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 wisdom, overcoming obstacles, focusing and gaining clarity and confidence to empower decision making.
It promotes effective communication and allows an individual to open up to new perspectives while acknowledging their own roles and responsibilities. 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 staff, coaching often results in employee retention, and better communication resulting in a more productive organisation.
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.
Choosing an Executive Coach
1. 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 fierce desire to grow and learn.
2. Ensure that the Coach has had Coach Training by a reputable organisation(s) and is experienced as a Coach. The length of this experience is not necessarily important here. Their coaching presence and ability to bring you back into this moment to find the answers for yourself, is.
3. 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.
3. Credibility does come with experience in the field. 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.