|Executive coaching is one-on-one coaching
for senior professionals and executives to enhance organizational
performance, organizational development and communications, to increase
their value to themselves and their organization.
EXECUTIVE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME (EDP)
It is important to bear in mind that although there is a process,
each program is tailored to the specific situation, needs and circumstances
of the individual.
The process essentially has four major steps.
1. Initial Stock Take and Contracting Phase
During this phase the goals are to develop a mutual understanding
of the process and expected outcome; clarify the issues; timeframe
the coaching and agree on timeframes and confidentiality constraints.
Both the employee and individual need to be fully supportive of
the process and have a joint commitment to making it work.
2. Assessment and Action Planning
This part of the programme examines the individuals work history,
performance patterns and personal goals. Assessment instruments
are used to clarify the employees skills, leadership abilities,
interests, values and interpersonal styles. When appropriate, 360
degree feedback is used. Regular meetings are scheduled between
the two parties. Ideally, these should be two hourly meetings at
approximately 10 day intervals.
3. Implementation of Action Plan
Following the assessment work, feedback is provided to the individual.
Recommendations are made and specific action plans agreed. Situations
are created for the individual to practice in the work setting.
4. Conclusion and Follow-up
As the action plan progresses, changes are monitored by both consultant
and client. The process is usually concluded in six months, but
the individual has an open line on a continuing basis to discuss
any issues or problems that may arise. If the odd meeting is required
thereafter, it is conducted at no additional cost. However, a final
meeting is held to debrief the entire Executive Coaching process,
bring closure, identify what has been accomplished and discuss any
A typical program will consist of approximately 25 hours of one-to-one
counseling time, of which roughly half this time is spent in the
Organizations are in a state of constant flux, reacting to a rapidly
changing global marketplace. Individuals are changing as well. They
face the challenges of dual career families, multiple careers over
the course of their working years, possible early retirement, and
a growing need to balance work, family, community and personal interests.
Personal Directions® is a unique and powerful assessment tool designed
to be used by coaches and counselors in order to explore career
development and personal growth issues with their clients. It provides
individuals with rich and insightful feedback that helps them explore
their motivations, examine how these have affected the choices they
have made in different areas of their lives, and consider what actions
they might wish to take in the future. Personal Directions® can
help individuals align their personal strengths with their job roles
and responsibilities in order to increase their effectiveness and
enhance their satisfaction.
Personal Directions® is a versatile tool that can be used for many
- Executive development
- Career development for people at all levels
- Personal growth planning and work/life balance issues
- Pre-retirement planning
- Coaching/personal assistance for anyone in transition