EXECUTIVE AND LEADERSHIP COACHING

Are you a top executive wanting to have an even greater performance edge? Are you, or do you want to be on your company’s “fast track”? Are you responsible for developing top talent and “high potentials” in your organization?

Leader Development

Our Executive Coaching services support your top talent in leveraging their strengths, honing their skills and optimizing their leadership performance. When a leader is operating at their maximum possible effectiveness they are then able to lead teams effectively and positively impact business results.

Leader development challenges can be as simple as honing presentation and communication skills, and as complex as managing change and dealing with ambiguity. Executive coaching provides a customized, context-driven support mechanism that builds the individual’s self-awareness and accelerates their development based on how best to be successful in their role and organization.

We offer a range of engagement structures designed for middle managers, senior leaders or C-level executives.

Women Leaders

Rightly or wrongly, women often face different challenges on their leadership journey. Several of our coaches are women who have risen to the executive levels in organizations prior to becoming coaches, so we have lived experience of how to navigate and be successful. We work with women who are considered to be top talent in their organizations to support their understanding of what it takes to rise up and how to do it such that they retain their individuality and leverage their unique gifts and competencies.

NEW EXECUTIVE ONBOARDING

Over half of new executives fail within the first 18 months of entering a new position. This is a staggering statistic that speaks not only to huge wasted investment but dangerous organizational turmoil – all of which are unnecessary if your new executives are supported properly during their time of transition and acclimation. Our program supports successful integration into the organization’s culture (or peer group in the case of internal promotions), framing of short and long-term challenges and recognizing and building key stakeholder relationships.

Six months of dedicated executive coaching support can provide a new member of your senior team a partner in their adjustment process – a safe sounding board and experienced navigator of politics and people – to accelerate their transition into the role and to set them up for success.

We Can Help You:

Develop high potential employees – your “top talent” – who are on the fast track to future leadership

Support subject matter experts or technical professionals who need to become people leaders

Create your organization as agile, forward-thinking, and able to act in new ways.

CAREER MANAGEMENT

Your high potential people are often too busy doing the work to be thinking about their career path and as a result may not be appropriately preparing themselves for their next move. Our executive coaches work with high achievers to help them get clear on what they want and what it will take to get them there.

Executive coaching is often used instead of conventional outplacement services for senior level individuals when a change in career direction is being considered. Our transition management process supports the personal reflection and consideration of alternatives that is critical to re-establishing oneself on the executive track – or off it, if that’s the best course of action.

Technical Leaders

Our workplaces are increasingly populated with subject matter and technical experts - many of whom never envisioned “people leadership” as part of their career path. Supporting the development of an extraordinary technical leader to become an equally adept people leader is best done in partnership with an external coach.

We assess your technical leaders, identify their strengths and areas for development, work with them and their executive stakeholders to set objectives, and set up a structure of ongoing meetings, real-time observations and feedback sessions such that they learn how to coach rather than tell, how to develop their team members and how to create successors such that there is more leader capacity in the overall system.

“When the concept of executive coaching was first introduced to me, I immediately saw an opportunity for those in my department to benefit from the wisdom of a third party professional, assisting them to straighten out work and family issues. There was an expectation that once the others were ‘fixed up’, my job would be that much easier. Acting as a good role model, I too participated, albeit not fully convinced that personal coaching could really help me, given that I felt grounded and satisfied in my work.

I would have to say however, that the personal coaching I received helped me immensely, not only in my professional life but in my personal life as well. Understanding priorities, recognizing/rewarding my talents, working on weaknesses, preparing for important meetings, committing to personal improvements, have all gone to strengthening my character and creating a more relaxed ‘me’. My staff and family thank you.” 

- KL, Financial Services executive