The most enjoyable and rewarding highlights of my career have been those times when I’ve helped talented people realize success that seemed beyond their reach. That’s what gets me up in the morning and that is why I started Divitius Partners.
Divitius is the comparative form of the Latin adjective dives, divitis. Dives has several meanings that align closely with my purpose and practice. Depending on context, it can mean talent, character or wealth. Putting it in the comparative form – divitius – changes those meanings slightly; the meanings become: more talented, greater character, wealthier. Those are my goals and outcomes for my clients as a coach and consultant
I’ve spent most of my professional career running organizations and delivering results as an executive. I’m all about being specific, pragmatic, measurable and fast. So my practice is built on those features.
Typically, our work will start with establishing a baseline set of metrics – where are we now – and setting some very clear goals – where do we want to end up? I’m also not a lover of “boiling the ocean” so we will always pick one or two or three critical things to work on. And then we get to work.
My years as a student, faculty member and senior executive at one of the world’s top business schools have made me a big fan of the Socratic method. Inquiry, discussion and dialogue are what makes any human interaction rich, and that’s how we work together to achieve measurable results. My job is to push, to probe, to ask you to think hard about moving the needle on those areas that are most important to your success as a leader. Your job is to read, to do your assignments, to reflect and to ask those in your world what kind of progress they see you making. And then at the end of our engagement, we measure to see how well we’ve done.
If we’ve done our job well – and I am committed to that – you’ll see and hear from those around you that things have changed for the better. You’ll show up as a more talented leader, with greater character, and those changes might just make you a bit wealthier.
Ted Forbes, Founder, Divitius Partners