In many ways, executive coaching is strategic planning for an individual. We first reach a shared understanding of high level objectives of the coaching process including measures of success, and then build a comprehensive, shared fact base. From these agreed upon facts, we create a plan together with our clients, and are then disciplined about ensuring sustained plan implementation to bridge the typical gap between strategy and execution. Our process also always includes coaching to achieve success ‘in real time.’
Executive Coaching ProcessWe always stay flexible and adapt each engagement based on a proposal and coaching plan developed during the initial stages of the process. Our areas of focus and expertise include:
Mouse-over the stages for details of a typical process:
We adapt our experience, frameworks, and process to each unique situation, developing objectives with the organization and building a custom coaching plan with the executive. We excel in these situations: Succession Coaching, Developmental Coaching and Performance Coaching. We also specialize in larger scale, custom developmental planning engagements.
Together with the executive, we build a shared fact base leveraging a wide variety of tools – discussions, interviews, assessments, models, observation, and 360/stakeholder feedback. A clear and accurate understanding of current reality is critical to any planning process, including a successful coaching process.
As a team, the coach and executive brainstorm ideas, with the objective of finding just a few key areas of focus that will build shared success. We draft the plan with the executive, review it with the sponsor/manager to obtain input, and then finalize it.
We support the executive in implementing the action plan including making adjustments, providing real time business coaching, and checking in with the organization sponsor.
We work hard to ensure ROI through close-out meetings to discuss results, follow on 360’s to measure progress, a formal one year follow up meeting to check in, and estimated ROI calculations.
We bring specific experiences and approaches that differentiate us from other executive coaches:
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