Executive coaching is for skill building and performance enhancement.
The best and most successful executives utilize executive coaching.
My work as a coach is to help you identify areas of performance growth and develop a plan to achieve it. There are two main components to my executive coaching: skill building and the personal growth needed to follow through on the new skills. The work is not therapy, though it can address personal areas of blockage. The advantage of a psychologist coach is that I understand the typical personal reactions in people that impede ideal performance. Everyone has blocks that cause them to lose their power just like how Kryptonite took away Superman’s powers. Personal blocks need to be identified and worked out so that one can use new skills.
Our engagement is always guided by the specific goals to be achieved.
Begins with a meeting of the key people responsible for the decision to bring in my coaching services.
If there are goals from management, then we will make a plan for the attainment of the goals and spell out areas of open communication and of confidentiality.
Focused consultation with the executive. The work can be face to face or through telecommunication.
Case Example: Coaching Confidence
I began working with an executive in a small closely held business. He was very pleasant man who wanted to grow his business. People liked working for him, but he had retained less than stellar staff. He tended to worry about family relatives who had an ownership stake in the business, especially ones who tended to second guess him. We met regularly to discuss the concerns that kept him “playing it safe” in the business. He had taken on the family business and he didn’t want to screw it up. We discussed his goals and what he needed to attain them. This led to his finding a consultant specializing in the details of his field. With the data from the consultant and with my support, the executive began building the business. As the business began to grow he saw which staff could perform at a new, higher level. He hired new staff and began a new capital development program. When we finished he and the business were still in a growth mode. More importantly, the work had given him a new confidence…and a new golf game.