Executive coaching takes the business coaching process to the boardroom, and usually involves company executives taking part in 1 to 1 coaching sessions, although executive coaching can be provided to groups of executives. Executive coaching encompasses those with managerial responsibilities including company directors, senior managers and middle managers.
Executive coaching is becoming increasingly popular amongst today's dynamic business leaders. This is due to its bespoke nature and its many advantages, some of which are detailed below.
Executive Coaching Benefits
Most managers rarely get direct feedback or even hear bad news, and there are few people they can discuss sensitive issues with or use as a sounding board. So, it's no surprise that more and more managers and executives appreciate the confidentiality and personal attention of an executive coach.
Executive coaching works to understand and address your issues and needs in the context of the day-to-day realities of your business. You will improve your performance by:
i) Developing greater self-awareness to help you open up more options
ii) Building more effective personal skills: coaching, mentoring, problem solving, leadership, time management, negotiation, delegation etc.
iii) Having an honest, objective sounding board to find creative solutions to problems
iv) Learning to deal with issues, problems and alternatives from fresh perspectives
v) Becoming more strategic about work and stop letting day-to-day issues run your schedule
vi) Developing a leadership style that suits you and gets results
vii) Balancing your work, home, and recreational commitments, which can significantly increase your personal health and wellbeing
viii) Having an opportunity to review outcomes and learning