People at the top of organisations have accountability for results and the responsibility for leading and coaching others, yet often have the least support.
- Who do directors talk to when they are leading and managing change?
- What do they do if they have a sense that things are not as they should be and the actions/ activities that have worked for them in the past are not producing the results they now need?
- How do executives achieve a healthy balance between focusing on performance and inspiring people to be committed to the organisation’s goals rather than just be compliant?
- What can they do if the management team needs to work better together?
- What are their abilities and potential?
If you or an executive you know have asked these questions, then executive coaching will help you find the answers.
Executive coaching is the ultimate in a tailored development programme that usually takes place over 6, 9, or 12 one-and-a-half-hour coaching sessions. Occasionally it may continue for longer or shift into a maintenance programme of a twice-yearly meeting with quarterly progress calls.
Here’s what people who have received executive coaching have said:
“Andrea was a great help and a touchstone for me as I took on significant additional responsibility, especially in framing the questions and challenges in managing a growing multi-functional, multi-national team.”
“Andrea’s coaching style combined warmth and encouragement with tremendous insight and deep professional knowledge. Her focus on the practical application of key skills generated clear benefits to the business as well as personal development.“
“Andrea’s friendly and straightforward style has enabled me to see not only my present role, but also the wider business environment from a different, more insightful perspective. The coaching encourages you to consider your abilities in a realistic, frank and honest way. It also builds confidence and ideas about how you can do better in your work and focusses on the things you need to do in order to get where you want to go. I think that the coaching genuinely makes you a stronger leader and better at business.”
“I am very pleased with the quality of coaching I have received so far from Andrea. I have found the few sessions we have had extremely beneficial and helpful in dealing with some recent situations.”
And an observation to a coachee by his manager:
“I could tell that there was a different person in front of us. I had for a long time seen you as an outgrown sales person – now, I see a manager. I had seen you in the past just shut down discussions not in your liking – now, you welcome discussions enabling change through understanding rather than order giving. I don’t know what kind of management medication (coaching) that you are on, but those pills work!”