executive coaching

It Is All About You

By | Executive Coaching

Organizations are utilizing various methods to help develop their leaders over long period of times by implementing one-on one mentoring, peer coaching, team and executive coaching. Using coaching for development is essential to reach high potentials and in the area of retention. The more the company understands why they are using the coach then the client and the company benefits. Executive Coaching should not be used for disciplinary problems with managers, it is not designed to be a reactionary process or a fixer of bad behavior.

According to the American Management Association organizations use coaches for the following purposes:

1. To improve individual performance/productivity
2. To address leadership development/succession planning
3. To increase individual worker skill levels
4. To improve organizational performance
5. To address specific workplace problems
6. To boost employees engagement
7. To improve retention rates
8. To improve performance of employees whose supervisor is being coached
9. To improve recruitment outcomes

The more defined the reason coaches are being utilized the better results the company will be able to experience.

The coach has to come into this experience with certain skill sets. All coaches are different but they all should posses certain competencies in order to be effect to your organization. Executive Coaching skills should include the following:

1. Building Trust
2. Collaborating
3. Learning
4. Helping
5. Empathy

The above is only met if the coach is doing several things:

1. Effective Questioning: The coach should be curious about the needs of the client and what road blocks they may be experiencing.
2. Active Listening: The coach should not be out talking you, the ego of the coach must decrease in order for the clients needs to increase.
3. Giving Feedback: The coach must give you feedback based upon what you have said and around the goals and measures of the expectations.
4. Motivating: The coach is there to help you and the situation transform through various types of motivation and encouragement.
5. Reflecting: The coach should be able to assist the client by asking them to reflect. Reflecting allows the coach to see what the client gleaned from the session and also give some pointers if areas were missed. This is very important in the session.

Executive coaching is really about you. You are the most important aspect of the coach/client relationship. Your needs, aspirations, goals and concerns are upmost important in Executive Coaching.

I Speak Life Coaching is thrilled to offer these helpful tips to individuals and corporations who are in the market of hiring an executive coach.

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Life Can Be Lonely At The Top

By | Executive Coaching, Executive Life Coaching, Free Life Coaching, Goal Setting

The CEO/Executive is built to make companies run and be profitable. They are responsible for carving out and creating a viable future for the entity or enterprise. Responsibilities include people, projects and future projections.

Over the years they have cultivated relationships and built solid reputations of being a leader. The executive is not like most people who chase what they know, no; they chase what they do not know. The tools they use empowers others to be their best, and helps them see the bigger vision of the company. Executives wear many hats on this journey.

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However, like so many executives you too have blind spots and also seek out support, guidance and a sounding board to run ideas by. In fact, this is exactly what executive coaching is, it is having a conversation with a trusted friend, confidant and Coach. Executive coaching is as “iron sharpens iron” with the client.

You will be strengthened in:

  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Solving Problems
  • Defining Goals
  • Unleashing Hidden Potential
  • Personal Opportunities
  • Improve Performance
  • Retain high potential
  • Promotions
  • Lateral Moves
  • International assignments


These are just a few of the areas in which executive coaching can enrich the executive/business owner.

We can help executives and business owners move to the next “Big Thing” with ease and with confidence. We ask very specific questions to help you get to a clear solution to any of your challenges for instance:

  1. What have you done today?
  2. Do you feel proud or disappointed?
  3. What if you found that you could move more aggressively from planning to action?
  4. What are you afraid of?
  5. What is the difference between leadership and management?

Executive Coaching will impact your bottom line. In other words, you will be able to measure your return on investment (ROI) over time. The results and benefits will vary but are measurable.

It is lonely sometimes at the top but with a coach on your team you will no longer have to experience success in a bubble.