Senior leaders often struggle and find themselves in a situation where they need to do it alone. Executive coaching is based on a partnership, between coach and client, which is designed to enable the client to produce the results they want in their organisations, their careers and their lives.
The coaching partnership works on the principle of synergy - that the energy (ideas, focus, clarity) arising from the coach-client partnership is greater than the individual energy brought by the two individuals alone. Through the process of coaching, leaders typically achieve the goals they set as well as developing ways of approaching their roles that deliver more effective results more easily.
The outcomes of executive coaching are observable and measurable. Executive coaching benefits the client and the organisation. When planned strategically to align with the organisation's values and objectives it aids succession planning and the retention of key talent, and has the scope to positively impact many other stakeholders within the organisational system.
Executive Coaching programs typically comprise of 10 or 15 hours of face-to-face coaching along with diagnostics, reflection and action projects between sessions.
We can also offer 5 hours of coaching tailored to support leadership or other development activities within the organisation.
- Get clear about your goals. Your company may be pulling you in one direction, while your manager is giving you different advice based on other criteria. Your coach will help you determine what's really important to you and help you stay focused on that.
- Identify blind spots. Coaches help you figure out what you don't know, and they clue you in to things you may not be able to see. They will be honest with you because they are not vested in any specific outcome.
- Be accountable. Coaches keep you on track and moving forward toward new levels of achievement. For many of us, having someone we answer to motivates us to act.
- Focus your development efforts. Coaches help you know the difference between weaknesses you need to fix and those that are best left as they are. This can help you invest time and energy only in the most fruitful opportunities.