Definition of Leadership Coaching:
Coaching is a one-on-one process and a relationship (commonly done over the phone) between an individual and a coach, with specific objectives and goals focused on developing potential, improving relationships and enhancing performance.
“What I’ve learned as I’ve interacted with these leaders is that while they have already accomplished so much, the 80/20 rule still applies. Eighty percent of the challenges in organizations are people-related.” -Linda Miller, Master Executive Coach
“What I’ve learned as I’ve interacted with these leaders is that while they have already accomplished so much, the 80/20 rule still applies. Eighty percent of the challenges in organizations are people-related.”
-Linda Miller, Master Executive Coach
Fortune magazine published a cover story entitled “Why Leaders Fail,” which clearly states that leaders who succeed care about their people and show that they care. Leaders have to do this through employee engagement. Coaching assists managers in developing this skill.
“A coach is someone who tells you what you don’t want to hear, who has you see what you don’t want to see, so you can be who you have always known you could be.”
Impact of Leadership Coaching:
Whatever the coaching conversation covers, it is usually a “just in time” discussion with immediate application and relevance. And, when leaders in turn have this kind of conversation with their people, value and care are communicated.
Coaches have skills and insight to help leaders look within for answers and to come up with their own solutions. This is very different from counseling or consulting. When leaders experience a strong coaching relationship, they see the value of collaborative, meaningful conversations, and they can apply this with their teams.
How can coaching benefit your business/company?
Corporate managers who seek coaching for their company or employees can expect a positive return on their investment. By working with a corporate coach, managers can measure the impact on their employees’ performance via increased productivity, a more positive work place, and the employees’ ability to respond successfully to change. Corporate coaching is for managers who want better results than they have been able to achieve on their own.
Typical reasons for hiring a Coach are to:
- Perform at the next level of leadership
- Learn to lead vs. manage
- Create and implement leadership success strategies
- Create and determine the best strategy and action to take with leadership issues
- Have a partner to collaborate with who will be hones with them (the leader)
- Learn how to be the best leader/coach for their employees
- Create an environment where their employees are engaged and performing at a high level
- Create time management strategies
- Create work/life balance for high performance
- Focus on the resolution of a business problem
- Create strategies for building partnerships in the organization
You are my ideal client if:
- You have already achieved success in your work and you can own that.
- You know that your ability to value relationships and people makes you successful as a leader.
- You are ready to take your leadership and your ability to engage employees to the next level.
- You are willing and ready to accept support and coaching and you know it will contribute to your success.
- If you answered yes to 1-4, let’s partner and hit it out of the park!
What do coaches do?
- Create a safe environment in which people see themselves clearly. They do this by listening, asking focused questions, reflecting back, challenging and acknowledging the client.
- Have the client set an agenda so that the client is pulled forward (rather than requiring a push!).
- Asks for more intentional thought, action and behavior changes than the client would have asked of him or herself.
- Injecting just the right amount of dynamic tension in a client’s life to compel the client to want to take action and effect positive change.
- Create implementations strategies within the work environment so the leader can attain the next level ofperformance
High Performance Consulting in Organizations:
Consulting can include the following:
- Development of exit interview format, performance appraisal system, and/or job descriptions
- Attending/facilitating strategy or human resource meetings
- Facilitation of 360 degree feedback process for leaders (proven process customized for your each leader)