for Leading Positive Change, No Matter Where You Are and The Boomerang Approach: Return to Purpose, Ignite Your Passion. He lives with his family in Atlanta and works with leaders and changemakers worldwide. 

About BoomerangCoach:

Executive coaching and facilitated learning are two of the services that BoomerangCoach offers to individuals, teams, and organizations. The company's primary areas of expertise are career and leadership development, cross-cultural team development, and organizational alignment. Our goal is to assist organizations and communities in thriving sustainably by engaging, mobilizing, and growing the leaders, members, and employees of those organizations and communities.

Tweetable Moments:

02:53 – “Leaders reach a point in their career, in their development, when they cannot learn the things by themselves.”

10:17 – “The fundamental requirement is that somebody aspires to lead, to create change, to create a better future to some kind of thing.”

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