Just as successful athletes move from group training to individual coaching as their abilities grow, so executives learn more quickly through individual attention that is designed around specific learning needs at key career points.
Those points can include when:
- A specialist is moving into a leadership role with wider responsibilities
- There is a step-change in the demands of the role that takes the individual outside of their established strengths
- Transitioning into a new role
- When the demands of the role are impacting on confidence and resilience
- Intellect is not enough, and the individual needs to be able to inspire and motivate others
How Executive Coaching Works
The programme is designed around the specific needs of individuals but is based on key principles:
- Establishing that the coach and coachee can work together through an initial chemistry meeting
- Clear contracting on what the individual and organisation is wanting to achieve from a coaching assignment and agreeing measures of progress.
- An acceptance by the coachee that change requires persistence, as developing new habits that are hardwired into the brain needs repeated practice.
- That the coach is responsible for finding ways of addressing issues that work with the style of the individual and helps build their confidence in doing things differently.
- Regular progress review
- Sustaining change so that new habits continue when the coaching ends.