Executive Coaching

Chances are, if you work as an executive of a company, you know what a business coach is: someone who helps create and execute business plans. As an executive, you probably don’t need help with this. But being an executive is a job of huge proportions, and an executive coach can help you manage your own job, so browse our directory of executive coaches to find one near you.

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What Makes a Good Executive Coach?

When searching for an executive coach, remember that it is key that an executive coach has high-level business experience. An executive is much more likely to trust and listen to their coach if they are peers and have both at one time been at the executive level. Top executives and top executive coaches usually share many characteristics that are useful for an executive coach to have, such as interpersonal skills, political savvy and creativity. The combined efforts of two people (the coach and the client) who are in possession of such qualities should lead to great results. Another characteristic that indicates a top executive coach is the ability to dish out tough love. A coach’s goal is to help the client be their best, and this cannot be accomplished without the occasional, perhaps harsh, reality check. Last but not least, the best executive coaches have integrity. Clients often divulge classified information to their coaches, and it would be most tragic if such information got into the wrong hands.

What is Executive Coaching? An Introduction:

Executive coaching is encouragement training that is designed to help corporate executives increase their effectiveness in the workplace. Seeing as executives are often already at the top of the ladder and have basic education, the objective of an executive coach is to further educate their client, exposing them to many ideas and philosophies. This has the effect of forcing the client to think outside the box and explore alternate management ideas. An executive coach also strives to teach the client how to remain enthusiastic about the executive position and how to keep work interesting day-to-day. Executive coaches usually have exceedingly strong motivational and organizational skills. They use their motivational skills to encourage their clients to further develop their skills, and they share their organizational expertise with their clients because the ability to effectively organize is of the utmost importance at the executive level.

Executive coaching often takes place in a group setting and over a short period of time such as at a conference or seminar. In such cases, it is meant to provide the executives a short but effective session that will, despite its length, improve their performance. Another form of executive coaching involves one-on-one meetings with an executive over an extended period of time, where the executive coach tailors their advice and insights to the specific position of the client. This method is often (though certainly not exclusively) employed with newly appointed executives. Both options are intended to provide executives with encouragement and guidance from an executive coach who has hopefully held a similar office before.

Executive Coaching Links, Websites and Resources

Being an executive is arguably one of the most challenging occupations, and even the head honchos need a little help and guidance sometimes. An executive coach can help you with all the issues that come up in your work life. Alternately, if you’re looking to train your newly hired executives or promising new recruits, a short session with an executive coach may be ideal for you. Check out the following links for more information:

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