Each new client relationship starts with a 2-hour Discovery Session. Part of the Discovery Session includes designing the alliance between the executive/client, coach, and manager of the client being coached (if appropriate), in order to develop a sense of trust. Confidentiality is crucial to the success of a coaching relationship. This process includes outlining the accountabilities and measurements for improvement that would satisfy the needs of the manager while at the same time maintaining the confidential nature of the coaching relationship for the executive/client.
Once the Discovery Session is complete the coaching sessions begin. There are three sessions per month held via telephone. Each session lasts 45 minutes. To ensure impact, a minimum commitment of three months is required. Six months is highly recommended.
Executive Coaching unlocks potential and maximizes performance, at both the individual and organizational levels. Conducted one-on-one in a completely confidential environment, Executive Coaching helps people gain clarity, remove self-imposed limitations, and increase their self-reliance so they can better leverage their strengths and help others to do the same.
“Recent studies show business coaching and executive coaching to be the most effective means for achieving sustainable growth, change and development in the individual, group and organization." HR Monthly
“The results of coaching are quantitative. Manchester Inc. recently released the results of a study that quantifies the business impact of external Executive Coaching. The study included 100 executives, mostly from Fortune 1000 companies. This study showed that companies that provided coaching to their executives realized improvement in productivity, quality, organizational strength, customer service, and shareholder value. They received fewer customer complaints, and were more likely to retain executives who had been coached. In addition, the company’s investment in providing coaching to its executives realized an average return on investment (ROI) of almost six times the cost of the coaching.” CHOICE Magazine
Unlike typical training and development, coaching provides continuous learning and develops people to meet current and future needs. A study done by Public Personnel Management Magazine states that “training alone increased productivity by 22.4%, but when paired with coaching, the figure soared to 88%.”