What You Should Know About Executive Coaching

What is Executive Coaching?

“Executive Coaching is a collaborative partnership between a professionally trained, qualified and experienced coach and an executive within an organization who is willing and committed to achieving their full potential for the realization of personal and organizational business results”. (Modified from a definition provided by the National Association of Business Coaches)

Whether you are seeking growth in your career, a breakthrough as a leader, or need to identify an appropriate work/life balance, Executive Coaching helps you achieve your professional and personal development goals.

An Executive Coach is an active and objective listening partner who offers you support in all areas of your life. By challenging, guiding, facilitating, informing, and supporting, you will be encouraged and motivated to explore all avenues for better performance. In Executive Coaching you receive a customized program designed to meet your requirements and address your challenges for what you desire to achieve. A coaching relationship with The Holbrow Group is built on trust and partnership.

Who Should Get A Coach

Executive Coaching can benefit leaders at all levels within any company or organization committed to change and creating an open and collaborative culture.

At What Point of Your Career Should You Work with an Executive Coach?

It is never too early or too late to start Executive Coaching. For instance, if you are at the start of your career, think of Executive Coaching as giving you the tools to more easily overcome obstacles and enhance your skills and talents. With our help, not only will you arrive at your destination faster, you’ll have a lot more fun getting there. Even if you are mid-way through your leadership career path, you’ll gain many benefits. Remember, all the skills acquired in Executive Coaching are transferable and will be an asset in any workplace and any environment.

What Tools are Used in Executive Coaching?

Executive Coaches use a variety of techniques and tools including: personality mapping, emotional intelligence, as well as 360 degree leadership development assessments. The results of these evaluations help you to better understand who you are, identify your objectives in both your career and life, and determine the best course of action to get you there.

What Should You Look For In A Coach?

Since Executive Coaching is a collaborative relationship based on a private, confidential, one-on-one basis, its important to consider certain attributes in selecting the right coach for you:

  • Coach/Client compatibility and confidentiality
  • The right chemistry — safe and challenging
  • Coaching credentials, certification, and experience
  • Clear coaching methodology
  • Effectiveness of coaching process
  • Delivery technique
  • Quality of client portfolio

What Impact Should You Expect With Coaching?

  • Better performance and execution at work
  • Clearer decision-making
  • Ability to create short-term and long-term strategies
  • Pronounced focus on your goals
  • Positive changes in behaviour and habits to realize your fullest potential

What Can Coaches Do For You?

The numbers tell the story – a survey conducted by the clients of the International Coaching Federation in 2009 showed that 80% experienced positive change as a result of the coaching process. At least two-thirds recovered or exceeded their initial investment in financial benefits. A typical client received a return of investment of at least 3.44 times the amount invested. In addition, virtually all (96%) of clients indicated they would repeat the coaching experience.

How To Get Started

Getting started is simple. Call The Holbrow Group or fill out the form on the right. We will give you 25 minutes of complementary guidance and advice at no charge or obligation.