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What is Executive Coaching?

Executive CoachingExecutive coaching is a form of one-to-one learning whereby the coachee (the person being coached) schedules a series of sessions with their coach to work on the topics and skills that they would like to develop, for example their leadership skills.

Many directors and senior managers like coaching because it allows them to develop their skills in private and to receive personalised one-to-one support. It offers both a stimulating and a reflective environment which encourages them to get to know their own strengths, weaknesses and personal style in a non-confrontational way.

Executive coaching sessions allow people to talk issues over with someone who does not have a hidden agenda or vested interest in a particular outcome. The executive coach is there to help the coachee find the best or most suitable solution for a situation. Coaching provides a sounding board where ideas and plans can be developed and examined in full before they are implemented.

Many people find the objectivity of their coach refreshing and value having the time to think about their career development and how they can perform better in their role.

Executive coaching is similar to mentoring we will switch from coaching to mentoring as appropriate depending on whichever approach is best for you or the person being coached. With mentoring, the client is able to draw on the skills and expertise of the mentor. HRM Global’s areas of expertise: Leadership & Management Skills; Sales, Marketing & Business Development; and Financial Planning.

Typically clients work with our executive coaches on the following areas:

  • Leadership and Management Skills
  • Client Management
  • Business Development
  • Time Management
  • Marketing Strategy
  • Being ‘more strategic’
  • Persuasion and Influencing Skills
  • Tackling ‘problem behaviour’
  • Presentation skills
  • Improving Diversity in the Workplace
  • Career Advancement
  • Stress Management
  • Improving Interpersonal Skills
  • Delegation Skills
  • Personal Impact and Presence
  • Assertiveness

Executive coaching is often used to complement other learning activities such as courses and workshops. Research shows that the application of newly learned skills is greatly increased when coaching support is used.

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