For scientific, technical & analytical minds
There's no shortage of executive coaches and often no difference in our messages. Our websites are cluttered with hype and nebulous promises for leadership presence, transformation, and exponential everything. None of which helps to distinguish what makes a particular coach better than another or who might possibly be able to help you achieve what you want.
So at the risk of losing your business, let's get specific.
Acumentri's clients are executives and aspiring senior leaders in scientific, technical, and/ or deeply analytical fields. They have earned their history of success based on their expertise and ability to execute. They balance the requirement to maintain deep expertise in their field with the management and development of their teams, day-to-day. And they want their perspective to have an even broader impact throughout their organization.
We create processes and leverage frameworks to help our clients be better understood, more collaborative, and motivating to the variety of personalities within their organization.
It's not rocket science.
Executive Leadership Development is an iterative process.
The process starts by clearly defining our clients' objectives for the engagement. If input from others within the organization is desired, the coach will act on our client's behalf to collect specific, actionable feedback.
The next step is the establishment of a baseline in targeted areas of development. A client's baseline is created through the combination of self-reporting, assessment, feedback, and observation. The coach and client will work together to understand the work to be done to achieve the stated goals.
The client determines the priority focus at the beginning of each session. The coach is responsible for maintaining this priority. Discussion will consist of building awareness and understanding of current behavior, defining new desired state, and developing strategies and processes to develop new behavior.
And it's not easy.
Improving leadership acumen requires change which requires effort. And humans innately choose paths of least resistance.
Our clients are very intelligent, masters of sophisticated technical skills, and able to solve complex strategic problems. Having progressed to the executive level, these skills have been honed for years, often decades.
The technical demands of each role, leave no "time-outs" for learning progressive leadership strategies as responsibilities expand. But it is possible to improve leadership impact by focusing on key behaviors.
The process does require a certain amount of internal fortitude and discipline. It isn't always easy to see where you're inadvertently contributing to a problem. This is where an experienced coach, who you feel comfortable with, can help.
An initial engagement is 6-9 months, and can extend on a month to month basis.
Coaching is provided via phone or video conference or a combination, depending on client preference and schedule.
Sessions are 60 - 90 minutes long and are scheduled in advance twice per month to accommodate the executive's schedule.
Clients have unlimited, ad hoc access to their coach via email and/ or text.
The term of the engagement may extend to accommodate client travel schedules.