GET PROMOTED

Do you know what it takes to succeed at your police promotion oral board or assessment center?

In many cases, you have no idea what you will be asked and more importantly, you don’t know what the raters are looking for. What sounds like a perfectly good answer or a reasonable assessment center behavior to you may be way off the mark. Imagine putting in tremendous time and effort only to find out that your answers and/or delivery were falling short of rater expectations. A missed promotion opportunity can hurt you for the rest of your career.

In many cases, you have no idea what you will be asked and more importantly, you don’t know what the raters are looking for. What sounds like a perfectly good answer or a reasonable assessment center behavior to you may be way off the mark. Imagine putting in tremendous time and effort only to find out that your answers and/or delivery were falling short of rater expectations. A missed promotion opportunity can hurt you for the rest of your career.

As your coach, you will receive my guidance on how to improve your performance by applying methods I developed to achieve the #1 position on each of my promotion lists. If you will be facing an oral board or oral assessment exercises for the police ranks of corporal, sergeant, lieutenant, or captain, the Oral Boards Made Easy™ program is likely the best program for you.

 If you are interviewing or being assessed for chief of police or a command staff position, then the Police Chief Coach™ process is likely the better fit. Regardless of which program you choose, I will be your coach. 

As your coach, you will receive my guidance on how to improve your performance by applying methods I developed to achieve the #1 position on each of my promotion lists. If you will be facing an oral board or oral assessment exercises for the police ranks of corporal, sergeant, lieutenant, or captain, the Oral Boards Made Easy™ program is likely the best program for you.

 If you are interviewing or being assessed for chief of police or a command staff position, then the Police Chief Coach™ process is likely the better fit. Regardless of which program you choose, I will be your coach. 

“Just would like you to know, that I ended up being number one on the promotion list. I was number 4 on the written test and after the oral board I ended up in the number one overall spot. Thank you!”

-Oral Boards Made Easy Coaching Client

The Oral Boards Made Easy™ for Police Promotion method is acronym based, which is why I call it “easy”. Acronyms are easier to recall than random bullet points and paragraphs. I have identified 9 commonly asked categories of questions and developed an acronym for each. Once you learn the acronym for the corresponding category, you have a road map for a complete response to deliver to your oral panel. You will find that the content of the Oral Boards Made Easy™ police promotion oral board coaching program applies well for many assessment center exercises. Specifically, it provides easy to remember steps for assessment center exercises such as counseling a poor performing employee, resolving conflicts, planning and organizing written exercises, and handling situations or critical incidents, to name a few.

The Oral Boards Made Easy™ for Police Promotion method is acronym based, which is why I call it “easy”. Acronyms are easier to recall than random bullet points and paragraphs. I have identified 9 commonly asked categories of questions and developed an acronym for each. Once you learn the acronym for the corresponding category, you have a road map for a complete response to deliver to your oral panel. You will find that the content of the Oral Boards Made Easy™ police promotion oral board coaching program applies well for many assessment center exercises. Specifically, it provides easy to remember steps for assessment center exercises such as counseling a poor performing employee, resolving conflicts, planning and organizing written exercises, and handling situations or critical incidents, to name a few.

The Oral Boards Made Easy™ for Police Promotion method consists of six, one-to-one CONFIDENTIAL coaching sessions.

Session 1:

  • Success Tips & Point Earners (setting your personal success plan)
  • Selling Yourself (delivering an impactful opening statement)
  • Closing Statements (leaving a powerful last impression)
  • Special Video Bonus: 4 instructional videos included with this session, (see details below)

Session 2:

  • Ethics Answers (integrity-oriented decision-making for all answers)
  • Leadership Answers (influencing personnel, morale, and motivation)
  • Delegation Answers (intelligent assignment of tasks and follow-up)
  • Special Video Bonus: 3 instructional videos included with this session, (see details below)

Session 3:

  • Community Policing Answers (articulating philosophy and practice)
  • Planning & Organizing Answers (your successful outcome approach)
  • Special Video Bonus: 2 instructional videos included with this session, (see details below)

Session 4:

  • Discipline Answers (from philosophy to application)
  • Performance Counseling Answers (improving deficient performance)
  • Special Video Bonus: 2 instructional videos included with this session, (see details below)

Session 5:

  • Conflict Answers (successfully managing complaints / disagreements)
  • Situation/Incident Answers (handling routine and critical incidents / situations)
  • Special Video Bonus: 2 instructional videos included for this session, (see details below)

Session 6:

  • One-to-One Mock Oral Board (your readiness feedback session)
  • Special Video Bonus: 3 practice oral board videos included for this session (see details below)

Included Coaching Support Extras

  1. Exclusivity! You will be my only coaching client for your process while your agreement remains active. That’s right, you can lock-out your internal-process competitors from Finest’s coaching services for the duration of your agreement.* 
  2. The Police Promotion Oral Board Coaching downloadable e-Guide with over 40 pages of support material.
  3. NEW! Receive a recording of each session so that you can keep fresh between sessions. (Video-call sessions only)
  4. NEW! Pre-agreement telephone consultation to establish your game plan
  5. NEW! “Brief Debrief” shortly after your oral board to help you prepare for your next promotion process
  6. “Time-Out” option to extend your coaching agreement for a limited time if your process is delayed.
  7. Weekly Achievement Checkpoint to keep you on track while fighting against procrastination.
  8. Access to client-only resources which include additional “client only” videos to prepare you for your promotion, archived video newsletters containing promotion tips and videos, and over 190 resource links to assist you in staying current in contemporary police topics
  9. Between session phone or email access to me to get your questions answered while you are preparing
“Just walking out of my interview. Letting you know, I rocked it. Everything they asked, we went over. I was very well prepared. HR couldn’t believe how well prepared I was. The exact comment was ‘you excelled in that interview, you did fantastic’.”

