Welcome to Brunner & Associates, Inc.
Our passion is helping individuals and organizations to be all they can be.
Brunner & Associates, Inc., a consulting firm specializing in helping organizations and individuals with strategic planning, coaching, and other organizational and management issues. We also provide facilitation services to organizations and groups, helping them to address issues and reach agreement on important matters.
I believe that everyone can benefit from having a mentor or mentors in life. Some have more than one. A friend I am coaching told me he had three coaches/mentors – one for organizational/planning/goal setting/time management (me), one for his physical health and one for his soul. To help ensure that everyone has access to a mentor, I also believe that we who are older should look for opportunities to mentor younger folks.
My friend John – a very successful small businessman – told me that he is now mentoring four young men. He describes himself as “a brain to pick, an ear to listen, and someone to offer a “nudge” now and then in the right direction. Those more senior among us have usually acquired a fair amount of wisdom, knowledge and judgment from life’s experiences. It’s time we look for ways to pass it on to others. It’s a great chance to give back.
I recently reread a terrific book entitled The Slight Edge by Jeff Olson. A bright young friend from Norway, Martin, recommended it to me some years ago. The author contends that success in life consists of doing a series of daily “success habits” or “simple daily disciplines” repeated consistently over time, in areas of one’s life such as career, finances, health, relationships and personal development. Each person can choose what those are in his or her own life. He cites three reasons why everyone doesn’t do them, even though they produce phenomenal results:
- While they are easy to do, they are also easy not to do.
- You don't see any results – at first.
- They seem insignificant, like they don’t matter.
Over time, however, these little, seemingly insignificant things you do every day turn into something titanic and unstoppable. Check out the book or shoot us an email if you want some help with this.