Strategy, execution, creating a vision all begins with clear thinking. You as an executive turn to your leadership coach for clarity of thinking and finding the answers within as you work through your thought process out loud. By asking questions that help you, a leadership coach helps you focus on how to approach the challenges and opportunities facing the organization most effectively. A leader’s first task is to think clearly: the leadership coach is fully present, actively listening and asking questions that allow the leader to gain a clearer, deeper, and broader understanding of his or her situation. What are the key functions that only you as the leader can do? What can be shared or delegated? What resistance needs to be overcome? What is important rather than just urgent? Not a mentor or consultant, rather a leadership coach is the person that listens to you in confidence, non-judgmentally and without any political or power agenda. You have full control over the conversation and full ownership of the outcome.

Leadership coaching includes one on one coaching via WebEx, Zoom or some other platform that complies with the client’s company policy. There is an option for group leadership coaching in which case members agree to strict confidentiality and may ask each other questions and the coach functions as both coach and moderator. Every coaching session as an outcome will produce action steps for improving performance. Sessions are generally fifty minutes and occur every two weeks for a three-month period. At the completion of a contract, both parties have the option to continue without a break or to return a few months later and begin a new round of sessions. Book now for a free consultation.

A leadership coach is a confident to anyone in a position of leadership without a stake in the outcome goals. Once the coach has a stake in the outcome, he or she becomes a subjective participant, and this could potentially influence the coaching questioning process. Ownership of the success or failure of the outcomes belongs with the leader being coached. The coach is there to help the leader reach his or her goals in the context of the organization’s needs as defined by the party paying for the coaching service. If someone other than the leader is paying for the coaching service, then it will be agreed upon by all parties what information is confidential or needs to be shared by the various stakeholders.