– Police Chief Coach Client

Police Chief Coach™ services move beyond the Oral Boards Made Easy™ program and into a more customized coaching process. With many police chief interview processes, selection decisions are ultimately based on “fit” rather than just competency.
“Fit” should not be left to chance, it must be managed.

As the Police Chief Coach™ I will personally conduct your customized, CONFIDENTIAL coaching sessions. I will help you establish your plan for success based on your competencies, your message, and the specific position you are seeking to achieve. In addition to your coaching sessions you will also receive the Coaching Support Extras listed above.

Single Session Coaching:

A single, one-hour CONFIDENTIAL coaching session that you select from the topic list above as well as one month of Coaching Support extras. $350

You have three discounted coaching packages to choose from.

PACKAGE #1: Complete Oral Board Coaching:

SIX, one-hour CONFIDENTIAL coaching sessions - either customized or covering all of the topics listed above - as well as THREE months of Coaching Support extras. Save 43%** Just $200 per session (one time payment of $1200).

PACKAGE #2: Advanced Oral Board Coaching:

FOUR, one-hour CONFIDENTIAL coaching sessions - either customized or covering 4 selections from the topic list above - as well as TWO months of Coaching Support extras. Save 34%** Just $231.25 per session (one time payment of $925).

PACKAGE #3: Basic Oral Board Coaching:

TWO, one-hour CONFIDENTIAL coaching sessions - either customized or covering 2 selections from the topic list above - as well as ONE month of Coaching Support extras. Save 21%** Just $275 per session (one time payment of $550).

“If it’s important to you, you’ll find a way. If it’s not, you’ll find an excuse.”
– Unknown

Here is your next step:

Coaching is by Reservation Only – Lock out your competitors now!
Only one active police promotion oral board coaching agreement will be held per promotion process, regardless of the size of your agency.

If the above coaching packages do not best suit your promotion preparation needs, call me at 860-647-7993 and get a quote on the session content and agreement time frame that is best for you. A 3-session, 45-day package is $750 and a 5-session, 75-day package is $1075.

If the above coaching packages do not best suit your promotion preparation needs, call me at 860-647-7993 and get a quote on the session content and agreement time frame that is best for you. A 3-session, 45-day package is $750 and a 5-session, 75-day package is $1075.

Will you also have a written exam?

PoliceCareer.com is the best resource that I know of to prepare for a written textbook exam. They offer online practice exams for nearly every textbook used to develop today’s promotion exams.

I think so highly of their products that I will make a special offer to you if you enroll in one of PoliceCareer.com’s packages. If you have an active enrollment with PoliceCareer.com while working with me, I will extend your access to my Coaching Support Extras by 50% at no cost to you.That will allow you to start preparing for your oral board sooner and to have greater scheduling flexibility while preparing for your oral board. Not to mention blocking your competition from my services for a longer period of time.

Please mention which PoliceCareer.com service you are enrolled in for verification purposes and I will add the extra access to our coaching agreement.

For information on the exclusive offer available from PoliceCareer.com for my coaching clients, go to PoliceCareer.com/Finests

PoliceCareer.com is the best resource that I know of to prepare for a written textbook exam. They offer online practice exams for nearly every textbook used to develop today’s promotion exams.

I think so highly of their products that I will make a special offer to you if you enroll in one of PoliceCareer.com’s packages. If you have an active enrollment with PoliceCareer.com while working with me, I will extend your access to my Coaching Support Extras by 50% at no cost to you.That will allow you to start preparing for your oral board sooner and to have greater scheduling flexibility while preparing for your oral board. Not to mention blocking your competition from my services for a longer period of time.

Please mention which PoliceCareer.com service you are enrolled in for verification purposes and I will add the extra access to our coaching agreement.

For information on the exclusive offer available from PoliceCareer.com for my coaching clients, go to PoliceCareer.com/Finests

How we will work together.

The first step is the “pre-agreement telephone consultation”. This free, 15 minute consultation will allow you to get your questions answered regarding my services.

Once you have determined the oral board coaching package that is right for you, the next steps are to determine the date / time for our first session.

Thanks to ongoing advances in technology, video calls have replaced your need to travel to me for coaching. That lets you better spend your time on your preparation or personal obligations rather than travel. I use Zoom, which allows for the recording of our sessions for you to reference between sessions. If video sessions are not right for you, you can have your session held by telephone call, the choice is yours.

You will receive a coaching agreement to review and approve before we start working together; this will clarify our rules of engagement.

Once our agreement begins you will start receiving the “Coaching Support Extras” described above.

As with any coach, I will guide you to be your best, but you must execute. You will receive my 100% commitment toward your success and I expect you to bring that same 100% commitment.

*The police promotion oral board coaching agreement exclusion prevents two competitors from simultaneously receiving customized coaching services for the same process. This exclusion does not prevent competitors from attending Finest’s training classes or workshops, participating in any of Finest’s e-Learning programs, or participating in any e-Learning feedback sessions. Additionally, when the coaching agreement expires so does the exclusion regardless of when the promotion process occurs.

**Savings based on $350 single session fee.

Additional Resources

Free Oral Board Videos, as well as textbook exam and written assessment resources