To effectively lead others, you need to know:
- Who are you as a leader?
- Who is the leader you want to be?
- What needs to change to get there?
Leadership coaching is a powerful method of training that executives have embraced globally. The training industry is said to be a multi-billion dollar business, and yet research has shown that the vast majority of this investment is wasted because executives fail to put learning into action. This is where the power of coaching comes in – to turn investment into effective results.
- Coaching works because of the style and format of the learning and action:
- The client determines the agenda versus it being imposed. This raises the commitment level of the client, because without commitment, nothing changes.
- The agenda focuses on what the client really wants for his/her own life, for the team, and for the organization.
- The coaching occurs over time to allow both learning and action to occur. It is not a one-off approach that has little residual impact.
- There is a built-in accountability system, so that the client is compelled and held accountable for taking the learning and applying it.
- The coach has the right questions to guide the leader in determining his or her own path to success versus coming in with the answers.
- The coaching is designed to identify and determine strategies and actions to overcome barriers to success.
To really understand coaching, you need to experience it. Like so many things in life, there is no substitute for direct experience. To support you in this exploration, I offer a complimentary exploratory session.
Begin the process today by completing and submitting this individual coaching questionnaire to jduncan@RavenConsultingGroup.com, and I’ll contact you to schedule a call.
Following our complimentary session, if you choose to pursue a coaching relationship, our work begins with a two-hour discovery session designed to educate the client on what to expect from the coaching, and to educate the coach on what results the client is seeking. Once the agenda is set, the client and coach determine a schedule and time line in which to create these results.