What is executive coaching?
Executive coaching is a challenging relationship between the executive coach and the professionals they work with, usually for the benefit of increasing workplace performance and effectiveness through the development of skills, confidence and focus. Executive coaching usually takes place on a one to one basis, however some organisations have a series of sessions, one to one, before entering into a group coaching session.
The executive coach will facilitate the process in which you work together to identify stumbling blocks as well as personal strengths, uncovering effective ways in which to utilise your skill set to its full potential.
Executive coaching can also support organisations in achieving or advancing their equality and diversity strategy.
How does executive coaching work?
The Centre for Resolution specialises in working with individuals and teams in the workplace. We work with both SME’s and national organisations. We strive to support you with a range of workplace subjects including implementing strategies, time management, conflict and disputes, finding work / life balance and meeting objectives, just to name a few. Our coaches have a non-judgmental approach and a neutral perspective allowing us to see the situation for what it is, enabling us to cut through anything that is regarded as unnecessary and focus on the core issues.
Our coaches build relationships based off validated, robust techniques that are underpinned by the core principles of coaching.
The initial consultation is to discuss what you want from executive coaching, what your expectations are, the style of coaching and confidentiality. There are various different styles of coaching, some organisations prefer to have one to one sessions whilst others prefer to have group sessions. Centre for Resolution’s coaches also offer a hybrid approach, where some organisations have both one to one and group sessions.
Executive coaching maximises potential whilst providing an expert who has the tools, techniques and experience to navigate what we call coaching conversations whilst keeping the process fun, challenging and solutions focused.
Once the coach has formed trust and rapport with the coachee, they will work together to establish the coachee’s goals that they wish to work on during the coaching relationship. The coach will challenge the coachee’s thinking in an effort to maximise growth and opportunity.
The key coaching components include:
- The first initial meeting is to ensure that there is natural chemistry and basis to take the coaching relationship forward, as well as exploring confidentiality, expectations and an outline of the coaching process. This is an opportunity for the coachee to ask any questions.
- If it is appropriate a manager may attend the first coaching and concluding session in a three-way discussion. What information is disclosed in the final meeting is an agreement that will be made with both the manager and the coachee.
- Session duration and frequency are dependent on what the organisation and coachee feels is suitable as we have a flexible framework. Most often a coach will meet with their coachee every four weeks each session lasting anything between 1 to 2 hours.
- Our interventions are to drive forward positive thinking, raise self-awareness, reflect and provide clarity and focus actions. We utilise a range of tailored models, methods and psychological tools to ensure our client’s full potential is reached.
- The coach endeavours to reach realistic goals with their coachee, that can be set and met long after the coaching relationship has come to a close.
- All of our coachees have the additional benefit of ongoing telephone and email support as requested.
Executive coaching is for:
- Senior managers
Centre for Resolution’s executive coaching in and around Worcestershire is tailored to the needs of the individual or organisation that we work with. Our executive coaching is available one to one, for teams or whole departments.
The benefits of Centre for Resolution’s executive coaching
- Effective communication
- Can help you to focus on specific tasks
- Can help resolve disputes
- Increase motivation
- Helps you to get the work / life balance
- Transformation of individuals, teams and organisations
- Can improve the effectiveness of individuals
- Personal growth
- Higher retention of key people who feel valued
- Can improve organisational performance
- Can help manage stress
- Clearer decision-making
- Achievable goal setting
- Improved working relationships
- Improved management and leadership
- Increased confidence and empowerment
- Greater commitment from employees
- Our coaches have an equality and diversity background
Ultimately executive coaching will instil confidence, empower and make those in the coaching process feel valued but will also positively enhance relationships between colleagues.
You can email, phone or use the contact us form to inform us of your query.
One of our friendly executive coaches will aim to respond to you within 5 working days with a view of arranging an appointment to discuss your query further.
From there if you wish to go ahead with the service we will then arrange a time where your coach will meet with the coachee and the manager (if appropriate).
Once the coachee and or manager has decided that the coaching will take place then we can form a schedule that best suits all.
For information about the cost of Executive Coaching you may wish to visit our Fees page.