What You Can Expect
Our introductory conversation lasts about an hour and achieves two goals. The first goal is to get to know one another and see if there is a good fit for coaching. I will listen carefully to your story and help refine and clarify the issues needing to be resolved. We will talk about how a coaching relationship works, the benefits of having a steady guide, and answer any questions. If we agree there is a good fit, the second goal is to formulate a plan and outline a contract together that accurately reflects the details of the engagement. We will formalize the detail in a subsequent meeting. Once the contract is in place, the coaching engagement can begin.
During the next coaching session, our objective will be to review initial goals and set up any assessments. I use a number of validated assessment instruments from trusted providers such as Gallup (CSF2.0), Wiley (PXT, PXTS), and E-Colors by Equilibria. Finally, I will introduce the Leadership Dashboard, which will serve as a guiding document throughout our coaching relationship.
This is where the rewarding work of coaching really begins as we meet to debrief your assessment results. We will then schedule our next sessions to meet your stated objective through custom frameworks. The schedule will be determined by you. It is common for the first month or two to meet every week or every other week. We will FRAME the problem to establish clarity of vision, REIMAGINE creative solutions and EXECUTE with a high level of accountability.
“I believe providing feed-back is the most cost-effective strategy for improving performance and instilling satisfaction.”
“Self-evaluation is helpful, but evaluation from someone else is essential. You need a leadership coach.”
Where Can Coaching Help You Thrive
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The Bottom Line
A significant return on your investment
Did You Know
A recent article on Forbes.com about executive coaching reported that corporate America is spending more than $1 billion annually on executive coaching. This growth in coaching is due to a heightened focus on developing high potential leaders (rather than a remedial effort to help derailing employees), and the leaders themselves say it is working.
According to the article, a recent global survey by PriceWaterhouseCoopers and the Association Resource Centre found that the mean Return on Investment in coaching was 7 times the initial investment, and over a quarter of coaching clients reported a stunning ROI of 10 to 49 times the cost.
“A Fortune 500 firm engaged Metrix Global LLC to determine the business benefits and return on investment for an executive coaching program. The bottom line: coaching produced a 529% ROI (that’s $5 for every $1 spent on coaching) as well as significant intangible benefits to the business. When the financial benefits of employee retention were rolled into the mix, the ROI was nearly eight to one, or 788 %.”
– Executive Briefing: Case Study on the Return on Investment of Executive Coaching. MetrixGlobal, LLC. Merrill .C. Anderson, PhD, November 2, 2001.
43% of CEOs and 71% of the senior executive team reported that they had worked with a coach. Most telling, is that 92% of leaders being coached say they plan to use a coach again.” – FastCompany.Com