Working with a coach
Leadership coaching is found in over 80% of today’s organizations, according to some experts. It can be a wonderful opportunity for leaders to develop and broaden their skills, address key issues and become more effective.
Clients often want to know before we begin what they should expect and how they should participate. They have questions like these:
- How does this work?
- What should my goals be?
- What happens in my sessions with a coach?
- How can I get the most out of our sessions?
- And, of course, how much will this cost?
We’ll discuss these and any other questions you have before we start the work.
Here’s some things you can expect from me. As your coach, I will:
- Support and challenge you
- Broaden your perspectives by giving you an additional viewpoint and/or serving as a devil’s advocate
- Be a sounding board
- Provide you with tips and techniques to enhance your skills
- Help you better understand your strengths and areas for improvement
- Help you create a professional development plan, if desired
- Occasionally, suggest “homework” or other activities between sessions
During our initial (free) conversation, we will:
- Define our expectations of one another
- Determine logistics and scope of our work together (duration, appointment schedules, etc.)
- Discuss confidentiality
You can “get a feel” for me to see if we’re a good fit by browsing the articles in this blog, The Leadership Almanac. I’d also encourage you to read one of my books, such as What Your Boss Never Told You before we meet. Most important, let’s have a confidential exploratory conversation – for which there’s no charge, of course. I look forward to meeting you.