Coaching

1. Executive Coaching

Coaching is a process through which executives are helped to improve their performance and personal effectiveness while reducing stress.  Our program offers the rare opportunity to stand back and to take a fresh look at the experiences and assumptions of a lifetime.

Executive coaching…

  • Facilitates the identification of inner resources
  • Targets growth areas
  • Promotes a healthy balance between career and personal life which sustains the vitality necessary for effective leadership
  • May reveal the need to learn specific behaviors aimed at enhancing short-term or long-term performance
  • May challenge underlying beliefs and values and invite more fundamental changes
  • The coach offers direction and assistance but the choice rests with the individual.  It is he or she that discovers the self-knowledge which forms the foundation for continued growth.

We help our clients to improve their ability to pursue success as they define it: personally, professionally and organizationally.  Executive Coaching provides the missing link between the input of Boards, Advisory Committees, Executive Committees, employers, peers, family and friends. All have a perspective to share, but the focus is not on your dreams, goals, interests, passions, and unique characteristics, but what they perceive is best from their perspective.

Why Hire an Executive Coach?

A personal executive coach can help you to:

  • Elevate personal and professional effectiveness.
  • Increase your confidence and self-esteem Identify and unleash the passion in your life  Go beyond the previous limitations you set for yourself  Develop more effective personal habits Establish a system for balancing personal and professional objectives. Tap your own inner wisdom  Increase your sense of well-being. Create a written action plan for overcoming obstacles to success, as you define success. Leverage a proven, methodical process for turning your potential into improved performance.
  • Strong, visionary, compassionate, competent, honest leaders develop successful teams and organizations.  Recent expressions such as, “negotiating permanent white water” and “riding the winds of change,” reflect a serious need for leaders to develop extraordinary inner resources, knowledge and skills.  This coaching positions leaders to design and implement a potent plan for the development of their team, organization and their leadership capabilities.
  • Sometimes, executive development or decision making requires a confidential one-to-one relationship where a wide range of issues can be more confidentially explored and resolved.  Through systematic assessments and dialog you can engage in a powerful executive coaching process that tackles both bottom line and balance in life issues.

The Coach’s Role

The coach has no internal links with the company and therefore can be freely confided in.  They can have the roles of supporter, co-creator, political confidant and scrutinizer.

Benefits of Executive Coaching

There are many benefits of coaching and these will depend on the precise form and style of the coaching relationship.

Coaching helps people have clarity and well-ordered priorities. It can give them confidence in their position because they have been helped to think matters through thoroughly. It is not just a silly adage to say that a “problem shared is a problem halved”, which has nothing to do with devolving responsibility, just gaining clarity.

The coaching process can be used to identify what skill-sets the executive needs to develop for the next stage in his or her career and what resources or actions are needed in order to achieve this.

The coach also brings experience of similar situations from other businesses. While people like to think that their problems are unique, they rarely are, and bringing another industry perspective can be refreshing and enlightening.

Outcomes

With a results focused approach, you will achieve the predefined goals faster and easier than without the coaching process. You will develop new strategies to overcome both internal and internal obstacles and thereby overcome them.  Residual outcomes from a coaching relationship can include:

  • Greater Clarity
  • Greater Focus
  • Improved Decision-Making Skills
  • Enhanced Creativity
  • Improved Balance in all Aspects of Life
  • Greater Effectiveness and Better Performance
  • Executive coaching is often the best way for an individual and an organization to grasp the nettle of change in today’s ever more demanding atmosphere.

2. Life Coaching

Sometimes we reach a point in our lives when we find ourselves at a crossroad and have no idea which path to take. Life coaching can help you in the following ways:

  1. To clarify what is most important to you in your life. Some examples are family, relationships, work, children, and spiritual fulfillment.
  2. To look at each area of your life and decide what, if anything you’d like to see be different.
  3. To identify long-range goals and working backward to the present, see what concrete steps you can begin to take today to reach your goals.
  4. To examine the obstacles in the way of achieving these goals, including negative beliefs about yourself that might be impeding your progress.
  5. To learn how to discard outworn negative beliefs in favor of what is true in the present.

Life Coaching is action-oriented and the action is always determined by the individual’s values, or what is most in his or her life.

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