CertifiedCoaches.com recognizes that organizations have unique needs, such as:
- Coaching “New Leaders” to enhanced executive presence
- Coaching "New Leaders" during the onboarding process with their new team/role
- Coaching “High Performers” being groomed for promotion or succession
- Coaching Teams to enhanced communication and greater effectiveness
- Coaching so call "Bullies" to more appropriate and effective leadership behavior
- 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.
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 is 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.
Experienced Executive Coaches are trained and skilled in creating a confidential and safe space for professionals where they can open up and explore the benefits of executive coaching.
Benefits of Executive Coaching
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.
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.