What Is Executive Coaching and What Are the Benefits?
Executive coaching can have a tremendous long-term impact on an individual’s professional performance and success. Yet it can do a lot more than that. If used wisely, it can become a powerful tool that transforms a company’s organizational culture and motivates employees towards a shared goal. However, executive coaching isn’t as widely used as one might think, most likely due to a lack of understanding and awareness of its various benefits. That’s why we decided to touch on the most important benefits of executive coaching, and present to you our three-step approach to effective, results-driven coaching.
What is executive coaching and how does it work?
Based on confidentiality, honesty and mutual trust, executive coaching requires various communication techniques, such as questioning, reformulating, and reframing. Face-to-face coaching naturally improves the coach’s ability to receive more complete information, due to the ease of observing a person while listening to what is said. At its best, executive coaching inspires new ways of thinking and new ways of approaching individual challenges.
Executive coaching as a tool for personal development
Executive coaching provides an invaluable space for personal development. For example, managers are frequently presented with employees who are struggling to find confidence in their work. The traditional approach would be to send them to an assertive workshop or seminar and hope the issue is addressed and resolved. In the short-term, the employee learns new strategies for communicating, which may improve confidence, but the long-term effect will remain unachieved. Executive coaching equips employees for future challenges, and helps them become aware of their professional goals, allowing them to become leaders in their fields.
A way of achieving the coveted work/life balance
Employees must be given the opportunity to explore and reflect on their responsibilities, particularly regarding one’s work-life balance. Executive coaches will support your team in finding links between work and their personal lives, adding a seemingly helpful holistic aspect to their work. This method of executive coaching helps clients find insights on just how things in their lives connect. The result will be a more effective prioritization of tasks and a higher professional satisfaction among employees, which in turn will make them more productive and more connected to your company’s vision.
Restructuring perceptions of power and conflict
Executive coaching can support shifts in insight and client perceptions of power. Through the process of coaching, some clients may shift their views towards seeing power as a positive and constructive force connected to strength and confidence.
People may discover that conflict is something they were avoiding, in their professional and even their personal lives. Executive coaching allows them to explore their own negative beliefs, challenge them, and ultimately change them. An expert executive coach can turn the negative perception of conflict into something constructive, and equip people with invaluable conflict management and dissolution skills.
Our three-step, agile coaching approach to success
At Roos Advisors, each of our programs implement a whole-person approach, integrating personal reflection and development with practical exercises designed to instill new habits based on fresh perspectives. The result can be a more connected, holistic, and agile organizational culture that nurtures growth and success.
One of our main executive coaching tools is the DiSC Agile EQ™. Using a three-step approach, we have increased employee retention and team performance an average of 35% within 6 to 9 months.
The three steps are education, goal setting, and ongoing coaching. These steps are equally important and vital to professional and personal success. Each step has a strategic and tactical component that is easily implemented so the “how to” is easily defined and accomplished. With most things, the “commitment” is the challenging part, and it makes the difference between success and failure.
We help business owners and individuals reclaim their sense of direction and quality of life by providing practical, actionable solutions. Developed by our team of certified coaches, our guided courses are specifically designed to reconnect you to your highest self, reignite your passion and put you back in the driver’s seat, both personally and professionally.
We help executives grow their dream business while living an authentic life. Let’s kickstart your journey to personal and professional excellence. Contact us today to schedule a free 15-minute virtual consultation to see if we are the solution you have been looking for.