Coaching is ideal for professionals seeking to sharpen skills, heighten professionalism, and handle real-world business scenarios.
Executive coaching offers a confidential setting to share your leadership-related challenges for the purpose of growth, empowerment, and fulfillment. You and the organization will benefit.
The coach will focus on your interests and goals throughout the coaching relationship. Through the use of creative and thought-provoking questions, I will help you uncover viable business solutions that support your professional objectives.
Is Coaching Effective?
In a study of classroom training programs for managers, their productivity increased an impressive 22.4%. Another group of managers received 1:1 coaching for eight weeks after the training. Compared to the group that received training alone, the training-plus-coaching group had an 88% increase in production. Researchers concluded that executive coaching provided a superior environment for practice and feedback to take place.
Executive coaching helps you
- communicate more effectively;
- utilize resources more efficiently;
- succeed in conflict resolution;
- present material in public more confidently;
- work peaceably with more types of people;
- maintain vision in the midst of strategic development or implementation;
- develop strategies that support vision and align with company culture;
- live an integrated life in the midst of challenges, upswings and downturns;
- expand possibilities for generating new workable solutions;
- strengthen teams;
- increase earning potential and
- function at higher capacity.
Types of companies served
- For-profit and not-for-profit entities;
- Small startups and large organizations;
- Entry-level as well as experienced professionals.
Other executive coaching issues include
- long term planning,
- career development,
- transitioning into new work roles,
- dealing with overload and burnout,
- conflict management and,
- balancing personal and family issues with the demands of running a business.
A coaching conversation will have several characteristics
- The focus is on knowing what you want to get out of the conversation. You set a goal for the session. “By the end of this conversation I would like to _______________.”
- I ask questions that help you think deeply about what’s going on and about what’s important. Some of these questions may be ones you’ve never considered before.
- A fair amount of clarification occurs during the conversation. I avoid making assumptions, listen intently, and probe for understanding.
- The coaching conversation involves a strong call to action, but this doesn’t always mean that you identify a full blown plan. The action may be that you need to explore more options, do more research or reflect more on the issue at hand. But the call to action ensures that you move yourself forward.
- The focus is on your current agenda. If you decide that the burning priority in life is improving parenting, your marriage, or your health, then that will be the focus until you choose to move on.
- Because coaching tends to highlight the connections—or lack of them—in your life, you are likely to change your agenda frequently when other priorities take over.
Click here to access a Life Calling Assessment, which will help you in determining the current state of balance in the vital parts of your life.
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