In an era of flatter organisational structures with matrix communication reporting lines and where there is constant change, an increasing number of organisations are using external coaches because it is often difficult to find the time to coach those executives and senior people who need it.
Executive Coaching is a process entailing support, encouragement, questioning and listening by a coach to help an executive define and work through problems or organisational changes that affect job motivation or performance. It also involves providing guidelines, examples, role plays, processes, briefing and debriefings by the coach to train and orient the executive to the realities and demands of the role and help to remove any barriers to optimum performance or behaviour.
There are several situations where executive coaching is relevant and valuable:-
- Communication & presentation skills
- Emotional Intelligence
- Individual turnaround
- Assimilation into new job
The key to coaching is to put the onus on the individual to make decisions rather than the coach having to tell them what to do. Coaching relies heavily on questioning and feedback and creating an environment where the individuals learn to learn.
Tom’s coaching programs can be run as either small group coaching or 1:1. The individual coaching sessions usually last for about 1-2 hours and can be conducted away from the office and are usually held about every 2 weeks but can be held more frequently if time permits. Also included is unlimited, ad hoc email and phone coaching for the duration of the coaching assignment.
Tom provides resources such as self-directed exercises, case studies, templates, articles, books, exercises, source documents, structured processes, access to tools such as psychological testing, 360 degree feedback.
Contact Tom for more information or to arrange a FREE no obligation discussion or meeting.