The Executive Coaching Guide – Part 1

The Executive Coaching Guide P1

If you are considering executive coaching for you or your organisation then this resource is designed to help you.

Before we begin, let me ask you a couple of questions: Would you like to be able to:

  1. Take your own or someone else’s performance to the next level?
  2. Unlock the power of executive coaching as a tool for driving better results?
  3. Know the critical steps for ensuring that executive coaching delivers on its promise?

These questions represent the common concerns that should be addressed by anyone considering executive coaching. Executive coaching represents a significant investment of time, money and resources. Therefore, it is important to make sure it delivers results quickly and provides real value for money.

This special guide will lead you in the right direction to make the best possible choices for you and your organisation.

What is an Executive?

An executive is a leader in the top or upper levels of an organisation or business. That is, a CEO, senior manager, business owner, or director.

The challenges an executive faces are many and varied. Not only are you trying to achieve results for your organisation, but you are faced with continuous change, competing priorities and practical challenges on a daily basis; and a need to work with and through people who are often very different in terms of personality, competence and commitment.

To be a successful executive, you need to become outstanding in the key capability areas. Executive success then, is the right mix of skills and competencies, developed at a high enough level, to drive results. And this is where executive coaching comes in.

What is Executive Coaching?

Executive coaching is a development process facilitated by a coach focused on helping executives to improve their performance and, as a result, the performance of their organisation as a whole. In short, the focus is on making it easier for you to reach goals that were previously difficult to attain. Executive coaching is also characterised by:

  1. A strong focus on accelerating achievement and improving the impact of executives;
  2. The organisation, the executive, and the executive coach working in partnership.
  3. The creation of a tailored, one-to-one solution for the specific needs of the executive.

Executive coaching can have a significant impact on performance, but like any successful approach to performance improvement, it needs to be managed properly.

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