What’s the purpose of executive leadership coaching? Leadership coaching helps successful people become even more successful. A leadership coach is someone whom the person seeking coaching can bounce ideas off to uncover creative solutions. Coaching helps people change their perspective and behavior patterns to increase their effectiveness as leaders.
What areas do executives typically seek coaching for? Coaching is individually determined, and coaching goals can change over time. There is no better way for a leader to enhance effectiveness and development than through coaching. Anyone can take classes and obtain a good degree of knowledge, but a coach helps the person apply that knowledge to his or her unique situation.
What is leadership coaching not? Leadership coaching is not designed to deal with poor performers who are on a disciplinary track. The person being coached might need improvement, but he or she is of unique value to the organization because of position or potential. Leadership coaches are not consultants; they don’t give advice on the specific, technical aspects of a business. Executive coaching is not counseling. In rare cases, an executive’s personal issues may need to be addressed by a therapist before executive coaching begins.
Who makes a good candidate? Successful executives are life-long learners who value personal and professional development. They are aware of their strengths and potential weaknesses — or are at least interested in finding out about them. They have a strong sense of self and welcome feedback. They see the cost of coaching as an investment, not an expense.
What is the time frame? Leadership coaching is not necessarily a brief process. It usually lasts between five months and a year, although it is not unusual for an executive to extend the process because of positive results. I coach my clients on the average of once or twice a month. We begin by setting goals and a time frame for meeting them. Sometimes there is a time gap, and then the person comes back for coaching in new areas.
How will I know that you are the right coach for me? During your complimentary session and in our initial conversations, we will identify whether we are a good fit for each other. This allows you to comfortably decide whether my approach matches your needs and personal style. You are never under obligation to continue coaching if you are dissatisfied in any way.
What if I sign up and then decide that I don't want to pursue coaching? You are under no obligation to continue coaching, and you can stop our sessions at any time. If you schedule an appointment and do not attend your coaching session, then your money will not be refunded. If you cancel or reschedule an session within 24-hours, you will not be charged.
Are you a good candidate for executive coaching? To find out if you're right for executive coaching, call 816.489.2021 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule your free 30-minute Pioneer Discovery session. As we talk about your values, strengths, and goals, you will get a feel for my coaching style and we'll be able to decide if we are a good fit for each other. There is absolutely no obligation!
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