What is Leadership Coaching?
Leadership Coaching can be defined as "a multiparty set of relationship-based activities involving the coach, the leader/manager, and the organization".
As your organization recreates itself in the ever-changing business climate one of the keys to success is to have a leadership team that can adapt to change, is committed to the new environment, and realizes the importance of having a trained, aligned staff to help design and implement best-in-class processes, technologies, and services.
With this backdrop we would like to introduce a significant new initiative at Everson Consulting. To address your senior leadership and to make more structured your "Executive Development" opportunities we are launching our "Senior Leadership Executive Coaching Program".
Businesses have discovered that executive coaching can be a powerful intervention on a personal level and at the same time have a major impact on change initiatives. For your organization to accomplish all it is meant to accomplish the entire leadership team must be aligned with your Core Purpose, Principles, Processes, and Mission. We assume all leaders accept the challenge to the new directions but unless we introduce what that new direction is, clearly define scope and impact, and then ensure application through a concerted "coaching" experience, our, and their full potential, may not be realized.
Market conditions have forced organizations to focus on the ROI of ever-tightening developmental budgets, downsizing can strip you of stretch or developmental positions, while adding further operating duties to an already challenged senior leadership team.
Your senior leadership team faces the demands of the new business life creating an increased need for integrity, accountability, and true Leader/Manager performance. Easier said than done when their teams are faced with real-time challenges requiring their real- time reactions. This reduces time to reflect, review progress, strategize, self in an ever-increasingly complex and diverse work setting.
Instead of using a "one size fits all" model , we focus on a prescriptive, one-on-one interaction between the Executive and the Coach. This concentrates time, attention, and support to the Executive, the most important person in the process.
At Everson Consulting our informal surveys of leader/managers confirms that they are quite interested in this type of developmental opportunity. There is no longer a stigma to having a "coach". Even the greatest golfers in the world have close working relationships with a number of "coaches", to include a swing coach, an athletic conditioning coach, and a "mentors", seasoned professionals who can offer support and guidance. If they can accept the value of having formal coaches shouldn't you also to Executive coach for you and your key leadership staff?
Our formal Executive Coaching strategy provides a "real-time gut check" opportunity for reflection, evaluation, feedback, and purposeful dialog. It gives leaders a rare breathing space to commit to their own developmental demands as well as prepare them for added positive impact on their teams and the organization. It also provides timely and targeted strategies for building on their strengths and also determining areas of weakness that can best improved with targeted developmental efforts.
There are several points to address before you venture forward on this effort Executive Coaching initiative.
Everson Consulting can help walk you through these questions and assist you in implementing your own