Having delivered some real performance improvement through training, I was curious to figure out what went on for people who engaged well during training courses but fell off, once back in the workplace. Given their level of contribution during workshops, they clearly “got it” but yet…this curiosity brought me to the power of Executive Coaching. Group training is great for knowledge and skills but for some, executive coaching provides the 1-2-1 support that helps them to figure out what’s blocking them and to identify compelling ways to overcome them. Executive coaching is also a great tool for managers who want to up their game.
Evolution Consulting’s philosophy is to focus initially on Transformational Coaching and then to zone in on Transactional Coaching. Irial defines Transformational Coaching as the work undertaken to clear out blockages and to have solid self-awareness, while Transactional coaching focuses on setting action-orientated goals and agreeing compelling paths to achieve them.
Experience has shown that an executive coaching programme of 8 x 1.5 hour sessions is roughly about the right duration to make a lasting difference to performance. Assessment tools, such as Insights Discovery and Emotional Intelligence, can be included.
Typical executive coaching topics that arise include:
- Executive mindset and what it does and doesn’t mean
- Self as leader – understanding difference between leadership & management
- Influencing others
- Enabling others
- Personal values & what they mean
- Beliefs & assumptions
- Unhelpful patterns of behaviour
- Strategic thinking
- Creative problem solving
- Insights arising from organisational dynamics
- The “Rules Change” and what it means for promotion
- Developing High Performing teams
Contact us today, to discuss your executive coaching needs, be it for 121 executive coaching or to design and launch an Executive Coaching Programme within your organisation.