Executive Coaching for Senior Executives
Executive Coaching provides leaders with strategic assistance and personalized leadership learning. Executive coaching is a best practice and can benefit the newly appointed and seasoned senior executive.
Executive coaching is most effective when a senior executive:
- Faces new challenges and the “old way” of approaching these challenges are no longer effective;
- Needs to change their own behavior to enhance performance;
- Is looking to change the behavior of a member of their team;
- Has a clear focus areas for the coaching;
- Could use an independent confidante and thought partner; and
- Recognizes that honing leadership skills will lead to greater success.
Executive coaching is a one-on-one professional engagement which produces results that are observable and meaningful to both the senior executive and the organization. Executive coaching is goals-focused and begins by assisting the senior executive with defining areas for improvement. Through a series of purposeful conversations and new practices, coaching builds the executive’s self-awareness, creates sustainable behavioral changes and enables action.
While each executive coaching engagement is unique, some typical outcomes include:
- Enhanced focus on and team alignment with strategic goals and priorities.
- Resolution of challenges impeding progress toward business results.
- Enhanced team coordination, collaboration, accountability, and effectiveness.
- Clarity of vision as a leader and enhanced ability to lead from this vision.
- Improved work management and delegation.
- Improved communication up, down, and across.
- Enhanced partnering and influence.
- Increased skill and confidence in having difficult conversations.
The executive coach is not a consultant in the traditional sense. The difference is that the executive coach focuses on leadership, not technical skills, and relates to the senior executive as a partner versus advisor. Together, the coach and senior executive choose the focus, format, and desired outcomes for their work.
HRD Strategies provides executive coaching programs that include:
- Multiple executive coaching sessions over a one-year period.
- Flexible schedules to combine face-to-face and virtual sessions.
- An initial conversation with the senior executive, supervisor and coach to discuss developmental goals.
- Professional executive coaches with substantial experience at the executive and upper-management levels.
- Reference materials such as books, articles, videos to support and sustain coaching.
Contact HRD Strategies to get started.