Crisis Coaching


For intense, critical situations where failure is not an option and dedication of twelve hours a day over a period of three days is required to critique, defuse and/or resolve issues.

Crisis Coaching is the process by which Dr. Rick C. Ernst coaches high profile individuals and organizations on dealing with a major unpredictable event that threatens to harm the individual or organization, (and/or their brand) its stakeholders, or the general public. 

Three Elements To Most Definitions Of

Crisis Handled By Dr. Rick C. Ernst

1. An outside threat to the individual and/or the organization or by the misappropriate actions of the individual or the organization

2. The element of surprise

3. A short decision time. This kind of crisis is a process of transformation where the old system can no longer be maintained.

Therefore the fourth defining quality is the need for proper response or in many cases a change. 

If a proper response and/or change is not needed, the event could more accurately be described as a failure or incident. 

Crisis Coaching Involves

In contrast to risk management, which involves assessing potential threats and finding the best ways to avoid those threats.

The services of Dr. Rick C. Ernst Crisis Coaching involves dealing with threats or misappropriate actions after they have occurred.

No one looks forward to facing a situation that causes a significant disruption to their business, especially one that stimulates extensive media coverage.

Public scrutiny can result in a negative financial, political, legal and government impact.

However, the right “Professional Crisis Coaching” can provide the best response to a crisis.

In short, Crisis Coaching with Dr. Rick C. Ernst is a discipline involving the skills and techniques required to identify, assess, understand, and cope with a very serious situation, especially from the moment it first occurs to the point that recovery procedures start and the crisis has been defused and/or overcome. 

When Time Is Of The Essence

When time is of the essence and reaction strategies are critical and effective maneuvers are essential, Crisis Coaching with Dr. Rick C. Ernst is appropriate when confronted with any of the following:



Board Chairperson/CEO/President masterminding, effective decision making, misappropriate actions of the individual or the organization, corporate hostile takeovers, deliberate corporate sabotage, plummeting corporate stock, shareholder unrest, preparation for crisis press conferences, competitive corporate intelligence, corporate acquisition, and buyouts, partnership disputes, executive guidance, strategy, negotiations/mediations.



Personal confidant services, marital conflicts, pre-divorce – post-divorce counseling, misappropriate actions, difficulties or impasses, personal emotional issues and quandaries, severe family conflicts, predicaments and/or dysfunctional situations, family losses, accidents, deaths, suicides other tragedy, devastation or catastrophe.

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