EXECUTIVE COACHING

Realize Your Career Goals

We guide executives in navigating personal, professional, and organizational realities en-route to realizing their career goals. Our Executive Coaches are typically engaged when business leaders face significant career setbacks, many of which directly challenge their sense of purpose, confidence, and self-esteem.

 

Perhaps the most frequently cited triggers of this self-doubt and uncertainty are the loss of a job, being overlooked for a long-anticipated promotion, and business failure. Paradoxically, starting a new position, securing the long-sought-after promotion, and achieving tremendous business success are also common triggers. 

 

Engagements begin with open discussions about skills, successes, challenges, and goals. Organizational and other contextual factors are explored to understand the obstacles encountered. Various assessment instruments including the Hogan, Emotional Quotient Inventory (EQ-i 2.0), Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), The Leadership Preferences Inventory (LPI),  DiSC Profiles  (Workplace, Management, Work Of Leaders) and 360 Degree Feedback instruments are completed to hone in on strengths and challenges. Managers, peers, direct reports, and customers are also interviewed, when appropriate. 

 

Ultimately, salient feedback themes, insights gained through the assessments, guided introspection, and extensive discussion are distilled, documented, and analyzed. Then a Personal Development Plan emphasizing robust cognitive and behavioral strategies to maximize effectiveness and realize career goals is crafted. That's the easy part!

 

Executing the Personal Development Plan is far more difficult and requires discipline and perseverance. We provide the continuous coaching support and guidance necessary to realize the prioritized goals. Motivated clients who accept and act upon objective and constructive guidance provided achieve significant gains in a short period. Are you ready to start your executive coaching engagement?

Frequently Cited Triggers Of Self Doubt And Uncertainty

I Just Lost My Job, Now What...

"I can't believe it, after Twenty-five years with the company, I now need to bid on my own job.  I am not sure what to do or where to begin"

Low Emotional Intelligence

"If I hear I have low EQ one more time, my head is going to explode.  I know it is important, but I am not convinced I can change - I need guidance in translating the theory into action that will be recognizable to my peers and executives alike"

Poor People Skills

"I always thought that my technical skills were what distinguished me from my peers. I was not prepared for the seismic shift when moving into an executive role.  Now my leadership and soft skills are more important than my technical skills.  I need help in developing my emotional intelligence and realteed soft skills if I am to be successful in my new role."

 Restructuring Underway

"Another organizational restructuring is underway, and it is unclear how or whether I fit in. For the first time, I realize that I need to make the massive changes in my approach and attitude if I am to keep my job. I can't mess this up"

Passed Over Again!

"I have been passed over for promotion again, and I need to understand why. The feedback from my boss has been direct, harsh and in most cases accurate. I have significant professional gaps to address - I don't know where to begin. "  More>

No Work Life Balance

"Something has to give! I have been completely swallowed up by my job! While fun, exciting and engaging it is incredibly demanding.  I can't continue to work 70 hrs a-week. I will be dead or divorced by the end of the year if I do not restore some balance in my life. Where do I sign up."

In A Dead-end Job

"I hate my job and can't stand going to work each day. Sure it pays the bills, but I need more!  I think it is time to move on? I can't make the same mistake again - I need to make the right career move. I need to find a job that offers purpose and meaning. It is no longer just about the money."

Got The Promotion - Now What?

"I thought that getting the long awaited promotion would finally put me in the role I was born to have.  This could not be further from the truth.  Rather, the promotion simply highlighted the need for a career change! I hope it is not too late for me to start the career I always wanted."

Failed Business Venture

"I have lost everything and don't know where to begin.  My confidenece is at an all time low and I need some help."

Not Executive Material

"After 10 years in management, our CEO told me that I don't have what it takes to be an executive within the company.  Apparently, my leadership and people skills are lacking. I wasn't even allowed to apply for the job! Something has to change - I need to do something about my reported deficiencies. My command and control style is not valued. I need to adapt!"  

I Don't Like Who I Have Become

"I used to be the life of the party now I am viewed as a curmudgeonly, "stick-in-the-mud. My job has taken over and I need to restore some balance. I cannot continue to be defined by my job."