What is Executive Coaching? Executive Coaching is an integrated process aimed at boosting performance, learning and fulfillment so you will reach your full potential—or redefine your view of your potential.
Why do you need an Executive Coach? In today’s business climate, a relationship with an executive coach will help you gain an edge in the competitive workplace environment. Your executive coach acts as a sounding board and guide in honing your business skills and helps you focus your energy on the steps you need to take to have the greatest impact professionally and personally.
Executive Coaching is a tool for facilitating growth and bringing out your strengths, skills and capabilities. It gives you an opportunity to understand and distinguish what behaviors are effective and what behaviors hinder or derail your success.
Executive coaching is not like other personal development arenas. You will be held responsible and accountable. Coaches work with you to set specific, measurable goals. Areas of specialization often include problem solving, creating balance, coping with stress, career coaching, increasing communication effectiveness, improving teamwork and/or relationships, building confidence and motivation.
Executive coaching optimizes your potential as a leader as well as the performance of key individuals you manage. It provides insight into your management style and communication skills and the impact these have on others, your team and your organization. Coaching is an experiential and customized, tailored process designed for your individual needs.
Your coaching experiences will impact the people you interact with on a regular basis in a positive way. As your behavior or management styles transform, it also affects the productivity and satisfaction of those around you with a positive rippling effect. You are making a strong investment in your future and the future of your organization.
How does it work? Coaching is an outcome-based, personalized development tool used to assess and address strengths, opportunities for growth and threats to your professional journey. It differs from other forms of professional and personal development in many ways. It is:
- a targeted, collaborative effort requiring the input, support and feedback of those who work with the person being coached.
- a highly focused developmental tool for growth.
- a practical and results-oriented process that yields observable changes.
- behaviorally based.
- customized to the specific needs of the individual.
What makes a coaching relationship successful?
- An atmosphere of confidentiality, support and commitment.
- A receptive individual who is seeking change or development.
- A clearly defined action plan that drives the process.
- An ongoing, co-created partnership between the coach and the client.
Why does it work? Executive Coaching is one of the most accessible and time-efficient ways to learn, and it is one of the best, most effective and most affordable tools organizations have for developing their people.
What are the benefits of Executive Coaching?
- Increased leadership effectiveness
- Acquired skills and abilities critical to an organization
- Amplified impact and organizational results
- Improved relationships, communication and interpersonal skills
- Increased self-awareness
- Enhanced job satisfaction, success and productivity
Executive Coaching services are offered in a highly personalized, confidential, one-on-one relationship that strengthens performance by helping you understand your current business realities; identify, organize, and plan executive work priorities; assess your strengths and areas for improvement; and identify ways to improve specific business and leadership abilities, including communication skills.
Certified coaches are trained to listen, to observe, and to customize their approach to individual client needs. They seek to elicit solutions and strategies from the client; they believe the client is naturally creative and resourceful. The coach's job is to provide support to enhance the skills, resources, and creativity that the client already has.