What is Executive Coaching?
According to Wikipedia, “Executive coaching is designed to help facilitate professional and personal development to the point of individual growth, improved performance and contentment.”
In other words, executive coaching is a professional service that focuses on developing the leadership skills of the coachee (executive) –the skills need to drive and manage change, build highly productive teams, manage time, and thrive in the most challenging and complex situations through a high level of self-awareness.
Executive coaches work with their clients to help them maximize their potential.
Executive Coaching in the Workplace
Executive coaching is a formal engagement in which a qualified coach works with an organizational leader in a series or dynamic, confidential sessions designed to establish and achieve clear goals that will result in improved business effectiveness, both for the individual and the organization.
Our Executive Coaching methodologies engage our clients with experiential self learning.
Utilizing evidence based coaching, active and appreciative enquiry techniques our coaches pursue high performance and challenge workplace behaviors and perceptions. Understanding that resourceful ‘thought leadership’ underpins resourceful leadership skills and execution.
Executive coaching can be individual and may address specifics such as:
- the individuals leadership or management development
- working through management culture issues
- addressing behavioral or perceptual issues
- improving communication
- considering career development
- new job performance or job transition
- team motivation and execution
On top of workplace issues and challenges we respect that executives and managers often occupy a lonely place in the organization. As a manager or leader they are expected to know everything, have all the answers, be on top of everything that is occurring in the organization, and to pre-empt any un-foreseen activity or situations that threaten or challenge the organization.
They work hard, often putting in extremely long hours that others don’t see. They are always on call and often live on very little sleep. The ability to cope with workplace issues is perceived as a required skill of the executive, however the physical and energy demands are often undiscussed and hidden issues. Executive coaching works on restoring you to your full capability, allowing you to perform at work and manage the demands on your energy.
Fit 4 Action
The difference between a competent and an effective manager is results, and results can only come from execution. Execution is the dedicated space between your goals and the results you can achieve on your own and this is why Coaching can be so effective for time pressured managers and leaders. Your coach ensures you stay focused on the activities that need to occur for you to achieve your goals. Given the complexity of people, the current market speed and need for lean business operations it’s no wonder that execution can be more difficult than it should be.
ActionCOACH has known for many years that the biggest element of success is Action. For 18 years ActionCOACH has been providing exceptional results for their clients based on the principle that ‘action must follow thought’. The best plans and coaching will amount to nothing without execution of the plan.
Choosing the right coach will ensure you close the execution gap that is holding back your success and achievements.
Your Expertise and our Specialty
While no one can be as experienced in your position as you currently are, the most successful people utilise the skills of others to leverage their skills sets and capabilities to greater heights. Find out how much more influential you could really be, develop energy and focus that counts where others fall away. Your expertise and our 18 years of outstanding results can provide you with the leverage of success, closing your execution gaps and giving you the Fit 4 Executive Advantage
Contact our Concierge or book a meeting for more information.
More Information check out Cheryl’s Executive Coaching Site: www.executivecoachcheryldyck.com