Nancy Kline said:
“The Brilliant executive coach is the one who brings out the brilliance of the client.”
Do you want to try brilliant?
Now that we have grabbed your attention how do you separate the authentic executive coach from those who say they are executive coaches? Most leaders consider some of these before they engage a coach; Do I like them? Can I open up to them? Also, do I get a good sense of chemistry around them?
You might also ponder if you are personally motivated to change? As this will be needed if coaching is to work for you. These are good things to consider but we do not suggest you should start there.
Many people these days advertise themselves as executive coaches via their web sites or LinkedIn. Did you know that the professional title of coach is not protected in any way? So how do you make sure you get a skilled and suitably qualified coach?
Our coaching faculty works to the highest standards and all are screened to ensure they comply with the following:
- We all hold a coaching qualification
- We are members of a coaching and mentoring professional body
- We work to a Code of Ethics and Competence Framework
- We each have regular professional coach supervision with a coach qualified in supervision
- We employ our own coach supervisors
- We are experienced in coaching individuals and teams
- We offer MBTI, TKI and PROPHET team profile certified practitioner
- We have 1,000s of hours of coaching client experience
- We have a business model that has been tested by competitive tender on quality and price
- You can access any of the coaches on our faculty or we can do the matching for you/your organisation
- We all are skilled in MS teams and Zoom coaching
- We have provided coaching through Covid to senior leaders so we understand your current context
Professionally qualified coaches like us work with individual leaders and teams when they have mastered the technical skills of their role but need to improve organisational performance, lead a major transformation in business or recruit and build new teams. It is also useful to offer coaching to your brightest and best new recruits who have the potential for the board room. Coaching is also helpful is support to those about to go to university or entering graduate careers. Psychometrics like the MBTi career report can really assist new leaders to develop and focus.
Coaching is effective because leaders also need to manage the “soft skills” of interpersonal relationships. Growing self-confidence, presentation skills, resilience in self and team. Leaders need to build trust, values & ethics, managing conflict, and thought diversity in their organisations. As we live with a global pandemic leaders need to manage the paradox of offering support and continuity whilst being able to adapt and reinvent business at pace.
Coaching is a big commitment for you and your organisation so please think carefully before you hire a coach. So, now you have an idea of what to look for in an Executive Coach why not give us a call or email? Amanda, our founder of Chris our Professional Head of Faculty would be delighted to speak with you about coaching or Board development and facilitation.
We look forward to connecting with you.