The coaching industry is poor at explaining to leaders the benefits of employing a highly skilled executive coach. Coaches at Glenn P Wallis have met executives who perceive the work we do as, ‘soft and fluffy’ and not suited to the fast-paced outcome-focused world in which they operate.
Great coaching, done by highly experienced and qualified coaches, works – we explain why.
Adopting a non-judgemental approach, executive coaches meet their clients ‘where they are’ and investigate:
- the client’s understanding of what they are experiencing, coupled with feedback from other key parties
- what they and their sponsor think are the areas to focus on
- the real underlying needs that present during this process.
The best executive coaches do their best to empathise and take time to investigate. They appreciate the systems and environment in which the executive is working.
Highly skilled in understanding people and the psychology of high performance, the best coaches will take a pragmatic view rather than an idealised one.
Great executive coaches provide insights and feedback, to the executive, that people in their organisation can’t or won’t provide, including:
- dealing with the challenges of relentless pressure
- leadership style and behaviours that will undermine their credibility
- communications/relationships with the C-Suite leadership team.
As a result of coaching, previous executive clients have told us they have been able to bring greater awareness to the way they lead. They now benefit from:
- increased confidence
- a greater clarity of purpose
- improved leadership skills
- greater engagement
- enhanced resilience and wellness
- more refined organisational behaviours.
A professional, qualified coach supports an executive to be the best leader they can be, which is far from soft or fluffy.
Glenn P Wallis
Coaching for Leaders and Executives
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