wHAT IS EXECUTIVE & Leadership COACHING?
Executive Coaching is usually a one-to-one relationship between a collaborative and confidential resource (coach) that supports your development and/or performance improvement and goal attainment. The relationship is one that is mutually designed between a professional coach and you as a leader who has a significant impact on the organization by virtue of your position and influence. It’s a working relationship built on trust, honest feedback and mutual accountability that allows you, as the client, to make the most of all that you have to offer – your strengths, skills, relationships and abilities. Coaches provide a confidential place to practice something new, learn something about yourself and move toward something that you want to achieve. Most executives who benefit from coaching are involved in highly complex decisions, have responsibility for a wide scope of impact on the organization and potentially on the industry they serve. Often at the executive level, you need a trusted advisor that will listen and speak freely and encourage you to learn and try new skills in a safe, developmental environment.
WHAT ARE SOME OF THE REASONS TO HIRE A COACH?
HOW DO I KNOW THAT COACHING IS APPROPRIATE FOR ME?
Effective coaching supports behavioral and mindset changes that result from taking a new course of action. Clients call when they feel “stuck” and need to make a change, or are going through a change and want support. Coaching only works when you, as a client, are ready to take steps toward some change that is important to you. Coaching is a partnership where you and your coach are mutually interested in your accomplishing what you want to accomplish. As a client, you will be successful when you are open and receptive to feedback and are prepared to do the work that it takes to change and adapt behaviors.
hOW DO i CHOOSE THE RIGHT COACH FOR ME?
Several things will help you make a good decision about your coach:
hOW DOES COACHING WORK?
Coaching is generally a commitment between you and your coach to meet (in person, by phone, Skype or other technologies) at least twice a month for a minimum of six months. Some clients have accomplished their goals in three months, and others have taken longer than a year. Changing behaviors, habits and beliefs takes time and focus.
The purpose of coaching is to make you more resourceful as an executive leader. The idea is that you and your coach focus on the tools and mindset change that you need in order to reduce your dependency on your coach as soon as possible. Responsibility for the work resides with the client, and the coach is a partner and resource in the process.
Executive coaching is an art and a science that relies on mutual commitment and a willingness to experiment and play with ways that will help you experience growth and development that results in sustainable change.
wHAT IS PRESENCE-BASED® COACHING?
Presence is that state of total focus when we are fully connected to the present moment and what is occurring in that moment. For leaders, the ability to be present is necessary to be self-generative in the midst of change. Presence-Based® Coaching is an approach and a tool for the development of clarity, focus, resilience and the place where real transformation occurs.