Strong, visionary, compassionate, competent, honest leaders develop successful teams and organizations. Recent expressions such as, “negotiating permanent white water” and “riding the winds of change,” reflect a serious need for leaders to develop extraordinary inner resources, knowledge and skills. This coaching positions leaders to design and implement a potent plan for the development of their team, organization and their leadership capabilities.
Sometimes, executive development or decision making requires a confidential one-to-one relationship where a wide range of issues can be more confidentially explored and resolved. Through systematic assessments and dialog you can engage in this powerful executive coaching process that tackles both bottom line and balance in life issues.
The ProActive Coaching program is becoming recognized as a valuable privilege and a powerful tool for star performers who wish to shine even brighter–akin to the world-class athlete who seeks coaching in order to excel and then to do better. The program is applicable to anyone who has the potential but for some reason is not delivering what might be expected.
What is ProActive Coaching?
ProActive Coaching is a process through which people are helped to improve their performance and personal effectiveness while reducing stress. Our program offers the rare opportunity to stand back and to take a fresh look at the experiences and assumptions of a lifetime.
The coach offers direction and assistance but the choice rests with the individual. It is he or she that discovers the self-knowledge which forms the foundation for continued growth.
The ProActive Coach
The ProActive Coach has no internal links with the organization and therefore can be freely confided in. They can have the roles of supporter, co-creator, political confidant and scrutinizer. Within each role, they will bring certain skills:
Advantages of using a ProActive Coach include:
The coaching process can take a number of forms depending on who the individual is and who is asking for the coaching.
There will normally be a briefing meeting where the situation is discussed and a decision is made as to whether executive coaching is the best approach to achieve the objectives.
A meeting between the executive and the coach is held at which the two become acquainted and matters of confidentiality are decided. From here, the style of the program will depend on what has been negotiated and the outcomes that have been agreed.
The coach questions the person in depth and may give them questionnaires to complete. They may watch the executive at work and in certain circumstances will interview bosses, peers and subordinates.
Both the executive and coach review and then identify key strengths and weaknesses as well as developmental needs and put together a plan. They work together on the agreed objectives and this process generally ebbs once the executive is established in a steady attitude towards continuous improvement of abilities and has developed a support mechanism for ongoing growth.
There are many benefits of coaching and these will depend on the precise form and style of the coaching relationship.
Coaching helps people have clarity and well-ordered priorities. It can give them confidence in their position because they have been helped to think matters through thoroughly. It is not just a silly adage to say that a “problem shared is a problem halved”, which has nothing to do with removing responsibility, just gaining clarity.
The coaching process can be used to identify what skill-sets the executive needs to develop for the next stage in his or her career and what resources or actions are needed in order to achieve this.
The coach also brings experience of similar situations from other businesses. While people like to think that their problems are unique, they rarely are, and bringing another industry perspective can be refreshing and enlightening.
ProActive Coaching is often the best way for an individual and an organization to grasp the nettle of change in today’s challenging atmosphere. The process of hiring an Executive Coach is highly personal. Your decision must be based on trust and commitment. Only when both are established can the relationship begin to move forward in a positive and successful direction.
There have been as many books and articles written about time management in the professional development field. Time management is not a time management issue. Almost everyone knows that you should complete your urgent, important, critical tasks everyday. Almost everyone knows that planning your day makes more sense than letting others do your planning for you. Everyone knows, but very few do…Why?
In our rapidly-changing, time-conscious world, we are forced to get more done…with fewer people…in less time. The quantity of time will not change. There are always sixty seconds in a minute, sixty minutes in a hour, and twenty-four hours in a day. Therefore, what needs to change is our perception of time, and how we manage our time.
As a result of this time management process you will be able to determine that each remaining day in your life will be invested in those activities which will return the personal and professional rewards that you desire. This process will help you overcome procrastination, it helps you effectively prioritize, and help you invest your time wisely.
Three Essential Elements
Critical Issues Covered with this Process
With each program includes direction on development of your personal organization system either paper based or electronic.
Clear Outcomes from this Program include: