Just like an Olympic athlete requires the best coach to win the Gold Medal, leaders cannot become their best without the help of an effective coach to help get them there.
Leadership isn't a skill you ever finish learning. Rather, it continues to develop over time, with each problem and project adding new reference points and skills to your toolkit. Executive coaches guide leaders through this learning process, supporting them as they discover how to lead even more effectively.
When you know your purpose and how you fit in the workplace, you make the world better. When you help yourself and others to be their best, the world is better place and better off.
Executive Coaching is an experiential development process that builds the capability to meet short and long-term goals, conducted through one-on-one or group interactions. The Coach and executive work together to achieve maximum personal and organizational impact.
Typical Coaching Tools...
The first step includes a battery of assessments to understand the participant’s personality, personal style, management style, how they work within the organization, how they interact with others (both naturally and adapted), etc. As the participant comes to better understand himself/herself, this will help to consider their impact on others.
Participants will develop comprehensive goals for the length of the coaching program. The Coach will work with the participant to develop specific long-term and short-term goals that will serve as guides as well as accountability markers throughout the program.
An initial analysis is conducted of the participant’s goals of the program. It is important to understand what is wanted from the program in terms of desired outcomes, areas of emphasis, key parameters, and other constraints that may affect the urgency, importance or outcomes of the coaching program.
One on One Meetings
The core of the program are the one-on-one meetings between the coach and the participant. These are typically held telephonically at least 3 times per month. The initial assessments and meetings may be in addition to the standard one-on-one meetings. Additional meetings may also be needed, especially during the initial weeks as the program is set up and the participant is settling into his or her goals and accountability pattern.
3rd Party Considerations
In some situations, a 3rd party analysis may be conducted to understand perceptions and expectations. This may include (but not be limited to) 360-evaluations, sit-down interviews with supervisors, colleagues and subordinates, or others to gain feedback, insights and expectations as a part of the program.
At least 24 hours prior to each meeting, the participant must complete the Coach Preparation Sheet with information specific to accomplishments, challenges, goals, plans and other information specific to the coaching plan. Failure to submit the form at least 24-hours prior to the meeting may result in a delay in the next meeting or even a cancellation of the scheduled meeting due to failure to follow through on assignments.