What is Executive Coaching?
Executive Coaches do not provide advice for you or your organisation. They provide objective observation and reflection of your situation so you can more clearly see your options and strategies going forward. Executive Coaches are passionate and positive people who more concerned with your dreams than your nightmares. The workplace often provides us with great stress and performance fears perfect for Executive coaching, however there are also some issues best dealt with by counsellors or therapists.
Executive Coaching is an experiential development process that builds capability to achieve short and long term goals. It is conducted through one to one or group interactions. It is driven by data gathered with respect and trust often from multiple sources inside and outside the organisation. The coach and executive work together to achieve maximum personal and organisational impact.
Today, having a coach means you are a valuable member of your organisation, an identified future leader and definitely the Executive of tomorrow.
Why should I engage an Executive Coach?
The two biggest reasons we see are;
Those who need to see significant results, solve a pressing problem or take advantage of a major opportunity.
To rely on a trusted objective observer who is credible, engaging and has a depth of coaching and business knowledge to assist you with improving your game and performance in key strategic roles.
A coach will always push you further then you perceive you can go. In business terms, this could mean doubling or tripling your turnover when all you can see is a 10% increase.
“The business had been running well for three years, but we then attended a free business seminar held by ActionCOACH. We met our coach there and realised what else we could be doing. We have never looked back – the whole ActionCOACH approach is so refreshing and motivating.”“Our coach has quickly become an extended part of our team. He understands the company and has an energising approach ‘to working on your business not in it’ which has massively improved everything – from customer service right through to profit margins.”
Chris Gorton, Director – Sue Foster Interiors
What should I look for in an Executive Coach?
Executives and Coaches differ remarkably, so you should be looking for the coach that you believe will drive your strengths, challenge your weaknesses and be truthful about those habits, traits and blind-spots that might be holding you back. Qualifications and experience are important, as are the tools, programs and methodologies that a coach will use. Consider it as a job interview, understand what you need, the skills that you are confident with and the experience that you trust. With over 120 Executive Coaches around the globe contact our Executive Coach Director to assist you with identifying your particular needs and finding the right coach to talk to.
What can I expect with Executive Coaching?
Of course it is not about the coach, it’s all about you and generally executive coaching involves three levels of learning;
- Strategic and tactical problem solving.
- Leadership development and new generalised ways of thinking and acting.
- Learning development and skills including new habits of self reflection to ensure that high-level learning and performance continues after coaching ends.
Is the Executive coaching process confidential?
Because the nature of our Executive Coaching process is unique, it is important for all partners involved in the program to develop a formal, written confidentially agreements before the coaching begins.