Coaching has been made a core part of executive development because it could sharpen the skills of individuals who currently in executive team and/or who have been identified as future organizational leaders.
What is Executive Coaching?
- Coaching is a personal relationship with focus on individual development. It supports executives (coachees) in reaching their objectives and assisting them to get immediate results in the workplace.
- One of the significant benefits of coaching approach is that it is not tied to the organization or anyone else. Coaching is a one-on-one development process formally contracted between a coach and a management-level client to help achieve goals related to professional development and/or business performance.
When does executive need coaching?
Coaching can be particularly effective in times of change for an executive. That includes promotions, stretch assignments and other new challenges in which executives feel that a change in behavior – either for themselves or their team members – can make a significant difference in the long-term success of the organization. Executives usually seek coaching in the cases such as:
- When they feel that an independent sounding board would be beneficial in helping them achieve a new level of performance, especially if close confidants are now reporting to them.
- When they recognize that succeeding in a new role requires skills that they has not needed to rely on in the past; a coach may help sharpen those skills, particularly when they need to do so on the fly.
- When efforts to change themselves, their team, or their company have failed – the executives are frustrated or burned out – a coach can be the outside expert to help them get to the root cause and make fundamental changes.
- When they face the challenges of managing younger workers, a coach can help them better understand and lead a new generation of employees whose work ethics and values are different.
What help you benefit more from Executive Coaching?
- Coaching works better when the executive knows what he/she wants to get done. Coach can help you to figure out the solutions and increase skills to achieve the goal.
- The executive who works together with the coach has to be open to feedback and willing to create positive change. If not, coaching may not be the answer.
Generic process of our Executive Coaching
- Establish trusted relationship and clarify expectations and goals
- Conduct assessment and analysis to identify key strengths and challenges
- Develop coaching plan based on feedback discussion
- Implement agreed plan and review continuously
- Evaluate coaching process and successfully step into second phase/exit plan