Leadership and Executive Coaching
Introduction Leadership and Executive Coaching
Executive coaching enables senior leaders to explore ideas, challenges and opportunities in a way that helps them to find a clear route through to the next step they want to take. The role of the coach is to be a partner in the process, one who listens, reflects and provides the space to the coachee to find their own solutions.
Leadership coaching is about growth. I believe that leadership without authority is the key to great leadership, and what I mean by this is a that true leadership can happen at any level in an organisation and at its heart is authenticity. Leadership coaching for me is about 'Authenticity in Leadership' and can easily be part of an executive coaching process as well as coaching leaders or potential leaders to 'be brilliant'.
Executive and Leadership Coaching is very much an heuristical process and more importantly is an innately human centred activity; one that requires both parties engaging in the coaching relationship to allow themselves to be vulnerable and sometimes lost as the conversations take place. It is an equal partnership where neither party is more important, although the process is always led by the needs of the client, and in my view the coach needs to be skilled, qualified and to care deeply in their practice for it to truly work.
(Wikipedia describes a heuristic as follows: "A heuristic technique, or a heuristic, is any approach to problem solving or self-discovery that employs a practical method that is not guaranteed to be optimal, perfect, or rational, but is nevertheless sufficient for reaching an immediate, short-term goal or approximation." )
We can facilitate Action Learning Sets and Leadership Circles for group of leaders and
executives who want creative and thinking space to gain insight into the latest knowledge
and practice in meaningful leadership, connecting people through practical compassion
based skills development and heart centred learning including the latest research in somatic
and neuroscientific trends relevant to leadership and organisational design. What worked
yesterday is no longer fit for tomorrow...start now.
Benefits and Outcomes
Executive Coaching and Mentoring is highly beneficial for Executives and Leaders in organisations who need a trusted companion for periods of time to enable them to unlock potential, overcome short term challenges and support them in decision making. The most important thing for you in choosing a coach and mentor is that you find the right match of coach and that you contract appropriately. A professional coach will guide you through this process to avoid any common mistakes that are made.
If you would like to find out more, please get in touch, I'd love to hear from you. And check out my blog and listen to Evan Davies in his podcast on Executive Coaching.