Executive Coaching – A Win/Win Process
This program defines executive coaching and is customized to meet the needs of the Executive and his/her organization with a focus on creating the Win/Win for both the Executive and the organization.
The type of coaching I use with Executives applies to a wide range of leaders – both established and up-and-coming: C-suite executives, leadership teams, managers, entrepreneurs, business owners and up-and-coming talent.
- Executive coaching is an efficient, high-impact process that helps high-performing people in leadership roles improve results in ways that are sustained over time.
- It is efficient because unlike traditional consulting assignments, it does not require invasive processes, large outside teams or lengthy reports and analyses to get results.
- It is a high-impact process because Executive Coaches typically work with our clients in short meetings (i.e., 30 minutes per session) either virtually, on the phone or in person.
During our time together, you will generate important insights, gain clarity, focus and make decisions to improve performance.
- Executive coaching works with high-performing people in leadership roles
- It is not therapy, meant to “fix” a person
- Executive Coaching clients are already highly functioning, successful people
The goal of Executive Coaching is to improve results in ways that are sustainable. Many clients want some sort of outcome, usually related to improved profits, career success, organizational effectiveness or career and personal satisfaction.
My responsibility is to get results. However, it’s also about helping clients improve their own capabilities and effectiveness so that the results and performance improvements last.
Executive Coaching – Is Not Consulting
Consultants tend to conduct analyses and make recommendations to clients. Coaches are more non-direct, relying on clients to come up with the answer. If the client needs data or an analysis, the coach holds the client accountable for doing that work. The purpose of an Executive Coach is not to “outsource his/her brain” but rather provide the opportunity for actionable steps by the client.
Executive Coaching – Not a crystal ball
My job as an executive coach is not to be a “crystal ball” that magically provides an answer. As the coach, I will intervene and provide advice when appropriate. Successful coaches engage in dialogue with their clients and then customize a tool or solution that works for their unique solution. Sometimes there is no easy answer, and my value will be to support my clients in making decisions with incomplete information … helping them to create the trust in themselves that they are leading from authenticity and a place of genuine caring.