Coaching

In today’s competitive environment, some of the most successful business leaders have experienced tremendous benefits from coaching. Results have included increased revenue and productivity, career advancement, higher employee retention, and the development of more effective business strategies.

Coaching is an on-going conversation where encouragement, guidance and honest feedback are given, as YOU pursue YOUR personal and professional goals.

My coaching involves the ability to understand you: to live where you live, think how you think, and understand your perspective. From this benchmark, I will place another perspective on top of yours stretching and growing you to gently see a different way. As a certified coach, I can see what you are going through and things you are going to go through. Coaching is foreseeing, paving the way, coming alongside and adding value to you. I build a relationship with you, becoming part of your team as we work together to guide you and teach you to be accountable to yourself and your goals. YOU will define the agenda. YOUR results will vary depending on how long we work together and what actions YOU take!

 

Coaching is: 

Coaching is a marathon. In the running world a marathon is 26.2 miles long, while a sprint can be as short as 50 yards. A sprinter can run his event, shower, change, and be home, long before a marathon runner hits the half-way mark. While growth and progress can be seen rapidly in coaching, there is usually much to do and it requires long-term thinking and commitment.

Coaching is process driven. Normally we as coaches follow a process, which we usually have put together, based on a client’s specific needs. Much of the initial process I start with pertains to time management, effective activities, and the highest and best use of a client’s time.

Coaches assist in identifying challenges. A good coach will stand with their client and help them identify the challenges, then partners with them to turn these challenges into victories.

Coaching focuses on action and outcomes. Goals are created, strategies are discussed, action plans are built, and the outcomes are monitored. The action plans require execution on the client’s part and the results are monitored by the coach. The execution of plans is a critical component and many times where a breakdown occurs.

Coaches should have a co-creative equal partnership with their clients. When I am engaged by a client I figuratively become part of their organization. I got in this business because I wanted to see others succeed and prosper, therefore I have a vested interest in the success and growth of my clients. When I’m working with them or talking about their company, I always use “we”.

Coaches hold you accountable. This is sometimes the biggest benefit clients see in hiring a coach. It’s amazing how much we can and will do when we know someone is going to check-up on us. Can you imagine the results you would have seen all these years if you had someone holding you accountable for all those New Year’s Resolutions you made?

 Participants on Workshop

Group / Team Coaching

Small setting onsite or via webinar and tele-conference.

All teams have their own idiosyncrasies which come from historical baggage, personality mix, reputation within the organization and prevailing beliefs (micro-culture), all of which influence its ability to perform.

Team coaching provides groups and teams the opportunity to go beyond their current abilities. By working with the team in the context of its everyday work and challenges, a coach introduces new ideas and sees opportunities for improving team performance.

 

Organizational Benefits of Team Coaching:
  • It enables an empowering culture within the organization to grow.
  • It helps teams to work in unison to make their vision a reality.

This translates to:

  • Higher employee productivity
  • Effective leadership development
  • Greater company morale
  • Higher profitability rates over the short- and long-term
Benefits to Team Members Who Receive Team Coaching and Training:
  • Improved team performance and a focus on results
  • A greater sense of trust and respect
  • An increase in motivation
  • A clear relationship between the team’s daily work and the organization’s mission
  • An increase in creative problem solving
  • The ability to engage in appropriate debate
In Collaboration with Team Leaders and Key Team Members We Will Help your Team to:
  • Define its purpose and priorities
  • Understand its environment
  • Identify and tackle barriers to performance
  • Build the team learning plan
  • Grow confidence in themselves and their leaders
  • Develop the systems, skills and behaviors to internalize coaching
Executive Coaching

Business CoachingSmall setting onsite or via telephone.

If you look at any successful athlete, performer, actor, etc…all of them employ a coach. Executive coaching is not a sign of weakness or of any shortcoming. It is about being great at what you do and becoming better. Executive coaching works because it allows you the time to focus on a specific area in which you may need some help or support in working on a specific aspect of your “game” to excel at a higher level.

When you are in the middle of working with so much on your plate, you might notice certain aspects of your “game” that can use a little polishing. An executive coach is someone who has been in your shoes and brings that level of expertise to the table to help you become better at what you do.

CEO Coaching

Small setting onsite or via telephone.

As a CEO we offer you a sounding board and an alternate perspective on the day-to-day challenges you face.

Our focus is the same as yours: making you better at creating new customers and increasing stock holder equity through:

  • Helping you further develop your leadership skills
  • Helping you select and mentor exactly the right team to maximize your success
  • Helping you identify and then think through the true financial value of the different value creation options available to you
  • Helping you improve relations with your Board of Directors and Stockholders
  • Helping you develop compensation plans to maximize the contributions your direct reports make to stockholder equity
  • Helping you properly respond to the many other challenges you face.

Why CEO Coaching? You get the advantage of working with an executive coach who has been where you are and has a lot of experience helping other senior executives identify and implement opportunities to improve their companies. Your executive coach will effectively become an invaluable extension of your team—helping you to excel in the areas that most concern you.

Phone Coaching

Why is telephone coaching so successful?

Over 91% of all successful coaching is conducted over the phone.

Here are the many reasons why.
  1. Telephone coaching virtually assures success because you will be connected with your ideal coach. We have found and studies confirm that clients who create their ideal client/coach relationship accomplish their desired results almost every time, and clients that do not create the ideal client/coach relationship are much less successful. The odds that you and your ideal coach will be within reasonable travel distance are extremely low. With telephone coaching, you will be able to select from coaches located almost anywhere, so you can focus on how well they meet your ideal coach requirements, without geographical limitations.
  2. Telephone coaching is much more effective. Neither you nor the coach will be distracted by physical actions or appearances of each other or the surroundings where you would meet. You want your coach to be your equal partner and the telephone is the great equalizer. It is very difficult for either you or your coach to intentionally or accidentally become the superior person over the telephone. The telephone allows the coaching experience to be focused entirely on you, as it is intended.
  3. Telephone coaching is much more efficient. You and your coach will get into coaching right away. You will not have to conduct normal social graces required in face to face meetings. We have found that telephone coaching sessions generally require 50% to 75% less time than face to face coaching. In addition, telephone coaching requires much less preparation time, because neither you nor your coach will have to spend time traveling.
  4. Telephone coaching is much less costly. Telephone coaching has proven to cost approximately 60% less than face to face coaching. You will not have to pay for the travel expenses for your coach or yourself, and you will not waste your valuable time traveling. You will pay lower coaching fees and use less of your time during the sessions, because telephone coaching requires less time than face to face coaching.
  5. Telephone coaching is very convenient and relaxing. You will be able to conduct your coaching sessions from any location you wish. Neither you nor your coach will have to overcome the frustrations or the delays and hassles of traveling. You will be able to select a quiet, private and relaxed place to be during coaching sessions.
  6. Telephone coaching is very confidential. The private and secure place you choose to be during coaching sessions will assure complete confidentiality. No one will know who you are talking to, let alone what you are talking about.
  7. Telephone coaching is very enjoyable. You will be able to be yourself in private and have more fun doing it. You will be able to enjoy the moment without concern for others watching or listening.

As you can see, all of the above reasons make telephone coaching much more valuable and fun to do. However, there might be times when face to face coaching would be best for clients. Face to face coaching would be much better for coaching groups of people at the same time. Sometimes, face to face coaching might also be better when there are physical considerations that are germane to you achieving your goals.