Executive Coaching is a collaborative relationship (partnership process) among the executive, his boss, and an executive coach which enhances the leader’s success in achieving his personal, interpersonal, and professional goals.
Executive Coaching is an ongoing professional relationship that helps people produce extraordinary results in their lives, careers, businesses, and organizations.
Executive Coaching is a facilitative one-to-one, mutually designed relationship between a professional coach and a key contributor who has a powerful position in the organization.
Executive Coaching involves four factors: 1) an holistic approach- body, soul, and spirit; 2) deep behavioral insight; 3) the active involvement of key corporate executives; and 4) the sustained relationship with the coach. (Karol Wasylyshyn “Coaching the Super-Keepers”)
Executive Coaching is a helping relationship formed between a client who has managerial authority and responsibility in an organization and a coach who uses a wide variety of behavioral techniques and methods to assist the client achieve a mutually identified set of goals to improve his personal and professional effectiveness/ performance. (Richard Kilburg in Executive Coaching)
Coaching provides information plus inspiration which equals performance acceleration. (Jeremy Robinson – Corporate Coach Direct)
Clients deepen their learning, improve their performance, and enhance their quality of life. Skills, styles, values, strengths, accomplishments, goals, and attitudes are comprehensively discussed.
Executive Coaching Benefits a Company (Adapted from Parish Partners – Executive Coaching Defined)
- Enables breakthroughs in individual and group performance
- Increases productivity, morale, and satisfaction
- Builds commitment, inspires retention
- Enhances a company’s reputation for value, and developing customers
- Improves the bottom line through increased results
Executive Coaching Produces Results (Adapted from Parish Partners – Executive Coaching Defined)
- Executive development
- Provide a focus
- Provide feedback and guidance
- Create positive change
- New level of performance
- New ways to attack old problems
- Work ethics and values
- Improved self-leadership/ leadership of others
- Higher levels of commitment
- Operational excellence
- Clarity of goals, direction
- Improved communication skills
- Clear vision, mission, and values
- Reduction in stress, discord, and frustration
- Greater sense of peace and satisfaction
- Improved relationships with peers, direct reports, team members, superiors
- More fulfillment
Coaching concentrates on where clients are now and what they are willing to do to get where they want to be in the future.