Executive Coaching & Advisory Services- Your Advantage!

The toughest thing about being a success is that youve got to keep on being a success. Talent is only a starting point in this business. Irving Berlin

Executive life revolves around being a pro-active agent of change, getting it done & a results driven focus, and handling problems —situations that are complex, while maintaing one’s focus, composure, and ability to deliver results.

Being constantly buffeted on all sides by demands from various stakeholders, demands for employee satisfaction, and demands of accountability for strategic decisions can challenge even the most experienced executive.

Maintaining success under such conditions demands fresh knowledge, on-going insight, expanded skills and sustained energy.

Instead of silently struggling on their own, serious individuals have turned to coaching to not only preserve their edge but also to jump to the next level of performance. Having a personal coach is a time-tested and proven method for reaching aggressive goals and guaranteeing continued effectiveness.

Executive Coaching is a confidential, one-to-one executive development program designed to evolve, embed, and energize essential leadership attitudes and skills for ensuring that key executives keep producing at their potential and beyond.

Executive Coaching Leadership Focus:

(What todays leaders and high potential individuals want as a result of executive coaching)

A Mastery of… 

Strategic visionary thinking,

Executive presence,

Power influencer-communicators…listeners first and foremost,

Relationship builders & connectors,

Business advisory and sounding board resource,

and in turn a…

Legacy and sustained performance and momentum!

To pay it forward as role models and/or mentors to others.

The “Why” Executives Benefit from Exposure to Executive Coaching – Practical Insights for Reaching New Levels of Success

  • Superior decision-making skills and effective task delegation
  • Radically enhanced interpersonal communication skills
  • Energized Presence
  • Empowered Self-Image
  • Clarity of Purpose
  • Authenticity
  • Speaking from the Heart
  • Listening with Empathy
  • Mastery of personal management and meeting management skills
  • Greater ability to manage self and others during periods of conflict or crisis
  • Being mindful and aware of the power of being in the moment
  • Staying centered
  • Remaining a ease and of sound mind
  • Heightened self-awareness and deeper self-understanding, including:
  • Control of Emotions
  • Mastery of Being present and in the moment
  • Intelligent Risk-Taking
  • The power and value of seeking feedback
  • Dynamic balance across mind, body and spirit
  • Increased ability to manage tension created by disparate responsibilities to organization, family, community, self
  • Improved personal resilience, flexibility and propensity to learn and grow
  • Improved ability to manage and advance personal career and careers of others

Results

Your Coach provides thoughtful counsel and practical strategies to help you change or modify behavior and shed unnecessary mental and emotional baggage that obscures the solution path to personal and organizational effectiveness.

Such strategies often focus on:

  • Managing the incessant tension of responding to short term, tactical bottom-line needs while grappling with identifying and acting on long-term strategic imperatives
  • The value of self awareness, seeking open real time feedback, and the power if being in the moment
  • Fostering an exciting, energized work environment infused with a compelling mission
  • Promoting innovation and thinking “out-of-the box”
  • Staying centered and grounded in a fast-paced, complex work environment
  • Motivating extraordinary performance in self and others
  • Creating employee loyalty among highly valued knowledge workers
  • Enhancing abilities in thinking strategically and acting decisively
  • Harnessing personal and group intuition
  • Aligning a personal vision with the organizational vision
  • Learning new communication skills
  • Strengthening emotional intelligence
  • Designing balance between work and personal life
  • Establishing a regimen for physical fitness
  • Establishing and maintaining healthy eating habits
  • Running effective meetings
  • Dealing with organizational politics
  • Building trust and credibility as a leader
  • Identifying hidden roadblocks to success
  • Setting new standards of excellence
  • Confronting difficult conversations
  • Ending procrastination

Executive Coaching Program Details

  • Individually tailored to the person
  • Intimately tied to the realities of the business
  • Continually focused on current issues or problems identified by the executive
  • A highly focused, results-oriented process for honing interpersonal skills and achieving personal growth for greater business effectiveness
  • Collaboration between the executive, myself and key players within the organization to reach shared goals
  • Creating a positive and empowering strategy for performance enhancement and leadership development.

