Do you think that Executive Coaching is for people who are
- Reserved for the hardest cases?
- Headed towards termination?
If so, this article will shed some light on the myths of Executive Coaching.
The Reality of Executive Coaching
- It’s a strong retention tool
- It supports professional development
- It helps grow leadership and employee engagement
Who are Good Candidates for Executive Coaching?
- Leaders who need to learn how to stop micromanaging direct reports
- Top performers who are ready for a promotion yet need to improve their communication skills with the executive staff
- Employees who have excellent technical skills yet need to become more assertive at meetings
- Workaholics who don’t know how to balance their home life and career
- Anyone who want to receive a promotion
The Executive Coaching Process
- Analyze the fit of client and coach
- Understand the client’s challenges, strengths, and needs
- Determine shared goals with the client and client’s supervisor
- Check in with each other between sessions to ensure goals are reached
- Discuss progress with the client’s supervisor
- Schedule periodic check-ins to keep client on track and accountable
Let’s Get Real about Executive Coaching
My experience with Executive Coaching has been very rewarding because clients have worked very hard to achieve their goals either to develop their career or resolve conflict in their workplace.
The biggest mistake for new Executive Coaches is when they begin working with clients and have not decided if they are good coaching candidates. You heard me right. We need to interview clients to make sure they are ready for candid feedback and are willing to check in with the coach to show that they are accountable to make the necessary changes.
READ HERE to discover 3 important Executive Coaching Questions to Ask Yourself.
They are powerful and may help generate some positive change for your career growth.
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Send me your questions or comments on your experience with Executive Coaching.
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This is Joyce Weiss, Communications Strategist and Executive Coach
Until next time, Remember…”You Get What You Tolerate!”