How to be Influential & Make an Impact
A powerful, and incredibly emotional, program with Kevin P. Coyne recorded for his beautiful little daughter, who makes a guest appearance, for her to view when she is around age 25. Kevin is concerned he may not be around to give this advice in person.
What is the advice successful and powerful people offer their children? What is the advice they share behind closed doors? What is the advice they offer to the people they love? What is the advice they hope to pass to the next generation? This is often different from the advice shared to the public. This is the advice that matters and it is rare to find such a candid and emotional discussion.
In this program Kevin reveals the advice he hopes his daughter to have one day when she navigates the world. Some may consider this a program about love, leadership or mentorship. It is about influence and making a difference in the world.
It is a unique and groundbreaking program sharing insights not available anywhere else. Where else do some of the most successful partners in the history of McKinsey, BCG et al, share their most important advice? This program should be used alongside our other programs on insights, early stages of building a reputation, selling consulting work as an associate and senior manager, and selling within a boutique firm.
We are starting the release with Q&As. The first 10 Q&As have been released:
1. How long did it take to prepare the course?
2. Modules that stand out
3. Some of the advice is dark. How did it come about?
4. How to implement what was taught
5. Do I need a mentor?
6. Who is the target audience for this program?
7. Why these lessons are hard to internalize and apply
8. How do I know if I am able to project confidence and seniority?
9. How do I become better?
10. How do I make this a habit?
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This is the fourth of 8 “Titans of Strategy” training programs we are releasing to be led by some of the most influential former partners in the history of BCG & McKinsey.
Kevin P. Coyne is a founder of Coyne Scientific. He is the former Director and co-leader of both McKinsey’s Worldwide Strategy Practice and CEO transitions practice, and the host of The Consulting Offer II
Kevin attended the Harvard Business School after his junior year of college. He simultaneously graduated from both Rice University and Harvard in 1978 and joined McKinsey as the youngest associate ever and one of the youngest principals ever appointed.
During a 27 year career at McKinsey Kevin advised clients on a variety of issues and across a broad range of industries including banking, consumer goods, venture capital, industrial, telecommunications and the public sector. His primary area of focus was corporate strategy. He has worked one-on-one with over twenty-five different CEOs.
Kevin has been an active leader in civic roles throughout his career. He served as an Executive Assistant and sole policy advisor to the Deputy Secretary of the United States Treasury, the second ranking department official in the Reagan Administration.
In that role he advised on Brazil’s economic growth, served as an intermediary between Britain and Argentina after the Falklands war and advised on opening Japan’s capital markets. He recently co-led several pro-bono efforts, including the following:
Setting up the Bush-Clinton Katrina Fund
Leading the Atlanta and London Olympic Games committees on several initiatives
Leading the team supporting former US President Carter on the Atlanta Project helping low-income citizens
Kevin has co-written 6 Harvard Business Review articles, 12 McKinsey Quarterly articles and 2 bestselling business books, as well as many other articles across influential business publications.