The Nature of Executive Coaching- Intended Participant

Executive Coaching is intended for leaders (and aspiring leaders) who are:

  • Wrestling with the implications of tough business decisions
  • Seeking the keys to designing innovative change and
  • Evoking commitment throughout their organization
  • Searching for new strategic insights into how they can
  • Better manage the personal dynamics of their responsibilities
  • Wanting to enhance their own development as they face
  • Themselves can be greater obstacles in achieving organizational and personal goals

Role of the Executive Coach

The Coach is instrumental in expediting the executive’s transformation from accomplished manager to powerful leader through the following practices:

  • Providing an external, unbiased point of view and ongoing, candid, timely feedback
  • Keeping the executive focused on the agreed goals
  • Marshaling internal and external resources to support the development plan
  • Collecting key information from stakeholders in the executive’s success
  • Identifying which skills are not being used, which need to be strengthened, which need to be newly learned or re-learned.
  • Encouraging an attitude of continuous improvement
  • Developing and maintaining an interactive learning process that focuses on:
  • Increasing awareness and insight
  • Identifying and enhancing sources of positive energy
  • Eliminating time-wasters and drains of energy
  • Evaluating choices or alternative behaviors
  • Planning and implementing even more effective executive behavior and performance.

Timeframe

All programs are custom but often are:

12 months (recommended for greatest leverage)

6 months and 3 months also available

Implementation Steps

  • Meet face to face in an exploratory interview
  • Determine the following key success factors:
  • How the executive’s needs fit with my style and focus on breakthrough milestones
  • Gauge rapport and chemistry between parties
  • Assess openness of communication
  • Explore willingness to work together toward common goals
  •  If appropriate, demonstrate coaching process during the initial meeting
  • Visit the work environment
  • Observe the many variables the executive has to deal with day-to-day
  • Observe executive in a variety of business meetings
  • Gather data on the nature of the business and the business environment within which the executive works.
  • Assess the nature, content and depth of complexities facing the executive and current level of effectiveness.

Step 1. Getting Started

Step 2. Observation and Assessment (often using an assessment exercise that the individual completes for the second session)

  • Formal monthly or bi-monthly meetings held face-to-face
  • Informal telephone or e-mail check-ins and booster sessions
  • Periodic progress reviews
  • Spot-check interviews with appropriate parties, e.g., superiors, peers, sub-ordinates, suppliers, customers
  • Pinpoint significant strengths and weaknesses
  • Identify key performance issues
  • Explore potential areas for improvement
  • Determine specific development goals, action steps and commitment of time and resources
  • Produce a written development plan
  • Crystallize agreement
  • Establish benchmarks for success measurement

Step 3. Initial Insight Session

Step 4. On-Going Coaching (based on agreed program)

  • Evaluation of the Coaching Program

Step 5. At or near the end of the coaching program an evaluation of the success will be conducted which often involves all of or several of the following evaluation methods;

  • Completion of a second assessment profile exercise with a comparison report on the initial assessment profile exercise completed at the start of the program.
  • A verbal 360 assessment conducted by the coach with 5-to-10 business individuals in the client’s work environment ( direct reports, peers, and subordinates, occasionally suppliers, or customers, etc.)
  • A client self assessment.
  • A coach assessment report
  • Where possible using targeted performance results such as targeted sales and margins, the development of a strategic plan, etc.

Executive Coaching is excellent insurance for protecting a company’s strategic investment in an executive:

  • Highly paid executives represent a tremendous resource that has taken years of development.
  • What would it cost to replace this person?
  • Maximize the return on that investment by accelerating the growth of the individual.
  • How much would company revenues increase if a top executive could use another 5% of his or her capacity to set the vision, motivate others and create a more harmonious work environment?
  • What would be the payback if this capacity was increased two to five-fold? In other words the individual having received coaching n turn coaches others and passes on his/her new learning and skills.