Executive Coaching has gained a lot of traction over the past few years as both individuals and organisations have started to see tangible, first-hand benefits. Simply put, it improves the effectiveness of individuals and therefore organisations. Tim Gallaway, author of best-seller “The Inner Game” put is as follows: “Coaching is unlocking people’s potential to maximize their own performance. It is helping them to learn rather then teaching them.”
Executive Coaching is a simple technique based on the use of one-to-one discussions to enhance an individual’s skills, knowledge or work performance. Coaching objectives are high performance and improvement at work and usually focuses on specific skills and goals, although it may also have an impact on an individual’s personal attributes (such as emotional intelligence or confidence).
It can also help you discover your self-motivation. Anyone who is coached will become more motivated, more independent and more responsible. You don’t become more responsible because you are controlled, but because you want to, thus making your perform your more overarching functions and at full potential.
Executive Coaching will usually consist of a programme of 4-6 personalised sessions of approximately 1h-1h30 over a period of 4- 6 months. The process will invariably expand and extend your thinking, with continuous challenge, clear goals and objectives where you become accountable for your own development and improvement. It is not only a journey to self-development, but also a definite tool to increasing performance, and ultimately a feeling of fulfilment. How does it work? More in my Coaching Process page. The end goal ultimately is greater self-awareness and fresher perspectives.