What can Coaching do for Executives?
Coaching is an Investment in Executives and Managers through sponsorship and challenge which allows them to achieve their goals by trusting their own intuition and wisdom, overcoming obstacles, focusing and gaining clarity and the confidence to empower decision making in themselves and others.
It promotes effective communication and allows an individual to open up to new perspectives while acknowledging their own roles, responsibilities and limitations. There is also the added benefit of improving the life/work balance and relationships with others within the organisation.
Coaching aids in greater awareness and creative problem-solving which in our view is a necessity for organisational development and growth.
As an Investment in human resource, coaching often results in employee retention, clearer communication and a thriving workplace.
What do we offer when coaching?
Experience & Credibility
A new and different way of thinking
Trust and Confidentiality
We also offer a 360 degree turnaround and measured outcomes to encourage feedback and follow up for continued development.
Resources for development - which includes reading material.
Choosing an Executive Coach
Chemistry. Research has shown that the most effective coaching assignments are those where Coaches have been personally selected by the Executive. And success only really comes with executives who have a real desire to grow and learn.
Ensure that the Coach has had Coach Training by a reputable organisation(s) and is experienced in the the field.
Coaching is rarely a long term assignment, although it could start with frequent sessions. It is only really used for as long as is required by the Executive, who will often call on coaches to work on specific requests as and when.
While credibility does come with experience in the field, it is worth noting that often coaches say that they don’t need to have done the job to coach an Executive. While that may well be true, the impact of having experience in the field reduces the time for building rapport, and understanding the goals, focus and environment, so more time is spent on the coaching itself. And there are exceptions to the rule.