A coach, works with
an executive or manager to help them achieve their goals, unlock their potential
and increase their effectiveness. Just as Olympic athletes have a coach to help
them to excel, leaders deserve the same level of focus and support.
Today’s leaders face many challenges – unclear and changing roles, a turbulent
marketplace, endless meetings, organizational conflicts and employees that want
challenging and interesting projects. With these challenges, self-awareness,
learning and growth are essential to success and also to your satisfaction.
Finding and developing your own leadership style is key to harnessing your
talents and making you both effective and passionate about your work. However,
many leaders find it difficult to spend time on themselves and lack the tools
methods and resources to build their capabilities. The result is a leadership style based more on
habit than by design. Partnership with a coach brings a focus to design new
behaviors and perspectives that enable leaders to close the gap between who they
are and who they could be.
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What is coaching?
Coaching is a process of
discovery – about you and about possibilities for more effective action. A
coaching relationship is a partnership that provides a safe and confidential
place to reflect and increase self-awareness. It is also an opportunity to
explore new perspectives and to build capacities in the areas where you want to
grow. A coach helps to keep the focus on your goals amidst the sea of your other
responsibilities. Each coaching relationship is also unique and tailored for
your particular goals.
The coach encourages and
acknowledges you and your breakthroughs and growth. They challenge you to
explore beliefs, assumptions, habits, and blind spots in order to expand your
self-awareness and to design new perspectives and behaviors. They will confront you
on things, which you may be ignoring and to stretch you in ways that may be
uncomfortable, but enable breakthroughs and growth. However, you always call the
shots. It is a great feeling to have a coach committed to your success.
Some examples of areas of
in achieving a challenging goal
Developing confidence and capability in a new role
with conflict in organization and teams
skills (communication, listening, influence, negotiating, time management,
out the best in your people
a more meaningful role that maximizes your talents and interests
How does it work?
Coaching takes place in conversations, which typically
last 45-60 minutes on a weekly basis. As follow-up to each session, you work on
the application of new perspectives and behaviors back at work. Each coaching
project typically lasts 3-6 months depending on the goals of the coaching.
You are invited to
FREE 30 MIN. SAMPLE SESSION to
experience coaching for yourself.