What is Leadership Coaching?
Leadership Coaching is a developmental process where a leader gets tailored help from a coach to help them achieve a goal and become a more effective leader.
When a leader has all the technical excellence, knowledge and resources to achieve a desired outcome, but is unable to make the difference they need or want in the space they work, more training is often not the answer. Leaders need something much more personal and involved: leadership coaching.
In today’s demanding business environment leaders have limited opportunity to devote time and energy to their development. Most leaders struggle to fulfill the responsibilities of their positions and are too busy and too stressed to step back and learn from their experiences or to implement changes to satisfy best management practices.
Leadership coaching is an individualized process that builds a leader’s capability to achieve short and long-term organizational goals. Coaching is personalized, customized, usually conducted one-on-one for a defined period and with a specific business purpose in mind. Leadership coaching helps:
- Organizations grow and expand their leadership bench.
- Leaders who want to gain an edge in self-marketing and branding.
- Individuals targeted as future leaders who need to sharpen their skills.
Why Leadership Coaching?
In today’s demanding business environment executives have limited opportunity to devote time and energy to their development as leaders. Most executives struggle to fulfill the responsibilities of their positions and are too busy and too stressed to step back and learn from their experiences or to implement changes to satisfy best management practices.
How it works?
Candid, thoughtful feedback is critical and harder to obtain as leaders advance in their careers. Unfortunately, promising careers can derail due to blind spots in critical interpersonal and leadership competencies. This can be devastating to the individual and extremely costly to the company.
At its best, coaching is a partnership relationship. Rather than the coach being “the expert” and providing answers for the client; the client is the expert in the organization and the coach helps the client to become even more of an expert.