The goal of our executive coaching services is to enable individual leaders or teams to develop their skills, increase their effectiveness and maximize their potential, through a series of structured sessions.
Empower high-calibre executives and managers to assume responsibility for their impact on the business and the world as a whole.
Produce behavioral change and growth in the coachee for the economic benefit of the client.
We see our role as to serve as suppliers of candor, providing leaders with the objective feedback they need to nourish their growth.
We are convinced that coaching is inevitably a triangular relationship between the client, the coachee and the coach. The work starts when all people involved agree on explicit goals that address their individual interests as well as the common business objectives.
Our structured approach can help executives and managers realising their full potential. This can provide the following business benefits:
- improvements in personal effectiveness and productivity
- enhanced situational leadership skills
- better team performance and relationships
- accelerated career development
In our coaching session, we get executives to slow down, gain awareness, and notice the effects of their words and actions. Key focus is also put on the personal development of the leader. Personal benefits are:
- improved confidence and self esteem
- better personal relationships
- improved well-being and health
- clarity about key life priorities
HOW WE DO IT
Usually we follow a 3-step approach:
We start the coaching process with 360-degree surveys of the people who work most closely with the coachee – the boss, peers, direct reports and sometimes customers. By aggregating these subjective judgments and making them anonymous, 360s generate representative actual perceptions. The results are priceless insights into the coachee’s interpersonal environment.
On the basis of the 360s, we then identify hidden truths lying within the coachee. Pure, honest thoughts of the coachee that aren’t unveiled in day-to-day business conversations. We go deep by being curious and asking penetrating questions. We lead the executive into personal reflection and contemplation.
Based on the 360s and the identification of the hidden truths, the coachee develops a short-term action plan with the guidance of the coach. This plan addresses the top three improvement areas. Each improvement area is then managed in three ways:
- Dry run: role-playing of each improvement area
- Real life: the coachee executes the new behavior in the business environment
- Feedback: the coachee describes real life experiences, successes and failures
WHY IT WORKS
In our executive coaching projects, we engage with people in customized ways by acknowledging and honoring their individuality. This helps people know themselves better, live more consciously, and contribute more richly. It is this personal, human nature of our coaching that makes it work.
WHY IT SOMETIMES DOESN’T WORK
Coaching is a very personal process. As with everything personal, there must be a fit in chemistry and the matching of coach to coachee.
During the coaching process it sometimes turns out that the executive is not self-motivated. They agree to be coached, but actually they just pretend their willingness to improve.
As a consequence they are not coachable.
Coaching can help leaders to improve soft interpersonal skills as well as execution ability. But coaching cannot ameliorate deep-seated psychological problems, such as depression.