Executive Coaching Overview

Executive Coaching Defined

Coaching is a process through which executives are helped to improve their performance and personal effectiveness while reducing stress.  Our program offers the rare opportunity to stand back and to take a fresh look at the experiences and assumptions of a lifetime.  Executive coaching…

  • Facilitates the identification of inner resources
  • Targets growth areas
  • Promotes a healthy balance between career and personal life which sustains the vitality necessary for effective leadership
  • May reveal the need to learn specific behaviors aimed at enhancing short-term or long-term performance
  • May challenge underlying beliefs and values and invite more fundamental changes
  • The coach offers direction and assistance but the choice rests with the individual.  It is he or she that discovers the self-knowledge which forms the foundation for continued growth.

We help our clients to improve their ability to pursue success as they define it: personally, professionally and organizationally.  Executive Coaching provides the missing link between the input of Boards, Advisory Committees, Executive Committees, employers, peers, family and friends. All have a perspective to share, but the focus is not on your dreams, goals, interests, passions, and unique characteristics, but what they perceive is best from their perspective.

Why Hire an Executive Coach?

A personal executive coach can help you to:

  • Elevate personal and professional effectiveness.
  • Increase your confidence and self-esteem Identify. Unleash the passion in your life.
  • Go beyond the previous limitations you set for yourself.
  • Develop more effective personal habits.
  • Establish a system for balancing personal and professional objectives.
  • Tap your own inner wisdom  Increase your sense of well-being.
  • Create a written action plan for overcoming obstacles to success, as you define success. Leverage a proven, methodical process for turning your potential into improved performance.
  • Strong, visionary, compassionate, competent, honest leaders develop successful teams and organizations.
  • Recent expressions such as, “negotiating permanent white water” and “riding the winds of change,” reflect a serious need for leaders to develop extraordinary inner resources, knowledge and skills.
  • Our coaching positions leaders to design and implement a potent plan for the development of their team, organization and their leadership capabilities.
  • Sometimes, executive development or decision making requires a confidential one-to-one relationship where a wide range of issues can be more confidentially explored and resolved.

Through systematic assessments and dialog you can engage in a powerful executive coaching process that tackles both bottom line and balance in life issues.

Need For Executive Coaching

Today the growing pressures of global competition fuel the demand for ever-more-effective business leaders.  It is the leader’s responsibility to set the tone and style for the organization–for effecting cultural shifts to meet changing values and expectations.  In order to do that, leaders must themselves change, and be prepared to continue to develop their leadership skills.

No organization would develop a long-term strategic plan without taking stock of its current resources and historical data.  We believe that the same principle should hold true for an organization’s senior executives and that is why we offer Executive Coaching.

There is a common assumption that those who reach executive or board level no longer need personal development; in fact this is seldom the case.  Unfortunately, personal growth opportunities for people at this level are rare and one major drawback of being in a senior position is isolation from meaningful feedback.

Our coaching program is recognized as a valuable privilege and a powerful tool for star performers who wish to shine even brighter–akin to the world-class athlete who seeks coaching in order to excel and then to do better.  The program is also applicable to the executive who has the potential but for some reason is not delivering what might be expected.

The Coach’s Role

The coach has no internal links with the company and therefore can be freely confided in.  Your coach can have the roles of supporter, co-creator, political confidant, accountability partner and scrutinizer.

Executive Coach Roles

Benefits of Executive Coaching

There are many benefits of coaching and these will depend on the precise form and style of the coaching relationship.

Coaching helps people have clarity and well-ordered priorities. It can give them confidence in their position because they have been helped to think matters through thoroughly. It is not just a silly adage to say that a “problem shared is a problem halved”, which has nothing to do with devolving responsibility, just gaining clarity.

The coaching process can be used to identify what skill-sets the executive needs to develop for the next stage in his or her career and what resources or actions are needed in order to achieve this.

The coach also brings experience of similar situations from other businesses. While people like to think that their problems are unique, they rarely are, and bringing another industry perspective can be refreshing and enlightening.

Coaching Outcomes

Coaching Outcomes

With a results focused approach, you will achieve the predefined goals faster and easier than without the coaching process. You will develop new strategies to overcome both internal and internal obstacles and thereby overcome them.  Residual outcomes from a coaching relationship can include:

  • Greater Clarity
  • Greater Focus
  • Improved Decision-Making Skills
  • Enhanced Creativity
  • Improved Balance in all Aspects of Life
  • Greater Effectiveness and Better Performance
  • Executive coaching is often the best way for an individual and an organization to grasp the nettle of change in today’s ever more demanding atmosphere