Porter Leadership Development lifts professionals to help them become the best version leader. To ultimately turn personal passions into a dream business, equipping them to build a lasting legacy.
Hi. My name is Kent Porter and I want to be your trusted advisor.
Porter Leadership Development was founded so I could help entrepreneurs, executives and CEOs like myself expand on their talents and establish enhanced leadership skills. Using a proven three-step process of assessment, challenges and support I offer real solutions to grow and develop your personal brand.
To be a successful business advisor and executive coach, the foundation is built upon creating a trusted relationship with you. One of my favorite things to tell a client is “If you want to complain, talk to a psychologist. If you want to discover how to improve yourself, let’s talk.” I’m here to offer real solutions to concerns at work, relationship building, advice on how to have difficult conversations and how to improve your management style. If you are ready to make a change in your career path, to pivot to business ownership or entrepreneurism or to develop leadership skills to become an effective executive, I’m here to help you realize results but shifting perspectives, working through goals, and finding the best path to achieve your personal and professional goals.
I have the mindset that there is always a way to make it work and we will find that way. If I hear, “I hope it will work”, you’re not an entrepreneur.
There is a quote by Ayesha Siddiqi that says “Be the person you needed when you were younger.”
I spent 14 years of my life building my own business, working in the trenches, leading my team and developing my skills. As I worked through difficult circumstances I had no one to turn to for advice or guidance. I want to be that person I needed. I’m committed to providing the support I wish I had.
I’ve been in the position you’re in and I have experience navigating through corporate and professional culture and have worked as a senior executive and CEO, recruiting, training and managing a national sales force. I’ve built vision and mission statements and created and implemented highly successful strategic and marketing plans, advertising and promotional strategies, operational procedures and human resource policies.
I have also served as adjunct faculty and executive coach with The Center for Creative Leadership (CCL), a world leader in the development and implementation leadership training curriculum.
This combination of entrepreneurship with hands-on leadership and academic training lends me a powerful perspective as a trusted business advisor.
The majority of top athletes, managers and leaders have at least one coach.
In order to:
- Create alignment around a shared vision
- Build consensus among many diverse points of view
- Manage conflict and confrontation in a positive manner
- Give and receive feedback
- Tell people the truth in a way that they can hear and act on
- Build trust as a foundation for creating effective relationships
- Coach and be coached to higher levels of performance
Twenty years of experience.
Since founding Porter Leadership, I have consulted with and coached within, a wide array of industries, including communications, manufacturing, mining, defense, pharmaceuticals, consumer products, financial, hospitality and automotive. I have coached more than 500 individuals in small, medium and large companies such as L-3 Communications, Denali Advisors, REVA Medical, Qualcomm, Caterpillar/Solar Turbines, Veridiam and Arean Pharmaceuticals. My coaching process help to set them free to achieve consistently higher levels of individual and organizational performance.