“Everyone needs a coach… We all need people who’ll give us feedback. That’s how we improve.” – Bill Gates
“The one thing that people are never good at is seeing themselves as others see them. A coach really, really helps.” – Eric Schmidt
Coaching can help you:
- Identify the challenges you feel are currently holding you back;
- Clarify your values, visions for the future, and your true purpose;
- Choose options that move you forward and bring out your best self.
Leadership coaching is not just for executives. Everyone has opportunities to act as leaders, whether on work teams, in community groups, or within their circles of friends and family.
“Leadership is distributed. It resides… in every person at every level who, in one way or another, acts as a leader to a group of followers – wherever in the organization that person is, whether shop steward, team head, or CEO.”- Goleman (2013)
What you can expect
- Always communicate with you openly and honestly;
- Hold the content of your coaching conversations in confidence in accordance with the ICF Code of Ethics;
- Create a safe space for you to explore your challenges, share your beliefs and assumptions, and experiment with your responses;
- Co-create your coaching agenda with you, including how you will monitor and measure your own progress;
- Hold you capable of achieving the goals you set for yourself.
Our coaching process includes:
- Orientation – we offer you a package of reflection sheets to help you approach coaching with a positive, reflective, and open mindset;
- Initial session – in our first coaching conversation, we will explore what coaching will look like for you, your personal goals, your definition of personal success, and your expectations for how coaching will support you in moving towards your goals;
- Regular sessions – our subsequent coaching conversations will focus on a particular issue or challenge arising for you within the context of your goals and ongoing personal reflection and development;
- All coaching sessions will consist of a phone or video one-on-one meeting of pre-agreed duration at a pre-arranged time and date.
Why Smart Business Executives have a Coach (or Coaches)
Tyler Cowen, in Average is Over- Powering America Beyond the Age of the Great Stagnation, describes the new reality.
“High-skilled performers, including business executives, will have some kind of coach. There will be too much value at stake to let high performers operate without a steady stream of external advice, even if that advice has to be applied rather subtly.
Top Doctors will have a coach, just as today’s top tennis players (and some of the mediocre ones) all have coaches. Coaching is already remarkably important in our economy, and the high productivity of top earners will cause it to become essential.”