Mike Gemm

Mike Gemm shares his path to becoming a coach with For Impact, which helps organizations fund their missions. He started his career as an accountant then had an epiphany that launched him into a career transition. Mike has a lot of energy. It’s infectious. Hope you feel it too. He’s passionate about training and seeing people reach their potential (and Notre Dame…Go Irish).

Tired of waking up, going to work, and sleeping with no sense of progress? I am offering a free 30 minute one on one career coaching session just for you. In the session, I will help you create a career plan to make more progress in the next 3 months than this past year. Click here to schedule your session

Below is a summary of our interview:

Quote

“Every organization is perfectfully designed to get the results it’s getting” – Tim Kight

The Journey

Mikes goes down memory lane from gaining 30 pounds at McDonalds to MBA accountant to his role as a fundraising coach.

Low Point

Mike tells a powerful story detailing how he was making an impact but needed to mature emotionally.

Aha Moment

Mike details the moment when he became sure MBA accountant was not his career path.

Mike’s Work Now

Mike and I chat about the how and why For Impact is changing fundraising

What’s Exciting Mike

Mike talks about the explosion of interest in education and health care

Lightning Round

Book Mike recommends: [easyazon_image add_to_cart=”default” align=”left” asin=”0553286749″ cloaking=”default” height=”160″ localization=”default” locale=”US” nofollow=”default” new_window=”default” src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51NLlj6PamL._SL160_.jpg” tag=”purposerockst-20″ width=”98″]A Better Way to Live by Og Mandino

Internet Resource: Google

Helpful Habit: Gratitude every day

Helpful Person/Mentor: Professor Tim Heath

What’s his Purpose?: “To be a catalyst, sharing my enthusiasm to others”

Tired of waking up, going to work, and sleeping with no sense of progress? I am offering a free 30 minute one on one career coaching session just for you. In the session, I will help you create a career plan to make more progress in the next 3 months than this past year. Click here to schedule your session

How to follow Mike

mike@forimpact.org

For Impact Website

Let Mike know how much you enjoyed this interview!

Parting Words

Be grateful in each moment for what life has given you.

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Derrick Duplessy

Executive Director at Duplessy Foundation
Derrick has coached 500+ executives in 10 years as an executive coach. He runs Duplessy Foundation which is dedicated to creating meaningful careers for everyone. He also hosts Purpose Rockstar, a daily show on iTunes where he shares the career stories of a variety of guests.

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