The Challenge Call is a 30 minute conversation about you and your future.

Regain your Confidence, Clarity of Purpose and Passion by uncovering the hidden Barriers that are stop you.  Create a pathway forward and enjoy the experience of being unstuck and moving freely toward your future!


Bruce Saxton - President, Saxton


I highly recommend Kirk. 100% honest, very industrious, cares about the right stuff. Kirk is a good coach & great leader. I have worked for years with Kirk on a number of teams, and hope to do itagain. Bruce Saxton President, Saxton 

Andrew Poles - Founder at Joint Resolution Center


If you are interested in results, work with Kirk. Kirk McDow not only loves sales and has his own proven track record in selling, he loves sales coaching. He is versed in the core skills, activities and attributes that lead to effectiveness. He is equally if not more versed in sales coaching and management. He will help you and/or your sales people see the hidden factors influencing your behavior that limit success. And, no matter your personality or level of skill, he always leaves you feeling ready and excited to go into your week. 

Louis Brantmeyer - CEO, Empowering Austin Now


A partnership with Kirk is like nothing else I've ever experienced in the world of coaching. And I've been around that world for about six years!  Kirk is extremely generous, insightful, incisive, compassionate, talented, clear, effective, loving, kind, committed, skilled, and a one man army when it comes to dealing with and defeating disempowerment of any and all kinds.   I started my coaching business in May and it was pretty slow going. Kirk excitedly offered to help me build it and has helped me to really get the true nature, power, and structure of coaching. My velocity has increased, the more I take on his coaching. He has stuck with me through thick and thin, always patiently holding space for me to start taking hold, step by step, of the bigger version of me he has seen since day one. The confidence I now have in my own coaching is largely the result of Kirk's loving support.  I highly recommend Kirk for whatever challenge you're dealing with, and can personally attest to his expertness in specifically helping me to build my business and learn how to coach at a world class level! I will be forever grateful to this extraordinary man. 

Betinna Babbitt - Realtor


If you are even remotely or casually thinking about getting some professional or life coaching, I would highly encourage you to give Kirk McDow a call.   Kirk is indeed a Dragon Slayer. Through a series of coaching calls, Kirk helped me to identify and unravel a number of issues that were all inter-connected and kind of a mess. He patiently listened to me, but would stop and ask important questions when needed. He never told me what to do, but rather with his senitive/sensible questioning, would lead me to come to my own conclusions and make my own decisions about what action I wanted to take.  Because I was feeling frustrated with my dilemmas I wouldn't always be inspired when the call first started, but after each call I was always on fire with inspiration and ready to tackle my next dragon with integrity and as the best version of myself.  I give Kirk and The Challenge Call 5 STARS and will continue to trust that Kirk can help me slay any Dragon that gets in my way. 

David Fried - Filmmaker and Book Writer/Editor


Kirk is nothing short of extraordinary. My first experiences with him were as a public speaker, leading seminars to hundreds of people, and over the years our relationship has taken on a dozen different forms. At every step of the way, his commitment was clear: to train people to be effective leaders, both for their own benefit and for others', and to impact results in the most profound way possible. Kirk is a stand for integrity and for making a positive difference in the world, and in all of his interactions, people are left better than he found them. 

Eileen Gordon - Digital Guru


 Kirk is one of the most insightful human beings I’ve ever met. His questions will make you think in a totally different way and force you to question what you’re absolutely sure you know. He balances his inquiries with just the right amount of humor and a lighthearted approach. Do not pass up the opportunity to talk to this incredibly committed and insightful guy. One conversation with him can change everything for you. efits.

Mark C. Green, PhD - Sales & Marketing Executive | Business & Leadership Coaching


 Kirk is the consummate professional who lives his positive attitude through work ethic, practical learning, sound problem solving skills and excellence in leadership. I always appreciated Kirk's candor and forthright commitment to do what was right for the business in doing his very best through high standards. He is an inspiration to many and demonstrates compassion and drive with all of his clients. 

Achievement Coach Greg Kilgore - Coach, Futurist, Speaker


 Whenever I depended on Kirk for inspiration, he delivered with zeal and creativity. When I turned to him for an innovative approach to challenges I faced, Kirk offered fresh perspective and unexpected insights. Most of all, I always experienced Kirk's commitment to integrity and creating breakthroughs. I recommend Kirk McDow to anyone seeking coaching and leadership for breakthroughs in performance, personal development, and achievement.  

Patty (Mendoza) Lefner


 Over the course of my carrier in telecom, I have worked with a variety of coaches and business professionals. Kirk McDow is the most dedicated and driven individuals I have known. Through Kirk’s coaching, I have been able to create a new realm of possibility in my life that has resulted in pentacle change. He leads with integrity, as well as, the ability to inspire others to become more successful in their personal and professional life. 

Mark Woodruff - Owner at Woody Creative, Marketing Consulting


 For the past few years, I have worked alongside Kirk on an entrepreneurial project and have been consistently impressed with him. Kirk's most impressive quality is his upbeat attitude and consistently level-headed nature, regardless of the pressures he is facing. He is highly creative and an excellent problem solver (and he makes problem solving fun). As I have personally witnessed on many occasions, Kirk is particularly good at leading a group through conflict to an agreeable resolution. And, for what it's worth, he's also an extremely talented drummer!  

 Kirk has a knack for generating extremely effective and creative marketing techniques. He is gifted in thinking how the audience thinks and adapting marketing concepts to reach a broad audience. He is a bulldog when it comes to being thorough and thinking through every possible way to market and communicate to a target audience. Kirk also has the rare quality of being extremely even-keeled, even in the face of adversity, and knows how to work with a variety of personalities on a team to motivate and ensure the desired results. I truly enjoyed working with him and learning from him. 

Aaron Porter - Regional Recruiter focused on Sales, Finance, E-Commerce, and more


 Kirk excels in identifying powerful and effective actions/solutions to produce real and measurable results in work/life productivity and balance. Through his guidance I was able to create possibilities for my life that are "unreasonable" (beyond my normal expectations) in the midst of seen and unforeseen obstacles. His active and nonreactive listening skills allowed him to gain insight and ask the right questions to clarify my business and life direction for which I am grateful.  

François Lévy - Principal at Lévy Kohlhaas Architecture


 Kirk is an outstanding coach and a trenchant listener. I was able to quickly gain important business insights and act on them immediately and beneficially thanks to Kirk's insightful coaching. I highly recommend Kirk to anyone looking for a breakthrough in his or her business or career.