Coaching for 

Organizations

 

Overview

CertifiedCoaches.com recognizes that organizations have unique needs, such as: 
 
  • Coaching so called “Bullies” to appropriate behavior
  • Coaching “New Leaders” to enhanced executive presence
  • Coaching “High Performers” being groomed for promotion or succession
  • Coaching Teams to enhanced communication and greater effectiveness
  • Coaching the C-Suite in all matters of management, leadership and performance
 
In any of these situations it is critically important that organizations hire a top-notch coach! It takes extraordinary coaching skills, and profound change management experience to get top talent to change.
 
This is why CertifiedCoaches.com created an ELITE membership level, available by application only and reserved to coaches who fulfill strict requirements. ELITE members are highly skilled and experienced coaches who have successfully completed corporate coaching assignments.
 
Organizations looking for the best of the best can connect with ELITE members, or by searching for Executive Coaches, Leadership Coaches or Performance Coaches.
 
 

FAQ for Organizations

 

Goals of Executive Coaching

The overall goal of executive coaching is to help executives become more effective leaders, or to get ready for promotion/succession, and to move up the corporate ladder. Executive coaching is sometimes used to correct bad behaviors in leaders – which are questionable in terms of success. The focus on the person’s advancement is defined by the person being coached, and by feedback provided from corporate stakeholders. Coaching will not work for someone who is being forced into a coaching relationship. It will only work if the person being coached has a desire to learn and grow.

Why Organizations Hire an Executive Coach

  • To reduce turnover and retain top performing employees
  • To enhance individual and organizational performance
  • To improve organizational strength
  • To be committed to employees and their growth and success
  • To improve employee morale, commitment, and greater productivity
  • To provide leaders with coaching techniques which they can implement with their teams for improved relationships and productivity, as well as enhanced employee development
  • For succession planning and development of key executives
  • To develop High Potentials and Top Talent
  • To provide support for the newly promoted and create successful new leaders
  • To gain better understanding of organizational issues
  • To minimize destructive conflict and enhance conflict resolution
  • To enhance employees loyalty so they feel valued and invested in

Why Individuals / Leaders Hire an Executive Coach

  • Deeper learning about self, perception about self, where to improve
  • Hard results – greater productivity, faster promotions, bigger profits
  • Faster action - advancing things faster and with greater precision
  • Space to hear own voice - to talk something through and gain perspective
  • Awareness of perspectives, beliefs, and attitudes that may be holding one back
  • Support and confidence to "lean in" and make bold moves
  • Clarity on values and what one stands for, which leads to greater conviction
  • Ideas for ways to improve that one may not see - awareness of blind spots
  • Emotional support, empathy, and encouragement - feels less lonely
  • The cold truth others won't tell you
  • Third-party moderation for 360-reviews
  • Strategic planning, and conflict resolution
  • Support for improving specific skills - communication, delegation, conflict management, team building, persuasion, etc.
  • Personal transformation to increase self-confidence
  • Learn how to be coaches to their employees
  • Identify executive strengths and development needs
  • Leverage existing strengths and improve performance
  • Create an Executive Strategy with Action Plan and Accountability to help stay on track
  • Adopt and/or reinforce executive leadership competencies crucial to the organization's culture
  • Develop leadership skills and practices, learn coaching skills to implement
  • Enhanced career planning and development with an action-oriented plan
  • Greater work/life balance
  • Feedback and support through ongoing executive coaching that assures professional growth
  • Create and accomplish goals
  • Attain greater job/career satisfaction
  • Determine new career path
  • Receive better performance reviews
  • Transition effectively to new position/promotion
  • Become more assertive
  • Make decisions easier

Getting Started With an Executive Coach

The Executive Coach and the executive are involved in on-going, regular coaching sessions to help develop an Executive Strategy and implement the best practices to improve performance, effectiveness, leadership skills, management skills, communication skills and enhanced executive presence and life/work balance in general. 
 
An Executive Coach helps professionals make their performance and their overall lives better; helps them become the leader they know they can be. The Executive Coach understands the relationship between good business practices, leadership, human resources, strategic planning, communication and interpersonal skills, understanding human behavior, and organizational demands.  They have access to hundreds of tools that executives can use to defeat the challenges keeping them from achieving the dream they have for great success and to be awesome leaders.

Who Works With an Executive Coach?

Leaders who choose to work with an Executive Coach are, first and foremost, open to being coached. They are also usually:
 
  • Concerned because they spend too much time working and have little or no time left for family
  • Stressed trying to continuously come up with good, new ideas to build their team and business beyond where it is today and achieve their organizational goals
  • Frustrated about finding and keeping good employees
  • Uptight because work isn’t fun anymore; it’s a struggle
  • Upset because they’re working harder but not achieving the career success they desire as quickly as they would like

When to Hire an Executive Coach

As an Individual: 
                                                            
  • You’ve received a less than favorable performance review and it’s been suggested you need professional development
  • You’ve been passed over for a promotion
  • You want to achieve a leadership position, but need to develop leadership skills
  • You’re heading a major project or have just been promoted to a new leadership position
  • You’re dissatisfied with your career progress and want to move up the corporate ladder more quickly
  • You’re working longer and longer hours and still not achieving all you need to
  • You’ve experienced a major life change such as a layoff, divorce, new job, and you’re re-evaluating your life and career goals
As a Company:
 
  • You have key employees quitting because of the management style of an executive
  • An executive leading one of your business units is not as effective as he/she could be
  • An executive does not communicate well with subordinates or with those in your company of different cultures
  • You have an executive planning to leave your company and you want to develop someone to succeed him/her
  • You want to develop your high potential employees for executive leadership positions
  • You want your executives to learn coaching skills to lead their teams more effectively

Executives on Executive Coaching

What are the benefits of Executive Coaching? What are its limitations? What factors are critical to its success? The following results are the thoughts of typical executives who participated in Executive Coaching. All of them said they were working with their Coaches on improving their leadership skills. Specifically, they were fine-tuning their vision for the business; empowering and motivating staff; improving their communication and listening skills; and becoming more confident and assertive. These executives were in agreement that strong leadership is not about technical competence. Instead, they said the priority for leaders was to gain competence in soft skills. They equated strong leadership with heightened levels of emotional intelligence.

Most Significant Benefits of Executive Coaching

Many executives said the most significant benefit was the individualized attention they received from their Coaches. Executive Coaching takes place over an extended period of time, and it becomes a great way to acquire and ingrain new skills.
 
Many executives feel that continuous one-on-one attention is a huge benefit. Coaching is much better than the “cookie-cutter approach” that is used in traditional classroom situations. It is hard to go into a room and come out changed. Real growth can’t be accomplished by taking a course, reading a book or having a discussion. Executive Coaching works for leadership, performance, and personal effectiveness. It offers plenty of opportunities to test drive new skills until they become second nature. 
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