Executive Coaching is a powerful leadership development tool. Its underlying philosophy is that each person is an expert in their own life and work and possesses great resourcefulness and creativity. A strong partnership with a coach can spark a thought-provoking and creative process which can inspire an executive to maximise their personal and professional potential.
Through active and empathetic listening and powerful questioning, our experienced, ICF-qualified coaches create an environment in which the executive can:
- Clearly perceive their current situation
- Identify the goals they want to achieve
- Creatively brainstorm strategies for achieving these goals
- Be encouraged to overcome barriers preventing them achieving their goals or the desired change in behaviour
A coaching intervention usually lasts for between 3 to 6 months, with a one hour session every 2 to 4 weeks. Strong accountability is built into the process, ensuring the executive is held to account for the commitments they make. This ensures that real, tangible progress is made and momentum sustained.
There are many benefits of coaching programmes, especially for senior leaders who often do not have the opportunity to share the opportunities and challenges they face in a ‘safe’ and confidential environment. Some of the main benefits that executives on our coaching programmes have experienced are:
- A fresh perspectives on personal challenges and opportunities
- Enhanced thinking and decision making skills
- Greater interpersonal effectiveness
- Increased confidence and stronger satisfaction with life and work
"It was a pleasure having you as a coach. When the coaching process started, I was bit sceptical. But you made the coaching process so smooth, I always thought I was talking to a friend. The way you were able to draw me out of my comfort zone without me realizing it, is truly commendable. Your entire persona and the way you conducting the coaching sessions were simply put, awesome. Thanks a lot for making a positive change in my life.”
"The coach is great and the coaching sessions are very useful. He has helped me think through issues, made me more aware and helped me think about what I needed to change to adjust in India."
"The programme has been brilliant. The coach is very good - very constructive. He brings a lot of energy to our meetings. I come out of the meetings feeling energized and positive, having had the opportunity to reflect."
"The coaching has been utterly beneficial, as it allows me to sit back and reflect. It has helped me to put things into context, to be on top of things and be more productive and focused. The coach is thorough, comes well prepared and spends a lot of time thinking about me. He helps me to look at multiple solutions."
"The coach has helped me explore and think through how I approach work and situations. He gives you insight, is respectful but pushes you to think harder."