As the life of an Executive continues to gain speed, they are expected to lead more, do more, learn more and handle more complex issues at a rapidly increasing rate. Often the support of a master coach can help them make better business decisions, as well as choosing priorities and increasing their competitive edge. While mentors, sponsors, and bosses are helpful, they may not be able to dedicate the time and focus. Additionally, many executives feel their bosses cannot be as objective and there may be many areas where open and honest dialogue may not be possible.
Why an Executive Coach?
- You are looking for a credible, engaging, knowledgeable and experienced advisor.
- You want to achieve significant results or take advantage of a major opportunity.
- You want to be held accountable for your results.
- You want to increase personal satisfaction and improve your execution.
- You are a visionary and have a desire to develop your own Leadership Legacy.
- You want to improve cross-enterprise collaboration using influence.
- You are transitioning to a new role and want to hit the ground running.
What role will an executive coach play?
- Trusted advisor and confidant – the more information you share, the more beneficial the experience will be.
- Objective and honest outside resource – provides valuable feedback and invaluable perspective.
- Credible and engaged thought partner – co-creator for solutions to overcome the challenges you face every day who will challenge your thinking and ask you thought-provoking questions.
A major success factor is having the client’s senior management as an advocate and strong supporter of the coaching relationship. To create sustainable change personally or organizationally, senior leaders need to be open to change, stand beside you and allow your light and leadership to shine. When conditions are “right,” executive coaching can be one of the best people investments a company can make.
Design of Engagements
You and Gerry will determine the frequency of the coaching sessions. Generally, she begins with two executive coaching sessions that last from 2 – 4 hours each in a face-to-face meeting. In the initial meetings, Gerry introduces her philosophy, tools, and together you determine your intended outcomes for the coaching engagement. Follow-up sessions are 1 hour and can be by phone, Skype or in-person. Coaching engagements are generally designed for 6 or 12 months.