What is executive coaching?
Executive coaching will help you be at your most effective in response to challenges and opportunities at work.
It involves one to one conversations, facilitated by an expert coach to achieve specific goals within agreed boundaries.
The primary focus of your coaching sessions will be your mindset and behaviour at work. In particular, whether they are helping or hindering you in the performance of your role and in achieving the success you want.
As the client, you will introduce the context and specific areas you want to focus on. Your coach will help you clarify and define your goals in each of these areas, so that you are both clear about what you want to achieve together, and committed to doing so.
A properly qualified executive coach will bring highly developed listening, questioning, diagnostic, communication and facilitation skills to help you address your goals. The chemistry and trust that will develop between you and your coach will be pivotal to your success, and together you will evolve and refine a work-style that best meets your needs.
In the course of this work, you may identify links between your experience to date and the ways you perceive and respond to different situations. It follows that executive coaching can feel more personal than other professional activities, which for many clients is what makes it both challenging and immensely rewarding.
Your coaching sessions will take place over an agreed time period and within clearly defined boundaries, so that all parties feel comfortable and know what to expect. Online support between sessions is also available so that you can work with your coach in real-time, as challenges and opportunities arise, and not just in scheduled sessions. The coaching process may also include forms of practice to help you consolidate helpful skills and behaviours.
Finally, and with your consent, we may also use selected tools that provide robust, objective information about yourself and your interactions with others.
Our clients typically find that executive coaching helps them step back, make sense of their experience, take well-formed decisions and implement them to greater effect and with a heightened sense of personal satisfaction.
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