"Visualize every single person in your organization as a caring, highly-motivated, proactive, value-driven leader in sales and service. When that comes to pass in your company, you will be unstoppable." -Dan Zadra
Executive Coaching is a dynamic one-on-one relationship that engages an executive in an in depth and revealing exploration of their goals and the actions required to accomplish them. Executive Coaching supports, challenges, and holds an executive accountable to make consistent (often dramatic) progress towards the realization of his or her most important aspirations and potential.
In the Executive Coaching process, executives are able to clarify their vision, overcome obstacles, change self-defeating beliefs and habits, build trust and goodwill, turn a business around, increase personal and organizational performance and achievement, improve leadership skills, change an organization's culture, or develop strategies for achieving extraordinary results. Executives use the Executive Coaching relationship to focus on both personal as well as business goals.
Executive Coaching is a one-on-one process that is individualized to the specific needs of the executive. Executive Coaching is generally performed over the phone in one-hour weekly sessions to maximize efficiency, effectiveness, and results. However, face-to-face meetings can be arranged when desired and more effective. The format, method and approach for Executive Coaching vary depending on the area of focus.
Executive Coaching Areas of Focus
Executive Coaching for the Executive's Agenda - This coaching tends to be broad and evolving. Leading a business or major business function can be a lonely activity. An Executive Coach can be a confidential sounding board to help the executive work through issues in the organization. The Executive Coach can fill the role of a confidant to offer insight, perspective, and constructive feedback on the executive's ideas. An Executive Coach can help develop the strategies necessary to successfully implement new initiatives.
Executive Coaching for Strategic Performance - Executives may have sufficient skills to address non-strategic day-to-day issues, but to lead their company to the next level or in a different direction requires strategic leadership. This could include strategy development, reorganization, performance measurements, and performance coaching and feedback.
Executive Coaching for Leadership Skills - Often executives moving into new roles discover that they are being called upon for leadership functions they have not previously performed, such as managing other senior executives, developing and communicating the company's vision and strategies, and changing the company's culture.
Executive Coaching for Leadership Development - The time may come when an executive is being considered for a promotion to a higher position. While he or she may be carrying out the present assignment without difficulty, it may be necessary to consider and address new competencies that would be needed for the new position. Executive Coaching is customized leadership development based on the executive's needs and style.