Leadership coaching

The way I have been performing an Leadership & Executive Approach’ coaching is practical and straightforward, building on the real-world leadership issues and challenges, providing the Client with highly effective tools. It leaves the Client with meaningful insights to be followed by new business ideas and operational level solutions.

What is Leadership Coaching?
It is a process being the part of Executive Coaching, helping a manager become more effective in his/her job. (For Executive Coaching look at www.mkexecutivecoaching.com).It involves two people: the coach and the executive/manager working together. Coach works through asking questions. Asking good questions can help all leaders, no matter the size of their company. Everyone has different perspectives, and when you have been asked a stirring question, you’ll likely share your opinions when given the opportunity. Asking questions often leads to the best brainstorming sessions. Facing good coaching questions can help you make progress in your leadership role and facilitate change.



There are 2 Categories Of Leadership Coaching

Job content coaching helps an individual master the job to which she or he is assigned or is to be assigned soon.

Suppose the company’s board of directors is going to promote an individual to the job of CEO, or CFO, CAO (or any other managerial job) but they are aware that the individual is really not yet “ready” for the position. In that case, the company’s board or HRD might search for executive coach to provide on-the-job coaching.

Suppose the company has decided to start a restructuring process at the organization. HR department could hire a coach to work with key managers to minimize possible negative outcomes of the structural changes the company is going through.

Suppose that a senior manager is to return from maternity leave. HR department may want to provide some coaching to the person.

Job process coaching helps an executive to address interpersonal relationships.

Suppose that a company promoted a manager into a project team leader position. He is highly stressed about the new role. HR could decide to hire a coach to let the manager release a stress and to work on his interpersonal and team-building skills, which are necessary to manage the project properly.

Suppose that a technically-proficient individual, who is not particularly good in dealing with people, is newly-promoted into management. Perhaps he/she is weak on Emotional Intelligence. To help the individual, the organization commits to assign him/her a job process coach to help the person to develop and deal with interpersonal skills.

When is Leader Coaching Appropriate?
According to the International Coach Federation’s Global Coaching Client Study, which interviewed 2,165 coaching clients from 64 countries, the median return on investment in coaching for business purposes is 7x the investment. The study showed that the majority of coaching clients reported positive changes in a number of areas as: communication skills, interpersonal skills, relationship skills, self-confidence, work/life balance and performance at work.

Coaching process is appropriate and effective when the leader/executive is committed both to the process and the change, that will follow, and is willing to invest his/her time, money and effort to make it work.

Could a Leader Coaching Be Applicable To Private Entrepreneurs?
Yes, it could. Entrepreneurs do not differ significantly on personality traits or psychometric measures from typical business executives. Private Entrepreneurs are leaders for their businesses. With the coaching process they could think over how to grow their businesses, create a dominant strategy, improve performance, productivity and be more effective regardless of the economy.

Some business owners may see a need for getting reconnected with a passion for running their business; some may want to focus on specific off-the-shelf solutions for common client problems, to set strategic direction, make tough decisions, and get aligned about where the business is going.

Suppose that the entrepreneur or business owner is highly motivated, ambitious person and using the “try-to-do-it-all” approach to bring his business vision to life. The approach does not bring expected results as doing a little bit of everything ended him up doing a lot of nothing. To eliminate frustration and confusion it is worth to meet a coach and to work on re-creation of the content of the business.

What are the Examples of Skills Can You Learn Or Improve Upon With Professional Coaching?

FUNCTIONAL
SKILLS

  • Becoming a more Efficient Manager
  • Achieving Higher Productivity at lower costs
  • Improving your Planning and Organizing skills
  • Setting goals
  • Learning good feedback rules
  • Improving delegation skills
  • Developing better presentation skills
  • Accomplishing tasks
  • Engaging and motivating the staff
  • Implementing appropriate problem-solving solutions

SOCIAL
SKILLS

  • Improving your interpersonal relations
  • Developing Communication skills
  • Participating in more effective Team Work

SELF-MANAGEMENT
SKILLS

  • Identifying core competencies and interests
  • Formulating an individual development plan
  • Learning effectively
  • Recharging mental batteries
  • Evaluating your abilities and values
  • Managing your stress
  • Looking after a work/life balance
  • Improving your creativity skills
  • Assessment of your image

When is Leader Coaching not appropriate?
Coaching is not applicable when the person is depressed or experiencing problems associated with phobias or addictions. Coaching works with high-performing people. It is not therapy, meant to “fix” a person.

What is an average number of sessions dedicated to one coaching project and how much time does it take?
The number of sessions depends on each and every project, but usually consists of 6 up to 8 sessions (4 being a minimum).

How often are coaching sessions to be organized within one single project?
Coaching sessions usually take place every 3-5 weeks, thus the whole project can take approximately 6 up to 9 months. This is an optimal scenario, which has a neurological justification, as the process started during the sessions is permanently continued on conscious and subconscious levels in one's mind between the sessions.

How can we work together?
We can work in different ways, although I prefer to work with my clients in person as the personal interaction is helpful in coaching process and builds a safe, trusting environment. We can work also over the phone or skype.

Clients can find me via the web, then call me or send me a mail. The combination of my website and the brief conversation usually gives my clients confidence they have found someone qualified who they can trust.