Bula is a Fiji term analogous to “aloha” in Hawaiian meaning both hello and goodbye. It also means “life” and carries with it the connotation that life is good. I’m not from Fiji. I’ve never been to Fiji, but I’d love to visit it someday. The fact is, I came across this word when I was in my 20s and fell in love with it so I began to use it as a salutation on internal memos to my staff. I had to explain it the first time I used it, but once was enough. It’s a memorable word.
Network is all about people. They make a difference. YOU make the difference. The power is in the collective – some of us, many of us, all of us – working together to help one another.
Our chief want in life is somebody who shall make us do what we can.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
It’s not therapy, but it is therapeutic.
Hence, the red sofa!
“Having someone do certain things for you is like getting someone to chew your food for you. It might be easier to swallow but it loses all its flavor…And you want the flavor!” – Ze Frank
I don’t want to chew it for you, but I do want to help you figure out a better and faster way to savor the flavors.
Randy Cantrell founded Bula Network, LLC to help CEOs, city government leaders, business owners, executives, and leaders grow, improve and transform. Since 2015 the focus has increasingly been aimed at serving City Managers to help their teams perform at the highest levels.
I’m an operator, a practitioner. I’m not a pundit. As for being a thought leader, I am. I lead my own thoughts, but you’re in charge of your own. I’ve got my hands full. 😉
Pursuit Of The Ideal Outcome
The work isn’t about telling you what to do, or what you should do. It’s about helping you achieve what you most want. Mostly, it’s about helping you figure out what you most want and how to move forward toward your goals. Your ideal outcome is the purpose behind the work – that’s what we’re always aiming to accomplish.
The bottom line is I don’t just talk about leadership and higher human performance, I pursue it. And I’m determined to help others figure out how to best pursue it, too.
We lead people. We manage the work.
“Most of what we call management consists of making it difficult for people to get their work done.”
— Peter Drucker
The podcast and other resources are intended to serve as many people as possible…for FREE!
Coaching typically is a 6 to 12-month process. Sometimes it’s a monthly retainer that can last for years. Every situation is unique and I’m intent on meeting clients where they are. My coaching process is unique because it’s not one-size-fits-all. I can’t tell you that you’ll start with step 1 and follow until you reach step 24, after which you’ll have learned some specific skills and be presented with a certificate. That’s formulaic and terrific if the formula fits your specific situation. But usually, it doesn’t, which is why many coaching programs don’t make any meaningful difference. Knowing isn’t doing. My work focuses on helping clients learn new skills by first figuring things out so they can see clearly, then helping them implement those skills in their daily leadership. The power is in the doing!
Career, organization, leadership, life – I serve individuals, cities, and teams.
It’s all about building a career and culture that fosters higher human performance.
All the work is about INFLUENCE. No matter the context, it’s about learning, understanding, improvement, and growth! It’s leadership. We lead people (including ourselves). We manage the work.
Helping top-level leaders develop a high-performance culture is always the goal.
Private, Confidential & Personal Coaching
One-on-one. It’s almost always online via Zoom. Every engagement is tailored to fit the client’s needs.
If you’re looking for somebody who thinks they’ve got all the answers, I’m not your guy. It’s your life and your team or city organization. You likely already have many answers, even if they’re buried underneath all the stuff that makes up your daily grind. Questions provoke deeper insights. This is about YOU and your higher human performance. My role is to help you speed up the process so growth, improvement, and transformation can happen.
Effective coaching is a judgment-free zone focused on confidentiality, respect, understanding, and helping clients figure out for themselves how to achieve their ideal outcome.
Speaking, Facilitation & Group Sessions
I serve City Managers to facilitate training sessions, group/team meetings, strategy planning sessions, and retreats. Book a free consultation so we can discuss your needs.
New For 2023!
Fractional Executive/Leadership Coaching & Development For City Government
Click that red “Book A Free Consultation” for more information to see if this special program is right for you and your city. This is the most cost-effective, flexible service I provide to help city governments grow and develop existing and emerging leaders.
my business philosophy
Connect With Randy
- Book a free consultation.
- Connect with me on Linkedin
- Call or text my cell: (214) 682-2467
NOTE: All coaching is confidential. Stories in the podcast include fictionalized accounts of real-world incidents in order to maintain the security of confidential engagements.