Executive coaching is a thought-provoking journey of partnership with a client to enhance their personal and professional impact. In most cases, the aim is to first create greater clarity about priorities and goals, then initiate meaningful behavioural and attitudinal change and finally ensure sustainable empowerment to continue the journey autonomously.
Professionals and executive leaders will often seek coaching when a gap has appeared between their current experience of life and work and their expectations (e.g. a drop in performance or motivation, a challenging new situation, a need to reappraise fundamental perspectives or habits, an exciting opportunity to be pursued, a need to acquire new skills and behaviours).
The coach operates as a discovery and learning partner to help explore and surface issues and opportunities. Mental models and assumptions are reviewed, strategies are devised to address and modify them where required. As the relationship evolves, the coach focuses more on the establishment of sustained practices and achievement of goals as progress options are considered and results reviewed.