FAQ for Organizations

 

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

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

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
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