According to the founders of Chief, a new New York city based network for executive level women, at the current pace of change it will be over 200 years before women occupy as many executive level roles as men. Executive coaching for women, whether they are already in leadership roles or identified as high potential, can accelerate a woman’s journey to the top ranks in organizations.
Rightly or wrongly, women often face different challenges on their leadership journey. Whether they are the only woman at the executive table or are trying to accelerate through a traditional organization, most women will tell you that they find it difficult to find mentors, understand expectations, build networks and focus their development. 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.
Through our executive coaching programs for women we work with women who are considered to be top talent in their organizations. We 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. Our methodology includes interview-based 360 feedback and real-time observation such that we are able to provide clear context for the development work that must occur.
We also support women who have already risen to the executive levels, and who are feeling isolated and that they are not receiving sufficient direct feedback.
Our typical engagement is six months long, with meetings at least twice per month and including stakeholder alignment meetings, review of assessments and evaluations, interview-based 360 feedback, observation and between-meeting access as needed.