What is executive coaching?
No two people are alike, we all know that. However, one thing we share is that we are all one big bundle of strengths.
In order to become exceptionally effective, leaders must understand their strengths and how to build on them. The guajillo cannot do what the chipotle can do, and if you try to substitute a morita for a mulatto you are going to get yourself into a whole host of trouble. Hint: see photo.
When leaders reaches a certain point in their careers, only coaching will meet their unique development needs. Whether they work in a large organisation or a start up, the customised support they received from an talented coach is the most effective way to help them progress and add exceptional value in demanding organisations.
For those of you who learn best by watching and listening, here is a little video for you. If you prefer less noise, see below for a high level explanation of my coaching process.
Every engagement is unique, though, so do contact me and we can have a chat about what you are looking for.
The executive coaching process
Coaching can involve one or a handful of executives in your organisation. You may also choose to design a coaching programme. Coaching can be the single most powerful change tool in your arsenal. Given that culture is “the way we do things around here”, cultural change involves changing “the way we do things around here.” And change sucks. It’s stressful and it’s difficult, even for change junkies. At a certain point, training programmes are no longer effective: Senior executives have very personal development needs.
Executives will flourish and be more effective more quickly if they are supported by programmes tailored to their specific development needs.
Benefits of a programme
Whether you are an executive who would like coaching support to get you to the next lily pad, or a decision maker in an organisation that has determined that coaching will help elevate your top performers and help you achieve your organisational objectives, give me a call and let’s discuss.
I work with senior, successful leaders with potential to go even further. I have seen coaching maxmise performance and minimize risk for both individuals and organisations.
When supported by the right coach, magic can happen:
- new hires will adjust and begin to deliver the value expected of them, quickly and confidently
- new in role executives will adapt and thrive, quickly adopting the behaviours commensurate with their new roles
- executives with a bright future will begin to out- perform at their level, enabling them to “hit the ground running” when that big promotion comes