Having delivered some real performance improvement through training, I was drawn towards figuring out what was going on for those people who engaged well during training courses but perhaps fell off, once back in the workplace. Given their level of contribution during workshops, they clearly “got it” but yet…this brought me to the power of Executive Coaching. Group training is great for knowledge and skills but for some, they will still need a 1-2-1 intervention that supports them in figuring out what is blocking them and compelling ways to overcome them. It is also great for those managers who really want to excel in their performance.
Evolution Consulting’s philosophy is to focus initially on Transformational Coaching and then to zone in on Transactional Coaching. Irial defines Transformational Coaching as the work undertaken to clear out blockages and to have solid self-awareness, while Transactional coaching focuses on setting action-orientated goals and agreeing compelling paths to achieve them.
Experience has shown that a coaching programme of 8 x 1.5 hour sessions is roughly about the right duration to make a lasting difference to performance. We can include assessment tools such as Insights Discovery and Emotional Intelligence and can also incorporate 360 emotional intelligence feedback.
Typical executive coaching topics that arise include:
- Executive mindset and what it does and doesn’t mean
- Self as leader – understanding difference between leadership & management
- Influencing others
- Enabling others
- Personal values & what they mean
- Beliefs & assumptions
- Unhelpful patterns of behaviour
- Strategic thinking
- Creative problem solving
- Insights arising from organisational dynamics
- The “Rules Change” and what it means for promotion
- Developing High Performing teams
Contact us today, to discuss your executive coaching needs, be it for one executive or to design and launch an Executive Coaching Programme.