I help individuals and teams achieve their career goals and potential at work.
I have been involved in talent development since 2001 when I began coaching and executive recruiting. My joy comes from helping individuals achieve success and satisfaction in their careers, and organizations thrive through developing a Strengths-based culture. I love working with individuals at all stages of their careers - ranging from college students to CEOs.
As someone with Relator as their number 1 talent theme, my clients and I get to know each other well and form close relationships.
I have the background to coach you for career success and satisfaction!
I have completed the Gallup Accelerated Strengths Coaching Course. I also completed the Corporate Coach U training program. I am an International Coach Federation credentialed coach. In addition to my private practice, I am a member of the executive coaching team of Robert Gregory Partners, a FranklinCovey company. I am certified to interpret Hogan and AcuMax Assessments.
I understand career performance and job search best practices. I have worked as an executive recruiter and coach since 2001. I led the Career Development Office at the Michigan Ross School of Business for over seven years where I worked with hundreds of students and alumni. I delight in advancing careers through coaching and advising.
I began my career as a Big-4 CPA before transitioning to roles as a Controller, Finance Director, and Chief Financial Officer for middle-market and global organizations. Many of my clients appreciate my experience as a successful numbers guy, manager and executive.
I graduated from the University of Michigan with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree. I am married to Patty and have two grown sons.
View my LinkedIn profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/damianzikakis/. Visit my coaching website: https://www.dgzcoaching.com.