In Executive Coaching you work with an executive coach to help resolve your specific challenges. The executive coach helps you to get clear on the goal or outcome you desire and to confirm that it is achievable, uses insightful questioning to help you understand the detail of the current situation, encourages you to develop new and creative solutions that will help resolve the challenge and works with you to develop an action plan that you are committed to.
The focus is on you and the executive coach works with you to help you uncover your own resourceful way of achieving success.
Amanda says, “I love supporting people as their coach, it’s so interesting and so much fun to work with a client to develop their own ability to resolve their issues. A client may come to me feeling stuck in a difficult situation, or faced with a new challenge and not knowing how to go about it, for example, and I get such pleasure from seeing them break through their limitations and experience great results. As the executive coaching relationship is set up to achieve specific goals, I get the benefit of seeing the client make progress and that is wonderful feedback for me.”
Typical situations for executive coaching clients include:
- Newly promoted or in a new job and need to step up to the demands of the more senior role
- Seeking promotion or an enhanced role and need to demonstrate ability and initiative at the higher level
- Feedback from an appraisal, a 360 or general comment shows particular limitations
- Feeling stressed and needing new ways of working to cope with the role
- Need to become more of a leader, rather than manager
- Facing a particular challenge and need new skills to deal with such challenges
- Feeling stuck or at a crossroads and want to identify new opportunities
How Executive Coaching works:
At a first meeting we each ‘test’ the other out and confirm we would like to work together. You will talk through the challenge you wish to make progress on and from this I will identify how our coaching sessions can best be structured for you to achieve the results you want.
Executive coaching sessions can be face-to-face or by phone/skype.
Frequency and duration of the coaching is designed to meet your needs. If you need quick resolution we may start with an intensive and longer session and then follow that with weekly sessions of 45 – 60 minutes to support immediate and rapid change. If you wish to build your skills solidly over time, we may meet monthly for a longer session (1 ½ – 2 hours).
Executive coaching is results-oriented so we start with defining success and then we can evaluate your progress against that standard and the coaching is complete when you are confident at that standard. Coaching assignments usually last between 3 and 12 months, I often find that my clients have achieved their goals in about 6 sessions.
Amanda is accredited as Professional Executive Coach with Association for Coaching.