Executive Coaching – Your “Silent Partner”

Executive Coaching – Your “Silent Partner”

by necoaching

Executive Coaching has been a part of large corporations for many years and is probably the most widely accepted and recognized form of professional coaching. In many quarters it is seen as a significant “perk” as selective individuals are given the opportunity to develop professionally in a one on one relationship.

In very practical terms Executive Coaching creates a powerful relationship and therefore a context to truly understand what is important and consequently make the right decisions. It operates on a process level to help individuals understand where there are, and where they want to go.

For the individual business leader, Executive Coaching also requires an integrated approach because people have a whole life. They take their work frustrations home with them where it spills into their relationships, health and family. Conversely, when there are challenges at home these also appear at the door of the office.

Coaching, in general, is unique yet there is an indirect association with therapy, mentoring and consulting that is not often fully understood. The following illustration assists somewhat with this understanding:

Coaching
Consulting
Mentor
Therapy

Only Interested in Future

Yes Maybe Maybe No

Client Develops the Solution

Yes No Maybe No

Client is the Expert

Yes No No No

Relationship is Key

Yes Maybe Maybe Maybe

Client is a Partner

Yes Maybe Maybe Maybe

Everything has Positive Output

Yes Maybe Maybe No

An Executive Coach understands that principles and people make up a business. They have the ability to ask the incisive questions that allow people to “figure it out for themselves”. Their listening skills are honed to be there 100% present for the client. They share experiences but they don’t tell the client what to do. They help with prioritization, goal setting and accountability, staying with the client right until the end. They are there to applaud the successes and help pick up the pieces when things do not work out as planned. They are very often the “Silent Partner”.

2 Comments

  1. Hi,
    Coaching can be delivered in either private or group sessions, in one-day, half-day or hourly segments – on site and/or by phone. Executive coaching is most effective in addressing individual or situational-specific issues, as well as providing “live” reinforcement and follow-up. Coaching sessions can also be used for meeting facilitation, conflict resolution, and/or other mutually agreed-upon purposes.
    Listen to Dr. Perry Live on his radio show or podcasts of past radio shows here!
    http://www.jmperry.com/

  2. Hey Kerstin, this is Cecile, Jordan’s friend. She saw your laetst post and sent it to me thinking that it would hit the spot. And it sure did! We met in the past and talked about our experience as full timers and consultants. I am completely recognizing myself in your post, so I wanted to thank you for writing it. I am feeling the resurgence of inspiration when it had started to die down, suffocated by the load of daily meetings and emails. Consider me now remotivated to go forward with my projects (I now have a clearer idea of where I am going)! My new ideal life will be taking me down a similar path to the one yours is taking you (own business, independent ) but in a different field. I am excited to hear more about your adventure! In the meantime, a trick to help you get over creative avoidance : journaling your ideal day. Might sound silly, but I have ready many places that writing down what your ideal day looks like (feelings, activities, time, focus ), which I am sure will involve your new business, helps you stay focused on the end goal. And then you can re-read it as many times as you want!That was a long reply anyways, love it, talk to you soon!Cecile-

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