Plan | Train | Engage | Impact
Effective coaches help even successful athletes and artists push themselves to greater levels of performance. Owning a business requires nothing less. Executive Coaching seeks to raise performance levels and focuses on achievement and outcomes rather than just problems. Planning and training addresses the question, “Where do I want to be?”. Coaching helps take you there.
What is Executive Coaching?
A survey of 4,000 corporations found the following primary benefits were realized as a result of executive/business coaching: improved individual performance, bottom line results, client service, increased confidence and self-empowerment, goal achievement, and skills development. Another benefit: retention. Coaching is an investment in an individual for the benefit of the whole. Studies show that the ROI is 5 to 7 times greater than the initial investment. But what is it?
An athlete has a coach to help develop skills, endurance, performance, and confidence. These outcomes are also the goals of a coach/coachee relationship. The coach provides feedback, advice, and support so the employee or executive can achieve specified objectives that benefit both himself and the organization at large. Unlike most trainings, coaching focuses on changing, strengthening, or modifying personal characteristics in conjunction with developing skills.
Do I Need Executive Coaching?
Every business owner and executive needs an objective sounding board; if you have no one you can talk to about ideas, direction, goals, or issues, it can quickly become overwhelming. No business is a one-person show, even if they start that way. An executive coach provides not only an ear but clear, objective advice when you need it.
- Are you having trouble leveraging success and capitalizing on growth?
- Do you spend so much time focusing on day-to-day operations that you lose sight of long-term goals?
- Do you think that today’s problems are the business’s most pressing problems?
- Do you have time to plan a new direction for your business? And if you do, do you have time to implement a new strategy?
- Will a change in behavior or strategy help your business in the long-term?
- Are you committed to making change happen now?
How Do I Get Started?
At the core of executive coaching is the idea that you can drive your company where you want it to go. Strategy, change, training, and evaluations all relate back to that goal. What do you want for your business? Where do you want to be in three years? Answering these questions is how you start. We can help. Contact Michael Gallagher