Executive Coaching is a highly individually tailored process for talent development of senior executives, other leaders and high potentials. It involves a close and confidential 1:1 relationship between the Executive Coach and Client focused on enhancing their performance and reaching their potential in alignment with the performance objectives of their business organization.
The Executive and Coach meet to discuss the process/goals, and determine if both are comfortable entering into a coaching relationship.
The Executive and/or executives organization clarify specific expectations, length of engagement, and desired diagnostic tools. Most coaching engagements are a minimum of six months.
This individualized plan may include a 360-degree assessment, interviews with the Executives manager, peers, director reports, colleagues, and review of recent performance reviews/documentation.
The Executive Coach reviews and analyzes the assessment data and meets with the Executive to review and discuss how this data will help inform the coaching plan/goals.
Individual sessions are typically scheduled for one-hour every other week based on the Executive and Coach schedules and availability.
At the completion of the engagement the Executive and Coach will conduct a final review/evaluation to assess the Executives progress and identify next steps to insure continued growth and development.
The coaching relationship is one where confidentiality is paramount and all sessions will be treated as such. It is the Executives decision if they choose to share the content of coaching sessions with others. The Executive Coach , however, will not share any information regarding the coaching sessions with anyone, including individuals within the Executives organization.
While executive coaching is commonplace for many senior executives, it can be highly impactful for leaders at all levels. Situations where executive coaching is often critical include: