For technical & analytical
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 anything. 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, to the point...
We only work with senior leaders of highly technical and/or deeply analytical fields. Our clients have the complex task of balancing the on-going development of their specific expertise with development of their teams. We create processes to help our clients be better understood, more collaborative, and motivating to the variety of personalities within their organization.
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.
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.
The initial engagement is 6-9 months, and can be extended on a month to month basis.
Executive coaching is provided in-person, at either the client's or coach's location; remote, via phone or video conference; or a combination, depending on client preference and schedule.
Executive coaching occurs twice per month. Sessions are 60 - 90 minutes long.
The client has unlimited, ad hoc access to the coach via email and/ or text.
The term of the engagement may extend to accommodate client travel schedules.