Coaching for Executives and Professionals
The phrase “it’s lonely at the top” is no joke — executives frequently have few peers with whom they can speak candidly about their challenges. Coaching can help you achieve an ever-higher level of leadership excellence by providing you with unbiased, constructive feedback, helping you to identify blind spots, accelerate change and create a lasting legacy within your organization.
Executive growth requires both professional and personal development. As an executive, your individual performance directly impacts your company’s performance. It also has a dramatic and lasting influence on the culture and behavior of individuals at all levels within your organization.
Executive coaching is individually customized. Depending on your specific needs and situation, this may include coaching in any of the following areas:
- Observation and constructive feedback on interactions with peers and subordinates
- Handling cross-functional conflicts
- Proactive communication with your entire organization
- Techniques to maximize personal organization and productivity
- Presentation coaching for speeches and other group presentations
- Objective decision making
- Influencing your executive team
Here are some key situations where executive coaching can be highly effective:
- When your team or organization is not growing as rapidly as you believe it can or should.
- When you are faced with times of major professional or personal challenge (mergers, acquisitions, reorganization, cross-functional conflicts, extreme stress, health issues and family challenges, just to name a few possibilities).
- When you have transitioned into a new role with significantly increased responsibilities.
- When you feel that you’ve reached a plateau, and you’re looking for a way to re-engage and re-ignite your enthusiasm to achieve an ever-higher level of success.
- Enhanced performance and productivity
- Greater impact and effectiveness
- Maximizing your leadership strengths
- Greater “executive presence”
- Greater team cohesion and communication across your organization
- Increased engagement and collaboration with your leadership team
To discuss whether executive coaching is right for you, contact Steven here.
Management and Leadership Coaching for Tech Professionals
Individuals who have excelled in technical roles often find themselves promoted to team leadership, project management or other management roles without any guidance or training to prepare them for the transition. Bridging the gap from being a “tech wizard” to being an effective leader is a significant challenge for many technical experts.
For technical team members who have been promoted to management roles or who are being groomed for future opportunities, one-on-one coaching can quickly help them to develop effective management and leadership skills — skills which are crucial to their continued success as they move from highly tactical to increasingly strategic roles in your organization. This may include coaching in:
- Proactive communication skills
- Decision making
- Communication clarity (communicating the right level of detail, to the right people, at the right time)
- Handling conflict
- Personal productivity skills
- Strategic vs. tactical thinking
- Influencing others
- Understanding interpersonal and organizational dynamics
- Balancing business requirements and technical feasibility
- Ability to skillfully traverse both the business and the technology sides of the organization, which dramatically enhances the individual’s value and contribution to your company’s success.
- Ability to develop and motivate team members to achieve individual and organizational goals.
- Enhanced personal and professional self-awareness.
- Managers who lead with confidence and inspire their teams to produce exceptional results.
To discuss management and leadership coaching for one or more members of your team, contact Steven here.