Matt Godard: Extraordinary Leader

Matt Godard is the Owner and President of Cafe Kubal and completed his leadership program in November 2019. Matt founded company in December of 2004 and grew to a multimillion dollar retailer/wholesaler remaining 100% ownership. He is currently developing consulting and wholesale division with hopes of helping people reach their dreams.

What is Empathic Leadership?

Leadership that seeks to understand and communicate with others as a strategy.”


What skills or competencies did you enhance through the coaching process?

I learned how to improve several areas of uncertainty that I’ve had. I am now so much more aware of my blind spots and now have a road map to continuously improve them.


Share an example of a goal that you have realized as a result of coaching.

I have reengineered my business model as a result of coaching. The new Kubal CoWorks is a direct result of my self examination.”


What do professionals need to start anticipating as the change needed to be a strong leader?

Humility. Willingness to lean into their discomfort. Gain a sophisticated and unfamiliar perspective that may be contrary to their conventional thinking. Without this it is impossible to change.


Describe Michael Sgro as a professional coach.

On the surface he is playful and enthusiastic. However, after a time it is apparent that he knows the people math. His insight and experience is next level. There is so much to learn from this sage of human interactive science.


Anything else you want to share about leadership?

Open yourself up to Change. Be vulnerable. Allow yourself to see things through the eyes of others. View yourself objectively.

Our mission is to coach extraordinary leaders and to develop empathy as a core competency. We work with business owners, nonprofit organizations, professionals, universities and community members who are facing challenges in their personal and professional effectiveness or want to reach their full capacity as a leader.​

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Our mission is to coach extraordinary leaders and develop empathy as a core competency.

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