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South African native Sean Magennis is the President of CEO Coaching International. CEO Coaching is a consulting firm staffed with high-performing executive coaches focused on developing exceptional leaders through strategy, leadership, innovation, team building, and cultural design. 

Sean credits his skills in team building, psychology, and sociology to his time in the military, which later evolved into his entrepreneurial strengths. Sean has cultivated over 14 years as a lucrative business owner and is an active member of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization. 

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Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll learn:

  • Sean Magennis talks about what CEO Coaching International does
  • Why does Sean believe his coaches are an elite group?
  • What CEO Coaching looks for in a client
  • How can you work with CEO Coaching?
  • Why you should read Making Big Happen: Applying the Make Big Happen System to Grow Big by Mark Moses

In this episode…

Are you a high-performing executive with aspirations of joining the C-Suite? Or, maybe you’re a founder or CEO profiting millions of dollars in revenue, but feeling stagnant? 

For high-achieving professionals who are used to winning in business, sometimes an overwhelming feeling can overcome you — and maybe you begin to question how much more you can achieve. At CEO Coaching International, there are coaches in place who have “been there and done that.” Not only can they light a new fire in you, but they also have the know-how, resources, and tools to bolster your career, resulting in you “Making Big Happen.”

Listen to this Inspired Insider Podcast episode with Dr. Jeremy Weisz featuring the President of CEO Coaching International, Sean Magennis. They discuss the benefits of the CEO’s executive coaching program, who qualifies for this type of coaching, the latest book written by four of the CEO’s coaches, and more.

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Episode Transcript

 John Corcoran  0:21  

Hey everybody, this is John Corcoran with Dr. Jeremy Weisz and this episode is a little bit different. This is a live interview that we recorded at the Global Leadership Conference from Entrepreneurs Organization, where some of the best entrepreneurs from around the globe gathered in Washington, DC to share ideas and to learn about entrepreneurship. And of course, this episode is brought to you by Rise25 where we help B2B businesses to give to and to connect to their Dream 100 relationships and partnerships helping you to run a podcast so that it generates a referral pipeline and ROI.

Jeremy Weisz  0:56  

Yeah, I mean, John, after both of us have been podcasting for over a decade, the number one thing in our life is relationships. And we’re always looking at ways to give to our best relationships. And we found no better way to do that over the past decade than to profile the people in companies we admire and shout from the rooftops what they’re working on. And this interview is no different. So if you’ve thought about podcasting, you should go to to learn more, or email us at [email protected]

John Corcoran  1:23  

Thanks, everyone. Enjoy the interview. 

Jeremy Weisz  1:25  


Jeremy Weisz here. We’re live from the EO Global Leadership Summit and brought to you by Rise25. And we have Sean. Sean tell people about you and what your company does.

Sean Magennis  1:50  

Jeremy? Thank you. I’m Sean Magennis. I’m the president of CEO, Coaching International. We’re a global coaching business, 53 coaches, we coach across about 65 countries, we serve clients that are generating across all our client base $48 million worth of revenue. And our key value proposition is we really put been there done that CEOs in front of and work with entrepreneurs as their accountability partner and our claim to fame is that our clients who stay with us for two and a half years, on average, exceed their profit growth four times the US average on an EBIT basis, and two times revenue growth we we do our studies every year. And we keep inching up, which is fantastic.

Jeremy Weisz  2:41  

You were telling me that your coaches have a really impressive track record, talk about the coaches.

Sean Magennis  2:46  

So our coaches have to run 100 million US dollar plus business. Many of them have been founders, many of them have worked for Fortune 50, Fortune 500s, but they’ve all run a P&L, they’ve all gone through the battles of running a successful business. They’re extremely effective at what they do. And they’ve now decided instead of running a p&l, they’re going to take their experience, and really help others achieve what they’ve done in their careers. We have a methodology, we have a process that they take the clients through, and essentially, it’s making sure that they accomplish the goals that they set out for themselves.

Jeremy Weisz  3:27  

Are there a certain size company baseline that makes sense to reach out,

Sean Magennis  3:31  

We work with companies, typically, if you’ve got a $5 million top line revenue business, you’re a good fit with us. We have worked with smaller companies, an example of one would be TaskUs where we started with them. 14 years ago, they had $6 million in annual revenue, we’re hardly making any money. Now they valued at $5.4 billion on NASDAQ. And we train about six of their executives. And that’s been a phenomenal success story. And then there are multiples we’ve had 49 exits over the last 12 years, five over a billion dollars. Thirty-two over nine figures and then the balance eight figure exits. So it’s a it’s a profoundly impactful thing that we do.

Jeremy Weisz  4:15  

Why do people call you I could see there’s a transition point. Do people call you also like we want to sell or are they thinking we need to increase our profit? Why are that what are the reasons why people are calling

Sean Magennis  4:26  

You typically they’re they desire growth, you know, they may be stagnating on the EBITDA side. They may be struggling with sales, but they really feel they have something and they aspire to build a company and then for a founder, CEO, they want to create they want to create generational wealth, but how do they do that? How do they step out of their business? So there is usually an inflection point, but most commonly it is I really want to Make Big Happen, which is the name of Wall Street Journal best-seller. Take a look at it. But they really want to have an impact that want to grow and they want to take some chips off the table. So it could be scale could be growth, mainly growth.

Jeremy Weisz  4:26  

How doe the format work? So someone’s like, I want to work with you. Where do they go from there.

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