Executive Coaching

Executive coaching defined:

Executive coaching is an experiential and individualised leader development process that builds a leader’s capability to achieve short-and long-term organisational goals. It is conducted through one-on-one interactions, driven by data from multiple perspectives and based on mutual trust and respect. The organisation, an executive and the executive coach work in partnership to achieve maximum impact.” Source: http://www.theexecutivecoachingforum.com/
Attributes of a really good Executive Coach

Useful Reading:

The Executive Coaching Handbook 5th Edition Jan 2012
2014 Executive Coaching Survey - Public Report

Executive coaching can be very effective when dealing with, amongst others:

  • The need for an objective perspective, a thinking or brainstorming partner, a sounding board, a confidant - as leaders and entrepreneurs grapple with a range of professional and personal challenges.
  • Performance improvement - Taking talented executives to the next level.
  • Developmental issues - Otherwise competent and talented executives requiring better people skills to improve their effectiveness.
  • Destructive qualities that may affect an otherwise competent and valued executive’s chances of promotion - as well as the performance of others around them.
  • Succession - Preparing/grooming talented executives for key roles.
  • Confidence related issues during periods of personal, career or organisational change.
  • Leaders facing time constraints. Coaching only targets issues of relevance to that individual – at times and venues that best suit that person.