Working with an executive coach is a very personal thing. Why? Because there is no other person like you. You are unique and so if you choose to raise your game by engaging a third party to support you, then the focus will need to be exclusively and personally dedicated to you and what you want to achieve, right? That’s the role of the executive coach.
This page aims to help you understand how you would work with a coach so you can confidently embark on a journey of self discovery and self enhancement under the guidance of a professional that has no other agenda than yours. Unusual thought, isn’t it?
We will have an initial exploratory conversation one on one. This can be preceded or followed by a meeting with your boss, if the company is funding your program.
Depending on your geography we will do this face to face in Melbourne or via Internet technology if you are elsewhere.
If we agree to be the right partners to want to work together, I will send you a coaching agreement to (have) execute(d), upon which I will send you the pre-work questionnaire material.
Given the reflective nature of this pre-work, most clients take about two week-ends to do it justice.
Upon return of that, we schedule our first session in which we work through the pre-work material in depth to frame the overall agenda and set the expected outcomes of our program.
At the end of each session, we agree on the timing and focus for the next session. This will depend on availability and also on how much time you’ll need for embracing any “homework”, particularly if it is directed to changing certain behaviours or awarenesses around your interaction with others. Provided there is discipline (supported by my holding you accountable), measurable leverage of such change often takes weeks to practice. In between sessions many clients use email or telephone for questions around what they may be wrestling with. Or call for instance to sounding board preparation for an important meeting or negotiation etc.
Each coaching session is followed up by a 3-4 page email capturing what we covered, any “homework” commitments, relevant blog/podcast links to further deepen understanding and/or further blogs/podcasts to prepare for the following session.
Executive coaching is not a “talk-fest”. We keep monitoring our progress on the outcomes you wish to assure the required outcomes on. My job is to keep testing and holding you accountable to making that progress, so you can’t “chicken-out”.
If this is striking the right chords for you, why not call or email me and let us set up your free exploratory conversation?
What have you got to lose?
I look forward very much to hearing from you. So then, let’s talk coaching, shall we…