Executive Coaching is the identification and achievement of an executive’s goals with the assistance of a trained consultant. Those goals may be developmental (e.g., getting to “the next level,” or increasing one’s impact and influence in the organization); performance related (e.g., increasing self-awareness, building more effective relationships across the organization); skill-related (e.g., becoming better at […]
First, you want to feel comfortable with the person. Are they easy to talk with? Do they listen well? Do you feel they understand your reason for seeking coaching? Second, you should look for someone who can easily explain how they plan to help you. If you ask them how they coach and they don’t […]
Often I’m hired by the supervisor of the person who will be coached. They see a need and they authorize the payment for outside services. Also, some HR departments hire me to work with someone who would benefit from coaching. Finally, I am hired by executives and professionals who want their own private coach.
When I’m hired by a company to coach someone on their staff, the company itself is the “client” and the person I’m coaching is considered the “subject” of the coaching assignment. Unless the process is left completely up to the subject, there is usually a meeting with the subject of the coaching and his or […]
Your confidentiality is not just my priority but it is also protected by state law and the ethical guidelines of the American Psychological Association. For individual coaching clients who pay for my services directly, our sessions are completely confidential. In fact, we do not keep electronic records of sessions. If your company is paying for […]
Clients often share with colleagues and other members of their social circle that they are working with a coach. The reasons people do this may vary. Some people view it as an example of their investment in their own success. Others consider their coach part of a “personal Board of Directors” or group of colleagues […]
Coaching and therapy share a common purpose: to help people change in some way. That change is typically achieved through some insight and the desire to change patterns that have not been working. Coaching and psychotherapy would both achieve that goal. The difference between them is that coaching tends to be applied more to developmental […]
Coaching usually begins with a set of goals and action steps, with the coaching sessions focused on the achievement of those action steps. Problem solving consulting is situational, short-term and focused on solving the immediate problem you’re facing.